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Black Scarf Movement Indicate Its The Beginning


Kick out Greed

By Boris Mellor
May 16 2011

The Black Scarf Movement's small but noisy demo made its mark at the last match of the season at the Emirates. It was well recieved by fellow Gunners on the way to the stadium. The idea they are not real fans is a nonsense, they knew more songs, and sang more loudly than the whole of club level.

Some cynics may wish to mock them, but in these days of corporatisation and atomisation of crowds it is not always easy to get a crowd to act collectively. Their action showed that a stand could be made against those cashing in their shares and calling the rest of us stupid whilst putting up prices by 6%

I can't prove it, but I felt that their action, and the debate it caused across the Arsenal airwaves, meant that the crowd inside the stadium finally found the will to complain. Nor was it an anti Wenger march, the main issue was greed, but those who feared it would be are right to fear that it could be the next stage;  the genie is out of the bottle and it might not be put back in again so easily. This protest is clearly the beginning, Arsenal fans will now make their complaints public.

Those who want to write the demo off will find it much harder to write off the protests that took place inside the ground. I will leave Arsenal Times reporter Celine Dion to report on what happened inside the stadium. The depth of anger may surprise you. His article Little Man Fights Back has a link at bottom of photo essay.

Oh yes there was a match, Arsene's strongest squad ever lost 2-1.

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I hope you choke on your caviar sang fans

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We want our Arsenal Back, a few added we need a centre back

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Fans chant against the ticket price increase outside the temple of greed

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Earlier they paid their respects to the Marble Halls

Alan davies

Real Alan Davies

Alan Davies does Charlie Chaplin in reverse

I don't think Alan Davies was on the demo, even though he his wearing black. He was highly amused that Diaby was stuck behind the demo in his posh car. Diaby was probably late for a medical appointment

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Black Scarf Movement Indicate Its The Beginning
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16/05/2011 19:58
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2011:05:20:11:45:32 by Padre Pio.

 
Re: Black Scarf Movement Indicate Its The Beginning
Flava (IP Logged)
16/05/2011 20:54
From small acorns......

 
Re: Black Scarf Movement Indicate Its The Beginning
thedogsbollock (IP Logged)
16/05/2011 21:06
Forgive my ignorance but "atomisation of the crowd", does that mean we're going to disappear like a burst of Right Guard deodorant?

Mind you if we keep losing games against such mediocre opposition as Villa, it might just happen

 
Re: Black Scarf Movement Indicate Its The Beginning
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
16/05/2011 21:38
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thedogsbollock
Forgive my ignorance but "atomisation of the crowd", does that mean we're going to disappear like a burst of Right Guard deodorant?

Indeed it does



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

 
Re: Black Scarf Movement Indicate Its The Beginning
salisbury69 (IP Logged)
16/05/2011 21:54
Indeed, this is only the start. I will bet anything that nothing will change and next season will follow suit. What price fourth place and not even getting into the CL group stage after the play-off? The way things are spiralling downhill, none of us would be surprised. I would imagine that we have been in relegation form for the last ten games, and my worry is the loss of key players more than getting some in.

 
Re: Black Scarf Movement Indicate Its The Beginning
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
25/04/2016 13:04
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Padre Pio
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thedogsbollock
Forgive my ignorance but "atomisation of the crowd", does that mean we're going to disappear like a burst of Right Guard deodorant?

Indeed it does

A forecast that came true on Thursday night



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

 
Re: Black Scarf Movement Indicate Its The Beginning
AJ The Gunner (IP Logged)
25/04/2016 19:16
Let every movement or protest start in full blast. Wenger needs to get lost and Kroenke needs to wise up or we make the club volatile such that it will force endorsement's to be cancelled.



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Re: Black Scarf Movement Indicate Its The Beginning
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
25/04/2016 23:18
Indeed the genii was out of the bottle ... when those Etonians sold their shares to Silent Stan as a counter-strike against David Dein selling his shares to Usmanov?

Indeed, snakes have forked tongues like "We do not need his kind here" and "He has the interests of Arsenal in his wallet heart."

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