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Krul End for Time Bandits Wenger Praises Walcott Thanks Webb


Tempers Fugit

By Boris Mellor
March 13 2012

I can’t remember so many fans staying so late at a game, very few had left by the 99th minute when the game actually finished, and even then many still didn’t want to leave. They stayed to applaud the team off way beyond 10pm, and risked missing their trains to the eastern and northern counties.

Thanks Howard Webb and Crowd

The crowd were not best pleased with Webb, and even less pleased with Krull, but when 5 minutes was displayed the bloke next to me thought I had read it wrongly. However Webb must have allowed time for all the time wasting of Krul, what a delicious irony that it was the very last of these five minutes that saw Newcastle go down to a cruel defeat, not that the Arsenal fans were that bothered. Indeed to me the celebrations seemed louder and longer than anything that happened against Milan.

The crowd had done well to get on Krul’s back, howling at every split second he wasted, I have seen far worse, but it paid off, for Arsenal. Well done the crowd,  it meant that Webb couldn’t ignore the time wasting tactics.

Bookends

It was Vermaelen who made the mistake that gave the barcodes their goal, and it was Vermaelen who scored Arsenal’s winner. What a night for bookends. Newcastle’s number 10 scored, and seconds later the Arsenal number 10 equalised. It seemed an act of willpower, the crowd sang he scores when he wants to celebrate RvP’s 26th league goal.

But for the rest of the evening it seemed that Newcastle’s pressing defensive game would stop Arsenal scoring again. I must admit on the 94th minute I nearly gave up hope feeling that it wasn’t to be our night.  That was just before Vermaelen arrived like an express train to score the winner, he is all heart.

It was that feeling of relief that you get at the end of watching a three hour long Greek tragedy, cathartic release at its most hysterical. It’s as good as watching Hamlet and King Lear all rolled into one.

Very few rushed home, lingering to watch the concourse TV I learnt that Arsenal had 23 shots to Newcastle’s five. The crowd were not wrong about Krul, time wasting was a key part of his team’s limited ambition, but like the Time Bandits his attempted larceny was foiled. I loved the way that the fans crowded around the TV watched as if it was for the first time, taken by surprise at every goal.

Geordie nation laughed one fan on the way out, they only took up half of the away end, WBA would have done as well.

 Tempers flare between Newcastle Uniteds Demba Ba (left) and Arsenals Robin van Persie (centre)

                Tempers fugit


 Wenger Singles Out Walcott

A friend text me to say Walcott was Sky Man of Match, a just reward as he played the key role in both goals. Rosicky had another blinder, and having full backs again has really upped the tempo. In his post game letter Wenger singled out Walcott for praise having a knock at anyone who has criticised or doubted him over the last five years, reminding them he is only 22.

Is it me Arsene or is this team getting older?

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13/03/2012 19:38
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2012:03:22:07:49:58 by Padre Pio.

 
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Jack_is_the_truth (IP Logged)
13/03/2012 19:54
this articles makes me sick

because its good, good times good article lets seee if we cant push on and build on this momentum. Hopefully carry it forward into the next season as we unfortunatley did the form of the previous season



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The future is now!!!!!!!

 
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Padre Pio (IP Logged)
13/03/2012 20:03
Well that's praise indeed thanks Jack.
As long as we have no traitors in the ranks, as long as team knows RvP is staying, whether true or not they will hold together.
We fell apart several seasons running because of defectors



Arsenal is a top 16 European club that will remain a top 16 European club and the Emirates is tape-loop that will win trophy after trophy

Nothing will change to stop Arsenal's domination except the ticket prices which must go up so that Wenger can make even more marquee signings.

Kroenke, Gazidis & Wenger are made for each other a glorious triumvirate heading for immortality.

Arsenal’s not a football club it is the one true religion Milton Palmer

 
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weedz (IP Logged)
13/03/2012 20:05
(Sm128) Cheerz Boris

It sounded a like great night.

I reckon the `Toon Army` understand their team don`t like travelling to London. And I`m sure that it being a Monday night game made a difference.

What was the attendance really like? Not the number of seats sold.



Mertz for Club Captain

 
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celine dion (IP Logged)
13/03/2012 20:18
Stadium was more or less completely full.

Not a huge turn out from them, understandable when you condsider the distance and that it was on SKY.

I find it really hard to enjoy a night game, because the return home hangs over me right the way through.

Got hom at 12, up at 545 and did a 10 and a half hour day.Makes me a bit zombie like.

Glad I went though, it was a tense evening but there is a good feeling about the place at the minute, it comes from the team because they all get along and play for each other. They've got some n*ts about them.

 
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Padre Pio (IP Logged)
13/03/2012 20:19
I am quite high up so cant see everywhere, but it looked ok to me, a couple of thousand max didnt turn up. A few empty seats but not rows of them



Arsenal is a top 16 European club that will remain a top 16 European club and the Emirates is tape-loop that will win trophy after trophy

Nothing will change to stop Arsenal's domination except the ticket prices which must go up so that Wenger can make even more marquee signings.

Kroenke, Gazidis & Wenger are made for each other a glorious triumvirate heading for immortality.

Arsenal’s not a football club it is the one true religion Milton Palmer

 
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Zainy (IP Logged)
13/03/2012 20:21
In that pic, RvP looks like the kid we signed all those years back.

Good article. Although is it Webb who decided on the 5minutes or the 4th/5th/6th etc official who decided?

 
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Padre Pio (IP Logged)
13/03/2012 20:24
the ref's decision is final



Arsenal is a top 16 European club that will remain a top 16 European club and the Emirates is tape-loop that will win trophy after trophy

Nothing will change to stop Arsenal's domination except the ticket prices which must go up so that Wenger can make even more marquee signings.

Kroenke, Gazidis & Wenger are made for each other a glorious triumvirate heading for immortality.

Arsenal’s not a football club it is the one true religion Milton Palmer

 
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celine dion (IP Logged)
13/03/2012 21:05
Ive just watched the winner, which I didnt see last night.

Its a very Tony Adams like goal from Vermaelen, I thought.

 
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weedz (IP Logged)
13/03/2012 21:17
(Sm6) I`ve a few Arsenal games, CD, but I never saw BIG TONE move as quickly as TV did late Monday night.



Mertz for Club Captain

 
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Padre Pio (IP Logged)
13/03/2012 21:55
If Tone scored that goal he would be off with his back for a month



Arsenal is a top 16 European club that will remain a top 16 European club and the Emirates is tape-loop that will win trophy after trophy

Nothing will change to stop Arsenal's domination except the ticket prices which must go up so that Wenger can make even more marquee signings.

Kroenke, Gazidis & Wenger are made for each other a glorious triumvirate heading for immortality.

Arsenal’s not a football club it is the one true religion Milton Palmer

 
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13/03/2012 22:04
Quote:
Padre Pio
If Tone scored that goal he would be off with his back for a month

How dare you. TA scored a very similar goal against Leicester (I think) at Highbury.

 
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Padre Pio (IP Logged)
13/03/2012 22:15
What year?



Arsenal is a top 16 European club that will remain a top 16 European club and the Emirates is tape-loop that will win trophy after trophy

Nothing will change to stop Arsenal's domination except the ticket prices which must go up so that Wenger can make even more marquee signings.

Kroenke, Gazidis & Wenger are made for each other a glorious triumvirate heading for immortality.

Arsenal’s not a football club it is the one true religion Milton Palmer

 
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celine dion (IP Logged)
13/03/2012 22:21
I just meant in terms of turning up late and smashing home a 'defenders finish'. Tone used to it a lot in his younger day.

 
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13/03/2012 22:31
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Padre Pio
What year?

Hmm. I was afraid someone would ask that. To my eternal shame I could only remember he scored against a team playing in blue. I looked it up on youtube and it looked like Leicester and AFC had a very young looking A Cole in the team so I’m guessing at about 200o/1. galloped from his own half and the finish was more difficult than the verminators IMO.

 
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Padre Pio (IP Logged)
13/03/2012 23:07
But Vermaelen threw himself to ground in 2001 that would have finishe off tony



Arsenal is a top 16 European club that will remain a top 16 European club and the Emirates is tape-loop that will win trophy after trophy

Nothing will change to stop Arsenal's domination except the ticket prices which must go up so that Wenger can make even more marquee signings.

Kroenke, Gazidis & Wenger are made for each other a glorious triumvirate heading for immortality.

Arsenal’s not a football club it is the one true religion Milton Palmer

 
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13/03/2012 23:20
Quote:
Padre Pio
But Vermaelen threw himself to ground in 2001 that would have finishe off tony

True. Quite a pile up by the corner flag last night. Thank God Santos didn't jump on top.

 
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Padre Pio (IP Logged)
13/03/2012 23:31
Especially if he had his tray of pies with him



Arsenal is a top 16 European club that will remain a top 16 European club and the Emirates is tape-loop that will win trophy after trophy

Nothing will change to stop Arsenal's domination except the ticket prices which must go up so that Wenger can make even more marquee signings.

Kroenke, Gazidis & Wenger are made for each other a glorious triumvirate heading for immortality.

Arsenal’s not a football club it is the one true religion Milton Palmer

 
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yankee (IP Logged)
14/03/2012 02:53
Quote:
Padre Pio
Especially if he had his tray of pies with him

Holy c.rap I almost choked. Pure brilliance lol

 
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Indiangooner (IP Logged)
14/03/2012 04:44
was jumping with joy n dancing at 3.30am when Verm scored the winner.... fortunately didnt wake up family n neighbours from their slumber

 
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weedz (IP Logged)
14/03/2012 07:14
(Sm6)



Mertz for Club Captain

 
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RadioFreeArsenal (IP Logged)
14/03/2012 21:15
Quote:
Indiangooner
was jumping with joy n dancing at 3.30am when Verm scored the winner.... fortunately didnt wake up family n neighbours from their slumber
Cops showed up at my house. There were only three of us but someone thought we were fighting as they walked by apparently when Tom Scored. Like I say mine is a very wimpy neighborhood...

 
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Indiangooner (IP Logged)
14/03/2012 21:22
quite like it when ur posts end in 3 lines... Just saying

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