“[I saw] nothing. I think we saw a good football team against a Hull team who fought very hard. We needed special qualities and special mental strengths and we have shown that. In the end we won the game and we deserved to win because we created many chances. Hull did throw their body in on every single ball but I don’t know what happened after the game. For me football is interesting and it looks to me like you have seen 95 minutes of good football and that is what’s most important.” Cesc said:
“I categorically deny that I spat at anybody after the match. I have never done this in my whole career on the pitch, so why would I do it when I am not even playing? I can understand the frustration of losing a game to a dubious goal, that has happened to me many times in my career as well. But this is not the fault of me or any of the Arsenal players.”Arsene said:
“There was no incident. I haven’t seen anything, I went in early and I saw nothing at all.”Did Phil Brown lie?
“I don’t know what he has seen. You asked me what I have seen and I say nothing. I am here to speak about football and I’m not a specialist who creates newspaper stories or creates minor things that might have happened that I didn’t see. I’m sorry I can’t speak about something I did not see.”Why didn’t Arsene shake Phil Brown’s hand?
“There was nobody there. After the game I went to shake his hand but there was nobody there. Pat Rice went to see him, but when the game has finished I walk in and wait for the manager; he knows that I will be there. He didn’t turn up so I went to the dressing room. I will shake his hand now I have no problem with that. Of course [I would shake his hand] why not? But when there is nobody why should I wait?”Phil Brown continued:
“Brian will receive the full support of the people of Hull, including my chairman. We’ll go down the right channels and support Brian Horton.”Horton said:
“I am speaking to the League Managers Association and want to take this further.”The FA have said:
“As the incidents fall firmly within the jurisdiction of the Football Association, who are making their investigations in the prescribed manner, neither the LMA nor Brian Horton will be making any further comment at this time.”And then Brown continued:
“The pictures in the national papers verify the aggression he was showing towards players and staff after the game. I could go on but I’m not one for crying over spilt milk,” he added.
“I then witnessed him going down the tunnel and turning round and spitting at my assistant manager’s feet. “Whichever way you want to look at it, he addressed that spitting incident at my assistant manager who has managed probably 1200 games in his career. Disgraceful act.” “It just shows how we’ve got up the noses of the Arsenal hierarchy. “He wouldn’t shake my hand when we beat them fairly 2-1 at the Emirates, he wouldn’t shake my hand when they beat us, fairly, 3-1 at the KC Stadium.”So basically – Phil Brown is a w*nker, a sore loser and a product of the academy of Sam Alladyce management. I hope they get relegated.]]>