Spitgate… the facts

“[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.]]>

  • zohaib

    < ![CDATA[Spot on Dev.

    In fact I think you may have missed another fact. Above as you mentioned, Brown said Wenger didn't shake his hand when they beat us. That is a blatant lie. I have seen a picture where they're shaking hands. And numerous other people have pointed out in the forums that they did in fact shake hands. I think Debs earlier posted a link to the picture as well.]]>

  • Debs

    They even show on sky sports news, 2 different ocassions/matches where they both shake hands!

  • JAT

    those who seek equity must do so with clean hands

  • debs

    < ![CDATA[or do you mean 'he who comes to equity must come with clean hands', JAT? ;)
    Just messing with ya mate! :)]]>

  • debs

    I guess it goes both ways here.

  • Fabrez

    I hope the fact that Brown lies about the hand shaking says something about the spitting claim…he and his pet of an assistant manager are probably lying…can he be any more pathetic? I think not…then again…maybe he can!

  • Debs

    Oh! Apparently Fabregas’ back in training today! Woop! Although the whole ‘spitgate’ thingy makes it seem as if he hasn’t even been away!

  • AJ

    As I said before, jumped up little prick and the day someone rips that bluetooth headset off his head and jumps up and down on it, I will be very happy.

  • RF

    < ![CDATA["Brown admitted a charge of improper conduct relating to a touchline confrontation involving himself and Joe Kinnear during an FA Cup match at St James' Park on 14th January."

    Bloody Prick !]]>

  • zohaib

    lol. Yea Cesc and Eduardo are back but not fit for Newcastle, it seems. Almunia looks available though ! Maybe Silvestre gets a game too (hopefully not :( )

  • Fabrez

    Wow AJ…u really really really don’t like him! lol What i can’t wait to see is how Wenger chooses to operate in midfield with the creativity of Arshavin, Nasri, Cesc…it’s delightfully crazy! I guess he will use Arshavin as a support striker a bit more now…then Edu is soon back as well. The longer Ade stays injured, the tougher its gonna b for him to stake his claim. Even tho Nik isn’t scoring as we like, he links up with the midfield well and is more tactically aware than Ade at the moment. Just want Nik to start finishing!

  • Fabrez

    And delighted that Almunia is back for us…he’s been relatively consistent this season and i don’t think Fabianski is a bad no. 2 himself!

  • Debs

    < ![CDATA[Fabrez, I think you and me jinxed Man City! lol
    They're taking penalties now in their UEFA cup tie!]]>

  • Debs

    I guess Kieran saved the day with his answer to the Champions League/UEFA question! lol

  • Fabrez

    lol…seemed we did debs! But the answer bought a welcomed sigh of relief! Funny thing was, i was watchin that game…saw the entire 1st half n said to myself, “no way city r losing this!” Ended up sleeping during halftime, then heard it went to penalties…crazy!

  • Debs

    < ![CDATA[lol. was out and came back home towards the end of the 2nd half with it still nil nil and was rooting for Aalborg! Then they scored two qiuck goals! lol

    I guess City deserved to win in the end- it was definitely the same thing that happened to us though. Failed to kill off the first leg at home, after having loads of opportunities to do so and almost paid the price! But I'm happy for them though. They just about deserved it overall!]]>

  • tafa

    < ![CDATA[phil is a sorry w****r...bloody liar.
    Even if Cesc did spit(which i doubt), the fact that he said Wenger dint shake him in september and we now have pictures to prove Wenger did says a lot.....
    I hope they get relegated...hull hell.]]>