As the furore around Ryan Shawcross spirals out of control, the media painting a picture of innocence and angelic-ness to the Stoke defender. Whereas papers and online papers portray Wenger and Ramsey as the bad guys. So, forget what’s happening. It’s a pile of nonense, the media are very biased to the homegrown players for obvious reasons and there is one set of rules for English players and another for foreign players. Paulo Di Canio was banned for 11 games for pushing a ref, whereas Shawcross has been banned for 3 games and earnt a World Cup call up for breaking someone’s leg.
Spare me the nonsense, spare me the “it’s not true”, “he’s innocent”, “Shawcross is not a nasty player”, it’s all codwallap.
Kieran Delaney mentioned this yesterday in the comments:
Of course nothing will happen until Rooney breaks his leg, then and only then when the FA consider punitive action.
And one of our commenters, a Welshman, named Jeffo also spoke about the incident and how it affects Wales as a nation…
In answer to your question I am Welsh and i am incredibly pissed off about this situation, we have suffered from a lack of quality players with a sprinkling of talented individuals for too long. At long last we have a lot of promising young individuals coming through and this bodes well for the future. However on the day Shawcross became England’s new hope in defence the player has crippled Wales most talented star of the future.
Next year Wales play England in the euro qualifiers I know a lot of you out their are England fans but i truly hope that Aaron comes back succesfully and runs rings round Shawcross and makes him look a complete gimp in an England shirt (and sends him home crying for a different reason).
Tony Pulis is welsh and right now I could shove him off Porthcawl pier for his glowing defense of his man (I do not use the player purposely).
And Alex Ferguson where’s your support for the lad with the broken leg who you tried so hard to sign?
The comment has been edited / censored, but you can find the original here.
Something I didn’t quite expect came out today, from a Mr Owen Coyle, and I think the Bolton attitude has got to him. Interestingly enough, we play his old club Burnley on Saturday…
“If you’re not motivated to go out there and be aggressive to begin with, to earn the right to play, then you’re going to be run over the top of and made to look foolish,” he said. “We all take pride in trying to make our players competitive, to go and earn the right, as we say in football, but there’s no way you’d say ‘Go and smash this and that’.”
I will eventually stop talking about the incident last weekend, but it’s true to say that Arsenal players do get fouled the most, and therefore by laws of the industry they will pick up more injuries. The problem is that the opposition have the least cards given against them. If every foul was called and every yellow and red card that was supposed to be given was actually dished out, we’d finish playing against 9 or 10 men every game.
When Real Madrid had the Galacticos, it was common place to see the opposition lose players to sending offs, because the team was that good. In the same vein, it’s not our fault if our players are technically very good and why should the opposition get away with consistent fouls?
Looking ahead to the weekend, we may have Abou Diaby back in the squad, which is great news considering we’re without Ramsey and Song (for the next 2 domestic games), which means we can restore a midfield of Diaby, Cesc and Denilson. Arsene has been talking of his re-interest in Felipe Melo and how he’s not had the season that was expected. He also said we’re still interested, but will Juventus sell the player they paid over £21m to buy on the cheap… now isn’t the time for transfer talk, but interesting that we’re still interested…
I’m off to Dubai tonight, so you may have a few articles coming up from JAT, Debs and Wills in the next few days… Adios for now…