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MON & Andy Townsend Refute Wenger Whinger

I was going to leave this one as I must admit, I don't think anyone should worry what Arsenal boss Arsene Whinger says as he is so foolish in his ridiculous comments through the years, shame because he is no doubt a good manager, just the man has absolutely no class about him whatsoever.

Anyway, the talk following Arsene's silly comments about MON playing long ball v Arsenal the other night (it was ridiculous, we have played long ball at times and I know I've sometimes grumbled but this season with more quality in the team, we are playing it less and less and pretty much hardly at all I thought in our 0-0 v Arsenal), the Villa boss has come out fighting, it really does seem to have riled him which is a shame because he has so many positives to focus on this season but hey, that is the 'mind games' in footie for you.

MON told the official site:

'I think people pay less attention to it now because they know the man. It hasn't prevented him from being a top quality manager. His record has proved that. Manchester United took their 'anti-football' comment with a pinch of salt. It is interesting that in the last 20 minutes of the game - and I don't know the exact number because I didn't count them out - he did actually bring on a 6ft 3in centre forward and hit him about six times from Clichy and his players. So it is a nonsense. It is interesting - just the very point that he makes - that nobody plays football in the manner in which they do. Adding, 'If he believes that, then good luck to him - though he wants to go and have a good look at Barcelona and maybe he might learn something from that, as we all could learn from that.'

'What we are doing here is, in my genuine view, we've got flair players here picking the ball up, attacking players. I thought Ashley Young was fantastic on Wednesday night. We have been more creative now than we have done at any time in the three and a half years that I've been here, primarily because we've got more creative players on the field at the same time. That is really good.'

He also says on Wenger, 'He has got an opinion on everything. There is not a subject in this world at this minute - political, religious or anything - that he doesn't have an opinion on. I really don't mind, I just don't want it shoved down my throat. And if I totally and utterly disagree with his opinion, I am entitled to say so.'

Full interview: Click Here

Former Villa great - well I think great anyway and in our poll of best PL captains, he came first, Click Here - Andy Townsend has joined in saying the Arsenal boss was wrong, wrong, wrong!

Speaking in a column in the Daily Mail he said:

'Aston Villa will not be going to Fulham today to play long-ball stuff, despite what Arsene Wenger accused them of this week. The world and his wife, quite rightly, eulogise about the quality of Arsenal's play but it was a bit unnecessary of Wenger to infer that Villa just launch it and chase.'

Adding, 'Villa are certainly not long-ball merchants. They are an attack-minded team. How many sides in the Barclays Premier League play with two out-and-out wide men? They have always got an out ball on both flanks and they are very quick to counter- attack. Physically they can stand up to most, so it is no surprise to me that Villa are a decent side away from home. You are entitled to say Villa get it forward quickly into danger areas but they can also get it down and play. They are not crude. They play the sort of game that suits their personnel the best. That is sensible tactical football.'

So there you go!


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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 31 2010

Time: 9:00AM

Your Comments

Get over yourselves, Wenger said next to nothing and you and O'Neil have made yourselves look pretty foolish in your reactions!
PeterUK
Get over yourselves, Wenger said next to nothing and you and O'Neil have made yourselves look pretty foolish in your reactions!
PeterUK
Wenger never says anything if they win but the man is such a bad loser that he makes himself look like a bad sport.
Villan444
Wenger never says anything if they win but the man is such a bad loser that he makes himself look like a bad sport.
Villan444
wengers a graceless *****-always has been
rotter82
^^ We drew the game.
sunaadh
wengers a graceless *****-always has been
rotter82
^^ We drew the game.
sunaadh
Oh FFS, why don't you lot actually read what Whinger says here: http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archive/wenger-on-vermaelen-s-injury-at-villa Then come back and moan or stop being sheeps gobbling up whatever sensationalist headlines the press come up with. Like MON.
PeterUK
Oh FFS, why don't you lot actually read what Whinger says here: http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archive/wenger-on-vermaelen-s-injury-at-villa Then come back and moan or stop being sheeps gobbling up whatever sensationalist headlines the press come up with. Like MON.
PeterUK
Yeah, because Whinger always shows such good grace. Get over yourself Peter :o)
The Fear
Yeah, because Whinger always shows such good grace. Get over yourself Peter :o)
The Fear
What are 'sheeps'?
Hoss The Villain
What are 'sheeps'?
Hoss The Villain
Wenger is a bad loser, he admits that himself, but we didn't lose to Villa & Wenger didn't say anything that wasn't true. O'Neill has made himself look like a petulant child with his whining since Wednesday night. I came here the day after & congratulated the vast majority of Villa fans for seeing through what at the time seemed media s**t stirring. Unfortunately that wasn't the case as O'Neill decided to carry it on for days, making up statements that have no truth, like the infant he is. Lie 1, Arsene never said man utd play anti-football. Lie 2, Arsene never said that no team plays football like us. As for Arsene having an opinion on everything, well maybe journalists ask his opinion because he's an educated man, where as it's pointless talking to a thick irishman who has claimed that Ibrahimovic is rubbish live on tv, that Ashley Young is as good as Messi or the real biscuit taker that Young doesn't dive (why was it young missed the villa vs liverpool match again?? was it because of the accumulated bookings having received yet another booking for diving in the first game against us!!)
Ashburton Gooner
Wenger is a bad loser, he admits that himself, but we didn't lose to Villa & Wenger didn't say anything that wasn't true. O'Neill has made himself look like a petulant child with his whining since Wednesday night. I came here the day after & congratulated the vast majority of Villa fans for seeing through what at the time seemed media s**t stirring. Unfortunately that wasn't the case as O'Neill decided to carry it on for days, making up statements that have no truth, like the infant he is. Lie 1, Arsene never said man utd play anti-football. Lie 2, Arsene never said that no team plays football like us. As for Arsene having an opinion on everything, well maybe journalists ask his opinion because he's an educated man, where as it's pointless talking to a thick irishman who has claimed that Ibrahimovic is rubbish live on tv, that Ashley Young is as good as Messi or the real biscuit taker that Young doesn't dive (why was it young missed the villa vs liverpool match again?? was it because of the accumulated bookings having received yet another booking for diving in the first game against us!!)
Ashburton Gooner
Ashburton Gooner... MON an "unitelligent irishman"... MON is widely regarded as one of the most intelligent men in football (alongside Wenger), and only didn't complete his degree in criminology because of the time he needed to commit to becoming a professional footballer. As for Ashley Young being booked for diving against you in the 1st game, if you actually watched the match you would have seen it was a clear foul by your player on Young, whic resulted in Young being wrongly booked. Wenger has been qouted in several reliable sources (including The Times and the Daily Mail) as saying we played long ball football on wednesday night, when anyone that watched it clearly saw that we didn't. I accept that we have the option of playing direct football, but mostly we play by getting the ball to our wide men, putting good balls into the box.
keithlees1978
Ashburton Gooner... MON an "unitelligent irishman"... MON is widely regarded as one of the most intelligent men in football (alongside Wenger), and only didn't complete his degree in criminology because of the time he needed to commit to becoming a professional footballer. As for Ashley Young being booked for diving against you in the 1st game, if you actually watched the match you would have seen it was a clear foul by your player on Young, whic resulted in Young being wrongly booked. Wenger has been qouted in several reliable sources (including The Times and the Daily Mail) as saying we played long ball football on wednesday night, when anyone that watched it clearly saw that we didn't. I accept that we have the option of playing direct football, but mostly we play by getting the ball to our wide men, putting good balls into the box.
keithlees1978
Mon's a clever honest bloke so take your frog ridden team and stick it where the sun doesnt shine too often. Young ripped your boys up
Raunds Villain
Mon's a clever honest bloke so take your frog ridden team and stick it where the sun doesnt shine too often. Young ripped your boys up
Raunds Villain
I have to admit this is pretty tiresome. I couldn't give a two hoots what Wenger did or did not say and neither should MON. Next.
Adam Deuce
I have to admit this is pretty tiresome. I couldn't give a two hoots what Wenger did or did not say and neither should MON. Next.
Adam Deuce
Yeah, but, what are 'sheeps'?, worth it for that alone, classic
ant1ant1
Yeah, but, what are 'sheeps'?, worth it for that alone, classic
ant1ant1
hope I don't need to start putting in baaaaaaa ns (bans, I'm stretching it a bit really aren't I!?)
The Fear
hope I don't need to start putting in baaaaaaa ns (bans, I'm stretching it a bit really aren't I!?)
The Fear
Get over yourselves... you've got a problem if your manager has nothing better to talk about than this... to say our manager has no class is clutching at straws and you know it... if your form takes a dive now, we'll look back at it and say this was the turning point - a bit like Benitez when he lost it last year then watched his team fall away. I've always liked MON but his petulance (having had time to think about what he's going to say) is a lot worse than Arsene's comments in the heat of battle having just missed the chance to get 3 pts instead of 1.
Andy-bayor
Get over yourselves... you've got a problem if your manager has nothing better to talk about than this... to say our manager has no class is clutching at straws and you know it... if your form takes a dive now, we'll look back at it and say this was the turning point - a bit like Benitez when he lost it last year then watched his team fall away. I've always liked MON but his petulance (having had time to think about what he's going to say) is a lot worse than Arsene's comments in the heat of battle having just missed the chance to get 3 pts instead of 1.
Andy-bayor
MON has revealed himself to be a sad bitter tosser. Wenger said nothing 'appalling', he just said some rather basic things and actually paid a lot of compliments to Villa. The over reaction including a lot of rather childish slurs have just made MON look like the sad cock he is.
1979gooner
MON has revealed himself to be a sad bitter tosser. Wenger said nothing 'appalling', he just said some rather basic things and actually paid a lot of compliments to Villa. The over reaction including a lot of rather childish slurs have just made MON look like the sad cock he is.
1979gooner
i like the fact MON has stood up for his team. if we forget about what was said as its all handbags really this kinda reminds me of last year when managers of the top 4 sides started praising villa and saying we had a great chance to break the top 4. i may be well ofcourse here but it seems like between the top 4 sides there are a lot of physcological mind games that are played and i honestly think that we fell for it last year " believing your own hype" if you will. i think there is more to it than just MON being *****ed of about wengers comments. this to me seems more about not being mentally pushed around by teams that see us as a threat. thats my thoughts anyway. probably totally wrong but who knows.
1982benny
i like the fact MON has stood up for his team. if we forget about what was said as its all handbags really this kinda reminds me of last year when managers of the top 4 sides started praising villa and saying we had a great chance to break the top 4. i may be well ofcourse here but it seems like between the top 4 sides there are a lot of physcological mind games that are played and i honestly think that we fell for it last year " believing your own hype" if you will. i think there is more to it than just MON being *****ed of about wengers comments. this to me seems more about not being mentally pushed around by teams that see us as a threat. thats my thoughts anyway. probably totally wrong but who knows.
1982benny
who gives a ***** about the opinons of Arse fans. Wenger could be a part timekiddy fiddling rent boy and they would still back him. There isnt a manager he hasnt *****ed off. -Its always Arsenal vs the rest of the world in their self righteous delusional little corner of norf landan!
rotter82
who gives a ***** about the opinons of Arse fans. Wenger could be a part timekiddy fiddling rent boy and they would still back him. There isnt a manager he hasnt *****ed off. -Its always Arsenal vs the rest of the world in their self righteous delusional little corner of norf landan!
rotter82
I wonder who Whinger will blame for the result today v Man U, Nixon, Madonna, Ghengis Khan, Mister Blobby, George Graham, Mickey Mouse.....
ant1ant1
I wonder who Whinger will blame for the result today v Man U, Nixon, Madonna, Ghengis Khan, Mister Blobby, George Graham, Mickey Mouse.....
ant1ant1
..... or the pesky sheeps......
ant1ant1
..... or the pesky sheeps......
ant1ant1
Was a good result for man ure, but dont they play a lot of long balls & are'nt they physical at times!!!!!
marcobavfc
Was a good result for man ure, but dont they play a lot of long balls & are'nt they physical at times!!!!!
marcobavfc
"They play a very efficient English game, with long balls and it is very physical. They are a good side at counter attacking. When we took the gamble to go forward and they won the ball, they are quick and that is why it was always us managing to create chances and score, or them catching us on the counter attack or playing on Agbonlahor or Heskey with long balls."
PeterUK
"They play a very efficient English game, with long balls and it is very physical. They are a good side at counter attacking. When we took the gamble to go forward and they won the ball, they are quick and that is why it was always us managing to create chances and score, or them catching us on the counter attack or playing on Agbonlahor or Heskey with long balls."
PeterUK
On Aston Villa's top-four credentials... "I wish them to have a good run now because they are quality. They are well-organised and have a strong spirit. They are very strong physically and the four in midfield do not stop running and all these players can score goals, so they have a chance. I think they have a very good chance but you have seven teams for four places." On the nature of the game... "It was not a dirty game it was a committed game. I think it was a fair game, but not dirty at all."
PeterUK
Sheep can't think for themselves.
PeterUK
On Aston Villa's top-four credentials... "I wish them to have a good run now because they are quality. They are well-organised and have a strong spirit. They are very strong physically and the four in midfield do not stop running and all these players can score goals, so they have a chance. I think they have a very good chance but you have seven teams for four places." On the nature of the game... "It was not a dirty game it was a committed game. I think it was a fair game, but not dirty at all."
PeterUK
Sheep can't think for themselves.
PeterUK
ah, but what about sheeps
ant1ant1
ah, but what about sheeps
ant1ant1
So, how does Professor Wenger feel today about his team being caught on the break by a typically English long ball game? The difference was, United, (Park in particular), took their chances and we didn't.
Madirish
So, how does Professor Wenger feel today about his team being caught on the break by a typically English long ball game? The difference was, United, (Park in particular), took their chances and we didn't.
Madirish
 

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