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"It was the winter holiday and I was back in Togo having a kickabout with friends when my phone rang.One of the boys answered it and said, 'Manu, it's Arsene for you'. 'Arsene who?' I said. 'Arsene Wenger', he said. 'Get out of it', I said, and grabbed the phone off him. But then I heard the voice. 'Allo'. F*****g hell. It is Arsene Wenger!"
-Emmanuel Adebayor

How Blind Can An Italian Club Get? One Article To Remember!

No, this not not about AC Milan or Inter Milan or even AS Roma, this is about the Italian champions Juventus, a club which is either blind or cannot admit defeat. The players are fine, but their coach his staff and the chimps that write their match reports who had obviously lost thier eyesight for 90 minutes, when Arsenal beat them comprehensively.

I am here to talk about Juve's match report[click here for it] which was so one-sided that it was actually funny... and i dont see many funny match reports related to Arsenal. This came after Fabio Capello said in an interview that Arsenal were 'lucky'.

Even the first Arsenal goal was made to sound like it was theirs. When Pires, Henry and Fabregas linked up for the first goal... instead of talking about Pires' great tackle on Vieira or Cesc's fab finish, they said:
"It was an ex-bianconero that made the difference in the first half. Finding Fabregas in space, Thierry Henry fed the young Spaniard who slotted the ball to the right of Buffon from just inside the area."
Not to take anything away from Henry because it was a great pass but it was not the only thing that happened in the move. They made it sound like Henry did all the hard work and all Cesc did was finish it. And they made sure everyone knew he played at Juve, eventhough Henry has made it clear that he thinks the 3 months he spent at Juve were a waste.

On to talking point number two. They had mentioned that Juventus came out in the second half with a new found determination and attacked in search for an equaliser. If you consider playing 'cross-and-catch' with Lehmann, attacking or even determination for that matter, then Yes, Juventus had lots of 'determination' in the second half.

Talking point number three,
"As the game drew to a close the determination of Camoranesi and Zebina led to both being cautioned for the second time, and as such both were sent off."
They made it sound like these two guys were heroes! Look closely, they used the word 'determination' again!!! They either have a very limited vocabulary or they are not admitting that 2 Juve players made 2 stupid tackles [eventhough they knew they were on yellow cards] out of frustration.

And finally, in their final sentence, talking point number four!
"Despite being two goals down, Juve will still feel that they have a good chance to progress; after all, the second leg is at the Delle Alpi…"
Lets play a game, its called "Lets Quote Juve Players"!

Quote No.1, Pavel Nedved:
"It will be very difficult to make something of it, maybe it's already over."

Quote No.2, Gianluigi Buffon:
“We’ll have to play the perfect match,” he said. “But if Arsenal play like they did tonight, even that won’t be enough.”

Need I say more?
A special thanks to scrss who posted this in a comment and Finbarr O'Rourke who emailed me.

posted by highbury1913 @ 6:27 pm | |

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