Arsenal Action to the blogosphere: A reply to all our critics

It’s recently come to our attention that certain members of the Arsenal blogosphere are not overly happy with the content the site has been producing. One particular blogger seems to have taken issue with us, being outraged and incensed enough to mention little ol’ us on his weekly podcast (which by the way are getting blander and blander with each coming week). The Arsenal Action team would like to stress that Arsenal Action is a collaborative site with various authors, freelancers and team members, regularly contributing to the site. This is done to provide fresh and varied view points and to expose the public to the different schools of Arsenal thought. Personally, we think it’s rather more entertaining than the daily ramblings of some old Irishman…. Who like Wenger has been telling us for the last 5 years that ‘success is coming!’

Said blogger claimed that all we wanted is “failure to suit our own agenda”. And questioned “why would you actively want your club to fail?” Well, if said blogger had properly read said blog post, he would have realized that all the arguments were in there. To phrase want seems to be a popular phrase amongst the ‘Arsene Knows Brigade’, it’s about the long term. Isn’t it? I am of the OPINION that if Tottenham Hotspurs were to finish above us, Wenger would finally succumb to the pressure to spend the money that he claims to have and strengthen the squad to a sufficient level, so they can with trophies for the club I SUPPORT? Rather than using media PR and propaganda to convince the fans – who pay the highest ticket prices in the world – that they should be content with 3rd place. And let’s face it, as long as we’re above Spurs, most fans are content with 3rd place. I however AM NOT. Do I not have the right to that opinion?

Tell me, what part of that argument isn’t “eloquent”. I’m sorry if you would much rather read the torrent of “Wenger haz promized uz he will spend lotz of munniez, letz have faith!!!” but I don’t necessarily agree with that so will not reciprocate. So why do you not respect “my right to have my opinion”? How is my opinion any different to the millions of others? More so, if you had read the comments, you would realise that I AM NOT the only one with this OPINION. Instead of cowardly bad mouthing the forum that I REPRESENT, why not have the courtesy to email me or the forum?

Fact is, this blogger is preaching the values of respecting everyone’s right to an opinion, hell at times I’ve seen him be more civil to opposing fans, yet he seems to have made an exception for us? Fellow Arsenal fans. Why is that? Now I see that as betrayal to the cause, not wishing for something bad so we can have long term success. Sometimes bitter medicine is the only cure my friend. Do we not fall under the category of “eloquently expressing an opinion”? How? Would you rather you get given the power of the internet so you can maintain Nazi like control over those who would rather your club take an alternative road to success?

The Arsenal Action team would like to stress that the view points of one individual DO NOT necessarily represent the view points of the team and forum as a whole. We have plenty of forum members who are members of the styled ‘Arsene Knows Brigade’ but we have enough courtesy, dignity and respect for fellow Arsenal fans to manage to co-exist and debate those viewpoints – sometimes heatedly – but always within the boundaries of respect. We allow ALL members to have a voice – even if we do not personally agree with it – and refuse to restrict that just to please a minority. Anyone there with something interesting to say or something different to say, join up or contact us and we will post it.

Ultimately, I doubt we will get too much sympathy. This blogger is rather a big shot and like Wenger, has many puppies lapping milk out of the palm of his hand and will no doubt him and his minions will attack us with a torrent of abuse. Once again, this will be the case of the big fish asserting their dominance over the little people, who in the end, have as much a right to air their opinion as anyone else. Till today, we have never attacked another blog nor disrespected another blogger.

In short, if you don’t like our work, f#ck off you C#nt. :) Oh and thanks for the publicity our old blogger chum.

Regards

The Arsenal Action Team

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  1. GTB says:

    Theres a massive difference bertween 3 and 4th and also if them mugs up the road finished a place above Arsenal why would that force Wenger to do anything different? It is idiotic to even mention such stupid things as hoping spurs finish above Arsenal just makes me think you have not been a supporter for very long.

  2. Kaz says:

    I read the Arseblog almost every day, and i enjoy his podcast as much as the ways he writes. However he is not always right, but you will have to admit not everyone is. I for sure do not like his comment about Dein and the Usmanov, As i do not support Kroenke to takeover of the club, and there are big reason for it. Arseblogger can call Usmanov a big fat criminal cunt. But there is a choice i will chosen the Russian Man U Pig as i know he will pump his own money into the club as far as he is concern he view this as a hobbies, like the rest of his fucking rich pal in the premierL. I for one, fucking hate to admit its not sporting but have to admit that its pretty effective is it? But for what he had done in the past and for us to view him as a criminal now is abit belittle to ourselves. People have did something wrong in the past but it doesnt mean that he will not change, criminal who is out of jail still needs a job. Its not for us to slate if he is correct or bad as you know politics in Russian is not in our knowledge. But i certainly have the knowledge of working with Sporting Giant America.
    The American will always view this as and investment as if the right money comes along, you can be 100percent sure he is going to sells, This is very rite! coz its business at the end of the day. But for us supporters and the staffs we will experience huge changes time to time which is not good for the club in the long run. The club in this case takes drastic measure to ensure first: the club own debt is to be paid off or decrease at a rate that when Kronke cames in the debt will not spiral into a huge mess. But be sure even if all the club debt have been paid off, you will be sure Mr Kron debt is going to add to that again and the club is never debt free. Look at the two Rubbish Blue at the rival city as a set and the two stupid Reds from the other and you will have a more easy picture. For a long run, which will you prefer? Be a cunt for begin a winner with the club you support, or be a humble loser and see your club creating a new history in the wrong page in a book. And for those out there working for the Americans, you know, sympathy and self emotional passion have not place in business.

  3. Kaz says:

    For once i hope that its no use responding back to Arseblogger. At the end each has each own opinion, but all of us as a supporter are ones that supports our club,Arsenal, We do not support Wenger. We support and respect Arsene for what he have done for the club in the past, but not to also forget how we hang our frustration head in shame going to work, as his comments do no good to our motivation every day in the present. Please let us respect each other comment Positive or Negative, no use cursing around as at the end of the day, We Supports One Club, and thats ARSENAL.

  4. Hugo says:

    I have to say that I’m a regular critic of this blog, for all the same reasons as Arseblogger. BUT I also have to say that your content is not all bad and you do have writers capable of composing an eloquent sentence and a reasoned argument. I don’t think it is necessarily this website itself that people object to, it is the childish, pathetic and barely literate rantings of one certain blogger. I won’t name names because I think we all know who I’m referring to, but your site does produce some decent material and it’s a shame he drags your name down into the mud.

  5. Nick says:

    First, you got it wrong — deliberately, I suppose.

    Arseblogger said no true supporter, no matter how mad, would ever want the team to do worse than Spurs. He went out of his way to grant that others could have opinions he didn’t support, but this, and another, whose effect would be to snub the players and the whole season, were mean and not in the Arsenal tradition.

    I suggest you try to show why you should be considered a supporter when you want the team to do worse than Spurs — simple as that.

  6. GTB says:

    Decent material? Who on earth would want there rivals to finish above them? Not much difference between 3 and 4th how about the extra qualifying games in a world cup year and higher price money? You mention childish and pathetic well this is what this blog is!

  7. Jenkinson says:

    It’s the tone of your offerings which is so poor – always (at least on the few occasions when I have come across it) raucously negative and destructive. Anyway I have now blocked it.

  8. Alex! says:

    What’s this about having ‘no right to insult’? In other words, when someone expresses an opinion about you that you don’t like, freely expressing that opinion suddenly becomes unacceptable? What a crock of shit. If you have the right to talk what I consider to be utter bollocks about the manager, then I have the right to talk what you clearly consider to be a similar level of bollocks, about you, your site and indeed the motives behind your controversial views. Your double standards are pathetic, and the original article was beneath contempt. It appears that you can dish it out but are far from prepared to take it yourself.

  9. MistaKen says:

    I think what frustrates us all is that we have seen Arsenal win so many games with with such breathtaking football to know just how close we are to having a team to win the PL and CL. I ask myself all the time if AW knows where we need to strengthen. I ask myself if we really have the necessary funds. I really like David Moyes and believe he would bring success if he was in a top 4 club. Do I believe AW should go? No. Why? Because I believe Arsenal and Man U (though Man U to a much greater extent) have a greater history of successes than other top teams because they have not sacked their managers causing disruption to the team because they failed to win a trophy. At some point AW will have to go. I’m just not convinced this it the right time because though I curse him sometimes I still believe he is one of the best manages in the world.

  10. trollz says:

    Team Arsenal Action for life!

    this blog speaks the truth

  11. clcckendrider says:

    For me the ultimate arbiter is this. As a season ticket holder, I have never met or heard anyone in the stadium actually vocalise negative stuff of the force and idiocy of the articles which regularly appear on this blog before during or after games. This leads me to belive that the constant trickle of negativity emanating from blogs like this is not reflected in the real world, you know, the one where people actually go to games, where people accept that there are financial imperatives which have restricted the ability to invest in the playing staff since 2005, where people don’t spend all their lives playing Championship Manager applying cheats where Senderos gets sold for 30 million and Messi is bought for 30 bob.
    The interweb has unfortunately given the opportunity to anybody with the technical skills to get a message out regardless of the poverty of their arguments or ability to construct any kind of syntactically or grammatically correct sentence. The genie is out of the bottle unfortunately as ow everyone has views of their own perceptiveness fashioned by an exam system designed to reward mediocrity and the ability to do a media studies degree at some fifth rate former secretarial college. The grown ups amiong us will just need to learn that there are people out there who will scream and shout like 7 year olds when they don’t get their own way. But just like your 7 year old, it just needs to be ignored as eventually they’ll grow up. For the most part. Clearly this may not true of Sinbad.

  12. perrygrovesworld says:

    Haha today (Sunday)Arseblog more or less called Sinbad a cockgobbler oh and Ladyarse took a swipe too….

    Come on you Gunners make it 3rd so we don’t have to go through that Celtic trauma again, and the prospective signings don’t get itchy feet with a qualifier impending (didn’t think of THAT did you Sinbad?)

  13. loftandlost says:

    Imposter. Arseblogger would never say “Feck”.

  14. loftandlost says:

    “we pay the highest ticket prices in the world”

    No, we don’t. The cheaper seats at TNHOF are competitive in comparison with Chelski. We’ve built a state-of-the-art new stadium, on time and under budget, in one of the most expensive cities in the world.

    We haven’t had much of a transfer budget as a result. Now money is starting to flow as we’ve paid off much of our debt, we should be able to compete a bit more in the marketplace.

    Wishing Sp*rs to finish above us when they have consistently outspent – by a hundred million or so – is absolutely ludicrous. Whilst I don’t agree with some of Wenger’s signings (or lack of signings), there are few other managers who could do so much with so little.

  15. nelly says:

    You should be honoured that your poxy childish blog is getting some publicity.

    You moan about having the freedom of choice and speech, then whinge when someone questions your opinions. Nice work.

    Maybe take a little bit of time to gauge the mood of a fanbase n general before spouting your anti-Wenger propaganda.

    If you choose to leave games early out of protest, go for it. You will not be missed by anyone.

    In fact, tear up you season ticket and don’t bother renewing it. Let someone who will enjoy and savour the opportunity have your seat instead.

    Fucking child.

  16. nelly says:

    Cockgobbler seems overly polite to me.

  17. perrygrovesworld says:

    Sinbad Sinbad whats the score…….

  18. df says:

    i agree, that cocksucker wenger needs to fuck off to real madrid of wherever so arsenal can actually start winning trophies again

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