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Arsenal show cojones to defeat Swansea

Thanks Troy.

Since your unprofessional comment over Arsenal lacking the cojones, we have won 4 on the bounce, 3 of which Arsenal have come from behind to take the victory.

When Deeney made his comments, a few disgruntled fans said “a decent manager would print the comments and out use them to motivate the team” insinuating than Wenger and the players would just brush them off, ignore them, be blind to comments that were correct, if said unprofessionally.

Yesterday Arsenal went 1-0 down for the 3rd game in a row.

It was a carbon copy of the previous 2 games. Dominate the early stages, go 1-behind, lucky to not be 2-behind at half time. Come out 2nd half, dominate once more and win.

Coming from behind like that shows character. Shows cojones.

Obviously I would rather be 3-0 up at half time and cruising, but football is not always that easy.

Both Chelsea, Man U and Man City scrapped to 1 goal victories against small teams this weekend.

Yesterday’s victory (and my math might be wrong) makes it:

9 wins in 10 games
14 homes win in a row
Not lost at home in the league since January

For a few years, people have moaned about our home fans. About how their negativity go’s through to the players and the home fans are why we do not win anything.

The statistics this year show that is a load of old rubbish.

Someone responded to my comment on the She Wore Facebook page with “where’s the trophy” when I put those statistics up.

May 2017. The FA Cup. There’s your trophy.

But I am sure you will say it isn’t the trophy you want, you probably now moan about the lack of Champions League football, despite spending 10 years moaning that being in the Champions League was pointless if you are not winning trophies.

So onwards to Belgrade at home where we will be looking secure qualification for the knock out stages of the Europa League and keep that home winning run going. Then on to the tricky period of Man City away and Spurs at home.

A final thought. The press continue to portray Arsenal as awful and Spurs as brilliant. There is one point between the clubs.

A final, final point.

Since Troy Deeney’s comments about lack cojones, Watford are P 2 L 2. Yesterday Troy showed his true self.

Refusing to give the ball back after Stoke put it out so one of their players could get treatment, and then violently attacking Joe Allen, who is about a foot shorter.

We all know Troy is a bully boy who once stamped on a defenceless students head whilst he was laying in the ground.

He got a yellow for the incident, but it will surely be upgraded to a red and a 3 game suspension.

Troy showed his true self, a violent thug who acts cowardly. He certainly is not rehabilitated.

I notice he hasn’t been on TV recently calling his team mates out for not showing cojones.

Have a good Sunday. I am having lamb shank.

Keenos

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Did Troy Deeney show his “cojones” when he kicked defenceless student in the head?

“I have to watch what I say, but it’s [having] a bit of cojones, is what I’ll say. Whenever I play against Arsenal, I’ll go up and think ‘let me whack the first one and see who wants it.’

I wonder if this is what Troy Deeney, then 23, kicked a student in the head on the 29 February 2012.

In June of that year, the then Championship football was jailed for 10 months.

The Watford striker was recorded by CCTV cameras kicking one of the victims in the head.

One man suffered a broken jaw and another required 20 stitches as a result of the brawl in Broad Street.

Deeney, admitted affray and was sentenced along with three other men at Birmingham Crown Court.

They included Deeney’s younger brother Ellis, 21, of Polar Avenue, Chelmsley Wood; Oliver Brennan, 20, from Hazel Croft, Chelmsley Wood; and 26-year-old Marc Williams, of Stonebridge Crescent in Kingshurst.

They had all pleaded guilty to affray.

Judge David Tomlinson said CCTV footage of the attack, which happened close to the Bliss nightclub on 29 February, showed the roles of Troy Deeney and Brennan were more serious than the other defendants.

In the 30-second video clip, the pair could be seen kicking out at the “defenceless” students, one of whom received repeated blows to the head as he lay injured on the ground.

The judge told the defendants: “Three men in particular were singled out for what can only be described as a gratuitous beating.

“All four of you to a greater or lesser degree joined in but the effect of it was that these three men, who were already heavily outnumbered, became even more so as a result of what you all did.

“At least one kicked a man while he was already on the ground and very probably had already suffered a really serious injury.”

Prosecutor David Lees said one student, who had suffered a broken jaw, might require plastic surgery because of the scars on his face and continued to suffer from flashbacks.

 

A month after the attack, Deeney was given a 12-month extension to his contract by Watford.


Here is the thing about Troy Deeney, he is a convicted violent thug. He will claim to be reformed, but his comments about “whack the first one and see who wants it.” show that he has probably not changed.

Whilst Watford did get one over Arsenal yesterday, Deeney’s comment about cojones is laughable.

The team without cojones have won 3 FA Cups in 4 years. Troy Deeney has won nothing.  Nowt. Zilch. Give me someone like Per Mertesacker or Mesut Ozil, two serial winners who, 2 years after Troy Deeney was sentenced for his violent, sickening attack, were winning the World Cup.

Give me a team of winners like Arsenal, over Deeney’s team of thugs and losers any day.

Troy Deeney, nothing but an average footballer, a convicted thug. A man who kicked a student on the floor in Birmingham, probably to see who wanted.

Enjoy being a nobody living off your 15 minute performance against the mighty Arsenal, Troy. Hope you did not drop the soap too much in jail son.

Keenos

Where did it all go wrong for The Arsenal?

The moment Mesut Ozil replaced the struggling Danny Welbeck, everything seemed to just go wrong for Arsenal.

At the time we were 1-0 up, not overly on top, but also not in much danger. A brilliant run by Alex Iwobi saw him put Mesut Ozil clean through. One-on-one with the goal keeper, he tried to give Gomes the eyes and go the opposite way.

Gomes read Ozil like a book, and fall on the ball to his left, good chance gone. But at least we were still 1-0 up.

Gomes quickly released the ball, and before we had mentally recovered from the Ozil miss, Watford had a penalty.

Ozil carry’s the blame for not scoring, the referee has to carry the blame for giving Watford a penalty that never was.

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND – MAY 13: Arsene Wenger the head coach / manager of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Arsenal at Bet365 Stadium on May 13, 2017 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by James Baylis – AMA/Getty Images)

As Arsene Wenger said, it was a scandalous decision. One of those decisions that makes you pine for VAR’s to come in sooner rather than later.

1-1, Ozil had given Watford a lifeline with his miss, the referee had put them straight back into the game.

From that moment on, things went from bad to worse The Arsenal as Watford began to dominate.

Olivier Giroud came on for Alexandre Lacazette and Arsenal sat back, inviting pressure on from Watford.

On the 85th minute, Wenger looked to twist rather than stick. Jack Wilshere set to come on for Alex Iwobi. But just as Iwobi was coming to the touchline, Koscielny signalled that he can no longer carry on.

Wenger kiboshed the substitution with screams from the travelling fans of ‘you don’t know what you’re doing’ as Rob Holding quickly stripped down and came on for Laurent Koscielny.

Rather than make an attacking change, Wenger was forced into a defensive change. Could he have bought Wilshere on for Koscielny, gone 4 at the back?In hindsight, yes, because we lost the game. But hindsight makes football so easy.

What it meant is rather than being on the front foot for the last 10 minutes of the game, Arsenal were on the back foot, and inevitably Watford got the injury time winner.

Petr Cech made a brilliant double save, before Tom Cleverely put the ball in the net, whilst Granit Xhaka failed to track his man and was stood on the edge of the box, hands on hips. It reminded me of Denilson.

Everything seemed to go downhill when Mesut Ozil missed that chance.

I have said before, the league title this year will be decided between the two Manchester clubs. Chelsea lost to Crystal Palace to remain level on points with Arsenal, and Liverpool slipped to 8th with the bore-draw against Manchester United.

Watford’s win took them to 4th in the table. It shows Manchester City’s strength that they scored 6 at Vicarage Road, and another 7 yesterday against Stoke. 29 goals in 8 games, just 4 conceded. Scrap what I said earlier about it being between the two Manchester clubs, Manchester City just look like they have it all.

I guess that is what you expect when they spent £212,200,000 last summer and over half a billion pounds in the last 3 seasons.

Arsenal, Spurs, Liverpool and Chelsea all look fairly average. Whilst Spurs won yesterday, they did just scrap through. All 4 will continue to lose points against sides they should beat.

The title is gone, despite us not even being 10 games in. Time to concentrate on the Europa League? The poor league campaign will soon be forgotten if we win a European trophy.

Onwards to Belgrade…

Keenos

ps: Someone needs to swat that annoying Bumblebee