Granit "The Hacker" Xhaka | Likes his greens

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    Needham Full Member

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    Arsenal fan.
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    ThatsGreat Full Member

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    RuudTom83 Full Member

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    The issue of being the captain...

    It says more about the Arsenal squad and the wider issue of players in the modern game. They are just not many players you could call Captain material in the way Keane, Adams, Terry were.

    Yes Xhaka is well paid, but he has only been at Arsenal a few years and has no connection to the club other than being paid to work there.

    The years he has been employed the club has won nowt and he has been criticised throughout.

    So his reaction is totally understandable tbh.
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    Mrs Smoker Full Member

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    He does look always sad.
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    mu4c_20le Full Member

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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    Just listen to this absolute prick of Burley. This is his level of analysis ....

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    Seaman New Member

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    Xhaka is not great player. But this whole captains being some sort of angels is laughable. Many captains have done far worse thing. The issue is he is not performing.
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    Seaman New Member

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    Terry was sagging his team mates girl. Adams was a drunk and Keane went to backstabbing his team mates to media and was sacked by SAF. Proves my point you get away with it as long as you perform great. All those guys are terrible people
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    Rocksy New Member

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    Burley is about right...
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    It's how he says it.
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    Needham Full Member

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    Sagging? Do you mean bagging or is sagging a word? Genuine question.
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    Seaman New Member

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    Shagging
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    saivet Full Member

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    OnlyTwoDaSilvas Gullible

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    Bit of a difference between being a drunk and an actual alcoholic. Adams was very open about being the latter. Addiction is terrible, but an addict is not a terrible person.

    His experiences with alcoholism and addiction during his career spurred him to start a charity which helps other sportsmen and women who also suffer from various addictions. He also started another foundation that provides support for young people affected by their parents being addicts.

    Top bloke.


    Keane and Terry were/are bellends though.
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    The good old non-apology apology.

    "I'm sorry you feel that way".

    I admire him sticking to his guns.
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    FootyGirl88

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    I don’t think it’s meant to be an apology tbh :lol:
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    VJ1762 Full Member

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    Well, it is ESPN FC isn't it? My god, the Liverpool love in there is unbearable. Steve Nicol was so salty about the 1-1 draw it was hilarious. They always remind me why I want the scousers to never win anything.

    I admire Xhaka for sticking to his guns. The blame is more on emery for continuing to play him when he is clearly out of form.
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    GifLord The gif that keeps on giffing

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    When will he come out with an apology for being shit for almost 3 years now? /s
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    There's some fecking neanderthals that attend football matches, fair play.

    He got jack shit to apologise for.
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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian Scout

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    His message is more restrained than mine would've been. Mine would've been four billion asterisks and a meme photo of Father Dick Byrne.
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    lysglimt Full Member

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    So - if I get this correctly:

    Xhaka - tells fans to feck off
    Koscielny - goes on strike to return to France
    Van Persie - joins Manchester United
    Gallas - sat on the pitch after a game and sulked - and later publicly criticized his team-mates.
    Vermaelen - always injured
    Arteta - made captain when he was no longer a regular
    Fabregas - later joined Chelsea

    If I were an Arsenal-fan, I would be seriously worried if someone I liked became captain
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    buckooo1978 Full Member

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    half these pundits seem to follow the Souness guide to bullying players - he was an average player himself at best
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    Shane88 Actually Nostradamus

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    Should've done a McGregor.

    "I'd like to apologise....to absolutely nobody!"
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    van Hooijdonk New Member

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    These things are awful. Wishing his daughter get cancer - this is an absolute low. Some fans are absolute scumbags.
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    youmeletsfly Full Member

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    I've been on the of some abuse in your beloved England just because I'm Romanian. Luckily I can handle myself easily. I get Granit and he has no fecking reason to apologize.

    I hope I won't be understood, but the animal.level on UK stadiums is off the scale, everything you hear is "break your legs" and "ya mommy is a little cnut". It's like people don't enjoy the game without being fecking mental. I thought London is a bit more educated than that.
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    Mastadon New Member

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    It’s not his fault that he’s not good enough to play at the top level. Emery is mad for making Swiss Charlie Adam the team captain and starting him in every game.

    This is a non event for me this guy shouldn’t even be at Arsenal the sooner he fecks off the better for everyone. Hopefully we can sell Everton another lemon.
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    Dec9003 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    He should move on to a club that are less toxic than Arsenal, maybe a decent German club instead.
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    awop New Member

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    Bellerin will get it and will ask for a transfer back to Barcelona as is tradition.
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    diarm Full Member

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    It's too easy to write a whingey letter like that, trying to play the victim card.

    The truth is, he doesn't give his all every time he's on the pitch. Every single time I watch Arsenal on MotD, they highlight a goal they've conceded where he's switched off in midfield - where he's walking back lazily or has allowed his man to get a run on him.

    Then last weekend, when the team he captains desperately needed a goal, he's walking off the field feeling sorry for himself. The gobshites who have spoken about his family or personal life are scum, but it wasn't them he was reacting to last week and to try and paint it like that now is weak.
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    TheReligion Abusive

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    He is shite so wouldn't get a move to a decent club
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    Dec9003 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    He most likely would imo, not a dortmund or Bayern but a solid german side would take him 100%
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    awop New Member

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    He's not going to Bayern, Dortmund or Leipzig, so it would be the odd Schalke, Leverkusen type of club for him. England is a no-go and i'm not sure what italian club would take him.
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    Halftrack Full Member

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    He was a starter, and doing well, for a decent German club before going to Arsenal. There's every chance the same, or another, decent German club would be in for him should he be made available.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    Being bad at football is fine, the abuse he has been receiving is way OTT. What have his daughter and his wife got to do with his football ?
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    diarm Full Member

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    Er... nothing at all. You'll note I just said the dickheads talking about his wife and daughter are scum in the post you quoted.

    His reaction when substituted last weekend was not in response to those gogshites though, it was petulance in the face of genuine and understandable frustration from the ticket buying supporters of the club he captains.

    People on twitter can be pricks and he can still be wrong. One doesn't absolve the other.
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    SambaBoy Full Member

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    Not even sure why he's said 'sorry'. The fans give it him and he gives it back, and they can't take it and demand he apologises.
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    Red Stone Full Member

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    Nothing wrong with that letter. He shouldn't be apologizing to the fans who have treated him like shit and said those things about him and his family and he didn't. Good on him. He owes those "fans" nothing.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    It is an accumulation of things if we choose to believe his words. Obviously what he did was wrong but he is human after all, his reaction didn't come out of nowhere
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    Needham Full Member

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    Henry Winter run a twitter arbitration service?
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    jus2nang New Member

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    The fans are paying customers that have received a substandard service from an employee of the company they pay a subscription to.

    If an opposition player did that, then fine (I was fine with Adebayor's celebration for example). But an employee should treat his own customers better.

    It's almost the equivalent of a waiter telling a restaurant goer to f-off because they've complained that their food arrived cold.