Dudu’s Dive! Was it?? Wasn’t it? Who cares!!

I’m a little angry this morning with all the negativity surrounding the club and our assassin with regards to the ‘dive’ incident that occurred against a well beaten Celtic in Europe. The game finished on Wednesday, its now Friday and we are still hearing the same old stories that we are cheats and Dudu should be banned. In my opinion its over  exaggerated and totally biased. It takes the gloss away from a crushing performance against a side that apparently would make the top four in the PL (at who’s expense).So I thought I’d  jump to the defence of our Crozillian.

OK. I don’t think it was a foul, therefore I don’t think it was a pen, but the opportunity was there to go over and that’s what Dudu did.  In that type of situation, 8 times out of 10 the foul is given. What gets me the most is that at least he just fell. Gerrard does double back-flips…Ronaldo somersaults through the air and rolls half way across the pitch like hes just jumped out of a moving car. Drogba does pirouettes and gets more injuries from the grass burns than what he does from the ‘tackle’. Anyone would have thought these players had just been shot by a bazooka, hit by a high speed train and crushed by a falling meteorite the way they go down half the time and whats the response???? That’s football. The intent was there so it must be a foul. Well let me tell them that there was intent there with the Celtic goalie, Porridge. Like I said Dudu just fell. It wasn’t even a dive. There was minimum contact. The un-ironed crease in Porridges shirt brushed Dudus leg hair, Dudu was given a reason to go over and that’s just what he did. Any striker with natural striking instincts would do it. Dudu did it and we got the decision..Whats the response?? We are cheats!! Dudu should be banned. Poor Celtic.

Are they having a laugh or what??? I firmly believe that they are  just taking the piss because we trashed Celtic 5-1 over two legs when teams like Barca and their beloved Manure have struggled to do so….

It was a battle between an English team and a Scottish team, yet the English media have taken sides with Celtic not just after the results and the incidents but before the games too….

“Celtic were a threat”, “Celtic were unlucky”, “we were cheats”. For crying out loud Celtic had two shots on goal over two legs and they are trying to tell the world that they didn’t deserve to lose??? Get out of here. The tie had been won long before the penalty so I don’t agree it changed the game either. We were the better team and we deserved to win, we did win and would have won, penalty or no penalty so whats all the fuss about?? Next we’ll be hearing the stories the game should be replayed..

This attitude is totally against the norm as English teams are always supported by the English media in Europe, well they’ve made their agenda clearer than ever and I hope Dudu scores a hat trick of pens all from dives against Manure at the weekend  because  it couldn’t happen to a nicer team and it would piss the media off.

We’ve been too nice over the last few years, suffering from the cheats and the dives and the offsides and the bad decisions, all in the big games at vital times. I still remember the Kuyt penalty two years ago, which was given and he dived. Then Hleb goes over and was fouled and it wasn’t given. We lost a game we should of won and we were cheated. That’s football right?

Its about time we started giving some back and getting the decisions and I’m behind Dudu 120%.


89 Responses to Dudu’s Dive! Was it?? Wasn’t it? Who cares!!

  1. JonJon says:

    now im watching fergie saying there should be video evidence…


    like he can talk..ronaldo won them about 10points a season from flying through the air…

  2. Irishgunner says:

    This has to be said:

    If I were Arsene Wenger I would pack my bags and head on back to France in the morning.


    Arsene has to apologise???

    My blood is literally boiling. English Football does not deserve Arsene Wenger FACT!!

  3. Irishgunner says:

    I hope we smash those Manc %^^&* tomorrow – bloody red nose effin alchie wanker

  4. JonJon says:

    we’ll beat them irish…

    im really confident with this formation..it bring the best out of the team..

    the mancs have a crap midfield and our thorn has alway been ronaldo…no more…

    we could score 3 tomorrow..

  5. rico says:

    Morning all, top bananna post

    JonJon – what an exciting morning for you both, hope everything goes well 😛

  6. Irishgunner says:

    I feel a lot better after shouting 😀

    What’s so exciting about Jon Jon’s morning if you don’t mind my asking?

  7. rico says:

    Mrs JonJon has her scan 😛

  8. JonJon says:

    let it out irish..i always do… 😉

    mrs jonjon is expecting our first irish..shes off for some scans this morning.. 😉

  9. rico says:

    We have a great opportunity tomorrow to spank Manure, they are there for the taking – lets hope Rooney cheats to try and get a penalty, it doesnt get given, and he gets a red card – let the press begin on that one …

  10. Irishgunner says:

    Awwwwwww that’s great news Jon Jon congrats and hope all goes well 😀

    My nephew (7 months) said his first words during the week “baba” and “dada” 🙂

  11. rico says:

    Irish – I thought you were well controlled 😉

  12. Irishgunner says:

    P.S. Ashely Young dived last night to win Villa a penalty – when is the burning at the stake???

  13. rico says:

    Cant believe his first words weren’t ‘goona’ Irish 😉 😉

  14. Irishgunner says:

    I need to leave steam off every now and then Rico.

    AW has given a lot to the English game and all he gets in return is aggro. He is a better person than me, I would have taken the pay rise in Madrid, played Championship manager and count my millions.

  15. Irishgunner says:

    Neither can I ha ha.

    I don’t see him enough to have enough influence.

  16. JonJon says:

    thanks irish..

    i think the mancs midfield will be park carrick anderson valencia…ohhh scary….

    we’ll cut off their supply..shrek and evra will be their biggest threat but vermy and gallas are on fire so shrek will be shut out…berbas too lazy to compensate so as long as we keep our workrate up and bendtner helps sagna with evra we’ll shut them out..wenger might even go with eboue again to help sagna…

    lets hope cesc plays to take advantage of the space…and with no rio we will carve the defence right open…escpecially if we play with 3 forwards..

    the mancs are there for the taking…

  17. JonJon says:

    ashley young dived????

    i wonder why it hasnt been mentioned???? mmmmm?????

  18. Irishgunner says:

    I’d love so much to smash them, love it love it love Kevin Keegan style.

  19. JonJon says:

    right im off…

    enjoy the day i’ll be back tonight..

  20. Irishgunner says:

    Sorry did I say dived, silly me he “earned an advantage for his team” ….

  21. rico says:

    Best wishes to you and Mrs JJ JonJon 😛

  22. rico says:

    😆 Irish

  23. Irishgunner says:

    Can you e-mail UEFA?

  24. rico says:


    I think so Irish 😛

  25. Irishgunner says:

    Ha ha I can’t find one.

    I wanted to send them videos of all the players they need to ban along with Eduardo – we might have to call off the Champions League if they all get banned 😉

  26. rico says:

    Irish – the email address is in my last comment 🙂


  27. rico says:

    It’s from their website 😉

  28. rico says:

    Bloomin Henry – Bentley has received just a one year ban !! That is a disgrace..

  29. Irishgunner says:

    It’ll just go in the trash if I mail it there – Platini should put up his e-mail address 😆

  30. rico says:

    Ha ha Irish 😉

    Did you see the link earlier, is the author our very own ??

  31. Irishgunner says:

    There can’t be too many Avenell’s around ha ha

    My article yesterday got a mixed reaction – 50% agreed 50% think I hate British people ha ha

  32. rico says:

    Some are so short sighted aren’t they 😦

    Got to pop off for a while, catch you in a little while

  33. Irishgunner says:

    Speaking to Arsenal TV Online, the French coach stated:
    “First of all I must say, the situation has been assessed by the referee and from the bench I thought as well that it was a penalty.
    “We are sorry. We can say today it was not a penalty. What I think does less harm is that over the two ties I don’t think that the penalty had any influence on the end result and the fact that Celtic moved out of the competition.
    “We have sometimes paid with an elimination from a wrong decision and we had to take it on the chin. That is the only thing that today makes me a little bit less sad for Celtic.
    “I recognise it was no penalty.
    “Eduardo – I was spoke with him. He says he has been touched slightly by the player. He is not a diver this guy, I tell you. He’s an honest guy.
    “When you watch again the situation, it was a way to escape the colliding in from the goalkeeper, who in fairness, at the last second withholds his arms and didn’t want to touch him at all. That’s why I say it was not a penalty.”

    Let that be that now!!!

  34. London says:

    When a passionate rant is called for there is no one better than our Jonjon to deliver it. Top drawer.

  35. Irishgunner says:

    ” While striking his ill gotten penalty Eduardo did something which, by coincidence, has stirred much debate on televised Brazilian round-table football discussions.

    He did a “paradinha”.

    The “paradinha” was a move frequently done by Pele and subsequently many others to be sure so it’s nothing new. It simply means that he stopped the flow of his run for a fraction of a second before striking the ball.

    The keeper was thrown off and then Eduardo simply slotted the ball the other way adding insult to injury.

    Therein lies the Brazilian debate. Many are claiming that hitting a penalty in this manner is illegal and only permitted in Brazil.”


  36. rico says:

    Eduardo has been charged, well I hope AFC as a club make representation to those who have taken a dive before, and especially against us…

    I am not best pleased

  37. avenell says:

    Morning Roadsters..

    All this has been caused by the over reaction by the englsh media..

    Oh and Rico, Mrs Avenell says thanks.. 🙂

  38. Irishgunner says:

    I can’t wait for the Liverpool, Madrid, Chelsea matches – I shall make a compilation of all Gerrard’s dives and Ronaldo’s and Drogba’s.

    Do you think they will get a two match ban for all the dives they make per game or will all the dives per game be mashed into one super dive?

  39. Irishgunner says:

    “The charge is based on Article 10, para 1c of the UEFA disciplinary regulations (Misconduct of players): Players may be suspended for two competition matches, or for a specified period, for acting with the obvious intent to cause any match official to make an incorrect decision or supporting his error of judgement and thereby causing him to make an incorrect decision.”

  40. rico says:

    Morning London and Ave – what have I done to get the thanks ave 😉

  41. rico says:

    Did you see my comment last night 😦

  42. avenell says:

    Great post by the way Jonjon.. and I hope Mrs Jonjon’s scan went well..

  43. avenell says:

    Yes I did Rico I will send an email..

    You said hi to Mrs Avenell and wished her a safe return.

  44. rico says:

    Oh yes, I forgot 😉 I take it they are both home safe and sound and had a lovely break 🙂

    Irish – you and many others will be watching very carefully, UEFA have started something with this and it won’t be too long until we see Stevie woe is me me in the dock…

  45. rico says:

    Got to pop off for a while, catch you later..

  46. Irishgunner says:

    I need to get out more 🙂

    Dear UEFA,

    With Arsenal’s Eduardo Da Silva likely to be banned under the following rule:

    “The charge is based on Article 10, para 1c of the UEFA disciplinary regulations (Misconduct of players): Players may be suspended for two competition matches, or for a specified period, for acting with the obvious intent to cause any match official to make an incorrect decision or supporting his error of judgement and thereby causing him to make an incorrect decision.”

    I wonder is it advisable for members of the public to send in video replays that they themselves have of Fernando Torres, Steven Gerrard, Gilardino, Ronaldo and many, many more diving over the years so they can be charged as you seemed to have somehow missed them?

    Also, a quick question: Seen as Drogba and Gerrard average three dives a game will they get sepearte bans per dive or will they just get a two match for all the dives put together?

    Arsenal Fan!

  47. PDT says:

    Great post, Jonjon!

  48. PDT says:

    All the best, Jonjon!!

    Nice letter, Irish!

  49. Irishgunner says:

    Hiya PDT,

    I don’t expect a response ha ha

    You confident for tomorrow?

  50. PDT says:

    Nice post, Ave, on the other site…

  51. Irishgunner says:

    Cesc is reported as been out tomorrow 😦

  52. avenell says:

    Hi PDT.. haha that isn’t mine lol.. He’s an imposter.

  53. PDT says:

    Ave, it’s a good post, anyway.

    Irish, tomorrow is a tossup – could go either way depending on the team he plays. I have confidence in our first eleven, but I don’t have confidence that our illustrious manager will play his best eleven.

  54. PDT says:

    See how I say “other site” now, Ave! I have learnt my lesson.

  55. Irishgunner says:

    Very True PDT.

    Diaby didn’t have a good game Wednesday – we Fab out I have a feeling he could keep his spot…

  56. PDT says:

    Years from now, we will still wonder why Wenger did not start Arshavin in the FA Cup.

  57. PDT says:

    I hope he plays Wilshere at some point in time tomorrow. I think Wilshere could do to the mancs what Rooney did to us at Everton many moons ago.

  58. avenell says:

    Good lad PDT.. lol..
    I may have a bit of a rant about it tomorrow.. 🙂

  59. PDT says:

    Despite my natural pessimism, I have a good feeling about tomorrow. In general, I feel a little down when we have to go to OT…I don’t think I have been so upbeat in many years, not even when the Invincibles went there.

  60. raif says:

    i love the way the media is just riping arsenal for that diving shit du du did.. why dont they do the same thing when its rooney, and Steve fucking G.

    god damn Hypocrites

  61. PDT says:

    Cut and Paste, Raif? So which one is the original?

  62. PDT says:

    Interestingly, both comments at 1:31 pm!!

    Raif can be in two places at the same time!

  63. avenell says:

    Raif is a god.. Raif is everywhere..

  64. PDT says:

    I guess you can tell my age from the fact that I am impressed by cut and paste!

  65. raif says:

    PDT.. does it matter ???

    i dont see why i should say the same thing and word it different…


    its easy as im super lazy

  66. PDT says:

    Was just wondering if you say it here first, seeing you have your name at the top…

  67. PDT says:

    How did your move go? You have a right to be lazy after moving!

  68. raif says:

    still in the middle of the move actully.. its going to be a slow process. as were moving things bit by bit..

    its also dont help since i cant drive so some of the big things im waiting on other people. 😦

  69. PDT says:

    Hope it goes well!

  70. London says:

    Afternoon Roadsters

    My team against the mancs.


    The bench, to include….and this bit is fun: Rosicky, Eduardo, Bendtner, Walcott, Diaby, Ramsey

    And we win 2-1


    I will not have access to a computer on either Sunday or Monday.

  71. avenell says:

    Ok my dear. 😉

  72. avenell says:

    I think Fabregas is ruled out isn’t he?

  73. raif says:

    yeah Ave,, i heard he was out for sure aswell. 😦

  74. avenell says:

    Haha is that one of your creations raif?

  75. raif says:

    haha it sure it 🙂

  76. JonJon says:

    hi guys it went well…it was a nice moment.. 🙂 thanks for your wishes..

    im pissed off with the dudu decision…

    but with every negative there are positives and for me they are

    -we have an easy group…we can play the kids against those teams and walk the result so dudu will not be missed and it gives him a rest..

    -the authorities have set a precedent..they will now have to do it to everyone who trips falls dives and somersualts in order to ‘fool’the ref…pens or free kick a dives a dive and everyone must face the same punishment… so we shall see what happens when gerrard and co go over because they will go over…its second nature to them…

    does anyone know if ashley youngs also been charged wih 2 counts of article 10million???? or is that water under the bridge??? has it even been mentioned yet???

    second thoughts dont answer that one i already know..


  77. JonJon says:

    ive just seen the wenger interview…

    well said sir…

    its a fecking witchunt and theyve opened a dangerous door…

    at least dudu misses games against acrington stanley and merthyr tidfyl in the CL..

    we shall see how many games gerrard gets banned for when he dives and he should miss two legs v barca…

    i repeat tossers….

  78. avenell says:

    Jonjon.. I am glad things went well and send my best wishes on to Mrs Jonjon..

    Can you do me a favour and have a peep in drafts.. You will know what I mean..lol..

  79. JonJon says:


    its happened once…once..hes done it once in his arsenal career…how the hell as all the other pro divers got away with it???

    celtic werent in the game at all they needed to score 3 goals to win…

    they could only manage 1 measley worm burner attempt at home so how the hell were they going to score 3 at THOF????

    bollox to the lot of them…

    if they think celtic had a chance then they know feck all about football..

  80. JonJon says:


    sorry mate…

  81. avenell says:

    I don’t know how we always do it..lol..

  82. JonJon says:

    i just watched the barca game..ibrahimavic and pedro both dived in the box…blatent dives..especially ibrahimavic..it was one of those dives where the player has nobody near them and flies through the air….ala gerrard…ridiculous intent to con the ref…

  83. PDT says:

    To all of you who are condemning Eduardo, here’s something I learnt at dinner last night.

    We were not talking about football or Eduardo. ONe of the gentlemen at dinner mentioned that he had broken his femur when he was a teenager. I asked him if he has any memories of that incident and whether they change the way he behaves? He said yes, and then he said something which gave me some insight into what it must be like.

    He said “Have you ever sat in the front passenger seat of a car and had your leg involuntarily go out to brake?” That’s how he feel forty years after his femur healed.

    So for all of you who are branding Eduardo a cheat and a disgrace, go sit in the passenger seat of a car being driven rashly.

  84. Freire says:




  85. avenell says:

    Freire.. no problem.. Noel will be playing better stuff than ever.. They all lived on his back.

  86. avenell says:

    and give them a year they will be back together..

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