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Billy-G Is No Gunner….

Written by Guest Blog : armourysquare

So it has been confirmed that Bill has gone to the Spuds. In his 4 year tenure here at the Emirates I have to admit I did see him as an influential player in the team. Lets look at the what he did for the club.

Among the highlights, he scored a vital goal against Chelsea and made us win one derby. Sometimes, he put in a cracker of a defensive performance, which frankly is worth applauding. Now, to the point. When Arsenal fans hear that  a guy like RVP will leave the club or Cesc shall be leaving , then a cloud of doubt begins to rise in their minds. Whether we can win a title this season or not ? Now, William Gallas has left the club, but I don’t think Gooners around the world will get the same feeling. Its not that we didn’t respect the man as a player, but the fact that he screwed up the morale of players in the dressing room, made public comments criticising the team, began questioning the team, was what pissed us off. ( I mean that is what we do, when the team plays badly ).

Now lets take a few incidents in which Gallas really pissed me off. Last season, in the mauling we got against Man Utd, he played behind the front 2 strikers more often rather than in the heart of the defence, as a result of which, we got the 3rd goal by Park – ‘a fantastic counter-attack.’You know as a matter of fact, he did the same-thing for France, and look what where that got them. In February 2008, he sat down on the pitch after Gael gave a penalty away against Birmingham and cried. And 8 months later, this is what he said :

“We are not brave enough in battle. I think we need to be soldiers. To be champions, you have to play big matches every weekend and fight,”

“We are coming up against teams who are not scared to play football against us, who are not scared to take us on at our place, and this is becoming dangerous for Arsenal.

“We have to be warriors. That is how the team will forge their character and experience.”

You know, the above comments from him would have been useful to pep-up a squad, but why was it seen as disturbance. Well, actually its quite simple. The answer is that the man had no idea of timing, no idea when to say what and when to do what. Consider Birmingham in February of 2008. The same day Dudu got that sick tackle. After Gael gave the penalty away, why did he have to sit down and weep ? That day our title challenge ended. The same fixture, same place, 2 years later, we drew…and guess what, our title ‘coincidently’ ended, but did you see any Arsenal player on the pitch, depressed?

Yeah, I am sure whatever the team had to feel or do was sorted out in the dressing room, but not in front of millions of people watching. Why ? Because that would disturb the confidence of the team, and it could get screwed. If the captain of your club reacts in that way, then would you expect the young players of the team to emanate confidence. Moreover, because of that, we did get screwed at the end of the 2007-2008 season…

Later, he was pictured smoking after coming out of a night club and at this point of time he ticked off the boss.

Wenger told the club’s Friday news conference. “I didn’t see the picture but I don’t like that.

“He does have a bigger responsibility as captain and I believe that is completely true. It is a public job with a public responsibility and therefore it is for everybody exactly the same.

Thus young Cesc Fabregas on 24th November became Arsenal captain, succeeding William Gallas. Now, lets not forget that Bill did play brilliantly on some occasions, but frankly, his cons outweigh his pros….( and we both know it )

Lastly, he moved to the Spuds, I mean why would you move to a team like that? Was he high on meth, or just goddamn desperate, or better did he think he was going to win a trophy with them? That answers to those questions I will never know, and frankly I’m not bothered.

Best of luck to you Bill. Really appreciate whatever you did for the club. Hope you find peace in a place which resembles a morgue. We wait for your arrival at the Emirates on 21st November 2010, and here’s a free-tip from an Arsenal fan  – “Get a pair of earphones, will you?”

***Thanks to armourysquare for submitting this article. Please be aware these are the views of the guest contributor and not those of***



  1. Bill G

    August 24, 2010 at 9:30 am

    What a silly article, you haven’t got a clue have you. Gallas has moved to a bigger and better club.

  2. Shelf side Yid

    August 24, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Earphones what are you on! You don’t need earphones in a library! COYS

  3. chivers

    August 24, 2010 at 9:38 am

    well, he ain’t going to win a trophy with arsenal, is he?

    • armourysquare

      August 24, 2010 at 11:27 am

      now he won’t …he gone to some shit place..

  4. Peter Howes

    August 24, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Football fans are so fical! No doubt that Gallas filled a gapping hole in an Arsenal defence that has been “leaky” for some time, now he defects across North London and its good riddance! Lets face it, Gooners are always credited as playing great football, and even as a Spurs fan I cant really argue with that, so if they do why havent they won anything for years? simple, they defend poorly, they haven’t had a decent Partnership in the back four for years, Gallas will do well at Spurs no doubt, will he win a trophy? Not sure but honestly he has just as much chance at WHL as he does at the Emirates, and that will be the truth hurting you poor Gooners!

  5. Bubble9

    August 24, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Blah blah blah. What is the point of this article? Anyway its incredible that so many arsenal fans who dislike Gallas are pissed off that he has gone to Spurs. But I think the real reason they are unhappy is the realisation that the manager is really losing it. After letting go Gallas,Campbell,Senderos and Silvestre they then had no defensive cover so had to play Song, a midfielder, in defence and splash out £6-7m on a 30 yr old to cover. Nice one Arsene, keep up the good work.

    • armourysquare

      August 24, 2010 at 10:44 am

      oh screw you bubbles,he would be losing it if he made no damn attempt to sign somebody…but squillaci and kos are coming aren’t there…so he has still something…

      • Bubble9

        August 24, 2010 at 11:53 am

        Your missing the point. He replaced all these 30something defenders with a 30something defender who was Gallas understudy at the WC, and paying about £6m for him. But Arsene knows best eh guys haha

  6. Angelic Beardy

    August 24, 2010 at 9:54 am

    He was desparate as no club actually wanted him. He thought he would get one final payday but his performance at the world cup showed he was well past it and being one of the French players which led the disgraceful revolt against their manager meant noone in Europe actually wanted him, hebce the paycut at the spuds.

    • Bubble9

      August 24, 2010 at 11:49 am

      Er by all accounts your beloved Wenger offered him a one year deal with a paycut, which he refused and came to us on a one year deal with a paycut, oh the irony teehee

  7. pete diggens

    August 24, 2010 at 10:01 am

    tbh im glade that he has gone it was like he was losing his marbles and sundenly thought he was bergkamp or somthing and tbh im suprised even redknap signed him after what he did at the world cup basically turned his back on his country coz f anelka and that 30 yr cb has won more than gallas and is a top defender just coz you havent got enough football knowledge to know he was the reason monaco got to the champ league final and they lost coz the didnt play him and brough him on in last 5 min when they where already 3-0. i have a anoth of the stupid yids its always the same wneger lost it how has he ??? your team is made up of arsenal rejects and all your youth system his to lol spurs are a joke

    • Bubble9

      August 24, 2010 at 12:10 pm

      Mate I hardly understood a word of that, what are you talking about????

  8. davspurs

    August 24, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Well well you was making some valid points till you Called Spurs a morgue If White hot lane his a morgue then i would not mind lying on the slab. You could be saying this because some of the football would wake the dead.. With Lennon injury free flying down one wing and Bale thundering down the other big Tom like a quarter back seeking out his runners with the accuracy of a tomahawk missile Modrics Wizardry Kings one legged world class defending the octapuss the chanting of the faithfull Glooooooooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyy ringing out this his why wild Bill Gallas has come to the Morgue to resurrect his carrear from the boring pass pass pass pass pass who are shite without the Spanish fly and two timer Fabgas its Arsenal that resembles a Graveyard. where the players are like Peter Pan they never grow up and its always this year the kids will grow up but they never do. Tom Missile Lennon lightning Thunder Bale are light years ahead of PETER PAN ARSENAL. Wellcome Bill to White Hot Lane AND gLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRYYY NIGHTS

    • armourysquare

      August 24, 2010 at 11:28 am

      why are you taliking so much…we finished above you ?…so ZIP IT

  9. tony

    August 24, 2010 at 10:08 am

    You do take an awful long time to say not very much.

    Wouldn’t want to get trapped in a lift with you.

  10. Gibbon

    August 24, 2010 at 10:24 am

    So you aren’t bothered but felt compelled to write about it anyway? I think if you want to be honest, you are aware of his imperfections but would be grateful to still have him playing for your lot.

  11. fishstix25

    August 24, 2010 at 10:25 am

    White Hart Lane – a morgue? have you ever been there, sorry, watched a game on tv played at the Lane? it’s raucous – every game. The reason being it’s full of real and passionate fans. I’m assuming when you talk of earphones, it’s to drown out the noise of the picnic hampers closing

  12. denhen

    August 24, 2010 at 10:30 am

    He thought top teams will offer his wage demand with 2-3 years contract. Well, he was left dry and now ended you know where with just one year contract.

    • Bubble9

      August 24, 2010 at 12:07 pm

      As I wrote in another post, you guys offered him a one year deal with a paycut, which he refused and came to us on a one year deal with a paycut. So he actually refused your offer, you wanted to keep him and he said no, I am going to the mighty spurs. In my mind that really is a F*** you Wenger statement. It really is.

  13. Nick

    August 24, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Gallas has done a few things in his past he shouldn’t of but who hasn’t? Think he’s a quality free signing and if anyone can bring out the best of him then it’s Harry. Exactly the kind of player we need now. Passionate experienced centre half. People will be surprised by the job he does for us. Coys

  14. Alan

    August 24, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Arsenal fans stink of shite. He couldn’t wait to leave.

  15. Dominic

    August 24, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    No question he’s a good player. But when Things don’t go right and he starts blaming everyone but himself…..

  16. mike

    August 24, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Bitter gooner. Sad indeed.

  17. ikd

    August 24, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    oooh whooo!!!!!! you yzzies have some mouth im amazed .first you ll bark about how spuddy the english team is and then suddenly when england get thrashed you change sayin we dont care as long as the spuds do well .youll lost to young boys in the ucl qualifiers .i bet olmpiakos will spank ur white shite lane asses .as for bill its good hes gone .he has the habit of disuniting teams .and 4 crying out loud who the f are ull to say we wont win trophies .look at urselfs ya dirty swines .1 carling cup and yah think “we r better than everybody “.forget the league dauydreamers .keep to ucl qualification .some nerve talking about the gunners chances when u asses are light yrs away from any trophy .and the guy with thundering bale and whatever crap .walcott will tear your team apart just like cesc did .

  18. Alfie

    August 24, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Bubble 9, you’re damn right arsene will keep up the good work! He will keep getting rid of deadwood in the team and go for experienced players at their peak who have won titles, played on the biggest stages, and are 20+ internationals. You’re obviously a spuds fan; maybe YOU need to take a look at YOUR defence and see who’s really having a laugh (club captain, Sickly King, Jonathan Woodleg et al)! I mean come on; conceeding 3 goals in 30 mins to a SWISS team aptly named Young Boys? ! Didn’t even know they had a pro league in that country…!

  19. Aus gunner

    August 25, 2010 at 8:00 am

    What is wrong with this spud fan? How can they say arsenal has not win any thing for along time ? How about when the last time spud win any thing or when they last smell the champion league ? Not for along time . Can’t even remember what year was it ?

  20. AcTech

    August 25, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Galas had some good moments at Emirates but was a burden for a long time. Good luck to Spuds with him. Looks like whoever joins them immidiately becomes vocaly stupid – he said that Spuds were title contenders this year 🙂

  21. Danny

    August 25, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    I can’t believe how cocky spurs fans have become. You make the champions league for once and all of a sudden you’re major players. Sorry to piss on your fire but one good season doesn’t make you a powerhouse.

    At the end of the day, you’ve signed a 33-year-old who thought he was worth more than he was. He had to settle for a one year deal at Spurs because nobody else wanted him. He left us thinking he could get amega deal somewhere and couldn’t.

    Your welcome to him – it’s good business for you because your other defenders – bar King – are simply not good enough.

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