Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Arsenal drubbed, Adebayor head butts teammate (video)

Things got ugly last night. Arsenal were throttled 5-1 by Tottenham Hotspur in the Carling Cup. Emmanuel Adebayor head butted his teammate Nicklas Bendtner. Not good.

The Togolese international striker came on as a substitute for Theo Walcott in the second half with the side already 4-0 down. Adebayor seemed completely out of control and couldn’t handle the situation.

The incident happened as the pair were in the box waiting for Cesc Fabregas to take a free kick in the 80th minute. Adebayor lashed out at Bendtner and eventually head butted him, leaving him with a cut on his nose and triggering a frenzy of team mates stepping in to separate the pair. William Gallas eventually restored order but Adebayor seemed to remain a bit crazed as seconds later he should have been sent off for a hand in the face, which would have been a second bookable offense.

Arsene Wenger claimed he didn’t see it.

Referee Howard Webb took no action against the players but they could still face disciplinary action as the video can be studied by an FA panel.

Spurs took the matchup 6-2 on aggregate and have booked their place in the final at Wembley, well deserved as the fracas between Arsenal players overshadowed their excellent performance.

The rest of the game was tense between the Arsenal strikers. Mathieu Flamini was seen screaming from the bench at Adebayor to calm down and Arsenal's team staff had to hold Adebayor back before entering the of the tunnel to avoid further confrontation.

Unfortunately the video does not show everything, but watching the second half, it’s pretty clear Adebayor is frustrated with Bendtner’s effort culminating in the first scene where he is doggedly chasing the ball, then a moment later, Bendtner fails to pass it to Adebayor and tries to go it alone. This seems to really anger Adebayor, as you can see when he marches away and glares back at Bendtner.

Then the whistle goes and on the top right he dashes over to Bendtner. The incident continues in the top right as the close up of the placement of the ball for the free kick takes place. Bendtner is then doubled over.

Seconds later, Adebayor should have been red carded as the hand to the face looked pretty deliberate to me:

Note: Video flagged for copyright violation, but you can see it here:


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job mate! Wanted to see the incident.

1/23/2008 2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a wanker crybaby

Ha ha 5-1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eat my pie Punners


1/23/2008 2:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

count em ======== 5


1/23/2008 2:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so so so funny.... anyway like everyone went to work today - most gunners has called in sick! how sad. A few have stood up and r like well done we got thrashed our manager is a twat who east french sour grapes, did he watch the same match, in-fighting? within his team? if that's the future of arsenal or whatever team 1st, 2nd, reserves, kids whatever you look crap got thrashed and taught a lesson in football by a bunch of twenty somethings... all you harp on about is history... history yes does not lie hence why Arsenal started to leave early so they could get back to South London - lol

1/23/2008 3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hand (gloved) in the face that looked accidental to me (a Spurs fan) and 2 frustrated players having a go at each other. And you want an FA enquiry? Get a life mate!

1/23/2008 3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we were awful last night must admit it but how many times have spurs beaten us in the last 10 years? Look at the trend mates

1/23/2008 3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes a big round if applause for the spurs first team who managed to beat the arsenal 2nd XI...evenutally...first time in 10 years? in the Skoda Cup? must be a proud proud moment...champions league? you're having a laugh

1/23/2008 3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


For the Spoors its like banging a hooker, they can look down for 3 minutes and say 'wow what a hottie' but they know its just for a while

For us Gunners we know we go home to a hottie wife every night

You can pretend but you COY-farts know last night was just a one night stand

1/23/2008 3:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HA HA HA HA, was getting ready to write something funny but comment above says it ALL

1/23/2008 3:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I for one was at work today and am very proud of my team. How many of you yids have scived off work over the past ten years.
Enjoy your cup final because you arent going to win it. So much for 4th place this season....as delude as ever. New manager , I'd give him 2 years he doesnt hang around longer than that

1/23/2008 3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watched this a couple of times and can't see a headbutt in there, looks likeonly a bit of name calling. Is there another which shows it?

1/23/2008 4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is from a neutral perspective (QPR)

Should an Arsenal fan try and brush off last night as Spurs beating their 'kids', 'reserves' it is interesting to note:

1) The average age of the gooners 14 players used was 22.8, for spurs 25.8. So yes they were a little younger.

2) The goon starting XI cost £51m to Spurs £39m. including the 3 subs used this becomes £62m arse to £53m spurs.

3) The 14 players used by spurs have started 279 games between them this season, the gooners 14 have started 214 between them.

4) There were 11 players out of the 14 for Arsenal who have full international caps. Spurs had only 10.

5) The total caps held by the 14 goons is 261 (hardly kids eh!)

6) 2 players for the goons have won the world cup, thats pretty good for experience.

So is this indicative of the fact that perhaps the Arsenal youth team is actually a media construction?
On the other hand, pretty much any side Arsenal put out is full of experience, but were embarassed by Tottenham last night.

1/23/2008 4:33 PM  
Anonymous GOONER4LIFE said...

yeah alrite, spuds beat us, now they think there the best team in the world, sort your fucking selfs out, we have took 6 points of you this season and your still in the bottom half of the table, fucking idiots, wow you get to goto the worthless cup, cup final, gz on nothing 2nd class shitheads lol.

1/23/2008 4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ive been to several derbies at the lane over the years and always been dissapointed at Spurs loosing. However Ive often come away thinking Arsenal were the better team. Henry was hated, but we had to admit he was a fantastic player. However, last night the Spurs demolished an EXPERIENCED arsenal team (see QPR fans stats above) with a brand of Ramos football which I can only compare to err Seville of last season.....

Its finally time Goons (and your ungracious scum of a manager) to admit you lost to the better team.... and that Spurs have a manager that might just be able to cause a few problems for the top four in years to come....

1/23/2008 5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wankers killed the video for copyright violation

1/23/2008 5:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I seem to remember a quote from Wenger a few weeks ago where he was asked a question about his "B Team" or "2nd Squad" and he began his response with something like "First of all, I have no B Team. I always put out the players I think are best for that specific game". Spurs were obviously a better team last night but it doesn't mean they are the better team. Arsenal fans shouldn't be using the excuse that it was their reserves or B team though because that is just demeaning the players that played in the match. There's nothing worse than a sore loser who makes excuses for why they lost at the expense of the team.

1/23/2008 6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh for God's sake. Spurs fans really are pathetic, they beat us once in a blue moon, and act like they've won the Champions League? On top of this, they result to insulting our manager, both racially and physically, which is rich seeing as Ramos is Spanish, and has a huge mole.

Let's be frank, Arsenal are lightyears ahead of Spurs, and the Arsenal vs. Spurs matches in the Premiership prove this, and will continue to do so, simply because of the fact that you are playing our first team. The fact of the matter is, you've played the Arsenal first team twice this season, and lost on both occasions.

End of discussion.

1/23/2008 11:51 PM  
Blogger dido said...

the video is not available but who care what this stupid gays dooo..
we care about the score 5:1 Tottenham winner Arsenal loser.

1/24/2008 11:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ya only after NINE (9) YEARS then u beat us
now who is the COYS??

1/25/2008 2:23 PM  
Blogger dido said...

ok but next 9 year u will see who gonna be the winner thi season arsenal won't get any trophy

1/26/2008 11:13 AM  

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