Song banned for three games

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The FA have confirmed that Alex Song will serve a 3 match ban for treading lightly on Joey Barton’s leg during Arsenal’s 0-0 draw with Newcastle last Saturday.

In a statement they said, “Arsenal’s Alex Song will begin a three-match suspension with immediate effect after he accepted a charge of violent conduct.

Song was charged following an incident during Arsenal’s fixture at Newcastle United on Saturday, August 13”.

Song will miss Liverpool, Manchester United and Swansea although he will be eligible for Arsenal’s Champions League second-leg qualifier against Udinese.

 

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welly
welly

he was stupid to do it

Millsey
Millsey

3 matches…!? Should’ve stamped harder.

Only one
Only one

He should have completely fucked Barton, that would have been worth 3 games

edyk
edyk

In all honesty it was worthy of a 3 match ban.

Daz
Daz

Looks like frimpong is going to be thrown in at the deepend with games against Liverpool and united

Alex Fisher

I for one would draws from the next 2 prem games. any win would be amazing, but given the standard of opposition and our paucity of options (at present) any sort of result is a positive one.

Alex Fisher

meant to say ‘I for one would be happy with draws’ *brain fart*

Danny
Danny

Sod that – we should easily beat Liverpool and raise our game enough to beat Man.Utd too. Frimpong will take over from Song, hopefully Jack will be back against Man.Shite and Arshavin will do his stuff (again) against Liverpool. 2 draws will be a big disappointment – in my opinion.

Jin
Jin

Danny, that’s good confidence. Don’t throw your toys out of the pram if it doesn’t go that way though

North Bank Ned
North Bank Ned

A home win and and an away draw is the minimum we need. I’d take vice versa, too. I might even prefer that as I think any points taken off ManU will be worth double. Liverpool will drop more points than ManU over the season.

Jin
Jin

Mate, playing away at old trafford is a tough match. I’d love to beat them, and since their squad really isn’t that great they seem like a team we should be able to beat (more than chelsea or city imo) but I think I would take 2-3 points out of the next two

Gnasher
Gnasher

Incredibly stupid action by Alex Song. Regardless of the opposing player very stupid. Barton is a thug but, are players should be above that sort of childish behaviour. If this had been another player from another club on one of ours then the howls of incredulity would make many fans hipocrits.

We now go into a difficult period of opposition without an important player in an already thin squad. GRRRRRR

Arsenal Whinger

Song could do with the rest to be honest, his brain is clearly tired. Firstly stamping on Barton thinking no one will see it, then getting a 3 match ban for his troubles. Then playing the 90 mins last night totally forgetting what position he actually plays. Maybe he thinks he’s Cesc natural successor in the team.

yes
yes

“Song will miss Liverpool, Manchester United and Swansea although he will be eligible for Arsenal’s Champions League second-leg qualifier against Udinese.”

Was hoping for something funnier to finish off this piece 🙁

NorthernGoon
NorthernGoon

Absolutely ridiculous thing to do even though Barton is a cunt. We’ve now got utd and liver who would test even our first eleven. If we get a draw from each match I’ll be happy enough and quietly surprised.

Carlstromback
Carlstromback

Hey, come the Blackburn game he’ll be a LANS.

BrianTheBelfastGooner
BrianTheBelfastGooner

Signing Parker (on loan if Wenger doesnt want to throw money around) would be great cover for these three games and for the African Cup of Nations.

Frimpong looks decent but he should be cutting his teeth from the bench and in cup games – not starting against ManUre and Liverhoof – especially when we’ve already got a young Ramsay in the midfield

Any points from these two games would be amazing imo – i thought we’d go through August winless and out of the UCL

Godders
Godders

Shoulda changed his name to Wayne Rooney if he wants to get away with things like that

Brandon
Brandon

If I was a top quality foreign player looking at this match and the way respective punishments have been meted out, I would say “[email protected]#* off” if ever an English team came calling. The FA (and some fans too) seem to desperately want to return English football back to the dark ages under the mistaken delusion that things were much better then. They weren’t.

Mr Teddy Ears
Mr Teddy Ears

I hope bartons balls fall off the wanker

f4phantomphreak
f4phantomphreak

See this is a prime example of a person NOT thinking about the team first! He should of known doing anything like that to that blow hard would be seen by the all seeing FA, duh….. With what we have to field during the month of August meaning Prem wise we look awful. I for one do not expect AW to spend on replacements because he only looks for exceptional quality when we all know there is PLENTY of players out there to fit the bill, plenty…. I promise you I’m no doom and gloom’r but this has to be the weakest looking squad going in vs. Pool and Utd. very weak indeed, lets ALL PRAY RVP doesn’t do his usual play for 3 weeks miss 3 months routine, cause then we are stuck with Chamack “no-attack!”

Ghostofgoonerspast.
Ghostofgoonerspast.

Oh Wenger, oh Wenger,
Wish you were a big spender, 
Just sold Fabregas,
Now time for Nasri & Bendtner.
Clichy gone and Eboue too,
Time to go out and buy someone new.
Defence is our weakness so that’s where I’ll start,
Unfortunately not solved by Alex Oxencart…
There’s Samba or Cahill, 
Or possibly Dann,
Even Jagielka if you don’t mind the older man.
Further up there’s Jadson and Hazard as well,
Whatever happens, do it soon!
They need time to gel!
No Mata?, no matter,
Just find someone good,
Who’ll help us win trophies the way Arsenal should.
So do us a favour please boss, 
Strengthen from back to front,
“Spend some fucking money” Wenger,
You stubborn old c***.

Mr Teddy Ears
Mr Teddy Ears

You forgot the “PS Nasri is a cunt “

North Bank Ned
North Bank Ned

The FA’s disciplinary system is seriously f**ked up, as if we didn’t know it. That Song and Gervinho get the same punishment for such dissimilar offences and that Gervinho and Barton get such dissimilar punishment for such similar offences is beyond belief.

Ghostofgoonerspast.
Ghostofgoonerspast.

I admit I was torn with the last line being what it is or ‘Oh and Nasri, you’re a c***’. 🙂 lol.

RocCityGunner
RocCityGunner

The entire human race has confirmed that the FA is a fn joke and should serve an indefinite suspension.

GoonerMonkey
GoonerMonkey

Bored at work *Checks internet for any new stuff with the Arsenal*
Nothing good *Sighs*
20 mins later *Checks internet for any new stuff with the Arsenal*
Nothing good *Sighs*
*Repeat…*

I swear I’m going to have an involuntary pleasure explosion of deathly magnitude if we actually replace the players who have left and strengthen the areas that needed it in the first place…

Stephen
Stephen

Yeah, the transfer seasons not good for productivity.

Bilbo
Bilbo

So very true

Popeye
Popeye

Brainless muppet, deep shit enough without that stupid act, i really fear for Our season and wengers sanity

The hurler
The hurler

it pisses me off that Barton wasn’t punished for man handling gervinho. was song did was sheer stupidity, but I have to question why when both of our players are now banned for 3 games, Barton gets away scot free?? surely the games footage was reviewed prior to brandishing punishments so why leave Barton off? In truth I am not one bit surprised. be it with the punishments, who was punished, or the speed at which they were handed out. the FA have once again shown how inept they are. had this been Man utd, Liverpool or Chelski, Barton would’ve been charged & banned.

Mooro
Mooro

Because he’s Joey. You know Joey – wouldn’t hurt a fly but if he feels wronged he can’t help himself…..according to his cunt of a manager anyway.

If the FA weren’t so endemically incompetent, you could easily see a case for him escaping because he’s not a foreigner….only foreigners dive/stamp on people obviously. Not salt of the earth types like Joey.

TomC
TomC

Ghost- nice work!

Looks like Frimpong could be in for a busy week. Csz too in all likelihood.

micky readman
micky readman

shite, just what we fucking need!!….f.a are cunts….

song should have booted barton in the knackers in hindsight, same ban surely!

next time song let the likes of barton get on with trying to fluster you, there game will suffer due to that and your game will improve….

leave the red rag in the changies kid!

nasri the f.a and barton are cunts of the highest order…….

Cromulus
Cromulus

However incompetent the FA is – and they are – I’ve seen fairer decisions in the World Wrestling Federation – Song’s actions clearly deserve a three match ban.  

He’s a heart and guts type player who will do something that dumb every once in a while.  He’s never gonna win whatever football’s version of hockey’s Lady Bing trophy (given out anually to the guy most likely to help old ladies cross the street and fail to drop the gloves) is, but fuck that – we don’t need any more players who would.

He stomped on Joey, he got a three match ban, he is a cunt, but he’s our cunt and we need that sort of cunt in our squad. 

3 games is fair.

Luckyarsenal
Luckyarsenal

I bet Pardew said to Barton, “go wind them up Joey.”

The result? Two players out for three matches.

They have to learn to be bigger than that prick and not respond to him

Arseprof
Arseprof

To the flintstones tune.

Frimpong
He is frimpong
He’s the third one in his family
He plays
For arsenal
The best team in history.

For Mr blogs.