Date: 8th September 2007 at 11:16pm
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No one can take away what David Dein did for Arsenal in the 20 years he was at Arsenal.

He brought Wenger to the club, changed the way business worked in football and took Arsenal to a whole new level.

Those are his greatest achievement, he did much, much more for the club. But since his dismissal from the Arsenal board, he is very much a changed man.

Not only has he sold out to the highest bidder in the form of Russian Billionaire Alisher Usmanov, but he has also seen fit to stick his nose in where it really is not wanted.

As I’m sure you’re all aware, Arsene Wenger signed a new deal on Friday that will keep him at Arsenal until 2011.

DD in entitled to talk about it with the media, but his comments were disapointing to say the least.

Speaking to Sky Sports.com Dein said: ‘When I left his future was very much in the balance.

‘He said to me at the time that he wasn’t sure if he wanted to stay on.

‘We had a chat and I thought it was important that he should stay on for the future of the club.’


Now Dein has done one of two things here. He has either betrayed Wenger’s confidence by spilling such a personal discussion out into the media. Or his comments are completely fabricated. Either way, the former vice-chairman is out of order.

I have always had a massive amount of respect for Dein, but these comments coupled with his last comments about Arsenal needing more financial muscle to compete with the likes of Chelsea have done him no favors with many Arsenal fans.

Is Dein still thinking about what’s best for Arsenal? Or have his emotions got the better of him? Could he be trying to make a point to the likes of Peter Hill-Wood?

All I can say is that Dein needs to sort himself out. At the moment he is still loved by the majority of Gooners, but that’ll soon change if he keeps this up.

 

98 Replies to “Disrespectful Dein Shouts Mouth Off”

  • Wenger should by now be wondering what sort of friend Dein really is. If you take a look at that photo a few weeks back of Dein and Wenger coming out of a restaurant you can clearly see the surprise on Wengers face but Dein was pretty relaxed almost as if he expected the photographer to be there. I wonder who would have benefited most from tipping the press off?

  • “Now Dein has done one of two things here. He has either betrayed Wenger’s confidence by spilling such a personal discussion out into the media. Or his comments are completely fabricated. Either way, the former vice-chairman is out of order”. Huh?If they cinoketeky fabricated his comments, it’s still his fault?

  • Dein has made his bed, now he has to lie in it, and keep one eye open at the same time. The man did wonders for Arsenal, but has sold his soul now. He will pay the price.

  • disgraceful, after all he did for Arsenal, you treat him like that !!short memories or what. What a bunch you lot are. Thank god im an ex gunner, i hate that gooner tag, it shortens to goons, which is quite apt.
    You know not the meaning of loyalty, or respect, or understanding, He clearly is stuill in love with the club. Truly shameful.

  • Whatever Dein did for the club the club did much more for him. Your pious preaching is ridiculous Tonytime. You talk about loyalty but you are an EX gunner!!! I think we can do without that sort of loyalty and understanding is also clearly beyond you.

  • Amos, its blinkered sheep like you that made me EX. I understand a lot more than you think matey, but this is all for now, everything at the right time.
    whistle whistle, come round boy, whistle whistle over here boy, thats it into that pen boy. well done, goood doggie amos, heres a biscuit from old farmer.

  • Now read your post quietly back to yourself Tonytime. Is that the comment of an intelligent person attempting to make a valid point? I don’t think you understand much at all ‘matey’. If you did you would make a much better job of getting your point across than you do. You sound bittter a stupid. Incapable of cogent argument so you resort to silly childish sheep jibes. Trying growing up and getting beyond the yah-boo level of pathetic point scoring and maybe one day you will make a post worth reading.

  • if thats the case i hope so cos it will put me one up on you.
    and your point on the debate in your last post was , not pathetic point scoring by any chance, no no, it dealt with all the pertinent point of the article. lol

  • Of course it was valid TT. It was pointing out the obvious paradox of you preaching about loyalty while at the same time claiming to be an ex-gunner. It also makes the point that your post tries to insult Arsenal fans by calling us goons and then blaming the fact that you don’t support Arsenal any longer on the somewhat curious reasoning that you don’t like many of their fans. I would have thought that support for the club would have had something more to do with the club itself. So you see there is much to discuss of some relevance. You don’t have to limit yourself to childish insults and pathetically silly and discourteous attacks on others.

  • TT, your mother making you put on a Henry 14 shirt when you were 6, because she thought he looked “tight”, does not classify you as an ex-Gunner. You must be a Manc because although the spuds come on our board and try to wind us up at least they try to do it with (semi) legible sentences, Mancs however failed miserably evolving from amoeba. Run along child, playtime bell is ringing!

  • Heres a paradox Amos – “You don’t have to limit yourself to childish insults and pathetically silly and discourteous attacks on others.”
    Amos “Your pious preaching is ridiculous Tonytime. You talk about loyalty but you are an EX gunner!!! I think we can do without that sort of loyalty and understanding is also clearly beyond you. ”
    not discourteous or an attack on another, no no in amos’s case its pointing something out, in my case its pathetic and discourteous. lol. Ill give you this though Amos you are a genuine hypocrite, more fake parts than an imitation rolex. lol

  • thanks misrtraal, more intellligent non insulting remarks. Amoeba they would be the foundation of all life, the most essential of all building blocks. great name by the way, stop eating the beans and you may find the wind decreases, still its better than hatespur.

  • You find this debating lark quite challenging don’t you TT. My response to your initial post insulting and attacking on all gooners because the article represented a view on Dein that you didn’t agree with pointed out the obvious paradox. Your post made no attempt to make a reasoned defence of Deins position or examine whether his comments were appropriate or not you just used it is an opportunity to accuse all Arsenal fans of being disloyal, disrespectful and lacking understanding. So you see my pointing out that preaching loyalty while at the same time displaying your own lack of it was factual observation and not merely insulting. You then responded without attempting to defend this inconsistency on your part but simply made a silly ‘sheep’ analogy.

  • amos, i think you, we have a problem here. if you think
    “Your pious preaching is ridiculous Tonytime. You talk about loyalty but you are an EX gunner!!! I think we can do without that sort of loyalty and understanding is also clearly beyond you. ”
    is a reasoned response you are in serious need of medication. if you further think that this is not a personal insult then you are in morte trouble than i initially thought. My comments were general , you werre the first person to get personal.
    You are a hypocrite as anyone can see by these postings.
    Go try your policy of accusing others of your own shortcomings on someone else.

  • Looks like its a quiet saturday for TonyTime and his alter-ego groupies. Mummy let you stay up late did she?

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