Jamie Carragher is out of order calling Arsenal “Spursy”

I’m the first to point out how backwards Arsenal have gone.

I’m the first to question the ambition of Stan Kroenke.

I will call my fellow gooners naive at times for not seeing the facts in front of them.

As a fan with my own opinion, I’m entitled to say how I feel.

Jamie Carragher on the other hand is paid to give unbiased punditry.

It’s hard enough seeing your team lose 2-0 to Brentford without paying for a TV subscription just to see someone try and make everything about him.

On commentary, I agreed with most of what he had to say.

The manner of our second goal happens too much to us.

It is worrying we are starting the season with Chambers at right back.

If Brentford had to handpick one of the ‘big six ‘ to play they would choose us.

 

I didn’t think jumping into the crowd with his microphone or conducting a rendition of ‘Hey Jude ‘ is professional but I get how he got caught up in what was a special night for the Bees.

 

What I found provocative that the word Spursy should be labelled at Arsenal.

That of course is the term used to describe Tottenham, so the ex-defender knew this description was kicking us while we were down.

In the Jungle Book Mowgli gets angry with Baloo the Bear for lying to him.

Baloo accepts Mowgli telling him off until he says, ‘your just like Bagheera’ to which The Bear yells back, ‘that’s going too far!’

So mock Arsenal!

Write us off!

But calling us Spursy!

That’s going too far!

 

The verb’s legacy is born out of decades of being praised for their style of football and individual talent but finding a way to never get over the finish line.

They have won three trophies in over three decades (2 League Cup and 1 FA Cup). In that same period Arsenal lifted the Old First Division, 3 Premierships, 1 League Cup, Cup Winners Cup and 9 FA Cups.

Even in an era where Spurs have been viewed as shifting the power in North London, Arsenal won 4 FA Cups in a poor period in their history compared to the 0 Spurs won in a competition a timeframe which is celebrated.

It’s disrespectful to an Arsene Wenger who won 10 trophies to Spurs’ 2 that we are now being compared when they havn’t come close to our achievements.

The Liverpool legend is renowned for his knowledge when it comes to the history of the sport so knows full well it’s ridiculous to compare the status of the two clubs.

It’s either the latest attempt from the media to rewrite history or Carragher trying to stay relevant.

Many in the press liked Spurs because they had young British players so therefore hyped them up even when they had not won anything.

Its why Spurs fans will have to explain to their grandchildren one day why Poch was their greatest boss in Prem history while at the same time Arsene Wenger was being ridiculed while lifting FA Cups.

Or was Carragher antagonizing our fan base for the sake of views and subs on social media?

Sky Sports have a duty to provide content which is impartial and balanced.

There is nothing wrong with pointing out how far Arsenal have fallen but you can’t make up the past

We are a lot of things but Spursy is not one of them

 

Be Kind In The Comments

Dan

33 Comments

  1. Davi says:

    History is history, but the current side is awful and it is ‘spursy’, considering the term is being used to describe the side as mentally weak. It’s been that way for a while tbh, going back to times under Wenger, but we’ve regressed even further now it seems.
    It’s actually more insulting to spurs’ club history – caragher basically used their club’s history as a pejorative

  2. Brian says:

    Well said Dan
    Carragher is so full of anti Arsenal, and Neville for that matter, I turn the sound off.
    Cannot stand either of them

    1. GoalDan says:

      No way is Gary Neville anti Arsenal, He can’t believe how non competitive Arsenal are from when he was playing against us..

  3. Brad says:

    I think we have more to worry about than Carragher.
    Think he was kind just saying we are Spursy.

  4. Skills1000 says:

    Carragher talks nonsense. The only image i recollect of him is his own goals. He was food at putting the ball in his own net during his liverpool days.
    As for Arsenal, we need 3 signings
    1. Aouar
    2 Odegaard
    3. Pedro Neto.

    We should sell Lacazette, Aubameyang and Nketiah. Play Balogun, Martinelli and Neto can play as a CF

    1. Skills1000 says:

      Jamie Carragher was good at own goals i mean.

      Pedro Neto is a must buy. Very direct and skillful. He is the deal.

    2. dammy says:

      thank God you not the manager…. that’s all I can say

  5. Kev82 says:

    And Kaa said to Shere Khan trust in me which Shere Khan replied oh I can’t be bothered with that type of nonsense 😂 much like we’re told to trust the process which is nonsense because we are sinking every season with no sign of improvement.

  6. Sue says:

    I can’t bear the bloke. It was really painful listening to him commentating (nothing new) – the jubilation in his voice when Brentford scored 🤬

    The tables have turned (never thought they would) and after watching the Spuds earlier, I wouldn’t mind be labelled ‘Spursy’..

  7. Sean Williams says:

    It really doesn’t bother me what these silly pundits say, they have always dissed Arsenal. Problem was watching us play exactly as we did last season….no improvement at all…….not an iota We should sign Conte now, before any other game are thrown away by playing an archaic style of football, and while the transfer window is open. Maybe then we would even get Martinez and Locatelli and beat Carragher’s beloved Liverpool. Don’t be scared of change guys, we need it right now. In a few games time there will be no chance of any fresh ideas.

  8. Neath Gunner says:

    That vile buffoon should have been sacked when he spat in that young girl’s face.

    1. SueP says:

      Yes he should have been – I quite agree

      1. Ozziegunner says:

        Yes SueP, his opinion should count for nought. People give him more credit than he deserves, by even noting his comments.

  9. Reggie says:

    We just give the good and the bad pundits the ammunition to mock us. Carragher is first class dick and he is a poor human being but we are there to be mocked.

  10. Adajim says:

    Overreaction of our fan base make other fans butt in, we gave them the opportunity to take advantage of the situation, when Liverpool were struggling without a proper identity in the league, no one had there time but in our case, we made it so obvious

  11. guy says:

    Unnecessary article – why are we becoming so sensitive? Although not a Carragher fan, I prefer an angle or opinion to mere statements of facts, as long as its not overly personal criticism, even if I don’t agree with what is said.. People are becoming defensive over the silliest things. I guess that’s the PC age for you.

  12. jon fox says:

    As usual a well argued piece by Dan . Though I found his central point rather a pedantic one, which is ironic when coming from an arch pedant like me. “Spursy” is well understood to mean a side that can look good at times but collapses when under pressure.

    TBH, I AM FAR FROM CONVINCED THAT WE EVEN LOOK GOOD AT TIMES, and that ALONE is the real reason that “Spursy” does not apply to us these days, though during Wengers last years it would have been more apt.

    In one respect, I wish it would now apply, as we would at least then look good at times.

    Essentially though, one mere (and mostly biased) pundits opinion is not of much import. IS IT!

    Personally, I disregard it as of no consequence in that it changes nothing, but simply hurts the pride of some of us , including Dan.After all, no-one died, as the saying goes!

  13. ArseOverTit says:

    Not a fan of carragher but what he said is pretty much on the ball (or is that moneyball?;)

    I’d say our football is not even as good as under MA and we still have the ability to mess up royally. So we are taking Spursy to a new level and making it Arsey..

    Some get that way when we are compared to the spuds but hey it is what it is.

    Thank Stan

  14. Joe. S says:

    Dan face the reality. The people who can notice the rot at our club are often outsiders with no emotional ties. Regarding Arsenal’s fall, it is what it is and don’t try to delude yourself.

  15. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

    We deserve everything that’s being aimed in our general direction

  16. popoli says:

    Carrager it’s true of what you are talking about .arsenal not different from the arsenal ladies even Brentford. Oh my God. Arsenal is over

    1. Ozziegunner says:

      The Arsenal ladies are a very good football team and deserve your apology.

  17. Dusty91 says:

    Well i think spursy might be a little too kind, shitty would be the right word, there are many problems in this club, two of them are the beatiful man clueless manager arteta and his sidekick edu

  18. Havyn says:

    Neto is another Kia Joorabchan player
    So Arsenal now buys only Kia players because of corrupt Edu?

    He dismantled our scouting system and introduced his own agent Kia to provide us with his players

    Willian, Luiz, Cedric, Neto, Gabriel, Cotinho are all Kia players

    Edu is now working to buy Neto and the former Pool player Cotinho to Arsenal

    I suspect Edu get cuts from deals with Kia that may be the reason he often shop from Kia and holidays with him.

    Edu is corrupt

  19. siamois says:

    Even Newcastle looked a better more determined team than us despite losing to West-Ham.

  20. Grantygooner says:

    It was a comment to “provoke” a response and it worked. Let’s be honest, none of our football covering tv media channels are “unbiased”. They all love Man United, Spurs and Liverpool. Man City’s success is a “fly in the ointment” and they don’t like that. BBC and BT Sport have shown a significant anti-Arsenal agenda for years, when they have muppets like Lineker, Hoddle and Ferdinand giving commentary what can you expect? Sky take it a step further where bitter ex-gooner Alan Smith gets to spout bile and vitriol about our club at every opportunity he gets. Problem is we are “rank rotten” at the moment so the media are having a field day slagging us off. Tough times to be gooner folks.

  21. VasC says:

    From “Invincibles” to “Spursy”… How things change so drastically in a decade and a half!

    This Arsenal team deservedly “earned” the right to be called by any and every name that is acceptable under the TV punditry guidelines.

  22. allezkev says:

    Jamie Carragar, Danny Mills, Jamie O’Hara, Gary Neville, add them all together and you still couldn’t make a Coach who could cut over the Hackney Marshes.
    But frankly if you listen to Carragar and take on board anything that idiot says then you really do need to take a long serious look at yourself…

    1. Ozziegunner says:

      👍 Even if true, you doubt the source!

  23. Kutoiam says:

    Lol!
    We gooners has to chill, I think carragar display was scripted and a set up, sky sport allowed it, they paid for it, if I can count from 1991 till date I no how many trophys Liverpool has won, it’s not even up to half of wat we’ve won, carragar is a sad man that’s why hes acting like one, if he wasn’t for sky sport he wouldn’t have been employed actually I pity him cus this a player whose an own goal specialist, he’s not rated as one of the best of defenders not even in Liverpool history, if u give a mic to a foolish person, he will empower foolishness but all been said arsenal is the once who put them self in this mess, I still don’t think arteta is the problem edu has no idear of what kind of players to transform arsenal, I don’t like the fact that some of us are blaming Kia joorabcham, he’s like every other agent and his a goober like us, blame the players not his agent that to me is a wrong move, TBH the media is not fair to arsenal cus everything we do makes news and that’s bad journalism

  24. Kutoiam says:

    Lol!
    We gooners has to chill, I think carragar display was scripted and a set up, sky sport allowed it, they paid for it, if I can count from 1991 till date I no how many trophys Liverpool has won, it’s not even up to half of wat we’ve won, carragar is a sad man that’s why hes acting like one, if he wasn’t for sky sport he wouldn’t have been employed actually I pity him cus this a player whose an own goal specialist, he’s not rated as one of the best of defenders not even in Liverpool history, if u give a mic to a foolish person, he will empower foolishness but all been said arsenal are the once who put them self in this mess, I still don’t think arteta is the problem edu has no idear of what kind of players to transform arsenal, I don’t like the fact that some of us are blaming Kia joorabcham, he’s like every other agent and his a gooner like us, blame the players not his agent that to me is a wrong move, TBH the media is not fair to arsenal cus everything we do makes news and that’s bad journalism

  25. gerry burke says:

    well i think jamie paid us a direct compliment calling our club spursey. if only we were, if anybody saw spurs beat man city on sunday then you will know what i mean.the only other word that i can come up with at the moment for our lame team would be arsey, so i will stick with spursey.

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