Wenger: van Gaal is a Bad Santa

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Arsene Wenger says he’d cry if Christmas football in England was scrapped, after Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal called the festive schedule ‘evil’.

Speaking this week the Dutchman said, “I think you should change, players are exhausted at the end of the season’, and he called the lack of a winter break ‘the most evil thing of this culture.'”

Strong words from van Gaal, and while Wenger agrees there should be a winter break, he believes the tradition of football around Christmas time in England has to be protected.

“I had his ideas when I arrived here but today I would cry if you changed that because it’s part of English tradition and English football,” he said.

“To suppress the game on Boxing Day, the whole of Europe comes to England to watch the game.

“It’s a very important part of us being popular in the world, that nobody works at Christmas and everybody watches the Premier League.

“I want to go on with it, yes. I always pleaded for a break after January 1, but we have to keep this tradition alive.”

Van Gaal then stole all the presents from an orphanage before being sick on a grandmother.

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Hayatu

Louis van Grinch. The man with the flawed “philosophy”

kinghenrythe14th

Phyloshorphey you mean?

FTGunner
Ferngunner

If Santa had van Gaals face i imagine the kids would have to be lied to about there being no fucking Santa ever!

2015-2016 = the year we've been waiting for

Oooooooh Santa Cazorla!

Gutbukket Deffrolla

Arsene Wenger has hit the nail on the head. Every child on earth deserves to watch the Magic Arsenal Show on Boxing Day.

Santa Cazorla – Saving Christmas for all the little children.

JW

Maybe someone could fix him some sandwhiches

Group captain mandrake

What is it with you and fuckin’ sandwiches!?

good ol' 1 nil to Woolwich

Ahoy! Don’t throw yer toys outta the praaam Louis oi.

chippy's chip

Too right arsene. Xmas is for kids, they get xbox playstation games and we get real games and long may it last.

Pedant

Van Gaal is a Mourinho type manager, does OK with managing the biggest, richest club in whatever country.

Otherwise a total tool.

NewSeason

You are being too kind to Mourinho and mean on LVG.

As far as I am concerned, Mourinho is an evil cunt that deserves to never celebrate Christmas in his life. We should wish Santa to send him to the pit bottom of hell.

Gutbukket Deffrolla

Sorry, but the best our Santa can do is help send Mourinho and his horrible band of evil elves to the relegation zone. It’s as good as Hell for them. JT has experienced so much in football that he deserves a chance to cap it all off with a bit of relegation.

SAGunner

Van Gaal is a typical arrogant Hollander – thinks he knows it all. Never forget sitting on my yacht in the Agean, in a marina – and getting a lecture from 2 Dutch girls (students) about how South Africa should be run – they knew it all. One of them had stopped over at Kempton Park for one night to catch her connecting flight the next morning. That was the sum total of their Experience of this beautiful country. You could tell them nothing!

neutral

At first I thought you were RamblingPete

not deluded

Where is Pete? Its been too long!

Thierry Henry's Shirt Advisor

My yacht is bigger than your yacht

Thierry Henry's Shirt Advisor

Nah, I’m just showing off. I don’t really have a yacht

Gutbukket Deffrolla

One of the girls was named Marina?

not deluded

Both of them i think.

Stan

Aren’t players supposed to be tired by the end of the season!?

Thierry Henry's Shirt Advisor

I’m tired by the end of just one working day tbh

Santi Claus

It’s Santi Claus Cazorla that the kids want to see this Christmas!

COYG!

Al the Gooner

Wenger is right, the Boxing day game is massive. We need to drop the league cup, for EPL clubs it’s a potential extra 6 games more than others leagues play. Every other league has just the one cup competition, the Germans also only have 18 Premier League teams so they play 4 less than us anyway and if your team gets to both cup finals you will have played 12 games to German clubs maximum 6 cup games. Italy has 20 clubs with one 6 game cup, Spain has 20 clubs and potentially 9 games to win their cup. So… Read more »

Possession

Fit fucker was Mr Talbot.

chippy's chip

And lost both finals..

AnthonyG

I’d agree with that. Some good memories, but the League Cup has had its day. It’s not even all that venerable and it was started as a result of some rather iffy thinking.

Pearson

It (the League Cup) was started in an attempt to compete with or distract from) European football.
The FA didn’t want “our” teams mucking about with “Johnny Foreigner”

Le Jim

Ran out of breath just thinking about the last season. Fuck.

Man Manny

The most respected manager in world football has spoken and so be it.
Mourinho casts envious glances at Arsene and wonders why he can’t get a fraction of all that respect. Well Mr Mourinho, you are so flawed in character and bereft of all class that no sane man can put you in the same league as the reverred professor; irrespective of what you win. And speaking about winning, it is always about you: you were the “special one” and not the players.
You only remember the players when things go wrong. Sad little man I must say.

AntiSpud

Well said. The man is just a little twat. I think his true value is coming out now

Arsepedant

He shits on his team’s own fans, too, apparently.

Good Omens

I would pay for a premium rate ticket to watch that.

Woolwich Peripatetic

To be fair to Mourinho…no, fuck that! To explain why Wenger will be respected after he retires, Wenger is the manager with the courage of his convictions – if he thinks a player is good enough even when no-one else does, he will put that player into the team, even if it results in a humiliating defeat for Wenger – usually it isn’t the unheralded player’s fault.

Mourinho would only do that to prove a point about why he needs to spend tens of millions on a ready made player.

Paul

Loved your first sentence!

Big Chief from Antarctica

And they say Wenger is a problem to English football, bollocks. A break after Jan 1st wouldn’t be that hard, everyone is broke anyway.

Thierry Henry's Shirt Advisor

He might get his wish by 2018. Not a good thing.

grasiano mwalusakanyo

I think the most important thing is FA to do research on those blames and to see if there is the truth or not,because managers can say werever they think according to there experience and true that England they didnt won anything for long tym maybe there is another reasons rather than from mr.van gal

Geefive
Oor Wullie

Van Gaal is right, there is nothing more evil in this world than the festive football schedule. It trumps coffee granules in the sugar tin, bits of toast in the butter and even when you can’t get a parking space right outside your house. It keeps me awake at night, I’ll tell you that for nothing.

Me So Hornsey

Evil: profound immorality and wickedness, especially when regarded as a supernatural force.

Example: “his struggle against the forces of evil”

synonyms: cunt, wickedness, bad, badness, wrong, wrongdoing, sin, sinfulness, ungodliness, immorality, vice, iniquity, turpitude, degeneracy, vileness, baseness, perversion, corruption, depravity, villainy, nefariousness, atrocity, malevolence, devilishness, Jose Mourinho, John Terry, Diego Costa, Robin van Persie;

GoonerN16

Well observed, Hornsey, but you left out arrogance and ignorance… big factors also, imo..

Gutbukket Deffrolla

and Ryan Shawcross

Clock-End Mike

Love how le Prof is, and has long been, a fan of English football tradition.

Too many of the PL managers who aren’t English are just club-oriented: Arsène Wenger loves football above all things, which is why his Arsenal play entertaining football and are everybody’s first choice to watch. He always wants football to be the winner. And England gave football to the world.

Dark Arts

I’m for compromise. Let Louis take a Christmas break alone.

He’s a tired manager.

Thierry Henry's Shirt Advisor

Let Moyes take over in his place

Ferngunner

Off/T

But Chambo seems to love Bayern. He was dangerous, playing with freedom the minute he came on.

I want more of that on Saturday as he is set to start.

el_bahja

I miss Rambling pete comments

JohnnyRed

Why photoshop Aaron Lennon onto there as well? Surely he has no hand in Mr van Gaals hatred of the Holidays?

The Car2n Goon

When is a fairy not a fairy?

When he’s got his head up a pixies skirt then he’s a goblin.

Dunno where that vertically challenged joke came from…

*Gets cape, pulls his underwear over his head like spiderman and drops another whisky like Tony Stark *hiccough*

Thierry Henry's Shirt Advisor

I’d cry if Louis Van Gal was Santa

Thierry Henry's Shirt Advisor

Or if that was in my house on Christmas Eve

zeeno99

Why does face look like sh*t dat was stepped on with boots.