Arsenal Fan TV’s Robbie has covered uncountable moments revolving around the Arsenal Football Club, but today’s debacle at White Hart Lane left him absolutely rattled.
Arsenal’s loss to Tottenham prompted Spurs fans to subject Robbie to such serious intimidation, that the presenter had to be escorted by the police.
Chants of “Robbie what’s the score” and other abusive ones (including what appears to be a racist insult as well) greeted a visibly frightened Robbie as he left the venue after the game.
Quite shameful this, check out Robbie being escorted by the police amidst abuse by Tottenham fans –
From a horrific Champions League exit, to losing out on a top-four finish for the first time in the last 20 years, Arsenal fans have seen it all this season.
Although the downfall had become bearable to an extent after a few recent games, things finally boiled down to the crucial North London derby today.
And it all ended there. This will be the first time since Arsene Wenger’s arrival at the club in 1996 that Gooners won’t be celebrating St. Totteringham’s Day.
And after Spurs sunk Arsenal 2-0 today, this is how a visible rattled Wenger reacted to the question of Tottenham overtaking Arsenal’s legacy –
Like their Scottish Premiership title this season, Celtic’s new kit also seems to have arrived way ahead of schedule, and it is just as majestic as the title itself.
Footyheadlines.com put up pictures of the traditional green and white home kit that the Hoops will don for the next season, just a week before the official launch.
The jersey’s classic design aims to pay homage to the 50th anniversary of Celtic’s iconic Lisbon Lions winning the historic 1967 European Cup.
Accompanied with gold logos and a stunning monochrome version of the club’s crest, here are some pictures of Celtic’s home kit from New Balance for 2017-18 –
As impressive as Antonio Conte’s Chelsea have been this season, Tottenham Hotspur on their part have also been just as equally impressive as their London counterparts.
The appointment of Argentine manager Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham has seen the North London club undergo a drastic transformation from a side loitering around the top six to genuine title contenders in the last two seasons.
Even more impressive has been the emergence of young English talent under the tutelage of Pochettino.
With such good work being done at Spurs, it did come as a surprise to many a Tottenham fans when their manager was overlooked for the Manager of the year by Premier League great Alan Shearer.
Shearer, speaking on MOTD made a rather surprise statement when he picked out Antonio Conte, Sean Dyche and Eddie Howe as contenders for the manager of the year award.
While not disregarding the achievements of the aforementioned trio, the omission of Pochettino did certainly raise eyebrows with Tottenham fans understandably voicing their concerns on social media.
Check out the best reactions from Spurs fans below:
(Unwanted) Fan Interaction
When it comes to the Old Firm Derby, all bets are off. The history of the fixture has been marred with violence both on and off the pitch while every so often some good football also breaks out. Celtic are definitely in the ascendancy at the moment and they proved their dominance with a 5-1 away win at Ibrox Park – the biggest winning margin away against their bitter rivals ever. It would not be too difficult to imagine what the mood of the home crowd must have been like.
In fact, one fan decided that his team were simply not doing enough to stop their rivals and took matters into his own hands. The errant supporter can be spotted running up and getting right into Celtic captain Scott Brown’s face – he certainly did not want an autograph.
Rangers’ players had to escort the man to edge of the pitch before he re-joined the throng, with no perceptible reaction from the stewards and security staff. Lax enforcement and a lax defence – plenty of worrying signs at the Ibrox.
While the pitch invasion proved to have no real effect on the game, it is still a pretty ugly sight. Though surely not as unwelcome as the scoreboard at the end of the game for the home faithful.
Check out the incredible security lapse below:
A Great Touch
The latest edition of the Manchester Derby certainly did not light up the park after a goal-less draw, but it was as fiercely contested as any other. One of the unfortunate victims of the intensity of the match was young Timothy Fosu-Mensah.
The Dutchman only came on in the 86th minute but it proved enough time for him to dislocate his shoulder in a challenge with Vincent Kompany as his name was added to United’s already lengthy injury list. While the teenager would certainly be rueing his luck, it did provide the City skipper with an opportunity to show his gracious nature.
Kompany had a personally signed shirt sent to Fosu-Mensah with the message wishing him a speedy recovery. The apology was overwhelmingly accepted via an approving Instagram post – there are still some nice guys in football it appears.
Bitter enmity aside, Kompany’s gesture towards a young talent certainly speaks volumes for his character, and is something that the two divided sets of fans could finally agree on.
Check out post from the Man Utd youngster below:
Harry Winks might be just at the start of his career, but he certainly isn’t shy of attending the A-List events.
A host of celebrities were peppered among the 90,000 strong crowd for the epic heavyweight title clash between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko – a match that more than lived up to the hype as the Englishman picked up the unified championship after 11 gruelling rounds.
Cheering on the man from Watford was Tottenham man Winks, whose slightly sheepish grin seems to suggest he might not have told too many people he would be in attendance.
While an injury at the beginning of the month ruled Winks out for the rest of the season, Spurs will be looking to land a knockout blow of their own ahead of a crunch derby clash against Arsenal tonight.
Check out the pictures of Winks at the event below:
When John Terry recently announced that he wouldn’t be renewing his contract with Chelsea at the end of the season, it was news that had many Blues fans feeling emotional. He was a key figure during their rise to the top of English football in the 2000’s which eventually saw him become the on of the greatest captains in the history of the Blues.
There’s also the fact that he was the last remnant of an era fondly remembered by the Stamford Bridge faithful, due to the departure of the likes of Didier Drogba, Petr Cech, Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard in previous years.
It is thus little wonder that his departure will get him a very special honour from Chelsea fans.
From now until the end of the season, Chelsea fans will not display banners for any other players at Stamford Bridge aside from those made for John Terry.
It is definitely a nice little way to say thank you to the man who for years was hailed as the club’s “captain, leader and legend”.
Arsenal defender Rob Holding might have disregarded Manchester United as one of his favourite clubs, but that rule clearly doesn’t apply to one of the Red Devils rumored targets.
The player was seen copying Atletico Madrid star striker Antoinne Griezmann’s hotline bling dance during Arsenal training before the crucial North London Derby, and he was also quite good at it.
Holding has caught the attention of many top clubs and even the manager of the English national team with his brilliant performances lately, particularly against Manchester City2 during the FA Cup game last week.
Check out Holding’s version of the Griezmann celebration below –
In the time period before Manchester City’s takeover by their current owners, the Manchester derby was a significantly more one-sided fixture, mainly because United were the superior side for years.
That being said, recent times have seen this become a more evenly-matched fixture and given United’s slight post-Fergie decline, the blue half of Manchester is more relevant than they’ve been in years.
However, this didn’t stop some City fans from crowding around Jose Mourinho and asking him for pictures before the Manchester derby; a pretty amazing sight given how competitive this rivalry is now.
So much for chanting the x-rates Mourinho chant during the match, check out a video of City fans gushing over to to get a picture with the Man Utd boss here: