the playing mantis wrote:i statred the thread and have been a ST since 93. im no glory hunter. i have given my ticket away or sold it for 85% of games this season due to lack of enthusiasm to travelling up to london at weekends when i spend the working wek there and at what i see as mismamnagement of thec lcb and contempt of supporters shown by those in charge at all levels at the emirates.
its not sour grapes quinn was sycophantic and has an anti arsenal agenda in my opinion, and it was eveident through his commentary last night and has been in the past. not through criticising the club but through taking such pleasure in seeing us beaten.
smith and merse tell it like it is. they take pleasure when we win and criticise the club as necessary, one thing they do not do is take glee in seeing us lose.
Absolutely not the case (the anti arsenal agenda bit, I've put it in bold but it doesnt really show up!), sounding a bit paranoid there tbh. I've mentioned Arsenal to Quinny before on one of the rare occasions that I've met him and he's been full of praise for them- its right enough that he has certain issues with certain people who are at the club now, he was candid enough about that, but he still cares about Arsenal. Obviously Sunderland is his main love in club football but he has a lot of time for both Arsenal and Man City. Equally a couple of my mates were in Durham a few years back and Quinny was in the pub (no surprise there, he often goes out for pints and mixes with the fans, different class of bloke to most footballers nowadays)- Arsenal were playing in europe and the match was on and Quinny was very much cheering them on, most of the people in the pub were cheering Arsenal as well just because Quinny was. Arsenal won and before he left he got a load of beers in for the lads who were in there and said something along the lines of "great company and a great result, been a good night".
When Quinny was up here saving SAFC he was out chatting to fans all the time, I doubt you'll find any Sunderland fans that he's spoken to who would say that he has a bad word about Arsenal as a club. He obviously enjoyed the match on Monday and maybe got a bit carried away (he'd been working with us and seen how little praise/ attention the clubs who Sky dont see as glamorous get so that probably made him feel pleased for Wigan), but to suggest he has an anti-Arsenal agenda is way, way off the mark mate