Perennial top-tier side Arsenal, a side who have never been out of the top division since 1919, lost the Carabao Cup Final 3-0 at Wembley to a very good Manchester City side.
Since then it’s been a case of Gunners fans giving it the sad tale across social media about how hard done to their side were, with even star player Jack Wilshire looking to discredit the Citizens performance with poked digs at two of their goals and the lack of a second yellow card on his Instagram account.
Across on Arsenal TV it’s also been proper tasty with fans all too ready to get on the critical horse and ride that in to town. Fans such as the following (video – below), are typical of the outpouring of disappointment from disgruntled fans of the North London side.
A what got no service?
A boomerang had no service today apparently. Wouldn’t worry though – he’ll be back soon enough pic.twitter.com/K7IrQrpNZQ
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) February 25, 2018
Whilst ‘a boomerang’ might not have gotten any service, at least he’ll be back. However, there’s one fan that’s not willing to sit there listening to Arsenal fans giving it some with their ‘woe betide us’ approach. That fan is Doncaster Rovers aligned Twitter account popularSTAND fanzine (@vivarovers) who provides a more than cutting response to the fauxtrage of disgruntled Gunners.
You want banter? We got it! Doncaster Rovers 1997/98 – a batsh*t mental club
This is the thread itself, and I don’t care what your particular affiliation is to which Football League side, and it is a thread that definitely deserves more than a cursory glance. Here it is (below) in all its glory:
Right, that’s it. We’re absolutely done with Arsenal fans whining about losing a Cup Final to a really good side like it’s some kind of personal affront.
So, you want a ‘banter era thread’? Oh we’ll give you a ‘banter era thread’ pic.twitter.com/KBMlAMzjGK
— popularSTAND fanzine (@vivarovers) February 26, 2018
Honestly, read the original thread before looking at the following comments from those who’ve already read through, and enjoyed, a ‘win Twitter’ thread.
Responses to a touch of brilliance
This is brilliant. Went to Belle Vue three times with Lincoln around that time, won 4-2, 3-1 and 2-0!
— Alan Johnson (@AFootballWriter) February 27, 2018
Fantastic couldn’t make it up stuff
I only live in Barnsley, how come I don’t remember any of this?
— David Sands (@thesandsmeister) February 27, 2018
hard not to laugh at Lee Warren – “We’re not dead. But in footballing terms, we are dead.”
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) February 27, 2018
This should be a Netflix series
— Ben Alvarez Turner (@3enni) February 27, 2018
One of the greatest articles I’ve ever read. I think I’ve just found a soft spot for Doncaster Rovers 👏👏👏
— James (@bigdirtyjames) February 27, 2018
As an Arsenal fan, this is a brilliant read, shame more of our lot don’t read this to put things into perspective. Yeah things aren’t great at the moment, but compared to this…? Thanks for taking the time to share, it’s appreciated.
— Daniel Price (@dangooner1977) February 27, 2018
Omg! Great banter thread. All is forgiven for the 2010 Wembley heartache you caused me…. well almost all is forgiven!
— Craig Kimmitt (@craigpaul85) February 27, 2018
A must read folks. Makes the Allams look like responsible owners of the best run club in the league. yes seriously. Although of course they are still there,so plenty of scope for more carnage yet. #HCAFC
— Kevin Guy (@KevinGuy33) February 27, 2018