Johnny/Al's Football Managers on TV: Wenger

The massive sleeping bag, the professorial benevolence - we've all seen thousands of Arsene Wenger interviews over the years. He neither roisters nor doisters...

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the44thearl (Liverpool) says...

I loved the 'Pundits on TV' reviews and didn't think they could be topped however I could be wrong. Re. Wenger, I loved this line: 'vulture-like quality as he looks down at his interviewer with a weary pity', sums him up pretty well. Always has an aura of gravitas when being interviewed. Keep it up fellas, looking forward to the rest of the series.

Posted 2:49pm 19th August 2014

jackio (Arsenal) says...

Funny, accurate with a touch of fondness. Top work chaps.

Posted 5:25pm 18th August 2014

javis (Arsenal) says...

Some good funny points - no malice...that's OK in my books!

Posted 12:08pm 18th August 2014

ajsr1982 (Liverpool) says...

One of the worst losers in football, and I love him for it. It's brilliant when he gets a little bit fighty. Top manager, top man. Doesn't get it right 100% of the time, but has earned the right to have people shut up and listen when he speaks.

Posted 11:59am 18th August 2014

thefuldutch (Fulham) says...

@Slaphead: It was all part of the fun though. Remember when he banned MUTV, which was supposed to be his own personal mouthpiece, from speaking to him? Glorious shennanigans.

Posted 11:01am 18th August 2014

thefuldutch (Fulham) says...

Another fun series by Johnny and Alan, I just wish you'd done this when Sir Alex was still in a job though.

Posted 10:59am 18th August 2014

crom123 (Liverpool) says...

Has always seemed like a true gentleman. When I got a tour of the Emirates you could see how much everyone who works there admires him.

Posted 4:01pm 17th August 2014

KuriKuri (Wigan Athletic) says...

I'm not an Arsenal fan, but I'm a huge Wenger admirer. About 10 years ago I wrote a letter to him on behalf of my Japanese friend, whose father had just died and is a Wenger fan. Arsene wrote back with a personal letter, signed photo and an invitation to watch a game should he be in London. And he came good on that about a year later. Pure class.

Posted 7:21am 17th August 2014

Slaphead (Arsenal) says...

And, despite the criticism, he has always fulfilled his media duties (except when banned or ill) - unlike some other managers who storm off in a huff if they don't get things their own way (clue: he's got a red nose and used to manage Manchester United).

Posted 4:30pm 16th August 2014

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