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Nani's Showboating: Great Or Unnecessary?

What do you guys think about Nani's showboating yesterday. A lot of people have condemed him. Arsene Wenger condemed it and Fergie cautioned him.

Me, I loved it. Where do you stand?

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Honestly, I donot think that he did it delibrately in the first instance when he juggled the ball with his head. He however,started enjoying it and it is good thing that he was kicked like a small he is.

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d guy sabi play o so call a spade a spade

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A PLayer can do whatever he wants to do with the ball so long its not against the rule of the game.

so gilberto silva is not suppose to b telling nani not to do what he knows how to do.

all players are suppose to express themselves on the turf.

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Meeen

this forum has generated so much.

Its good.

I insist Wenger should have been quite about Nani's showboating bundle of skills, he should have told Gallas to cut the violent play.

Thinking objectively, what do you guys think can spark off skirmishes on the field?

Nani's showoff or Gallas's kick?

I think the latter should be condemned not Nani's.

What he did, Henry has done times and times over, Zola did while with Chelsea, Okocha while with Bolton, et al. We cant stop a guy from exhibiting his God given talent.

The rivalry between Ghana and Nigeria could be likened to what obtains between United and Assanal. We all saw what the Ghanians did immediately they scored the second goal. are we gonna acuse them of disrespecting the Eagles?

Footie has gone beyond the direct approach we were used to, you have to be cunny and crafty to be able to win games.

In short, Nani has done no wrong by showing he is gifted in the roundleather game

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He didnt handle the ball and they had already gotten the job done on the pitch so what is everyone on about? Football is about entertainment now i enjoyed it to be honest even thoughg we where a gazillion goals down

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Let them hack him down and face the consequences. Next thing a warning would be sent to Ronaldo to stop his step overs that has created a lot of goals

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@ Loyika,

Like gaffer like fan.

I can't believe u are an advocate of violence. U are hoping Nani gets hacked down because he is expressing himself on the pitch?

How pathetic and devilish are y'all gaynners? When Henry was taking the piss outta players on the pitch. . . did u wish him this bad?

When Pires and Henry decided to take the dummy penalty-kick. . . . Did u wish their airplane to crash in the atlantic ocean?

Nuthing will happen to Nani if he decides to showboat in the next 100 matches.

He will only bait more players into getting match suspensions. How many times have u seen Ronaldo injured/stretchered off the pitch?

In the last 12-18 months. . . . .Ronaldo is yet to suffer any major knock. . .

Now, Lets count the number of players that have been booked as a result of violent conduct/tackles against ronaldo.

That ratio makes ur comment look foolish. . . . . I pray Eboue/Flamini tries it again in April and we shall see who would face the gun.

Buncha pathetic cowards!!!!!

Arsenal players choose their targets and they bully em on the pitch.

When Rooney was dilly-dallying with the ball after a foul was called. . . . . why didn't Toure or Gilberto kick him?

Can Flamini or Gallas kick Wazza the way they kept kicking Nani?

He would bleeping punch their gypsy faces out of their cranium and get 13 match suspension.

Its BLOOD at OT in April.

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@Jackal,

Keepers who stop goal bound shots are irritating the opposing team and therefore showshipping

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Showboating?

Why,what about Henry?

Arsenal fans,coaches,players-be quiet.Because the taunts are on you,it's now an issue.When you do it to smaller clubs (Derby,Watford et al),it's skill and their feelings don't matter,but when your rival does it to you,it's blue murder.So you want to end his career with lunging tackles and vicious kicks.Rather surprising it's coming from a team who everyone says plays neat footbal, but as we saw,they are a bunch of thugs and cheats.

Of course,Wenger never saw it,it would take quite a lot for him to see anything beyond that pointed beak of a nose he has.

How about Adebayor's drowning dive?Or Flamini's murderous tackle?Or Gallas' kick?I would have thought the inquest would have begun from within.But the hypocritical gunner's can't see anything wrong.

Was waiting to hear about flying pies in the tunnel after the game,because they are a bunch of SORE losers,

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@ Akinalabi,

What do u expect from a drunkard?

They didn't talk about Rooney's naughtiness when he wouldn't let go of the ball and eventually got a yellow card!

Nani is a portugeezer and all of a sudden he was show-boating and he deserved to be kicked.

@ Dayokanu,

Singing on the terraces is now showboating cos it upsets the away fans.

Bicycle kick is now showboating cos a player shouldn't be doing what will upset his fellow professionals.

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One good thing in Jackals life.

We all see it very often when a player in the course of the match would take the ball towards the corner flag and waste time Does that qualify as showboating?

Putting the ball thru the legs of a players what we call toros in Nigeria can that be called showboating?

C. Ronaldo's fancy flicks on the field and step overs are those showboating techniques too?

The keeper delaying kickout till the opposing striker rush to him and he then picks the ball up is that showboating too?

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I did a search on google for "Nani's Showboating" to get other

views and this thread came up on the first page. It's slipped to

second however.

Back to the issue.

I'm still staggered this is an issue. I was watching "You're on

Sky Sports" last night and I heard Alan Mullery trying to justify

Gallas' kick on Nani.

This is insane.

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@ Loyika,

NIGERIANS claimed they saw Bruce Willis in Onitsha(Debosky's village) while the movie was being shot.

They lied about seeing Tomahawk and different gunships hovering around the eastern parts of Nigeria.

All these tales were LIES. . . . . white elephant lies.

TEARS OF THE SUN was shot in HAWAII.

I was shocked when i saw the DVD disc B when Antoine Fuqua mentioned it.

Who woulda thunk all those rain forest schitzo was in America?

Phat Girls? i haven't even seen that. . . . .what is it about?

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In case you missed the game you can watch the moment here

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Here is another not so flattering description of Myles Palmer,Loyika's idol,by fellow Gayners:

http://www.arseweb.com/cgi-bin/linkindexer/cat.pl?cat=Fan%20Sites

With such a reputation,even amongst Gayners,why anyone will take him serious beggars belief.I would rather quote Milly Vanilly on Football than such a 'rambler'.

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I cant believe dis iz even an issue.If nani likes let him put d ball in his shirt and1 style.He does it @ his own risk.Flamini was havin none of it,savage woulda broken his metatarsals.

Very soon players would be criticised for celebrating goals.

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@loyika

I totally understand where u're coming from

it's true the english fotball culture doesn't encourage showboating but you have to agree with me that it is gradually creeping in

unlike the old days when you go to parks and see children just shooting the ball into the sky, now  see them trying to do the Joe Cole and C Ronaldo thingy

Fine, when the EPL was 71% English, every one was into the kick-and-follow game

but with the influx of the foreigners, new ideas are being introduced

just look at the idea of playing EPL matches abroad, it was unthinkable about five years ago

An analyst on Metro once said football changes faster than any other culture in England, english people have come to accept it as part of football

Jay-jay wowed the fans with his tricks when he had a piece of almost every Arsenal player, he got accolades the next month

when henry did hid his own against Boro last two seasons, he was praised profusely

@jackal

I think Nani's case was highlighted because it was a top-derby and the revenge from Gallas and Flamini

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@ Loyika,

Were u surprised Gallas got away with that?

Half of Manchester knew he was always going to get away with it. . . .Alan Wiley saw the incident and looked away.

He only blew his whistle when the Gallas and Nani squared up but he saw Gallas giving Nani the kick. . . . .

If that was Rooney, Ronaldo or Mikel Obi then they will be facing 6 match ban for violent conduct.

The FA will do anything to make Arsenal win the title but they won't WIN it.

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@Loyika

Maybe its because such skills exhibition is frowned upon in England that England hardly produces technically gifted players .

You alluded to the Fair Play rule,is "showboating" against fair play? So playing "keepy-uppy" is now on the same level as ignoring and taking advantage of the injury of opposition players.

Presumably,Gallas' kicking of Nani is on the same level of unacceptability as Nani showboating.With such reasoning by Arses,no wonder they are all generally regarded as knuckleheads.

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Haba!

where did u read this from AW?

Let's be sincere,AW would never and,

can never support such.so say something else

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@ Loyika,

I don't live in England. . . . I live in Ketu(apologies to MC Omo)

Thierry Henry show-boated for 8 years @ Arsenal and i have never heard Wenger complained about him.

English fans want entertainment contrary to what u think. . . . This is a modern game and the days of the old English game are over.

Nani is not English, he is a bloody foreigner so u have to allow a bit of culture diversity.

How did he disrespect anyone?

He kept the ball with his head, running towards his defenders and brought the ball down to evade Hoyte.

It was a brilliant piece of skill. . . . . . .what should he have done? Give the ball back to Arsenal?

Would Gallas have kicked Rooney if Wazza was the one showboating?

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Short Memory!!! The Gayners should check Thiery Henry when he was in action for Assnal.

What Nani did wasnt wrong at all, i can decide to score in my own net if that will give me joy. Showboating or whatever you call it is what makes the game tick.

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i may be an arsenal fan but it was entertaining for nani to do that.

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Henry and pirex abi pipex showboated so tee they wan play penalty like free kick against man city.Go and check it out.Olodo

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ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Na wa for Arsenal Hanger ooo,

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A simple question, Was it illegal? If it was the ref should be blamed for not booking him. Very soon step overs would be unnecessary when playing Gayners

Nothing to blame again now its Nanis stunts he can do whatever he likes on the field The ref can book him if its illegal

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I won't be football fan if such things never existed in football. I loved it and the way Gallas was Excorting him. It was funny and lovely

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My take

Showboating is still part of football, afterall when teams play "keep ball" and the crowd goes "EH" "EH", its still show boating. Nani's kindda showboating is fair enough if he wants to keep doing it but showboating comes with its own risks, why d heck do u think Ronaldo does not do that many party tricks anymore anymore.

So showboat if u want but do it at the risk of lossing a limb, the likes of Savage, Mokoena (Heck the entire Blackburn team), John Terry, Essien and co will not stand and watch u do that sort of nonsense in front of them

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lol,My COACH SAID ITS WRONG,and 'he knows best' wetin i go talk now?

Anyway,na childishness dey worry am,ronaldo can do same 2,even babel 2,all these kids dat aint matured 2 be best players in d world.

+make ManU fix that field b4 april oo,I no fit shout.i really dint want 2 win d match,bt d bashin wasnt expected sha.

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Noffin is wrong with what the guy did, it show confido.

what out this clip on showboating L'Bottom players showboat as well.

http://www.thefootballblog.co.uk/video-some-showboating

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There shld be no blame for wat Nani did.

It simply showed that Man Utd was relaxed tru out the game to even showboat. Not even an ounce of pressure from his marker during the showboat. TOO BAD

Evra also did some little stunts

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The showboating is looking for trouble. Watch how he gets tackled in his next few games. It's not professional, and not necessary. Showboaters have the highest number of injury in professional football.

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for me NANI was the man of the match. not rooney. though rooney was great too in terrorising the gunners defence but NANI was the pain in their backside

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From a fan's point of view . . . .It was GREAT.

After the dismal performance against Ci-Thai last weekend, the fans deserved something great.

Fans pay 40 quid and i think they deserved to be entertained.

Had Ronaldo done that, would this even pop up to be discussed?

Give NANI some credit.

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