Literal translation “harm-joy”
The feeling of joy or pleasure when one sees another fail or suffer misfortune.
Now I know it’s rude to laugh at those less fortunate than yourself but I just want to take a moment and snigger at the fall from grace of ‘Just some Robin that I used to know’
Now I know a number of you are going to state the bleeding obvious about him achieving his goal of winning the EPL, even though he stated, and I quote;
” I don’t have the inclination to go anywhere. This is the best team for me to be in. The bottom line is that I want to win trophies with Arsenal, not with anybody else. I know you can win trophies in many countries and in many ways, but I want to do that in our way and in an Arsenal shirt. I’m sure I could win things at another team in another country, but would it feel like our trophy, my trophy? I’m not sure it would. Anything we win here will come from the heart and that’s what I want. It’s my dream and I see no point in speaking about other teams when I have these dreams. I think other people know that about me; I’m just hungry to win with Arsenal and that’s it.”
That’s what the little boy in this photo said
But it’s just funny watching him spit the dummy at Fenerbache because he’s not the main attraction and things aren’t going his way.
If he’d showed the respect and commitment to The Arsenal, as The Arsenal did to him through many seasons of injury, he’d be the spearhead of a strike force with Alexis, Ozil and Santi and scoring goals for fun.
If he’d listened to Big Tone
and stayed, he would have the LEGEND status he so desperately craves, alongside Dennis, Thierry, Tony and not be the reviled footnote in Arsenal’s history he now is.
Instead, he listened to the little boy inside,
“I always listen to the little boy inside of me in these situations – when you have to make the harder decisions in life. What does he want? That boy was screaming for Man United. From my side, and Arsenal as well, there are no hard feelings. There were certain elements which were vital to me that we had a different view. That is life. Nobody is angry at me and I’m not angry at them.”
did the unthinkable and went trophy hunting with Sir Alex.
His goals won United their 20th title, in the season where United were less shite than anyone else.
And then, not in line with Robin’s grand plan, SAF up and left.
In the following two seasons, the injuries creeped back and Robin’s relationship with both new coaches deteriorated and eventually, not to his liking, he was flown out to Turkey.
Now he’s got the hump in Istanbul, cos he got dropped and he’s not a happy child at all.
Ode to RVP to finish…..
So when you see Robin Van Persie
Spitting out his golden dummy
Have a little snigger to yourself
Cos he’s now washed up and on the shelf
He could of had a picture on our wall
But now he’s hated by one and all