Ramsey in sickening injury blow

01 March 2010 11:28
Our thoughts go to Aaron Ramsey after breaking his leg in two places. Arsenal players distraught seeing Aaron's injuryRamsey was fouled by Stoke City's Ryan Shawcross who recieved a straight red card for the challenge on Saturday that has taken the former City player out of action for several months.It's a blow to the player, his club and to Wales.Former Arsenal keeper Bob Wilson in enraged by the tackle and the attitude of the authorities.He said: "The game has moved forward but the Football Association and the Premier League are content to have a brutal side to the game."In my opinion this is born out of most managers and coaches facing Arsenal, plus media pundits and even ex-players, instructing their players to get in their faces."Arsenal are a relatively small team. Opposing players are told to shake them up, get in their faces, tackle hard, bully them. I would defy coaches and managers to deny that is the case."The tackle by Ryan Shawcross was at best mistimed, at worst reckless and desperate."Incredibly within hours Shawcross was named in the England squad for this weeks friendly with Egypt. Not the best of timing.