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Samuel Baudrier

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« Reply #60 on: July 01, 2011, 02:31:11 PM »
From the guardian I have highlighted some funny passages :

England's Eniola Aluko hits back at Twitter abuse for World Cup misses

The England striker Eniola Aluko has hit back at her critics after receiving "intrusive and poisonous" Twitter messages in the wake of the 1-1 draw with Mexico.

The 24-year-old missed three presentable chances during England's opening game of the Women's World Cup in Wolfsburg, the most glaring of which ended with an air-shot inside the six-yard box. But, after a number of abusive tweets directed at her after the match, Aluko was in no mood to take the criticism lying down.

"Comment all you like on me, but when people '@' me and write directly to me, I don't appreciate it," she said. "It's intrusive and it's poisonous. If you're an England fan and you want me to improve for the next game, and write 'You're shit', I don't appreciate it and I don't need it. You can't lace my boots, you're sitting on your sofa behind your keyboard, the next game you'll ask me for my autograph. So don't write shit about me when I'm a good player and I can go into the next game and perform really well."
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Twitter and footballers have not always made easy bedfellows —– Manchester United's Darron Gibson's foray into the world of social media lasted only a couple of hours before abusive messages brought an end to his involvement. Others, like Aluko, have fought fire with fire.

"I could ignore them, and I do ignore many people," she said. "There's a few people that you let it ride, but there are others where you have to let them know. A lot of the time I realise that they want a rise out of you and they probably want a response, and sometimes you give it to them. I'm not a human being that's completely void of all feeling, I'm a very passionate person and if you're going to write negativity about me I'm going to say something back."

After the former Liverpool player Ryan Babel tweeted pictures of the referee Howard Webb in a Manchester United shirt in January the FA warned players that "any comments which are deemed improper, bring the game into disrepute, or are threatening, abusive, indecent or insulting may lead to disciplinary action". But Aluko does not appear to have fallen foul of that directive. "hahaha! who are you? you've probably never kicked a ball in your life. Save ur comments for someone else," was about as strongly-worded as her replies got.

In one sense the unwanted attention can be construed as a positive development for the women's game. Similar profligacy – Aluko admitted her first miss was "a bit of a sitter", but the subsequent opportunities were by no means Ronnie Rosenthal-esque and might have passed without comment in previous tournaments.

"I think we all got a taste of what it's like for the men," said Aluko. "It wasn't just about me, people were talking about the team, about wearing the shirt with pride. It comes with the expectation that we now have. But sometimes bad press is good press, and I think that it was surprising to see the amount of people talking about the game. and I think that Twitter is the most powerful social media tool around. So tut you'd like to be spoken about for all the right reasons."

Aluko is likely to have the chance to atone for her wastefulness in front of goal against New Zealand on Friday evening. Anything other than a win would leave Hope Powell's team scrambling for a place in the quarter-finals and in need of a victory over the top seeds in the group, Japan, in their final group game. But Aluko feels that the team's recent experiences – England lost their first game at Euro 2009 and went 2-0 down in the second match before recovering to reach the final – will stand the squad in good stead.

"Hope does a good job in relaxing us," she said. "The experiences that we've had in major tournaments, we have that in our back pockets. We've shown we're good at bouncing back – we just need to go out there and perform. We're positive, we're confident. It was a disappointing result on Monday because we could have won the game, but it's not world war three."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2011/jun/30/england-eniola-aluko-womens-world-cup

Well I am not an England fan, won't ask her for an autograph and I did not abuse her lol still 0% conversion rate in 4 world cup game is poor for the number of easy/open chances she had.

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Re: Eniola Aluko
« Reply #61 on: July 01, 2011, 08:04:57 PM »
Eni whilst I don't condone personal abuse you certainly didn't pull up any tree's and you didn't perform today either IMHO as for Twitter if you can stand the heat get outta the kitchen i.e. close your account

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« Reply #62 on: July 01, 2011, 08:32:09 PM »
Eni whilst I don't condone personal abuse you certainly didn't pull up any tree's and you didn't perform today either IMHO as for Twitter if you can stand the heat get outta the kitchen i.e. close your account

Its not fair for people to get abuse... if your not keen on a player or anyone else for that matter they should just leave them alone....I don't know why Eni has been picked so much however in her career she has had one half decent championships which isn't a great deal considering the number of caps she has...


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« Reply #63 on: July 02, 2011, 01:46:52 AM »
Eni whilst I don't condone personal abuse you certainly didn't pull up any tree's and you didn't perform today either IMHO as for Twitter if you can stand the heat get outta the kitchen i.e. close your account


Its not fair for people to get abuse... if your not keen on a player or anyone else for that matter they should just leave them alone....I don't know why Eni has been picked so much however in her career she has had one half decent championships which isn't a great deal considering the number of caps she has...
That's my point she is becoming starstruck/deluded if she puts herself in the public domain (twitter) then it is by rationality not all be positive feedback, I for one would like to expect people to embrace criticism to make them, maybe better players, not for Eni though it seems..




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« Reply #64 on: July 02, 2011, 08:36:35 AM »
Indeed, considering England scored two goals when she left the pitch. Her record now says 5 world cup game played scored none. At least England won that one, but she did not make a good case to start against japan.

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Re: Eniola Aluko
« Reply #65 on: July 03, 2011, 12:22:58 PM »
Eni whilst I don't condone personal abuse you certainly didn't pull up any tree's and you didn't perform today either IMHO as for Twitter if you can stand the heat get outta the kitchen i.e. close your account


Its not fair for people to get abuse... if your not keen on a player or anyone else for that matter they should just leave them alone....I don't know why Eni has been picked so much however in her career she has had one half decent championships which isn't a great deal considering the number of caps she has...
That's my point she is becoming starstruck/deluded if she puts herself in the public domain (twitter) then it is by rationality not all be positive feedback, I for one would like to expect people to embrace criticism to make them, maybe better players, not for Eni though it seems..

Part of the problem is probably that Eni is accustomed to a "why are you so brilliant?" line of questioning. Obviously with her first class degrees, being a lawyer and professional footballer, England's number nine, etc. that's understandable to a point.

But I agree that she should dry her eyes. Instead of whimpering in the Guardian about being a "human being" with "feelings," she should simply bang in a couple against Japan. That's the best way to ram it back down their throats!

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Re: Eniola Aluko
« Reply #66 on: July 06, 2011, 11:10:13 PM »
Well she has not scored against Japan....6 world cup games in a row and still no goals.

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Re: Eniola Aluko
« Reply #67 on: July 10, 2011, 09:19:53 AM »
It is getting funnier and funnier :

@liannesanderson yesterday
Sorry 4 the girls today regardless of my situation still have great friends there xx



@EniAlu today
@liannesanderson oh so now u wanna tweet about us wen we're out??!! Bit of a joke.Where was the gud luck messages to any of us before?

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« Reply #68 on: July 10, 2011, 09:45:20 AM »
It is getting funnier and funnier :

@liannesanderson yesterday
Sorry 4 the girls today regardless of my situation still have great friends there xx



@EniAlu today
@liannesanderson oh so now u wanna tweet about us wen we're out??!! Bit of a joke.Where was the gud luck messages to any of us before?
She is getting more precious by the day if that is possible lol


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Re: Eniola Aluko
« Reply #69 on: August 17, 2017, 03:13:22 AM »

Regardless of your previous opinions of Eni, these are serious allegations against the England staff and FA (bullying). The FA are looking very arrogant and out-of-touch by not addressing this issue.

- see http://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,8404.0.html
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Re: Eniola Aluko
« Reply #70 on: August 17, 2017, 04:38:28 PM »
This thread is almost 6 years old now boy how time flies but it is interesting how an organisation that pushes the 'Kick it Out' banner at every opportunity should be trying to 'bury it' when its taking place in its own back yard


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Re: Eniola Aluko
« Reply #71 on: August 18, 2017, 10:53:20 AM »

You seem to be keen on the "Lazybones" narrative.

Why do you think the FA chose to give an 80,000+ payout? More laziness?

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Re: Eniola Aluko
« Reply #72 on: August 18, 2017, 12:24:53 PM »

Feel free to use evidence at some point.


(Edit) Lol, now it looks like I'm talking to myself.. Just like every thread then ???
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Re: Eniola Aluko
« Reply #73 on: August 18, 2017, 01:50:51 PM »
I have removed a couple of posts I didn't feel were very helpful to the discussion.

Please remember you are responsible for what you post. Thanks

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Re: Eniola Aluko
« Reply #74 on: August 18, 2017, 03:24:59 PM »
Oh dear looks like I missed some fun...


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« Reply #75 on: August 18, 2017, 08:36:17 PM »

Tragic fun..