Robin van Persie ~ The Flying Dutchman

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Re: Robin van Persie ~ The Flying Dutchman

Postby Va-Va-Voom » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:34 pm

We hardly "ruined" them.

It was a 2-1 come from behind win.
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Re: Robin van Persie ~ The Flying Dutchman

Postby Angelito » Sun May 12, 2019 4:02 pm

Robin van Persie's final game as a professional ended in defeat as Feyenoord were beaten by ADO Den Haag.

The 35-year-old, who made his debut for the Rotterdam club as a 17-year-old, scored 50 goals in 102 appearances for the Netherlands.

In England, van Persie won an FA Cup with Arsenal and a Premier League title at Manchester United.

His 144 Premier League goals make him the highest-scoring Dutchman in the competition.

Erik Falkenburg put Den Haag ahead at the De Kuip stadium on Sunday, before Sheraldo Becker doubled the visitors' lead 13 minutes into the second half.

Van Persie will not feature against Fortuna Sittard in Feyenoord's final game of the season on Wednesday - a match which was originally due to be played on 28 April.

However, the Dutch FA decided to cancel a full round of fixtures prior to Ajax's Champions League semi-final clash against Tottenham to give Erik ten Hag's team "at least two full days of rest between games".

Feyenoord manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst, whose side are guaranteed to finish third in the Eredivisie, confirmed last week that van Persie's last match would be against Den Haag.


Good luck, Flying Dutchman.
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Re: Robin van Persie ~ The Flying Dutchman

Postby Tony_Adams » Sun May 12, 2019 4:10 pm

Unlucky to play for us when he did, one of the best players in the world at the time but will be remembered by Arsenal fans (including myself) as a nearly-man.
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Re: Robin van Persie ~ The Flying Dutchman

Postby Angelito » Sun May 12, 2019 4:25 pm

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Re: Robin van Persie ~ The Flying Dutchman

Postby Phil71 » Sun May 12, 2019 4:33 pm

Tony_Adams wrote:Unlucky to play for us when he did, one of the best players in the world at the time but will be remembered by Arsenal fans (including myself) as a nearly-man.


...and a treacherous piece of shit.
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Re: Robin van Persie ~ The Flying Dutchman

Postby aniym » Sun May 12, 2019 4:46 pm

Tony_Adams wrote:Unlucky to play for us when he did, one of the best players in the world at the time but will be remembered by Arsenal fans (including myself) as a nearly-man.


At any other club, he wouldve been a permanent bench option like Sturridge. He didn't have a top season until he was 27yo, most clubs wouldn't have been so patient with him. Unfortunate that he split his peak between us and Utd.
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Re: Robin van Persie ~ The Flying Dutchman

Postby Va-Va-Voom » Sun May 12, 2019 4:57 pm

My favourite player ever.

Also the most aesthetic and technically elegant player I've ever seen.
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