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Re: David Rocastle

Postby She_Gunner_Wales » Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:41 pm

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Leody wrote:I was 8 when he scored the 2nd goal at Anfield and I still know who he was. I didn't even start following Arsenal till I was like 18 (so 1998-99). That was YEARS after Rocastle was gone, but I still know who he was. Back in the 80s and early 90s it was impossible to get games on TV over here in the States so I never even saw him play a game live.



Lol I wasn't referring to anyone in particular, I was just speaking in general terms. We didn't exactly play the most beautiful football ever under George Graham, so even a player of Rocky's skill got overlooked.


ANYONE who claims to be an arsenal supporter should know or at least heard of Rocky though, no matter whether you supported the club at the time or not, whether you had seen him play or not, fair enough if it was the anniversasry of an opposition club's legend, but it wasnt, Rocky was one of ours.

Supporting, & learning more about the club you love doesnt just account for the present time, the club was around long before all of us were born.
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Re: David Rocastle

Postby Fabrestuta » Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:48 pm

She_Gunner_Wales wrote:
Fabrestuta wrote:
Leody wrote:I was 8 when he scored the 2nd goal at Anfield and I still know who he was. I didn't even start following Arsenal till I was like 18 (so 1998-99). That was YEARS after Rocastle was gone, but I still know who he was. Back in the 80s and early 90s it was impossible to get games on TV over here in the States so I never even saw him play a game live.



Lol I wasn't referring to anyone in particular, I was just speaking in general terms. We didn't exactly play the most beautiful football ever under George Graham, so even a player of Rocky's skill got overlooked.


ANYONE who claims to be an arsenal supporter should know or at least heard of Rocky though, no matter whether you supported the club at the time or not, whether you had seen him play or not, fair enough if it was the anniversasry of an opposition club's legend, but it wasnt, Rocky was one of ours.

Supporting, & learning more about the club you love doesnt just account for the present time, the club was around long before all of us were born.



Thats all true. I'm just saying some people may have heard of him, but may not know how naturally gifted he actually was. As I said earlier, he started to have a lot of injury problems and bounced around a lot of clubs, so if someone who knew nothing about him looked him up, they may think he was just a journeyman player because profiles don't tell the full story.
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Re: David Rocastle

Postby rvtheace » Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:04 pm

Here's to Rocky, who lives in the memories of many old Gooners. Pity he died so young.
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Re: David Rocastle

Postby starmandb » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:10 pm

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18 years ago today we lost one of our greatest sons
RIP rocky
If your career had contained just this moment you would have reached legendary status
The fact that you shone as a person and a player means you will never be forgotten in these parts
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Re: David Rocastle

Postby UFGN » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:22 pm

:arsenal3: Cheers Rocky :arsenal3:
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Re: David Rocastle

Postby Zenith » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:19 pm

Too soon.

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Re: David Rocastle

Postby Va-Va-Voom » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:32 pm

His chip against United is still one of the classiest goals I've ever seen, the way he beat two defenders with the double touch.

Makes it even better that Schmeichel was in goal and he could do nothing about it.
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Re: David Rocastle

Postby Marsbar100 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:52 pm

Goat goal
Aaron Ramsey aka "The Drought Killer" 2008-2019
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