David Dein, Former Vice-Chairman

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Re: David Dein, Former Vice-Chairman

Postby Angelito » Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:09 pm

Phil71 wrote:He's 77 now and retired.


All you need to do is invite Dein and Wenger to set-up a structure at Arsenal: a DoF, a Head Coach, a Recruitment Director, and a Chief Scout.

They could remain consultants here without a full-time responsibility.

It would be more strategic than Edu and Mikel as heads of Arsenal.
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Re: David Dein, Former Vice-Chairman

Postby Highbury Hillbilly » Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:25 pm

Each time this thread gets bumped, I worry that he's died.

Let the man enjoy his retirement.
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Re: David Dein, Former Vice-Chairman

Postby Marsbar100 » Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:27 pm

Things gradually went down since he left
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Re: David Dein, Former Vice-Chairman

Postby Santi » Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:33 pm

aniym wrote:Each time this thread gets bumped, I worry that he's died.

Let the man enjoy his retirement.


me too.

arsenal died when he left, rip.
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Re: David Dein, Former Vice-Chairman

Postby Ach » Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:37 pm

We were struggling for fourth when he was here.
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Re: David Dein, Former Vice-Chairman

Postby Angelito » Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:30 pm

Came across the supposition that Dein had a major role to play in the introduction of VAR in England.

Anyone aware of this?
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Re: David Dein, Former Vice-Chairman

Postby UFGN » Fri Sep 29, 2023 12:42 am

Just finished David's book, Calling the Shots

There's plenty I disagree with him about, and some of his decisions have in my opinion been bad for football, but you can't help liking the guy. He comes across as very genuine and an oldkool gentleman.

His personal story is interesting as well. He discloses in the book that he was defrauded by a scammer out of the equivalent of about £100M in today's money, in the early eighties and nearly lost everything.

He still has his relatively modest club level seats, and attends most matches.
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