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Postby SuperJackyWilshere » Sun May 06, 2018 8:12 am

So, today is the day.

Going to be emotional thats for sure.

Post all of todays pictures and tributes in here along with the ones in the coming weeks.

This is a good start.

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Postby Va-Va-Voom » Sun May 06, 2018 8:35 am

Doesn't fit the criteria but I'm posting it anyway because it brings tears to my eyes -

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Postby Tony_Adams » Sun May 06, 2018 9:28 am

Va-Va-Voom wrote:Doesn't fit the criteria but I'm posting it anyway because it brings tears to my eyes -



Sometimes I think they were better than the invincibles
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Postby Va-Va-Voom » Sun May 06, 2018 9:34 am

Tony_Adams wrote:
Va-Va-Voom wrote:Doesn't fit the criteria but I'm posting it anyway because it brings tears to my eyes -



Sometimes I think they were better than the invincibles


Ryan Giggs said they were the best Arsenal side he ever played.
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Postby Ach » Sun May 06, 2018 10:14 am

Think Gary Neville said it as well
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Postby Marsbar100 » Sun May 06, 2018 10:56 am

To young to compare but they lost 6 games and got 78 points, not particularly high we got more points than that and finished 4th before
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Postby Tony_Adams » Sun May 06, 2018 11:30 am

I can remember being on an fa coaching course in 98 when we played Everton. Was driving home listening on the radio, Adams was getting ready to lift the trophy and I quickly pulled over near a pub and ran in pretty much the moment he lifted it. I had my arsenal shirt on and the whole pub was going mad. Was awesome!
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Postby Sims » Sun May 06, 2018 12:08 pm

Think 01/02 is the closest to the Invincibles imo

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Postby Tony_Adams » Sun May 06, 2018 12:26 pm

One thing I can never decide on is which CM pairing I prefer.

Petit-Vieira or Gilberto-Vieira

I have a similar dilemma with Pires vs Overmars, I always rated Marc higher but most people I talk to disagree.
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Postby Sims » Sun May 06, 2018 12:27 pm

pires > Overmars > ljungberg imo
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Postby Tony_Adams » Sun May 06, 2018 12:28 pm

Sims wrote:pires > Overmars > ljungberg imo


What about the CM pairing though?
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Postby Sims » Sun May 06, 2018 12:41 pm

Tony_Adams wrote:
Sims wrote:pires > Overmars > ljungberg imo


What about the CM pairing though?


bit too young to remember petit really and i f***ing loved gilberto

both were really complete footballers, both exceptionally underrated. but i guess having the best prem CM of all time next to them probs helped loooool
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Postby Ach » Sun May 06, 2018 1:08 pm

Gilberto and pires.

Nothing to do with overmars and petit joining Barca
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Postby Tony_Adams » Sun May 06, 2018 1:33 pm

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Postby Zedie » Sun May 06, 2018 2:01 pm

Petit Vieira, it's not even an argument.

It was like the were perfectly synced together physically, mentally and ability wise.

Vieira was a bit like ramsey/yaya where he'd launch immediately forward with the ball leaving 3-4 players destroyed. Petit was always perfectly placed to sit back as the out ball, to stamp out a counter or to redistribute the early long ball.

He was everything xhaka was meant to be but with pure ability and athleticism to get up and down plus the concentration to be on alert at every moment.

Those two were perfect for a flat 4 midfield in a 442 together. I'd never seen a midfield partnership like it before or since tbh.

They were like twins only one was hench and black Senegalese french and the other was a blonde ponytailed Frenchman.

Gilberto was much closer to the makelele type at the base of a 3 man midfield. Not as well rounded or talented as petit but an absolute master in the art of defensive midfield.

95% of his yellow cards (and he was never sent off for us iirc) were given because he decided it needed to happen. He knew exactly what needed to be done and when and never flapped.

That man played like his family was held hostage and he had to put out a performance to save their lives EVERY f***ing GAME.

I will always pick petit because he was just an all round better player but don't get it twisted, I worship Gilberto with every fibre of my body and am still pissed we firstly stripped the captaincy off him to give to cesc so he would stay ffs and secondly that we sold him and diarra in the same window like idiots.
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