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Re: Arsenal Legends

Postby Rockape » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:56 pm

theHotHead wrote:Interesting list - from a public vote in 2008 apparently

https://www.arsenal.com/history/gunners-greatest-50-players


Blimey, some really controversial choices there....Michael Thomas for one moment? Okay yeah fair enough!

Charlie Nicholas....do me a favour? Ray Parlour? Erm no! Wilford?? Pat Jennings tainted by his previous club. Charlie George? One FA cup goal does not a legend make....not when we’ve won so many. Good to see Georgie Armstrong, my fave Supermac, Alan Ball and John Rashford.
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Re: Arsenal Legends

Postby Va-Va-Voom » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:42 pm

Rockape wrote:
theHotHead wrote:Interesting list - from a public vote in 2008 apparently

https://www.arsenal.com/history/gunners-greatest-50-players


Blimey, some really controversial choices there....Michael Thomas for one moment? Okay yeah fair enough!

Charlie Nicholas....do me a favour? Ray Parlour? Erm no! Wilford?? Pat Jennings tainted by his previous club. Charlie George? One FA cup goal does not a legend make....not when we’ve won so many. Good to see Georgie Armstrong, my fave Supermac, Alan Ball and John Rashford.


You've lost the plot completely.

Charlie George and Parlour are absolutely legends.

Also, you said winning one FA Cup doesn't make you a legend "when we've won so many".

When George won us the Cup in '71 we had only won it three times before...

The fact we have won the FA Cup 9 times since then is irrelevant.

Even if you don't think they are "legends", they are among the top 50 players in our history - which is what this list is about.

Ashley Cole is realistically way higher than 25.

Adams and Wright above Vieira is a bit of a joke but understandable.
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Re: Arsenal Legends

Postby Ach » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:47 pm

Bergkamp, Wright, Adams and Vieira is top 4 which is undebatable.

Not in that order for everyone but that's the top 4.
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Re: Arsenal Legends

Postby Va-Va-Voom » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:49 pm

No one thinks Wright is better than Henry, you don't even believe that.
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Re: Arsenal Legends

Postby Ach » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:51 pm

Va-Va-Voom wrote:No one thinks Wright is better than Henry, you don't even believe that.

Better? No

Greater? More legendary? Without a doubt

When time is up and Wrighty is no more, all Arsenal fans will weep a tear and he will go down in Arsenal legend for giving his all

When henry fucks off, he will be seen as a Barca c*** who won a few trophies with us

Theres the difference
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Re: Arsenal Legends

Postby Va-Va-Voom » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:54 pm

Ach wrote:
Va-Va-Voom wrote:No one thinks Wright is better than Henry, you don't even believe that.

Better? No

Greater? More legendary? Without a doubt

When time is up and Wrighty is no more, all Arsenal fans will weep a tear and he will go down in Arsenal legend for giving his all

When henry fucks off, he will be seen as a Barca c*** who won a few trophies with us

Theres the difference


Hmmm, fair-ish point.

I love how you referred to Henry's death as "f***ing off"

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Re: Arsenal Legends

Postby DiamondGooner » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:04 pm

Ach wrote:
Va-Va-Voom wrote:No one thinks Wright is better than Henry, you don't even believe that.

Better? No

Greater? More legendary? Without a doubt

When time is up and Wrighty is no more, all Arsenal fans will weep a tear and he will go down in Arsenal legend for giving his all

When henry fucks off, he will be seen as a Barca c*** who won a few trophies with us

Theres the difference


Your mad.

Henry is the greatest thing we've ever produced.

He was our Ronaldo, our Zidane, our R9, our Ronaldhino, our Messi.

We'll never have another player of that level again, especially in the money era.

Slap yourself in the face right now for your blasphemy!!!!
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Re: Arsenal Legends

Postby Rockape » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:08 am

DiamondGooner wrote:
Ach wrote:
Va-Va-Voom wrote:No one thinks Wright is better than Henry, you don't even believe that.

Better? No

Greater? More legendary? Without a doubt

When time is up and Wrighty is no more, all Arsenal fans will weep a tear and he will go down in Arsenal legend for giving his all

When henry fucks off, he will be seen as a Barca c*** who won a few trophies with us

Theres the difference


Your mad.

Henry is the greatest thing we've ever produced.

He was our Ronaldo, our Zidane, our R9, our Ronaldhino, our Messi.

We'll never have another player of that level again, especially in the money era.

Slap yourself in the face right now for your blasphemy!!!!


100% right
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Re: Arsenal Legends

Postby Rockape » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:30 am

Adams and Wright above Vieira is a bit of a joke but understandable.


Personally I would say that it’s a toss up between Adams and Henry as to who was our greatest Legend. Henry for the above who had all the fun scoring the goals, but big Tone was the Rock we built all those years of success on.
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Re: Arsenal Legends

Postby Royal Gooner » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:06 am

I can only go for players in my lifetime (though the likes of George, Drake, Danskin are legends).

Of course you have to say Adams, Vieria, Henry, Wright, Bergkamp as of right. Personally for me: Seaman, Parlour, Campbell.


Plus I'd also put in St Nicklas of Bendtner! ;)
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Re: Arsenal Legends

Postby Rockape » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:29 am

I'm really surprised at Ray Parlour's inclusion in peoples lists. I know he was great servant of the club, played loads of games, ran his heart out, lovely bloke, loves a ruby etc etc.

However, I think that classic commentary.....'oh its okay, its only Ray Parlour', sums up what people thought of him at the time! Even if he did ram it down his throat on that occasion.
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Re: Arsenal Legends

Postby Angelito » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:54 am

Rockape wrote:
Adams and Wright above Vieira is a bit of a joke but understandable.


Personally I would say that it’s a toss up between Adams and Henry as to who was our greatest Legend. Henry for the above who had all the fun scoring the goals, but big Tone was the Rock we built all those years of success on.


Between Bergkamp and Adams. Bergkamp shades it as he's our most talented player ever and the most talented player to play in the Prem.

Henry is our best player ever.
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Re: Arsenal Legends

Postby UFGN » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:18 am

With Arsenal, he won four top flight division titles, uniquely captaining a title-winning team in three different decades, three FA Cups, two Football League Cups, a UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, and two FA Community Shields.


Mr Tony Adams :hail:
Oh he is awful..... but I like him!
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Re: Arsenal Legends

Postby DiamondGooner » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:44 am

Agreed that if I was really pressed to narrow it down to two names it would have to be Tony Adams and Theirry Henry.

Adams is basically Mr Arsenal and Henry is the greatest player we ever produced.

Very hard to leave out Bergkamp and Ian Wright among a few others but again, pressed for two choices only, that's what I'd have to go with.
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Re: Arsenal Legends

Postby Marsbar100 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:50 am

How many players have won titles in 3 decades bar the fergie boys and Adams?
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