Invincible memories

Discussion in 'Arsenal History' started by Rex Banter, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    I think it was mostly because Wenger was French and the press pushed their banter to where it borders xenophobia and sometimes beyond. Remember, these journos were/are also fans of other teams most of the time, and very few of them are impartial enough to give an honest account. It's a nasty combination.
  2. baccy_man

    baccy_man Active Member

    Unbelievable team back then we had a team that played brilliant football that was fast passing and getting up the pitch quickly they were a pleasure to watch and then we had the Young guns as well,
    The youngsters that we had then were some of the best young players around at the time,
    How i long to see us playing like that again,
    I remember where i was at the end of that season i was on holiday in Majorca and people were saying that we had a great season.
  3. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter

    It's ****ing ridiculous, isn't it? Bunch of ****s.
  4. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter

  5. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    They're only asking. We asked too!
  6. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter

    After having two players receive broken legs... I can say we reached the point of demanding. Still went unheard.
  7. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    Its true. But from what I'm hearing so far, it looks like nobody's listening to Pep either.
  8. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    I remember that game :drool:
  9. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter

    Could've fooled me. Seems like to me he's received far more attention over this issue, and sympathy in mainstream media, than Wenger or Fabregas ever did.
  10. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    Times have changed and, yes, I've heard a bit more about it now than I did back then. Maybe we made that possible with out high profile leg breaks? Sad, but probably true. Ultimately, though, it will come down to if their players receive more protection on the pitch than ours did. So far, I don't see any difference.
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  11. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    We were called every name under the sun and often punished for daring to raise the issue.

    Ramsey is still abused at Stoke for the crime of having had his leg broken there. Not a peep from the FA.
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  12. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    I don't what you expect the FA to do about Stoke fans booing Ramsey. Our own fans were booing him not long ago ffs :lol:
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  13. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    What they do when fans boo a black player, a Jewish player, chant homophobic chants or sing songs about the size of a player's penis.
  14. lamby22

    lamby22 Well-Known Member

    The CL should have been ours that year. We lost to that poor Chelsea side who then went on to lose to a poor Monaco side. Monaco then lost to Porto and Mourinho. We would have beaten Monaco and Porto and who knows how Mourinho's career would have turned out.....
  15. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    That is a very sore point.
  16. asukru

    asukru Well-Known Member

    I remember when my cousin got me to pick my team and it was all the Henry videos he showed me that made me pick Arsenal (it was around the Invincibles era) - my cousin is actually a member of this forum too (I can't remember what his username is though lol) I absolutelty fell in love with the team and I remember I was going to pick Man. U as my team until my cousin steared me and said he would never talk to me again if I did LOL - glad he did that. I love Arsenal and it's a huge part of my life!

    I know this isn't really an Invincible memory but it just brings back those memories because it was around that time I chose Arsenal as my team. I will always love Arsenal - one of my greatest moments was visiting the Emirates stadium (I live in Canada) - did the tour with my ex GF and I told her to not rush me - took around 4 hours to just take it all in. To this day it is one of the best days of my lives.

    Thanks for making this thread and bringing me back!

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  17. Zaza

    Zaza Well-Known Member

    I was 10/11 at that time. Funny enough, I remember my uncle coming on this site. We'd spend time reading the comments and it was hilarious!! He'd get pissed at how much Kanu was getting criticized.
    Losing to Chelsea was the most painful thing ever. I cried and didn't want to go to school the next day. Got ripped to shreds by Chelski and spuds fans.
  18. Sapient Hawk

    Sapient Hawk The Reason We're Out of Europe

    To me, no game sums up the fortitude, guile and all-around class of that time as our victory at Anfield.

    1 nil down inside the first 20 minutes to a Harry Kewell goal, I knew we would leave with all 3 points because none of the players would lie down.

    Edu knocking in the header to get us to parity before halftime & then Edu again setting up Pires phenomenal strike that left Dudek stranded.

    To quote Martin Tyler: "It was in from the moment he hit it!". After that, we never looked back.
  19. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    Edu was an ungrateful wretch.
  20. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

    Hated horse head but it was forlan that won them the penalty that day bro. Loved the emotional response our players showed at the end as it showed it meant a lot to them. Ruud was public enemy number one with us around that time with all the antics he'd been pulling.

    Henry against Liverpool. Easter Monday if my memory serves me right. Went into the break trailing so it was a big response.

    Pires winning the penalty against Portsmouth :lol:

    Two super team goals at Sp**s the day we clinched title. The dodgy penalty they got that day to make it 2-2 :mad:

    The demolition of Leeds at Highbury on a lovely warm spring night

    Van Der sar putting in ridiculous performance for Fulham to hold us to a draw

    Martin Tyler commentary for goal against Boro “its Reyeeeees. Stand up for the champions"

    I guess we took it for granted back then but what a time to be alive.
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