Petr Cech: Retiring at the end of the season

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Rex Banter, Jun 29, 2015.

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  1. RacingPhoton

    RacingPhoton Well-Known Member

    Cech was not the only one to fail. But calling that, a magnificent performance is also stupidity.
    What the hell does he deserve for talking about taking a position with Chelsea just before a cup final? The guy deserves absolutely nothing.
  2. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

    Didn't Chelsea release that info? I'm not sure Cech did anything wrong there.

    I'm not bothered by him playing today. He got us to the final, and we would have lost today with Leno playing regardless.
  3. Polar Bear

    Polar Bear Well-Known Member

    Cech was good, made many good saves and also his kicking was on point and not sloppy. He was the best player for us. And I swear I knew it, Cech is a gentleman, he ain't some trash person who would let in goals on purpose. I know he conceded 4 but nothing was his fault, he did a lot of good saves.

    100% would have lost with Leno or Martinez, or whoever else in goal. We were hardly creating anything.
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  4. RacingPhoton

    RacingPhoton Well-Known Member

    Would they have released such info without speaking a single word with Cech? If you are playing against a club in a final, you don't go and negotiate with them for next job.
    Watch Cech's reaction time to the first goal. The guy is 37. There was a reason why Leno replaced him in PL. In the fourth goal too, why was he waving his hands upwards in the air when the ball was going to his left?
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  5. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

    Well yeah, Leno is clearly better. But we'd still have lost today I think. Don't think Cech was the reason for this result.

    As for the other stuff, who knows .
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  6. Impact

    Impact Well-Known Member

    Consummate professional etc but the point was that Leno is a better player and should have started. Cech made some good saves but there wasn't one save that Leno couldn't make. However there were points were I wondered if a 'keeper quicker on their feet i.e. Leno gets into a better position to make a save for Giroud's and Pedro's goals.

    No room for sentimentality in Finals, ultimately.
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  7. Godwin1

    Godwin1 Very well-known

    Age is a horrible thing, his time at Arsenal won't be remembered too fondly.
  8. RacingPhoton

    RacingPhoton Well-Known Member

    That I accept. It was a **** show by the entire team. I didn't like the fact that Emery took a sentimental decision in such an important match.
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  9. Artisan

    Artisan Not Emery's Old Pal

    Is he talking about Arsenal or Chelsea?
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  10. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

    So long Cech. Can't really put too much blame on him for tonight but I'm glad this situation is over and done with. Hope it doesn't come up again with another player anytime soon.

    Will be remembered for one or two decent seasons here but not much beyond that.
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  11. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Well-Known Member

    We've won three FA Cups with true Arsenal GK's and lost with him. It's not all his fault but the decision to play him shows Emery has some failings of mentality that a manager can't afford.
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  12. Aevi

    Aevi Smooth Moderator

    Good riddance. He's a good guy but these comments rub me the wrong way.
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  13. Macho

    Macho Well-Known Member

    :lol: yeah those comments are arsey, you win and lose as a team.

    Glad he’s gone tbh, not sure how on Earth he started today.
  14. Gooner416

    Gooner416 Well-Known Member

    Despite it being obvious that we would've lost either way, not starting Leno was moronic.

    Good riddance.
  15. FinnGooner

    FinnGooner Well-Known Member

    I didn't say his performance was magnificent, I said he's had a magnificent career. A career that imo deserved a better ending. If not the win, he certainly deserved better effort form his team mates. And actually, his performance wasn't bad either. The only player on the Arsenal team who can say that.
  16. Penn_

    Penn_ Established Member

    Spent all week addressing mentality then says he’s proud to have let in four goals.
  17. RacingPhoton

    RacingPhoton Well-Known Member

    His career was good. But didn't deserve a better ending. He was thrown out of Chelsea because they didn't see him good enough anymore. We took him and made him our main keeper. He joined our team only because he wanted to stay in London for family reasons. We don't need such players. We badly needed players who love the badge.
    And his performance yesterday was as bad as the rest of the squad. Watch the replays of the first and last goals yesterday.
  18. SA Gunner

    SA Gunner Prediction Pool King Trusted

    This is a man who deserves to be treated in a dignified manner and shown respect.

    Yes, he may not have been the best with us, and beyond his peak years, but as a person, as a character, he showed complete respect to the club and its supporters.

    Its the same ****ing **** that Eboue was subjected to while with us.

    While Cech will not go down as a legend, but rather a worthy player to wear the shirt. He represents the type of character I want to see at Arsenal football club, in addition to playing ability.

    Go well Petr, thank you for everything.
    Last edited: May 30, 2019
  19. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Thought he had a rubbish game but i agree with the above. Model pro who deserves respect.

    Good luck, Petr. An absolute gentleman of the game you have always remained.
  20. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    After achieving for years!!!

    What a harsh post. Cech easily makes the top 5 list for keepers in the Premier League era.. No shame in getting older
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