why does henry choke in big games?

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Anonymous, Sep 10, 2004.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Everyone on here and in the media regards thierry henry as 'the greatest striker on the palent'.However,i beleive that this is not true,as he has choked in all the big gmaes and tournments hes played in.In my opion hes the greatest striker in the premiership,and thats it.

    Look at all the big games hes flopped in:

    uefa cup final 2000 v galatasary
    euro 2000 final v italy
    CL quarter final 2001 v valencia
    2001 fa cup final v liverpool
    2002 world cup(all of it)
    CL quarter final 2003 v valencia
    CL quarter final 2004 v chelsea
    Euro 2004 quarter final v greece

    So looking at the above information i want to end this talk of greatest striker in the world once and for all.Unless henry grows some balls in these big matches,he will be forever the underacheiver.i Hope he proves me wrong,because he has the potential to be one of the greatest,but u got to prove it when it counts the most,which differntiates the good and the great...
  2. Soler

    Soler New Member Elite

    Ugh. Next there'll be a Gilberto vs. Edu thread.
  3. Pel

    Pel New Member

    Yea? So who's the greatest player in the world to your eyes?

    I bet you're gonna say Kanoute *grumble*
  4. lewdikris

    lewdikris New Member Elite

    blah blah blah.
  5. Henry's Girl

    Henry's Girl New Member

    Just like henry said...ppl only r'ber the games u performed out of form not the ones u played well.
  6. Sonic Youth

    Sonic Youth New Member

    we didn't play a cl quarter final in 2003 against valencia and i remember some great goals of him against man united and that goal in our 3-0 victory over Sp**s two years ago. he was the one who lifted us in the second half against liverpool last year, when we were on a down after defeats against man u and chelsea in fa cup en cl.
    you can't score in every big match, cause if it would be easy to score it wouldn't be a big match and without henry we would't probably even make it to the big matches.
    so stop talking bollocks. 'henry doesn't score in the big matches' is just bullshit made up by the media and jealous fans of other clubs.
  7. jamesnoza

    jamesnoza New Member

    so what if he doesnt perform sometimes in the big matches we have enough quality all over the pitch make up for it, if henry is marked by 1 or 2 defenders to get him out of the game who is marking pires, reyes, bergkamp etc get my point?
  8. beanz

    beanz New Member Elite

    Jeez, some people are really hard to please, you're beginning to sound like a grumpy Manc or a jealous spud.
    If Titi is an underachiever, then your standards are the deluded rantings of an armchair critic, who would'nt recognise true genius if it came up and bit him in the arse. :mrgreen:
  9. sienna

    sienna Member

    Underachiever my arse.
  10. efurze

    efurze New Member

    It's a good question I think. He definitely has had a tendency to underperform on the big stage. And it's not just a question of scoring goals, Sonic - he completely disappears sometimes, and we all know that he can influence a game in more ways than scoring.

    I think one of the reasons is team tactics - as many people have said, Arsenal can be one-dimensional in attack. When good defenses are smart enough to stop the left-flank attack and sit on Henry, the team appears to lack ideas. Also he can be tempermental and personally I think he has a tendency to pout when he's not getting the ball where he wants it.

    But now that Reyes has hit his stride the offense seems to be on a whole other planet - I think it's unlikely that even a top-level defense would be successful in shutting it down. Plus, Henry is continuing to get better. I think he's smart enough to learn how to alter his game when it's not working.

    I still think he's the best striker in the world, except for possibly Ronaldinho. If he wants to be remembered, though, he needs to learn how to perform in the big games.
  11. Spike

    Spike New Member Trusted

    So you're asking him to go out and play like the 'best striker in the world' week in week out?
  12. Gunner4life09

    Gunner4life09 New Member

    In Big games Henry gets marked by 2 players sometimes even 3, but now that theres Reyes it will even things up. you'll see . . .
  13. USArsenal

    USArsenal H.Y.I.C. Administrator

    here we go again... how many threads have we had about this? and he hasnt even played bad this year yet.. just wait til he has an off game...

    :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
  14. Soler

    Soler New Member Elite

    Well, I, and by the looks of the majority, don't. Whatever integrity this topic could have is stripped to the bone owing to it being more tired out and over-done it's surpassed an Alex Ferguson conference. Only Edu vs. Gilberto is worse than this.
  15. tbbosa

    tbbosa New Member

    Which part of the worlld is the palent?
    If I didn't know that you are a bitter Chelscum fan...I would have argued with you, but unlike the other members on the forum, I know exactly who this **** is.
    So just forget this looser guys!!!!
  16. Jinn

    Jinn New Member Elite

    I think I know who he is too.

    Only one person starts so many ****ing negative threads.
  17. Soler

    Soler New Member Elite

    You would expect negativity from me, Jinn :wink:. I told you all weeks ago who this idiot was. It's a shame he is that obsessed with this place he won't piss off despite being banned twenty times.
  18. RocktheCasbah

    RocktheCasbah New Member Elite

    Been here before, been here before

    Ain't gonna take no more.

    B0llocks mate.
  19. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    ronaldinho is the best player in the world.The best striker in the world is schevchenko.Theres not alot of difference between schevenchenko and henry,other than schevenchenko scores in the big matches(e.g cl final)

    Im not a chelsea or man u fan,im an arsenal supporter,and im not that looser whos been baned 20 times.Im jus trying to make a point.Everyone is entiled to their own opinion.This is free speech and democracy country,so BOLLOCKS TO U!!

    i already said henry is the best player in the premiership,so his performances against Sp**s man u doesnt validate ur point of him being best in the world.

    ok,let me put this question differently,which non domestic match in the knockout stages has herny ever performed well for both france and arsenal?
  20. Loylz

    Loylz Moderator Moderator

    This thread deserves about as much attention as paint drying.

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