Saturday, June 30, 2007

The End Of An Era, The Begining Of A New Dawn ...

At last it's final, Thierry Henry has left the Gunners and it's a sad day for many Arsenal fans. But to me, the club is always bigger than the man. I know this is not the end of Arsenal as many people are probably saying out there. I've been a fan of Arsenal for close to 33 years, ever since I was captivated by the symbol of the cannon they used on their logo. I've been with them through thick and thin.

Yes, no denying the fact that Henry is a great player, in fact he is one of my favourite Arsenal players (only second to the all time great Dennis Bergkamp & Tony Adams) but his departure by no means signal the end of Arsenal. It might be difficult initially but with the host of young and emerging talents in the Arsenal youth stable, we will still be out there fighting for trophies. Just mark my words :) Look at Man U and Liverpool, though they've lost some great players through the years, they're always out there fighting for championships after championships (you may notice I failed to mention those Chelsea dogs ... hehehe)

Players come, players go but the club will always remain and the essence of the club is its fans. So, here's to Arsenal winning the treble next season (gotta be confident la .. hehehe) As the famous Malay proverb says 'patah tumbuh, hilang berganti', loosely translated, 'once broken considered sold' (no, no, just kidding ... hehehe). It really means 'a broken branch will regrow' (or as close to that as I can make it out in English)

11 comments:

  1. Hey, this is nice, I like your new look:) Arsenal winning the next season?? Doubt it... they all sudah patah la, tak boleh grow lagi!LOL

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  2. Well, we'll just have to wait and see next season rite, sweetiepie :) Guess you Man U fans are all still basking in your championship glory. Thanx for the compliment on the new look :)

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  3. I agree with you that the club is always bigger than the players. Wow, you've been a fan for 33 years? Now that's what I call a really loyal fan :)

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  5. Hey lis, you make being an Arsenal fan sound so dirty ... LOL! You're not an Arsenal fan, I presume?

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  6. Sorry for the Henry's departure. Even though I'm not an Arsenal fan but I agree with you that Henry is one of the best striker in the world. Barcelona is really really pleased to have him on board.

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  7. Yup, I'm sure Barcelona are happy to have him but most of the player who left Asene Wenger have not really done well, so who knows, maybe he'll be a flop at Barcelona. All the best to him though. What team do you support by the way?

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  8. true in wat u say... i have been supportin man u since 1981 and man u were not winning big those days but they were still a big team... it pays years after that.

    its the team i support, that's what i said when beckham, later followed by ruud left man u

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  9. Hey Johnny, that's great. I may not be a Man U supporter but it's good to see someone support the team and not just the players . The team, any team for that matter is always bigger than the players, ya? Well, except Chelsea, I really HATE them ... LOL!

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  10. Nope, I used to be a Spurs fan back in the days when I used to enjoy watching sweaty men chase after a piece of leather. :P

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