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Fascinating interview with RvP
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
02 June, 2012 09:39
A real insight into training and skills


- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

Re: Fascinating interview with RvP
02 June, 2012 11:39
just read it good interview. On a side note from that interview I always wondered if we would of went for Van der Vaart, if Cesc was sold a year earlier to Barca. Keeping Cesc for that extra year may have been Wenger's worst decision ever.

Re: Fascinating interview with RvP
Willy (IP Logged)
02 June, 2012 11:54
I think the reporter is a bit disingenuous really, he says some quite harsh things about AFC and Holland players with the implication that they are RvP's views but provides no evidence that they are. RvP is a professional and I doubt he is happy about this insinuation.

Also Snoop if we had sold Cesc that year, Nasri would have had an undisputed playmaking role in the team and may have signed a new contract. Ifs and buts.

Re: Fascinating interview with RvP
02 June, 2012 11:57
agreed, just think that extra year from cesc cost us a whole bunch of money and a potential replacement and for what...I guess that's why hindsight is king.

Re: Fascinating interview with RvP
Willy (IP Logged)
02 June, 2012 11:59
For what? A dodgy back-heel at the Nou Camp. Defo worth it.

Re: Fascinating interview with RvP
holzini (IP Logged)
02 June, 2012 14:35
i fear rvp is gonna leave......

sadly the board is not that ambitious that he is,

but then in the other hand, his family loves london, he does too and he can be a legend here...

now it is the decision

heart or brain ?

Re: Fascinating interview with RvP
Slordio (IP Logged)
02 June, 2012 15:22
Wenger didnt believe in Van Der Vaart. Fuc*in typical. Evberything is down to wengers view on a player. thats exactly why we need a strong assistant coach, to give input in situations like that

Re: Fascinating interview with RvP
ArsenalForever (IP Logged)
02 June, 2012 17:07
vdv has played with adebayor and defoe yet he has less assists than song and walcott

and there are no new quotes...most of the quotes are from last year when we had nasri and cesc

Re: Fascinating interview with RvP
Jack_is_the_truth (IP Logged)
02 June, 2012 19:13
For what? A dodgy back-heel at the Nou Camp. Defo worth it.

actually playing alongside jack for a year has been invaluable to jacks development
The future is now!!!!!!!

Re: Fascinating interview with RvP
weedz (IP Logged)
02 June, 2012 22:14
Great read, thanx Padre.

I read, at the time when VDV was available from Real, that our scouts had run the rule over him and had advised Wenger NOT to go for him, because of his `disappearing during games, his lack of metres run during a game and his perceived poor injury record.

So much for our `top of the line` scouting system

IMO, Wenger`s failure to capture Alonso, VDV and a top, experienced keeper are the main reasons for our silver-ware drought.

I also believe that if Alonso had of come to Arsenal, Cesc would still be here.

Re: Fascinating interview with RvP
Willy (IP Logged)
02 June, 2012 23:54
I know he did more than a dodgy backheel really Jack, although as a mentor for Wilshere he wasn't cheap. Even if not his best season, he was still a brilliant player for us.

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