Monday, 16 March 2009

The invincible season came with a price

The achievement's of Arsenal in the 2003-04 season will never be matched again by any club.

To go unbeaten for a whole campaign was freakish. The Arsenal side who gained the tag 'Invincible' were freakish. Freakishly great.

Gooners are so proud of what Arsenal did that season and the memory will live on forever. Maybe that is the problem.

Ever since every Arsenal side under Arsene Wenger have been compared to the 'Invincibles'.

Its time we stopped living in the past............

Those days are over. The 'Invincible's' have been torn to shreds and are nothing but a great memory now.

We cannot continue to compare Arsenal teams with the side of 2003-04. It's time to move on.

The heights we reached in that season will never be reached again by ourselves or anyone else. Let's treasure the memory but lets not live in the past, lets look to the future.

Its difficult to see the decline we have been on since those dizzy days but the future is looking brighter in my opinion and Arsenal will compete again.

Keep it Goonerish............

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Spot on Wrighty

Spike said...

I'm sure that the team of the 1930's were constantly brought up on Arsenal web blogs in the 1940's... Yep, its time to move on....

Anonymous said...

haha web blogs in the 1940's. dont think the internet was created then

Russ said...

Good post.

I do get a bit hacked off sometimes with certain quarters who constantly berate Wenger for not replacing players. How do you easily replace world class players like Henry, Bergkamp, Vieira, Pires, Ljundberg, Campbell?

I think we're looking good now, 4th place is looking more likely than it did 3 weeks ago, hopefully FA Cup semis and drawing Porto in the Champs League would be good! :-)

Spike said...

What? Really? Oh do tell... Next you're be telling me they didn't have iPods next!

Mark Modi said...

Agree with you Russ. I don't think we can replace that kind of player. For example, until now there are no replacement to Pele and Maradona. We might can have similar player but not a total replacement or carbon copy. When we look at the players during the invincibles compare to now, I think we have a better player now if compare each player head to head. Of course there is no one to compare against Henry, Bergkamp, Pires, Ljungberg & Viera. These are the massive player during the invincibles. If the current players stop talking about money and possible big money move and just committed to Arsenal where they have grown to become world class player, we can win title as early as next season.

Anonymous said...

So true! You don't here Wenger saying this current side will complete a season unbeaten. There was something about that side that made you beleive it could happen. By Wenger not saying it about the current crop shows his belief and expectations are not the same as it was with Henry and Co.

Joppa Road said...

hi fckwit Wrighty7 sicophants (spelling).....Arsenal can be great again but he needs to buy quality and not persist with the likes of Eboue who lets face it is fkin awful. Oh sorry I forget you all think he is great now. Dumbass freaks.

Arshavin is quality. More of the same please Wenger.

Mark Modi said...

What I really like to see now is somebody that are loyal to the club. Somebody like The Great Tony Adam & Paolo Maldini.

Anonymous said...

well fergie consistently buys top class and produces top class and wins trebles champions league and so on every flippin year and the amount we pay to watch our club every game we should be spoilt with that also if fergie can do it wenger can cmon wenger man get that dosh out in the summer and strengthen what we got now !!!

Joppa Road said...

see Spike & Wrighty7. 'Deep down' you know full well I am right. He needs to spend in the summer and make two or three quality signings. Then we can become a great side again.

It was Wenger who got rid of alot of that Invincible squad. You are telling me Vieira couldn't of played a couple more seasons? (You probably will tell me that you donks). Stop making excuses for Wenger - he has messed up this season with his policy of sticking with players who just will not cut it. Stop settling for 4th best.

Come on you Gunners.

Nischit said...

Joppa Road, the only invincible arsene wenger made a mistake with was bobby. The others were on the decline and it made good business sense to sell them. I'm not saying that it was the ideal decision but a pragmatic one.

Anonymous said...

i have to disagree a bit. last season we only lost 3 games. the games we lost could easily been avoided. now we're not beaten in prem league since november. with current squad, when everyone fit, we got plenty of attacking options, definitely better than man utd and liverpool. our style of play is the key and its the best in prem league. so with some adjustment and maybe 1 or 2 quality additional, arsenal can be invincible again. and i believe it all because of our style of play and we got the right players to play that way.

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Joppa Road said...

do not agree Nischit. Vieira has won a league title every season since he left. So if you are telling me he couldn't of cut or wouldn't of been better than Denilson, Song or Diaby I will have to disagree.

Agree about Pires. How is it Silveste can get a two year contract at his age yet we wouldn't offer one to one of our best ever players in the history of the club. Makes me sick.

Super Rob!

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Wrighty7 said...

Joppa,

I've known 'deep down' for a long time that this Arsenal side are 2 or 3 players short but I choose to get behind the team for the rest of the season mate.

I think you believe I'm a Wengerite or something but that is not the case.

I think Wenger has made big mistakes this season but I hope he rectify's them in the summer.

Nischit said...

JR,
I'm saying investing in song, denilson and diaby will pay better returns in the long run than keeping an injury ridden vieira. We've suffered for 2-3 years now, but if diaby, den n song keep up their current rate of improvements, i think we are just one player short of a really good squad.

Mark Modi said...

Joppa, Joppa, wenger are right to get rid of vieira while he still worth high. The first season in Juve, Juve won the title only to get strip due to match fixing. That season, Vieira lost the midfield battle with Fabregas in CL qf. The next season when Juve got relegated, he join Inter and won the title. He hardly play and Inter didn't get a lot of pressure from other team. Vieira hardly play for Inter Joppa if you follow italian football. Viera rarely playing now. So getting rid of him is the right decision. Arsenal get a few million and save money by not paying his high wages and medical treatment. All the invincibles squad now just didn't that good anymore and hardly play due to injuries.