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      Is there a friendship with Arsenal?

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      Mr RedDrake
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      May 17, 2006 03:34:39 pm
      I'm an Arsenal fan with a soft spot for Liverpool. On some Arsenal sites, I see that many Liverpudlians wish the best of look for the CL Final, and would be glad if the Gunners would take the Liverpool's title.
      So I thought not to be the only to appreciate both teams. On the forum of the Arsenalmania site, for instance, there's a topic upon a possible alliance/friendship between Arsenal and Liverpool. The major part of the fans intervened - among them many Liverpudlians - has confirmed that their second team is Liverpool (if Arsenal) or Arsenal (if Liverpool). I think that this good feeling is due not only to the classic your enemy's enemy (Manure and Chelsea) is your friend, but also to the fact that both Arsenal and Liverpool fans love attractive, flowing football, played in the way that it has to be played, and are glad when their teams play exciting attacking football, not when they play in a defensive or speculative way. I remember the beautiful squad that Liverpool had in the 70's with Keegan, Toshack, Dalglish, Mc Dermott, Kennedy, Souness, etc., and I always hoped to see again something like that: I think that the Arsenal of Arsene Wenger is worthy of that beautiful squad.
      Plus, both Arsenal and Liverpool fans are friendly, and the the two teams are very popular but don't commercialise too much the club. Views?
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      Reply #1: May 17, 2006 04:55:41 pm
      Good look Arsenal tonite in the champions league tonite.
      Good old JC
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      Reply #2: May 17, 2006 05:35:41 pm
      i agree i have many arsenal fan friends, i say good luck bring the CL back to england so liverpool can win it back next season..... hehe GOOD LUCK ARSENAL
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      Reply #3: May 17, 2006 05:55:47 pm
      Come on the gunners!
      Mr RedDrake
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      Reply #4: May 17, 2006 06:01:53 pm
      In Arsenal forum, one Arsenal fan wrote this great post about the friendship between Arsenal and Liverpool:

      I think there are a lot of good points but as someone who can remember the '71 Cup FInal and Liverpools domination of not only England but Europe as well...

      When the mickies were on top whilst we often heard 'we are the champions' there was never the conceited 'our trophy' mentality of the mancs. Yeah they picked up 'glory boys' but every top team does. (Also, it should be mentioned that the mancs were just as obnoxious and cocky in the 70's and 80's as they are now even though they won bugger all.)

      I think their was a slightly grudging respect between the two sets of fans but I do think that '89 changed that to friendship because it wasn't that safe a place to visit before.

      Basically, we were due to play a couple of days after Hillsborough and after getting Wimbledons agreement Arsenal told the FA that we were postponing the match. The FA said we'd forfeit the points and our board basically told them to get lost and called the radio who contacted the FA for their side. An hour later the FA (or I suppose it would have been the Football League then?) announced all football would be suspended. That didn't go un-noticed onMerseyside, and neither did the number of Gooners that were at Anfield the next day to pay their respects.

      And I think what sealed it was when the Arsenal players came out in thatlast match with those bunches of flowers for the crowd. An incredibly un-English and un-football gesture that was somehow perfect.

      And we both hate the mancs...
      Mr RedDrake
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      Reply #5: May 17, 2006 06:06:58 pm
      Another Arsenal fan wrote this other beautiful post:
      Where I believe we forged a bond with the Merseysiders was our response at club and fan level to the horror of Hillsborough. We would have played them after the semi final in 89 and offered to call off the game immediately. I remember the Liverpool directors thanking us for that quie sincerely. By the time game got to be played of course it had become the decider for the title. When our boys emerged from the tunnel each carrying bouqet of flowers and handed them over to Liverpool fans in various parts of Anfield they were gobsmacked.

      A simple gesture that won us so many friends and a lot of respect. Even after we won the game they continued to cheer us.
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      Reply #6: May 17, 2006 09:20:28 pm
      Unlucky Arsenal that was a very bad ref.The only benefit for them is that Henry probably won't go to Barca now he was disgusted with their antics on the pitch.
      JD
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      Reply #7: May 18, 2006 12:26:08 am
      Shocking refereeing... unlucky Arsenal.  The referee should have kept Lehman on and give the goal to Barcelona - it may have become a decent game then.

      If anything though it shows just how hard it is to win...

      especially 5 times.

      In all honesty (and call me biased) - but it wasn't a patch on last years final..

      It just didn't seem to have any of the build up, or atmosphere, or trekking over a Turkish desert.....
      Jabba
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      Reply #8: May 18, 2006 12:46:26 am
      I wonder if Arsenal had finished 5th in the Premiership they have may have pulled their fingers out and won it?
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      Reply #9: May 18, 2006 08:34:22 pm
      I watched it at 12.30 when I got in from work and wasn't that impressed to be honest.Once lehman got sent off it was like watching defence against attack,obviously apart from Sol's goal.Henry,who is excellent,tried too hard in the first 30 mins and didn't look anything like his normal self.
      debever2011
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      Reply #10: May 19, 2006 11:11:39 am
      Didn't want arsenal to win it before kickoff as wanted LIVERPOOL to be the last english team to win it but once it got going changed my mind,like barca but wasn't impressed with there sportsmanship or the way they tried to kick henry off the pitch cheating Bas--rds so unlucky arsenal and good luck in the future but not to much . 8)
      debever2011
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      Reply #11: May 19, 2006 11:53:52 am
      How do arsenal fans think campbell has done since his return  :?: on his display the other night think he's nearly back to his best and if he can play like that in the world cup i'd send the horrible manc ferdinand home now then again wouldn't of taken him in the first place :twisted:
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      Reply #12: May 19, 2006 10:22:24 pm
      I agree when SOL is fit he excellent but he may be past his best now.Send Rio home anyway for having a bad hairdo :shock:
      debever2011
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      Reply #13: May 20, 2006 10:52:14 am
      Now lance we can't just send people home for bad hairdo's can we, if we could do that you'd be sent home for life  ;D But we could send him home for being sh*te or a manc think that would be ok .
      REDLANCE
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      Reply #14: May 20, 2006 10:10:30 pm
      thanks mate :shock:  but he has been very poor this season hasn't he.It's got to be CARRA and Terry in the middle
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      Reply #15: May 21, 2006 08:29:16 am
      Agree with you there would love to see them player there together at the world cup but i just love the way campbell plays in the cups for england.always takes the ball forward and still pops up with that all important goal if needed. Or lets hope so  ;D
      Mr RedDrake
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      Reply #16: Jun 02, 2006 09:59:53 am
      The evidence of this strange sort of friendship between the two clubs is that in the Arsenal forums have been posted threads for Steve Gerrard's birthday.....
      debever2011
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      Reply #17: Jun 02, 2006 07:43:36 pm
      Not being funny or nothing MR Reddrake but do you really know who you support or do you just follow anybody that comes to mind?
      RedWilly
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      Reply #18: Jun 02, 2006 07:54:27 pm
      Quote from: "debever2011"
      Not being funny or nothing MR Reddrake but do you really know who you support or do you just follow anybody that comes to mind?
      i know before it was lazio??

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