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Henry Forced Psycho To Retire

Henry Forced Psycho To Retire

Stuart Pearce says players such as Thierry Henry changed his mind about playing on past 40.

The England hero felt fit and ready for action, but the thought of being made to look foolish by the pacey Frenchman forced his hand, and decided retirement was the better option.

'Manchester City had just been promoted, I was only 40, felt reasonably fit and believed I could have gone on for another season,' said Pearce.

'But when I thought about the prospect of going into the Premier League and playing against someone like Thierry Henry, I knew I would just embarrass myself. It is the likes of him that forced me into retirement.'

Pearce went on to heap praise onto the Arsenal captain saying watching Henry was akin to being at school.

'The only thing I can liken it to is playground football when one kid is so much better than the rest,' he said. 'At times it is that breathtaking.

'He has an arrogance which is born out of his ability. He knows he is a good player.

'After matches, he always talks about the team but he knows he is the man who makes Arsenal tick.'

Lets just hope the Premiership doesn't lose the leagues most exciting player, although I'm sure a few readers will disagree.


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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Wednesday May 3 2006
Time: 8:44PM

Comments

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it would of been great if he could of gone on for a season maybe he could of come back to us instead of facing good players.
jono_forest
03/05/2006 20:46:00
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it would of been great if he could of gone on for a season maybe he could of come back to us instead of facing good players.
jono_forest
03/05/2006 20:46:00
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40 years old that is to much to old to play.I mean you will touch the ball and then break your back.
kenyanrudeboy
03/05/2006 21:20:00
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40 years old that is to much to old to play.I mean you will touch the ball and then break your back.
kenyanrudeboy
03/05/2006 21:20:00
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Not really. Teddy Sherringham (as much as I hate him) is still doing a job for West Ham, it just depends how you look after yourself!!
Rocky7
03/05/2006 21:25:00
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Not really. Teddy Sherringham (as much as I hate him) is still doing a job for West Ham, it just depends how you look after yourself!!
Rocky7
03/05/2006 21:25:00
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teddt still doing it, i see theres even a chance sven will come calling!
paultsmouth
03/05/2006 22:21:00
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teddt still doing it, i see theres even a chance sven will come calling!
paultsmouth
03/05/2006 22:21:00
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Age barrier is by and large a state of mind thing. If one has the heart, mind and determination of a youngster (many do in all spheres of life)he can rock em to the lovely 40s with some degree of caution. TH exhibited that heroic stature in his young days (read this somewhere) and continues to be to this day. He magical style amazes any 4 year old kid to a 40 year old veteran.
SWPACIFIC
03/05/2006 23:33:00
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Age barrier is by and large a state of mind thing. If one has the heart, mind and determination of a youngster (many do in all spheres of life)he can rock em to the lovely 40s with some degree of caution. TH exhibited that heroic stature in his young days (read this somewhere) and continues to be to this day. He magical style amazes any 4 year old kid to a 40 year old veteran.
SWPACIFIC
03/05/2006 23:33:00
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