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Legend Sad Over Highbury Exit

Double winning captain Frank McLintock is sad that Arsenal could not go on playing at the famous Highbury Stadium, but was pleased to be involved in it's history.

Speaking exclusively to Sky Sports news, Frank's sadness at leaving the old girl was there for everyone to see.

'When you step back from it and think exactly what it means it's more or less finished,' he told Sky Sports News.

'The turf is going, at least part of the stands are going to come down, and the place where we got some fame and probably created a little bit of history for ourselves and the club - winning the double for the first time ever in 1971 and winning the Fairs Cup that gave us the confidence to do the double - to think that's all finished now it's really quite sad.

'To think you can't ever come back and see this place again. It's such a beautiful ground.

'You still see other grounds getting re-done because they're dilapidated, but this is still one of the best grounds in Europe and yet some of it is getting pulled down.'

I think the majority of Gooners would echo his sentiments, but it is time to move on and Highbury will always be in our hearts.




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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 13 2006

Time: 4:37PM

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Everyone has so much respect for Highbury as its such a great stadium, when you look at it you see the history, we will al miss it.
gunner-minesh
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13/06/2006 19:15:00

A great stadium that was always a pleasure to visit. An archetypal ground built around the houses. There won't be any more built like it.
FEn_100
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14/06/2006 13:58:00

Frankie sounds like a lad who relishes the opportunity to be sad about things. In a few years time I can see him sitting by a fire muttering about the old days. But I digress, he is a legend and so is Highbury, we will miss the old girl.
GunnerBlood
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24/06/2006 08:49:00

'You still see other grounds getting re-done because they're dilapidated, but this is still one of the best grounds in Europe and yet some of it is getting pulled down.' - they are very wise words from a legend of the game, i am going to have to have that as my quote, hat of to highbury you have served us well, forver will the name mean sometihng to us
Walcott
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05/08/2006 01:47:00

 

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