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Official: Bergkamp Is Not A Spud

In his elustrious career at Highbury, on many ocassions it had been rumoured that Dennis Bergkamp spent his youth as a Spurs fan. Well, that's just not true.

With Bergkamp's testamonial only days away, Arsenal.com have made this week 'Bergkamp Week' and in a section called 'Myth busters' DB10 has revealed that rumours that he is a Tottenham fan have been fabricated.

The Gunners Legend admits that he was a massive Hoddle fan, but his comments over the years had been twisted to make them more interesting, I mean, a spud playing for the Gunners?!? That's just not cricket.

Bergy said,

'People often assume I'm a Spurs fan, but thats not true, I'm a fan of Glen Hoddle, not of Spurs.'

'There's a lot of questions of course, espescially when I came over here, and I never understood the rivalry between Arsenal & Tottenham, till I came here of course, but it's interesting for a lot of people, espescially the media that someone who plays for Arsenal used to be a fan of Tottenham but I've never really been a fan of particular teams, I've played in the youth for Ajax but it's normal that you support that team but outside Holland I never really had a favorite team.'

'The question has been asked many times, but then they ask what kind of players you admire, well [it was] Glen Hoddle at the time when he played for Spurs but when he played for other teams aswell, purely his style of football I admired.'

'So thats absolutely not true that I supported Spurs.'

Well Dennis, that just makes you more of a legend in my book.

We'll miss you!!




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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 19 2006

Time: 6:15PM

Your Comments

Thats the closest the spuds will ever get to associating him with their club, haha
St Jimmy
" glen hoddle?? lol he must be a spud, but having said that the mans a genius"
millers4eva
Millers, even coming from an Arsenal fan, Glen Hoddle was an excellent player and one of the grestest passers of the ball.
Rocky7
i rate glen hoddle very highly. he was great. im also *****ed off that bregkamp is old i wish he was a few years younger we really gona miss his quality
abdleb
Well, the irony. What with Wenger signing Hoddle from sp*rs.
Tripping
Nice one bergy!
OzDan
Why don't we all club together, buy DB10 a really fast electric wheelchair and sign him for another 4 years. I'm gonna miss him, he's given me some great times. The man's a true god!!!
scooch
not the most goals but always the most memorable. my fav was the goal vs newcastle where he...(need i say more??)
mish
was a great goal. dennis was and is a great player. legend. this isnt to do with dennis bergkamp or anyfink bt how bout cole to real madrid for baptista and robinho and no cash
ArsenalRob
Will be hard to replace, your gonna struggle this yer if u dont buy a few more players
Boony
I'm sad to see him go but the Ice Man deserves a happy retirement! He has bee a loyal servant to the club and he is a god in my eyes.
simmy8_2000
The Gunners Legend admits that he was a massive Hoddle fan, but his comments over the years had been twisted to make them more interesting, I mean, a spud playing for the Gunners?!? That's just not cricket. - best quote ever, na dennis was arsenal through and throught happy retierment buddy enjoy it
Walcott
 

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