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Henry: Ledley Is King

Arsenal captain Thierry Henry seems to be on a mission to endear himself to the rest of the Premiership by being complimentary to every other team in the league.

Just a day after claiming Chelsea have won back to back titles on their own merits rather than with the obscene sums of money they spend every year, the Arsenal skipper has now laid the plaudits on his Tottenham counterparts.

Henry believes that Ledley King is the fairest defender in the league, and for him, that makes him one of the best.

'I don't like defenders who hold the shirts of other players. The only defender here who doesn't do that and sometimes still gets the ball off my feet easily is Ledley King.

'He is the only guy who doesn't hold players. He will get the ball off you without you even noticing. For me, that is a good defender.

'He plays without any contact yet is somehow still strong and gets the ball without doing any fouls.'

As much as it would pain any Gooner to admit that Spurs have a player of real quality, you must give credit where credit is due.

However, Henry has never been on the opposing side of Kolo Toure ;)




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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday August 12 2006

Time: 1:53PM

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good defender...do a SOL mr king! come to the better side of london :)
delver
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12/08/2006 14:20:00

Stay where you are ledley, step up Johan Djourou - your time is now!!
KingGooner
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12/08/2006 14:26:00

maybe king is on his way soon. does he have a clause in his contract?
protocal
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12/08/2006 15:25:00

I have to say I agree with TH on this one. However, I think his buttering everyone up and ingratiating himself with opponents could be what John Lennon described as "those Mind Gaaaaaaames."
Little Dutch
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12/08/2006 16:39:00

by the ways guyz let me tell u something from my heart i m not a happy man if cole leaves for mafias but i would be happy if reyes leaves he is just not willing to play for us ***** off Real Madcows
afghenry
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12/08/2006 21:23:00

we lcome to your dowmward slope towards mediocrity. king to the exgreats stadium, ha ha ha ha ha.
jol ie good
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14/08/2006 11:06:00

Ledley King is not the ar$ehole that Campbell was, he has even done the dirty on you, (as we told you he would) As for Henry, The king quote is the only time that the truth has past his lips, he will soon be back to his nomal going down in the box self!!!
sidyid
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14/08/2006 19:14:00

sad sid has been haunting the sites since Campbell left em, and he still cant get over that no champions league football. ke got the food poisoning so bad he still cant stop talking sh#*e. Wish the gooners well, always had a great time with yers after the games at pompey
russellm
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14/08/2006 22:43:00

Ledley should have gone to the world cup and is in the top three of English defenders. Great as a holding midfielder too!
Druss_the_Legend
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15/08/2006 07:41:00

Its a fact we bring through great englishman, its a policy ... try it
cusop
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15/08/2006 17:45:00

why does reyes and cole want and sol campbell want out of arsenal you must be doing somthing wrong
sffsd
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15/08/2006 18:01:00

well reyes is homesick, cole thinks hes been hard done by even though he went behind our backs, but it was probably to do wiv money and campbell was past it. simple really...
protocal
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15/08/2006 19:39:00

Which Englishmen do Spurs bring through, King apart? Robinson (Leeds), Jenas (Forest), Murphy (Crewe)Davenport (Coventry), Defoe (Charlton), Carrick (West Ham), Lennon (Leeds). Spuds bring no one through the youth team, which is gonna be a real problem if you've got designs on European footie, cos you'll have to have a minimum in your squad, Spuds won't be able to do this.
Little Dutch
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17/08/2006 12:57:00

 

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