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The Good, The Bad Movie & The Injury

The good (Thierry Henry) The Bad movie (Henry's strange analogy) and the injury

Thierry Henry has spoken about how he hopes he has learnt his lessons with regards to playing through injury.

The Arsenal skipper admitted that he played the latter end of the season whilst suffering injuries, even though he knew he shouldn't.

'When you physically can't go on, the wise thing to do is not to go out there. It doesn't help you and it doesn't help the team,' said the captain.

He then went into strange analogy mode.

'It's like when you are watching a bad movie with your wife and you are both falling asleep. You will say 'I'm not falling asleep' and you won't admit the film is rubbish. You keep on watching it.'

'My brain was like that. When people asked if I was okay I would say 'Yes' even though I knew I wasn't.'

'You have to read the right signals in your body. One thing I have found difficult to do is to listen to my body. I need to do that.'

'I hope all my problems are over but when you average over 60 games a season you pay the price.'

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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 6 2007

Time: 3:15PM

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I wonder what movie he was watching? Probably a bootleg DVD of Sp*rs 05/06 season titled 'as good as it gets' Its apparently a Comedy.
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06/01/2007 15:48:00 A must see for all gooners and spuds of course
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06/01/2007 15:54:00

That was funny till Bergkamp came on...then I felt sad. I miss the old boy!
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06/01/2007 16:00:00

It was great when he came on the hammers scored! The old place just erupted!
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06/01/2007 16:04:00

I was in a pub, both games were on everything was great, except that I don't remember anything after the game - the pints just kept coming! DB coming on and WHam scored - didn't know what to applaud more! A great day.
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06/01/2007 16:10:00

hey guys can any of you give me the link or upload the highbury celebrations tat followed the wigan match. espn didn't show the entire thing, and i searched all over the internet, but only found a three minute video. so if anyone if you have it, then please upload it or give me the link if you'll have it..
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06/01/2007 16:54:00

double by mozart and was that the perfect "are u tott'nam are u tott'nam are u tott'nam in disguise?" after the 2nd? Keep it up Arsenal!
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06/01/2007 18:09:00

I know. He can only be unlucky so much...not anymore.
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06/01/2007 18:13:00

loved the cheering i could barely make it out over tv...what a beauty
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06/01/2007 18:17:00

i thought I heard the Ca$hley song as well
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06/01/2007 18:21:00

hahaha two and easy, tomcat is back, really glad for him, if anyone deserved a goal, it's him..
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06/01/2007 18:37:00

pennant is a winger, and he can't get dribble pass even one player, glad we sold him..
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06/01/2007 18:40:00

three! three! three!......
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06/01/2007 19:07:00

Vi va voom!.........
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06/01/2007 19:07:00

there's no better competition than the FA Cup and no better player in the world then TH14! Bring on the Reds (again!)
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06/01/2007 19:13:00

great win, we won at anfield, we won at old trafford, and we should have won at the bridge too, the lads are playing so well in the big games, hope this run continues in the champions league too..
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06/01/2007 19:16:00

yeh but G4L i hope our FA Cup run doesent affect our Champions League campaign, last year we wer eknocked out early for the first time in years, and wt a co-incidence, we reached the CL final for the first time, just dun want it to cost us the Champions League, that's my only major concern..
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06/01/2007 19:18:00

We need a new Front page story for poor souls like us who are not in the stadium for every match to comment on live.. Message to Liverpool : "We will be back".
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06/01/2007 19:18:00

I agree questman; still the noise was excellent - a 10 for the travelling gooners!
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06/01/2007 19:24:00

luckys that is too true. I hope that the returning players will give wenger more options to rest some players for the Champions League. I am sure Gilberto, Toure, Hleb, would enjoy a rest. In the Carling Cup: Theo, Djourou, Baptista, Aliadiere, and Song. Lauren and Diaby on the bench!
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06/01/2007 19:31:00

but G4L don't you think lauren should start? we need to give him a match somewhere, and the match on tuesday has the least on stake, i mean three points next saturday are more vital than the carling cup, and we have all big games coming up, so it would be good for him to get a feel of the game in this match..
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06/01/2007 19:43:00

Lauren is not ready to start a match, no way. He hasn't played for about a year now so it would be insane to throw him in.
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06/01/2007 19:50:00

well then he can atleast play one half, he needs match practise..
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06/01/2007 19:56:00

that's why I said he ought to be on the bench. too early to start Lauren! what a game.
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06/01/2007 19:59:00

I agree, put him on the bench and give him 20 minutes at the end. If he is rushed back then he could suffer another injury. That's the last thing we need. Espically when we don't know what is up with Eboue.
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06/01/2007 20:54:00

I don't think Lauren is ever going to be as important for us as he ever was. I reckon he should start so that we can see what he's made of. No point in mollycoddling him on the bench and then try him out in an important league game. He should start this one because no matter the outcome it's not really a big game for us. And if he can't cope with it, he can always be subbed. Today's game was magic! Rosicky with two belters and how about Captain Thierry! That was a gem, did anyone watch Match of the Day, did you hear how fast Thierry was moving to get to that ball? Some crazy speeds!! And word on the street is that Walcott's even faster. Great game!
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07/01/2007 00:54:00

there's no way we can push lauren back into a starting berth so early. Having been out for so long, he will need time to readjust himself to the side and the speed of first team football, and to become 100% confident in his body being aok. »»Arsene Knows««
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07/01/2007 01:40:00

Keplaz I think this is not about the importance of Lauren but his health. You don't throw in a player who's been out for a year in a competitive game of any sort, yet alone Liverpool at Anfield in a Cup QF, after we've done them twice this year. It could turn out to be bad both physically (if he has another injury) and mentally (if he gets roasted by some capable 'pool players). Lauren may yet prove to be important as we don't know what happened to Eboue. Hoyte is unstable and inexperienced so I'd rather have a fit and healthy Lauren ready for action than risk him like that.
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07/01/2007 01:40:00

actually Henry is very wrong ! it doesn't have to be a bad movie, it can be spuds playing on the box aswell, so the whole nation will fall asleep this afternoon, except those staffy cardiff supporters !
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07/01/2007 08:42:00

hey.. lauren will obviously claim his place back.. i think he is much more good a defender than eboue or hoyte.. plus he has excellent technique.. maybe he doesnt make those marauding runs like eboue.. but once he's back to form.. our back line wil be awesome.. with billy, king kolo, lauren and clichy.. and he sends in some decent crosses too..
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07/01/2007 10:06:00

I suppose I'm being a bit harsh on Lauren seeing as he's been out for so long. He was brilliant for us before and I suppose his health has to be considered but he's been playing some reserve games hasn't he? I'd have thought the true test of his recovery would have been in a competitive match we could afford to lose, like the Carling Cup game. If he was struggling AW could always sub him out, just want to see if he's ready to be thrust into the action again, I mean we might really need him in the weeks to come.
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07/01/2007 12:57:00

he's been reading.."nightime memoirs" by Eric the sound of things....
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07/01/2007 13:34:00

"I wonder what movie he was watching? Probably a bootleg DVD of Sp*rs 05/06 season titled 'as good as it gets' Its apparently a Comedy." hahaha, nice one mate, had me in stitches i must say.
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07/01/2007 16:31:00

If this were a single, I would buy: Coincidence, it's against Liverpool too.
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07/01/2007 18:51:00


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