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Parlour shoots... Awww Ray Parlour!

I would just like to take a moment and honour one of my all time favourite Arsenal players - Ray Parlour.

The curly-haired ex-Arsenal midfielder was recently released by Middlesbrough boss Southgate, and until he finds a new club, guess where is he going to train?

Mr. Wenger said on Arsenal TV Online:

'He wants to get back to full fitness and I offered him the chance to come and practice with us, but I will not be signing him, as you have seen last night at Tottenham we have some good young players in the middle of the park.'

I have some very fond memories of Ray Parlour in his dozen years in the Arsenal shirt. He was never going to put in less then 110% effort in a match and although lacking in skill, he made it all up with running and tackling... and scoring some amazing goals. The pick of the lot for me would be the screamers against Valencia at Highbury, and Chelsea in the FA Cup Final, and his (unfortunately disallowed) 30-yarder for England.

I read somewhere that one of his fellow players at Boro said that the first thing Romford Pele would ask after a match is the score of the Arsenal game. True Gooner.

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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 27 2007

Time: 8:14PM

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One of the most deserving people to wear the red and white and a true Arsenal legend. always a fan favourate, he'll always be loved by the Arsenal faithful all over the world, and wouldn't it be great to see him wear the red and white just one more time..
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27/01/2007 20:38:00

and Rocky you should have put a picture of Ray in an Arsenal shirt..
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27/01/2007 20:40:00

Unfortunately we're limited to the amount of pictures we can use on the site and have to pay for the priveldge. Next time we get to updateour pics I'll get one of TRP.
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27/01/2007 20:44:00

ohok tat'll be great..
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27/01/2007 20:53:00

Charlie Dimmock he's a W****R he's a W****R
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27/01/2007 21:52:00

Regularas clock work. Spurs win, HTG has the balls to come over here. Any bets on whether or not we see him next Thursday, I for oe doubt it very much.
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27/01/2007 22:49:00

I'll offer 50,000,000,000,000,000,000/1 that he show's his ugly mug after we do em in the cup. What a c***.
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27/01/2007 22:59:00

Ah what the's worth a quid!!!! :P
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27/01/2007 23:13:00

HTG, the pr*ck can't stand up after the glorious victory against Southend, but still drags his hairy fat arse to his 1980s computer and dribbles, what a virgin.
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27/01/2007 23:51:00

HATEtheGOONS, did you enjoy watching your side's capitulation against our second string in midweek? »»Arsene Knows««
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27/01/2007 23:55:00

Wingers...back from the ski trip?
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28/01/2007 00:31:00

We've mentioned Parlour as a possiblity to replace Sav in the Rovers midfield until he returns. With limited funds a player of his quality with experience would fit the bill. Sparky would know a thing or two about him from his battles on the field with him so if he could get fit in a matter of weeks and not months I'd happily see him in a Rovers shirt for the rest of this season at least, although I read he thinks he's more likely to drop down a league to carry on playing before moving into coaching with you guys?
Hughes Da Man
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28/01/2007 00:44:00

HTG is a poof, gives it larges when they win, cries like a baby when we go over there and pull his trousers down and laugh..
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28/01/2007 07:53:00

nah he won't drop a league down HDM, next season three teams will gain promotion, and every one of those three teams will be looking to sign in, and i won't be suprised if the likes of reading or wigan go in for him. Ray is a class act, a great professional who'll always give you more than 110% wish he was a few years younger, would love to see him play for us again..
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28/01/2007 08:44:00

the mighty spurs,only knows how to bully lesser teams,a huge deflection for keanes' first goal and a very classy punched volley for the second by jenus,quality,cant wait for wednesday!!!
fran merida
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28/01/2007 12:27:00

I know Watford were said to be keen on him. If he can do a job (although Bents didn't do a bad job filling in for Sav ysterday, although with respect to Luton we'll face tougher tests than Luton so that'll be the test to see if Bents could fill the void?) then as I say I'd welcome him.
Hughes Da Man
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28/01/2007 12:35:00

Puregold.i'd forgotten spurs even won.But that picture of old Dimmock makes me chuckle.When have i EVER moaned about ANY of you Knobeads comin over to 'OUR SITE',jesus our site,like it's some sort of gang-ting.I COULD'NT GIVE A S-H-I-T WHAT ANY OF U LOT SAY.It's a poxy internet forum doubt most of ya are fat midddle aged tired of life saddos,just sad man sad.As for wed,it aint over till SWP's mum sings.
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28/01/2007 14:17:00

great player, hope blackburn do go in for him. in his day shirley bassey was the dogs bl**cks for us on the right. top man
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29/01/2007 13:21:00


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