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Parlour shoots... Awww Ray Parlour!

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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Date:Saturday January 27 2007
Time: 8:14PM


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..
27/01/2007 20:38:00
and Rocky you should have put a picture of Ray in an Arsenal shirt..
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.
27/01/2007 20:44:00
ohok tat'll be great..
27/01/2007 20:53:00
Charlie Dimmock he's a W****R he's a W****R
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.
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***.
27/01/2007 22:59:00
Ah what the's worth a quid!!!! :P
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.
27/01/2007 23:51:00
HATEtheGOONS, did you enjoy watching your side's capitulation against our second string in midweek? »»Arsene Knows««
27/01/2007 23:55:00
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