UK time is: 04:00:29
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Groves On Henry & The Board

Cult hero PERRY GROVES shares his views on the Gunners' boardroom battle, their foreign legion and why Thierry Henry's departure was the best thing that could have happened to Arsenal.

'I said at the beginning of the year that getting rid of Thierry Henry would be the best thing they`ve ever done, because I thought he was a negative influence on the younger players. I thought they would start to flourish and express themselves more, which they have.

'English players are not good enough! I`ve always said I don`t think the coaching is good enough in this country for kids aged six to ten. No one can tell me kids that age aren`t as good as Brazilian kids because it`s all natural talent at that age, so not about the way it`s nurtured. That means the English players have got to step up to the mark.

'They did a phone-in on Sky Sports the other week. You had Man United fans phoning in moaning, you had Chelsea fans phoning in moaning and you had Arsenal fans phoning in moaning! The more you give people, the higher their expectations. That`s football fans!'

For the full interview, please go to: http://www.icons.com/exclusives/guest_interview_437.html




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 26 2007

Time: 6:54PM

Your Comments

I played better than Robbie Savage at ten...
k_chelski
kevin, he's Welsh you know
G4L
All part of the island.
k_chelski
perhaps the initial genes did not make it to the isles. perhaps more inter-mariages would help-see walcott
korodon
LOL at Kevin
anonymous
but we get the point
anonymous
So from now on Kev....you're Argentinian!!!
Rocky7
Argies aren't people. : p . I'll happily take uruguayan, :-).
k_chelski
though you should know that Europe is an asian peninsula. Hah!
k_chelski
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Will I Leave? I Want A New Contract! (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Diaby Is Back & Ready To Play (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Stats: Hull City v Arsenal (Sunday April 20 2014)

Team News: Hull City vs Arsenal (Sunday April 20 2014)

Match Discussion - Hull City (a) (Friday April 18 2014)

So it's OK to dive sometimes? (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Arsenal Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Amos. 94
2. Naijagunner 64
3. Rocky7 45
4. Galway Gooner 39
5. paul_ownz 39
6. shewore 37
7. Merlion96 19
8. Nwankwo25 17
9. Joe_@** 16
10. Guyfox 12

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Hull City 0 - 3 Arsenal
Arsenal 3 - 1 West Ham
Everton 3 - 0 Arsenal
Arsenal 1 - 1 Man City
Arsenal 2 - 2 Swansea
Chelsea 6 - 0 Arsenal

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Liverpool 35 25 5 5 52 80
2. Chelsea 35 23 6 6 41 75
3. Man City 34 23 5 6 56 74
4. Arsenal 35 21 7 7 21 70
5. Everton 35 20 9 6 23 69
6. Spurs 35 19 6 10 2 63
7. Man Utd 34 17 6 11 16 57

Breaking League News

Michu Set To Miss Aston Villa Game
Swansea : 24/04/2014 22:58:00
Mel Not Phased By The Pressure
WBA : 24/04/2014 21:16:00
West Ham Injury News For Albion
WBA : 24/04/2014 21:10:00
Jedinak - We Won't Relax Off
Crystal Palace : 24/04/2014 20:56:00
Pulis Now Looking To The Future
Crystal Palace : 24/04/2014 20:51:00
We Need Mutch Belief, Not Fear
Cardiff : 24/04/2014 20:26:00
Lambert Confirms What You All Thought About Me
Aston Villa : 24/04/2014 20:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM vs Hull City
Suggested By:  
Szczesny 3%
Sagna 0%
Mertesacker 0%
Koscielny 5%
Monreal 0%
Arteta 5%
Rambo 44%
Ozil 11%
Cazorla 0%
Podolski 22%
Giroud 5%
Flamini 0%
Ox 0%
Sanogo 5%