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Beckham Is A Gooner

David Beckham is a gooner.

But only temporarily.

The former England captain and Manchester United player is currently training with the Arsenal squad in order to get fit ahead of the start of the MLS season.

Rumours surfaced that Beckham would train at London Colney months ago.

It's well documented that the Gunners have the finest training facilites in Europe, indeed, fine enough that money bags Abramovich tried to copy the design for his own club.

Arsene Wenger confirmed Beckham was at the club. 'He is working to be fit when he is moving to Los Angeles in February, so now, in January, we are giving him assistance with his fitness,'

Whilst David Beckham may come across as a flash git, he is one of a few English international footballers I have time for. A great professional, hard worker and model father. Hopefully some of his professionalism can rub off on a few of our youngsters.

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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 4 2008

Time: 3:56PM

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Hopefully he can teach Justin Hoyte how to cross a ball.
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04/01/2008 16:05:00

Yes a professional model and a model professional. Hope our youngsters and oldies alike take a leaf from his book about respecting his clubs and managers' decisions and working hard to earn his starting place while warming the bench.
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04/01/2008 16:06:00

I can think of a few prem players that could do with crossing assistance.
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04/01/2008 16:07:00

Another mutually beneficial agreement. Our legion of youngsters can only learn from him. If Arsene had had the readies in 2003, I'm certain Beckham would have been an Arsenal player. It's touted (though this is only hear say), that the root of Fergie's infamous 'bootgate' scuffle with Beckham following our victory over them at OT stems from a conversation that went something like this, FERGIE: "Ashley Cole made a right **** out of you." BECKHAM: "Well Arsene Wenger made an even bigger **** out of you." I hope that's true. Either way, I'm sure this brief allegiance won't please the purple nosed *****.
Little Dutch
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04/01/2008 16:08:00

Seeing the pictures of him in the Arsenal gear was a little bit surreal, I think I may hvae vomitted a littlle.
Ozi Gooner
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04/01/2008 16:08:00

But don't you guys feel weird to see him in a No. 23 Arsenal training kit and apparently chatting with Cesc? Don't know, just don't feel he's "one of us" maybe. Just weird on the eye.
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04/01/2008 16:09:00

LD, that's a brilliant story! True or not, it's funny all the same.
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04/01/2008 16:12:00

LD I pray that story is true. The grand master outwitted by a "thick" footballer. I don't even think there would be a name for the shade of purple his nose would have turned.
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04/01/2008 16:13:00

It wouldn't entirely surprise me if it was true, Wenger and Beckham have always been very complimentary of one another, which this agreement certainly seems to vouch for. Like I say, this reinforces my belief that, if we had the money, we'd have made a serious attempt to buy Beckham a few years back.
Little Dutch
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04/01/2008 16:15:00

Funny that beckham chooses not to go back to OT to keep himself fit after 10 years there! everyone loves wenger.
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04/01/2008 16:21:00

Gazzap, apparently the training ground is close to where he lives so it's convenient for him.
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04/01/2008 16:29:00

i hope Golden Balls changes his mind and joins us on loan for the remainder of the season. i'm sure Arsene wouldn't mind having him, and DB is still too good a player to play in that crap league in US..
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04/01/2008 16:30:00

I'd love to believe it's true, i remember thinking at the time ''he aint that quick is he?'' but maybe he's got a little more nouse than i gave him credit for
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04/01/2008 16:38:00

Funny story!
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04/01/2008 16:39:00

Its great to see Becks in a Gooner kit! Couldnt think of a better person to have a positive influence on the kids!
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04/01/2008 16:41:00

You know what else is funny? A few months back Vital Spurs ran an article saying Beckham was gunna train with them and how much benefit their young players would gain from it..........geez, they can't even borrow a player properly!!! Lol.
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04/01/2008 16:53:00

looks like Becks has been getting bad hairstyle tips by our own Manu Almunia.
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04/01/2008 17:06:00

lol wt *****, no wonder there is not a single spuddie post on this article. Rocky write an article on it before wednesday..
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04/01/2008 17:06:00

love the alleged conversation between sir drinkalot and Becks during bootgate.
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04/01/2008 17:07:00

Rocky LOL that's funny! At least when Beckham's thinking which club's ground to go to, Watford guys didn't make any noise though theirs was part of his consideration, again due ot proximity. If anyone had a choice, who'd choose anywhere other than Colney, everyone knows it's the best training ground in London. ANd they've added a video on Arsenal TV Online. Apparently Beckham's the only guy who doesn't wear that vest on top of his training kit - to show that No. 23 on his chest, or just that he's not part of the 5-a-side or whatever game they're playing in 2 groups?
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04/01/2008 17:48:00

Hey LD and guys who're going to Turf Moor this Sunday, arrive early to catch this at 1:30pm there:
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04/01/2008 18:39:00

The boss has come up with a great soundbite for the media to quote again. On Beckham being at Colney, he said: "He doesn't live far away and always loved Arsenal. That's why we help him."
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04/01/2008 18:43:00

his experience will be a help.. surely our fullbacks can learn how to deliver quality crosses
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04/01/2008 21:48:00

In Chelsea's defence, we did not copy you lot, we copied PSV.
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04/01/2008 23:25:00

LMAO LD, that dialogue btw Fergie and Beckham is ferkin hilarious. To me I take it is real, I mean if you remember the match that could have happened!
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05/01/2008 00:20:00

Lets hope he helps our players otherwise its really just a publicity stunt.
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05/01/2008 02:44:00

The news also says he'll probably train more with the reserves than the first XI. Great to have him share with the youngsters some of his experience, which he has in abundance - he's the 2nd oldest player training there now behind Jens.
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05/01/2008 03:10:00

Hope he teaches Eboue how to be a decent attacking MF on the right since he hasn't been exactly pleasing to the eye with his appearences so far.
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05/01/2008 03:41:00

i dont think you can even teach eboue how to sit or lie down and roll over..
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05/01/2008 11:22:00

As long as he can shift some no 23 shirts in China to pay for his lunches and the kit wash Wenger and the board will be happy.
Wyn Mills
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05/01/2008 12:09:00

Come on ZAgooner LOL. Why do you say that?..Wyn Mills, is Arsenal that desperate for cash?
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06/01/2008 06:40:00

Thats odd, Who´d known he spoke French then? Or maybe he´s brought a translator with him I guess...
Blue is the colour
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06/01/2008 20:41:00

Sorry, can't understand you, BITC(H). You need a translator who understands your language, pure total crap.
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07/01/2008 00:38:00

BMF, who are you talking to? :S
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07/01/2008 20:41:00

I was talking to Blue Is The Colour...err, Hat. But I couldn't understand him, as I don't speak crap.
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07/01/2008 23:11:00

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