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100% Nickers Don't Want Pulling Off

Knickers. Whaddya think of when you hear that word? Many a man goes dewy-eyed and gazes wistfully into the distance at the mention of the word.

Our female readers may be thinking of a nice cut, that looks good in a pair of jeans. Perhaps a nice cotton, that is comfortable against the bum, and won't disappear up your bum like a thong, a la Paul Daniels pulling flags on a rope out of his sleeve.

If you are a gentleman, you might find yourself thinking salacious thoughts, remembering a pair that lay on a particular space on your floor one morning, whilst the lovely lady they belonged to slumbered in your bed. Perhaps it takes you back to when you were a wee whippersnapper, flicking through your mum's catalogue, looking at the models in the bras (you knew you had reached the end of the worthwhile part of the lingerie section of the Freemans/Kays/Littlewoods catalogue when you came across (ahem) the 'Miss Mary' page - the bras for the over-50's. Time to fast forward to the trainers and the tracksuits as soon as you hit Miss Mary.).

Me, I think about both those previous ones. Perhaps worryingly, when I hear that word, I also think about a Dane (and I don't mean Helena Christensen in a nice pair of cotton briefs, and little else, save for a smile...).

The Dane I refer to, of course, is our very own young Striking Viking, Nicklas Bendtner.

I've had a wee bit of a say on the lad so far this season, saying he should be patient for his chance, as it would surely come, after various outbursts attributed to the player bemoaning his lack of opportunities in the first team.

Since then, he has had a few games, and I am sure everyone would agree, he certainly has a certain something about him. Save for a couple of 'teething trouble' appearances, Nickers has impressed hugely -he has scored goals, he has set up goals, he can cross, he can hold the ball up. Ask any spud if the lad can head a ball and they will most likely froth at the mouth apoplexy.

And what does The young Bendtner put his talent down to? None other than the man who is, in his opinion, the best coach in the world. Arsene Wenger. Nicklas is reported by Setanta Sports as speaking on Le Boss thus:

I give 100 percent so he can see that is the right decision that he gambles on me. That is what I think he thinks it is (a gamble).

He is the world's best trainer, the best I've had. He talks to us young players and he believes in us. For me his playing style is key and his continued belief in me.

His faith in me has been fantastic. Wenger has given me the chance, and I feel in myself that I have paid him back on this belief by scoring so many goals in my half year at the club.

He's certainly shown the potential that lies within. The lad seems hugely driven, and many-a-time, immense talent, overpowering-desire-to-succeed, and ego all go hand-in-hand in the make-up of a player. Especially for a striker - you need that sense of 'me' about you. And Nickers certainly isn't lacking in self-confidence.

I've gotta say, I'm really chuffed with the way he's shaping up so far. When Wenger let Lupoli go, you knew he had real big hopes for Bendtner, as the two seemed to be vying for that first team spot. Once Lupoli was shipped out (and subsequently to leave, in search of first team football back in his native Italy - which, as it turns out, hasn't happened, leaving the diminutive Italian forward frustrated and in search of another transfer...), it was a matter of time before starting to witness the young Dane emerge. This is now well underway, and despite his tender years, he by no means looks out of place in the first team, or out of his depth. Everything he has encountered so far, he has taken firmly in his stride. A good example being his step-up to full international honours with the Denmark, where he scored on his debut, if I recall correctly.

Here's hoping that Nickers continues to drive for 100% each and every game, hopefully scoring against the Tiny Totts this evening, before going on to powerlift Fat Sam before hurling him into the Tyne, screaming 'Pillage and plunder' or something equally viking-esque.

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Date:Wednesday January 9 2008
Time: 12:48AM


100% marks for creaivity and irrelevence on the introduction Wingers. You could be a cricket or darts commentator with that ability to talk/write *********.
Ozi Gooner
09/01/2008 01:00:00
Gimme a couple of years and I may yet develop the physique of a darts player, Ozi. As for a darts commentator, not sure my lungs could stand those smoke-filled rooms...
»»Arsene Knows««
09/01/2008 01:12:00
Nice to know he's coming to his senses and scrap that talk of leaving. If only Diarra can do the same.
09/01/2008 01:21:00
I read the headlines and I just knew this had to be Wingers' article. Coming to Bendtner, he's so confident about his ability and has an attitude of a winner. Glad to see he realized that Arsene knows.
09/01/2008 01:35:00
LOL Ozi yeah I skipped a few paragraphs too... Yeah great to see a young lad get his chance to shine. He'll also learn to behave after Everton. So he's set to start with Eduardo - how cool - then please let RvP come on as a sub!
09/01/2008 01:37:00
Bendtner's attitude is improving. He is definitely very much in Arsene's plans. He is maturing both as a person and as a player. And he's only 19, do you hear that Diarra? 19!
09/01/2008 02:53:00
good article but i dont get the intro this lad can be really good.
09/01/2008 04:19:00
Lovin the way he ests up as well as scores, same for Dudu. Wongers, you may have to start another thread just to explain the first several paragraphs to the pure of heart!
09/01/2008 04:53:00
0 Anyway i think everyone can be impressed by Bendtner's new found attitude, much better than when he was in the Diarra like frame of mind.
09/01/2008 05:56:00
Lupoli was actually the more profolic striker when he played in the reserves with Nicklas. He'd bang in loads of goals and end the reserve league season with 1.XX goals per game. I still wonder today why Wenger let him go. P.S: He only made one appearence for the first team, and that was as a sub too.
09/01/2008 07:50:00
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