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The Invincibles Named Greatest Team In PL History

The Invincibles Named Greatest Team In PL History

The 2003/04 campaign, for me, represents the pinnacle of English football.

For a single season, it just does not get any better. Arsene Wenger`s Arsenal won the league in the most spectacular fashion, playing through an entire campaign without losing a single match.

Played 38, Won 26, Drew 12, Lost precisely none.

My views also appear to be shared by a whole host of other non-Arsenal fans too as The Invincibles have been named the greatest team in Premier League history.

It`s no secret that I`m not a fan of the so called awards and accolades that use the phrase "since the start of the Premier League", it infers, to me at least, that football simply wasn`t worth bothering with before the inception of the league`s current format (case in point, the excitement at the apparent greatest title race ever for Man City`s league win, completely ignoring the once in a life time events of Anfield `89 simply because they occurred outside of the Premier League brand), but that said, this is a team that needs recognising, and happily this award shows the magnificence of what they achieved.

Arsene Wenger talked of his pride in that amazing team. 'I am very proud of this [award] and very happy, I told the players at the time that they could achieve something special once we were champions - being invincible."

'And they did it. At the time they didn't realise how much it would mean in the future, but I'm very proud of the achievement of course."

My target is to get Arsenal back to that level."

'I feel personally that we are not far away from being able to fight for the championship, and let's hope we can show that next season.'


I feel very privileged to have been a part of that season, if only as a cheering supporter, there are fans all over the world who`d give their right arm to be in our current position, so to have witnessed a team play such amazing football and accomplish such an unprecedented feat gives me great satisfaction.



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Tuesday May 15 2012
Time: 11:42AM

Comments

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I'm half surprised at this, I thought it'd either be given to United in 99 or Chelsea in 05, interesting that in Gary Neville's autibiog he says our team in 98 was the best he's seen on these shores.
shewore
15/05/2012 11:57:00
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I thought United's 99 might have got it .... but considering this is a PL award, their FA Cup and CL win are irrelevant. And baring in mind we threw that one away, 2004 title has to be the only logical choice. We were f***ing awesome.
Rocky7
15/05/2012 12:01:00
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Seeing the Invincibles in the flesh demolishing all league opposition is the greatest privelege one has had. That side had everything - skill, power, pace and an indomitable resolve. United in 1999 were amazing but the one that won in 2007 was the best United team I've seen. With Ronaldo, Rooney and Tevez up front they were extremely devastating on their day.
Deltaforce
15/05/2012 12:35:00
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I definitely thought Man United's 99 team would get it. Pleasantly surprised. Just look at our invincible team, look at it, it's insanely good. I love Wenger but there's no way he will ever get back to that level. Different era with a different type of player, this was before the Black Gold Bling, our challenge back then was purely a football one.
Professor calculus
15/05/2012 12:59:00
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Fantastic timing!
Wyn Mills
15/05/2012 13:26:00
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And this is why Wenger is one of the greatest managers in PL history: http://blog.emiratesstadium.info/archives/21211
Wyn Mills
15/05/2012 13:41:00
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Great feat, indeed and not easy to attain. If it was easy, this very talented City team could have achieved it.
Naijagunner
15/05/2012 13:46:00
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United in '99 was a very good side too and should run the invincibles side very close.
Naijagunner
15/05/2012 13:47:00
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A well deserved award. Although that Utd team of Kanchelskis, Ince, Keane, Giggs, Cantona, Hughes, Pallister, Parker, Irwin, Bruce and red nose in goal would of made for an amazing couple of head to heads if they occupied the same time period.
Scotch Eggs Rule
15/05/2012 13:51:00
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Oh! As everyone else has mentioned as well. Great minds and all that...
Scotch Eggs Rule
15/05/2012 13:52:00
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