Tag Archives: Thierry Henry

It’s good to be a gooner

23 Mar

Okay so any gooners would agree the past month has been a pretty hectic one for Arsenal. But personally I think the next month could be much more hectic (in a good way).

The Champions league draw didn’t quite go in our favour, but what better way to start our journey to make it to the final (Start with the hardest). Arsenal are due to face Barcelona next Wednesday (31st March, ITV 19.45 KO). Although I wouldn’t put money on my team (bad I know) I still have true faith in them. Arsene Wenger deserves a trophy sometime soon and what better way to face arguably one of the best teams in Football history. The one question I’m asking myself is will my beloved Thierry Henry play against his former Arsenal team?  It’s an interesting question to ask after Henry said, ” Of course I get excited about it. I’m a fan. I’ll be an Arsenal fan until I die and if you ask me how that makes me feel about the possibility that Barcelona might meet Arsenal in the next round of the Champions League should we both qualify, I have to say I find the idea unthinkable.” (Times online article)

Anyway we will see, Arsenal have a home start against the Spanish giants so if we can prevent them from scoring an away goal we will have the upper hand! If not there’s always the Premier League. Arsenal fans last week were graced with a day at the top of the table and now with a list of okay fixtures ahead of us I think we are in for a pretty good chance. After all we’re only 2 points behind Manchester United!

Remaining fixtures:

– Birmingham v Arsenal

– Arsenal v Wolves

– Tottenham v Arsenal

– Wigan v Arsenal

– Arsenal v Man City

– Blackburn v Arsenal

– Arsenal v Fulham

Lets hope our team stay fit and on their best behaviour to give themselves a chance to lift the trophy this season!

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Timeline: Thierry Henry ♥

16 Feb

Thierry Henry has been most recently recognised for his controversial hand ball which set up a winning goal against Ireland in the World Cup qualifiers. However I want to concentrate on Henry’s famous football background, the games that made him  exactly who he is today and his successful career with Arsenal in the Premier League.

August 1995: Henry signs for Monaco at the age of 17, where he stays for 4 years scoring 20 goals in 52 starting games.

October 1997: Henry makes his International debut with the French football team against South Africa.

July 1998: Although not placed in the Starting 11 or on the bench, Henry’s International team beat Brazil 3-0 in the final of the World Cup.

January 1999: Thierry Henry begins a new career in Juventus, however he scores only 3 goals in 16 appearances.

August 1999: Henry signs for Arsenal in a £10.5 million deal. Arsene Wenger trusts he has potential and moves him to a striker position. Henry fails to score for 8 games, but finally makes his debut against Southampton.

July 2000: Henry wins the European Championship with the French team scoring 3 goals.

May 2002: Henry wins the double with Arsenal, contributing with his 31 goals scored.

June 2003: Henry is named PFA player of the year and Football Writers Association player of the year.

July 2003: Henry marries Nicole Merry (model) at a lavish ceremony in Berkshire.

February 2004: Henry scores his 100th league goal with Arsenal.

April 2004: Henry is named the first man to retain his PFA player of the year award.

May 2004: He remains part of the starting Arsenal team, and goes on to win the title and complete a league season unbeaten.

May 2005: Henry has his first child with girlfriend Nicole and wins the FA Cup with Arsenal again.

October 2005: Thierry Henry becomes the top goal scorer in Arsenal history where his goals total to 186, (one more than Ian Wright in the 1990s)

February 2006: Henry scores his 200th goal in a win over Birmingham

May 2006: Henry captains Arsenal in their first Champions League Final where they are beaten by Barcelona. He ends months of speculation over his contract, extending it by 4 years.

June 2007: Henry unexpectedly signs for £16.1 million at Barcelona where he keeps his number 14 shirt. Barcelona deny any rumours that the transfer is due to personal issues, promising it is only football related.

September 2007: Henry and his wife Nicole go through with a “quickie” divorce after there are rumours that Henry has out taken unreasonable behaviour with make-up artist Sadie Frost. He puts it down to getting away from “everything English.”

July 2008: Arsenal fans vote Henry the greatest Arsenal player.

November 2009: During a World cup qualifier match with France, Henry uses his hand to set up a winning goal. Henry admits to the goal saying; “I will be honest, it was a handball. But I’m not the ref. I played it, the ref allowed it. That’s a question you should ask him.” The speculation continues as Ireland demand a reply, but are denied by Fifa.