Wacky Wednesday: Parlour to Barnet & North Bank Horse found? 20 June, 2007Posted by lasagnechef in Arsenal News, Transfers.
Well finally I’ve got something half decent to talk about. I’ll start off with the North Bank Horse. I’m sure most of you are familiar with the old story, the tale goes that when the original North Bank terrace was being built in 1913, a horse together with it’s cart, fell into the foundations. So there was this myth that there was a Horse buried deep beneath the stand. However, in the 1992 when the North Bank was redeveloped into a two-tier seated stand the story was dismissed as no remains of a horse were found in those original foundations.
However, yesterday Pat Brennan what looked like two rusty old horse shoes whilst working at the North End. He took them to the site offices and a Gooner worker explained to him the old story and that he might have found a piece of Arsenal’s history. This could just be a coincidence but it’s amazing to think that maybe the old tale is true and yesterday remains were found.
That’s quite a nice story for your Wednesday. But wait, there’s more!
Arsenal’s first game next season is the annual trip to Barnet on July 14th. Ticket’s for that come out on the 1st at 10am and it’s definitely worth going; tickets are cheap and it’s great to see the boys back in action. I’ve been going for two or three years now and enjoy it every time. However there might be an extra-special treat on show this year. Arsenal Legend Ray Parlour is holding talks with the League Two side. I know it’s only early days yet but if he played against Arsenal in a few weeks time I’d love it! He finished last season on a pay-as-you-play deal with Hull and it’s unlikely he will return. Apparently he’s looking for a southern side and even thou other Championship sides are said to be interested, Barnet have confirmed they’re holding talks. I hope something can get worked out.
Jeremie Aliadiere has finally completed his move to Middlesbrough. The fee is £2million and has signed on a four-year-deal. He’s been at Arsenal something like 8 years but never had a proper run in the side. He’s always been there when we had injury problems but even then he still didn’t really perform well enough. He’s had his fair share of time on the treatment table too and that is probably the main reason he’s had such problems at Arsenal. It’s such a shame he’s never really made it here, I’ve always been a big Aliadiere fan and last season when he got a few appearances I always hoped he had a good game and showed us all what he can do. He had a couple of good games but he did really have to move on, he’s just simply not Arsenal standard. I wish him the best of luck at ‘Boro and hope it goes well for him there.
Freddie Ljungberg has reminded us that he’s due a testimonial next season and it sounds like he just cant wait to get stuck into the 07/08 Premier League season. Here’s what Ljungberg said in The Telegraph:
“This will be my 10th season with Arsenal and I cannot wait to start the season with them. I am very much looking forward to the opening game against Fulham. It is great to start the season with a London derby.”
Recently Ljungberg has been linked with a move away from Arsenal but his agent has confirmed that he’s not looking to go anywhere. I hope Freddie does get a testimonial, I think he definitely deserves one. I can’t believe it’s been ten years already.
That’s enough for today, thanks for reading.