'Memries' February 13th 1999, the day we all loved Steve Bruce!

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  1. 1973Blade

    1973Blade Well-Known Member

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    Tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of the famous Arsenal cup tie, where Steve Bruce ordered our players to walk off in protest at Kanu's (unwitting) unsporting behavior . Arsene Wenger agreed to a rematch, in what I think must be unique circumstances.
    I was watching the game on a 'big screen' at Bramall Lane social bar ( which in reality was so small you could barely see it!) Whatever happened to Steve Bruce?!
     

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  2. JohnDenver

    JohnDenver ¡No Pasarán!

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    Pies.
     
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    ZoneManWilf ex Woodford Green Blade

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    Bullshit, they knew exactly what they were doing.
     
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    1973Blade Well-Known Member

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    Another date we loved Steve Bruce!
     
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    boo radley Well-Known Member

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    Wow! Some have loved him twice:eek:
     
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    Silent Blade Well-Known Member

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    My dad's last away match
     
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    I was there, and I don’t think there was a single day that season where I “loved Bruce”. I tolerated Bruce at best, and was generally relieved when he announced he was resigning.

    Also, the fact that this is remembered as “The Kanu Incident” rather than “The Cheating Overmars Disgrace” is a historical abomination.
     
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    Misspelt? Bloody predictive text eh.
     
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    Quote from Filthy Rich and Catflap when Richie Rich and Eddie were talking to Jumbo Whiffy

    Richie Rich says - This man Eddie, a man we all know and love, this man Eddie, a man who I knew when he was only a half a ton
     
  13. Sparky

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    I was at both games. Still felt we were robbed. The replay should have been at BDTBL.
     
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    ...and the FIRST away match that I took my son to. The Circle of Life as a Blade, eh?
     
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    Indeed it should have been. We were just getting on top as well when they did that.
     
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    Recall Wenger saying something along the lines of ..I'm fair-minded not stupid..when it was suggested the re-match should be at the Lane..Came out smelling of roses (with 15mins ish to go at home he may have had a bit of a point - not that I care for that anymore now than I did then)..I'm sure Steve Bruce had plenty to say, and quite rightly, just nothing I remember.... We move on ...:)
     
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    I was at the game and also the replay

    I mentioned this a while ago, but i met Brucie last year and mentioned this to him amongst other Blades related topics. The passion was clearly there about the incident, but he seemed to hold back a bit... until he said something along the lines that he honestly thought that we were getting a replay at the lane, but when Arsenal turned around and said that the game could be replayed at Highbury, we were kind of stuck as it was a good gesture following the very unsporting behaviour by Kanu and Overmars.
     
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    If Wenger wanted to be fair-minded, he should have instructed his team to let us score an equaliser straight away.

    That’s what other managers have done in similar incidents.

    I can’t believe Wenger and Arsenal get so much credit for being sporting when it was in their hands to make full amends immediately.
     
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    Ahh Bruce. Only manager I genuinely sympathised with, understood why he resigned.

    Although that game is the only thing I can probably genuinely remember about his manager reign other than every fucker being sold.
     
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    This incident was at a time when kicking a ball out for a player to be treated, and then giving the ball back to the injured team from the resulting throw in was in its infancy and I can see why confusion could occur.
    But the referee is in charge of the match and should stop play if he thinks a player is injured and restart it with a contested dropball.
    It should never be left to a player, of either side, to decide whether to kick the ball out or not, that is the responsibility of the ref.
    The other thread on laws we do not follow any more highlights how slack the law as have become and this particular method of stopping and restarting a game should have been strangled at birth.
     
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