March 25, 2010
The Emirates will stage an emotional start to the Barcelona game next Wednesday evening.
On the 31st March 2001, football lost a true star, Arsenal lost a true legend.
The game will mark the 9th Anniversary since the untimely passing of one of the greatest players to have ever worn the Arsenal red and white.
Of all the memories, of all the goals he scored… my favourite memory of David Rocastle came at Old Trafford in October 1990.
The now infamous 21-man brawl which led to Manyoo being only docked 1 point whilst we had 2 points taken.
We won that game 1-0, Anders Limpar grabbing the winner, and we also won the league that season.
When all hell broke loose, bodies charging in left, right, centre… pushing, shoving, kicking, punching… one man came storming in to the scene of the crime like a warrior, that man wore the yellow away colours of Arsenal.
The men in red, the home team that day ( I have deliberated long and hard as to how I should articulate this correctly ) completely shit themselves.
The Arsenal number 7 had grown men running away from him like schoolgirls, the self-styled Guv’nor being the worst culprit of the lot.
Have a watch of the proceedings yourself.