Happy Invincibles Day!

So, the achievement of Arsene’s squad of 2003/4 remains without equal for another season.

Liverpool succumbed at the 21st hurdle thanks to a determined Citeh side keen to make a decent fist of defending their title and to 11 millimetres of a football which refused to cross a goal line.

The tide swung towards Pep’s side when Aguero lashed in superbly at the near post but Firmino’s equaliser had us all wondering if last night wasn’t to be the night when Liverpool’s Lost column clicked round to ‘1’. Leroy Sané scraped one in off the far post and via a small deflection to give us what we wanted in the 72 minute.

Dejan Lovren’s ‘Liverpool can go unbeaten’ claim a day or two ago now seems faintly ridiculous with the Christmas decorations still up. I doubt he was too popular in the Liverpool camp putting the bock on it, big-style.

The red mancs managed 24 games at the start of the 2010/11 season before losing to Wolves which remains second to Arsenal’s full season unbeaten in the Premier League era.

To go the full 38 games seems unbelievable and is rightly up there as perhaps Arsene’s finest achievement.

Maybe some club will eventually emulate the achievement of Paddy, Thierry, Sol, Ralph, Jens, Kolo and Arsene (amongst others) in the modern era, but until they do, let’s celebrate the glory of that magnificent accomplishment in the 2003/4 season with all our hearts.

p.s. it was LBG’s birthday yesterday – quite a nice present I’d say.

chas

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19 Responses to Happy Invincibles Day!

  1. LBG says:

    Happy as a sand boy! And even though I feel guilty now (a little), had to text all my Scouse family members ” Three down! There only ever was one INVINCIBLES!

  2. LBG says:

    And given the way he spoilt that first game of the 93/94 season so spectacularly for my young son, loving every minute of a squirming Micky Quinn this morning!!
    Life is good. God is North London Red.

  3. Rasp says:

    Thanks chas, Dennis definitely smiled on us last night …. the ball was ricocheting around inside city’s box so many times and yet miraculously didn’t fall to a pool player …. and somehow Stones cleared the ball off the line against his own keeper and followed up by putting the rebound between Salah’s legs ….. There will only ever be one Invincibles … thank you Arsene

  4. LBG says:

    Sami Khedira as a sweetener from Nugent is as part of the Ramsey deal (pre already signed according to Italian twitter).
    Perhaps five years ago! Not for me now at 31. Feels like another Swedish guy, I can’t remember the name of!

  5. LBG says:

    Nugent, Nugent!!!!? WTF…..Juventus

  6. LBG says:

    Mo PO doesn’t believe winning the FA Cup or Carrier Bag Cup will “change the status of (“Totteringham”) Hotspurs”. Yes it will it will make you an average club that has won something!

  7. RA says:

    Thanks Chas, and a belated happy birthday, LBG.😃

  8. RA says:

    It might seem an over-reaction but I was delighted and punched the air when the final whistle went last night. Well done Citeh, to keep the Premier League interesting blah, blah, but actually the delight and the air punching was because the Invincibles record was safe for another year.

    Actually it was a good game and the magic of the touchline technology really did have a huge impact on the the result — and thank goodness it was not Arsenal who suffered.

  9. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    It was a tense final 15 mins last night and to be fair, L’pool deserved at least a draw. But they aren’t and never will be as good as the Invincibles, No-one will be. Because we didn’t buy the title, we didn’t spend hundreds of millions on bench players.

  10. Big Raddy says:

    LBG. HB for yesterday, may you live long and prosper.

  11. fred1266 says:

    Yep only one arsene

  12. Uwot? says:

    Yep the cocky mickey mousers def fancied their chances of doing it.you just had to listen to their arrogant fans.every bit as bad as the glory hunters Manure fans.make no mistake.Maybe they’ll start to realise exactly how hard an achievement “The invincibles” season was seeing as they’re all trying to do it now & spending bucket loads to do it.They weren’t even close😂

  13. fred1266 says:

  14. Red Arnie says:

    Belated happy birthday, LBG. 🙂

    Glorious Invincibles Day. 🙂

    And a great celebratory post, Chas. Thanks a lot! 🙂

    Did not watch the game, only BBC snippets. How much returns from 75m?

  15. Fantastic chas, thank you.

    Happy Invincibles Day 😁

    And a belated Happy Birthday to LBG

  16. chas says:

  17. Malaysian Gunner says:

    Yes its tough to be invisible/ invincible.It aint easy unles s you have the good fortune of refs giving you penalties every game.

  18. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    Malaysian. Very true and highly dubious penalties at that.

  19. Big Raddy says:

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