Koscielny floors bitches -- the Laurent Koscielny thread

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  1. Romfordray

    Romfordray Member+

    Oct 24, 2011
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    Legend...winning goals to give Arsenal 2 fourth place trophies, one FA Cup and bonafide destroyer of strikers. Some of us did not know what to expect of you when you came over. But you have won over just about every Arsenal fan with your spirit and desire.

     
  2. ArsenalJake

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    Feb 11, 2013
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    #2 ArsenalJake, May 22, 2014
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    Great thread, and much needed.

    Laurent Koscielny is my favorite Arsenal player. He joined the Arsenal the same year I began loyally following the club and has gone from relative unknown to bonafide stud in central defense. He got his first cap with France in his first season at Arsenal, and is in the running to start in central defense at the 2014 World Cup.

    He came out of his shell after he got a decent partner (anyone other than Squallaci) and his breakthrough game was against Barcelona in the 2012 Champions League knock out round. He never looked back.

    My favorite moment of the FA Cup celebration was watching everyone hoist the cup one at a time, only for Laurent and Per to instinctively lift the cup together. A truly top class partnership in every way.

    Laurent, I salute you. Keep flooring bitches.
     
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  3. Arsenal_NGA

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    Jan 12, 2014
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    He is one of the best CBs in the world and in the top 3 in the EPL imo.

    Great lad, like that thug walk of his :cool:
     
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  4. aphex

    aphex Member

    Jul 11, 2006
    Charlotte
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    He needs / wants the supporters the sing his name!
     
  5. R9Kevinr9

    R9Kevinr9 Member+

    Feb 2, 2007
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    HE SCORES WHEN IT COUNTS!
    HE SCORES WHEN IT COUUNNNNNTSSSSS!
    LAURENT KOSCIELNY HE SCORES WHEN IT COUNTS!

    Absolute legend. If he continues to play like he has and sees out his contract, he and Tony Adams will be the best CB's in our history. That may be unfair to Sol but I just love Kos but I also love Sol. Damn, I'm drunk but y'all know what I mean.
     
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  6. aphex

    aphex Member

    Jul 11, 2006
    Charlotte
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    I'll have what he's having
     
  7. charlie15

    charlie15 Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
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    You are really drunk...lol.... I have been one of the firsts Koscielny defenders/apologists/fans on this board but I think Sol is in a class by himself, LK is not there yet (hopefully). True dat though, he is top quality and for my money the best CB in the league this season.
     
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  8. R9Kevinr9

    R9Kevinr9 Member+

    Feb 2, 2007
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    I reckon Arsenal should dedicate a bronze statue to Sol Campbell. Specifically the one where he slid for 8 miles. (I know it wasn't in an Arsenal kit but still.)
     
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  9. charlie15

    charlie15 Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
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    Sol is a freak of nature. I saw him live and I cant recall any player combining such imposing physique, raw pace and power. The dude was huge.
     
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  10. darcgun

    darcgun Member+

    Jan 11, 2008
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    So glad he atoned for his Brum (partial admittedly) mistake by scoring in the Final. Would have been fitting if he scored the winner, but he's surely a world class centre back now. Kind of funny how we have players who initially are shit, but then turn good. Keown, Parlour, and now Kos and Per are in that mold.
     
  11. darcgun

    darcgun Member+

    Jan 11, 2008
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    It's weird, can't think of many other players who are both Arsenal and Tottenham legends (Jennings is the exception).
     
  12. pats1237

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    Oct 28, 2006
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    So I know this matters for absolutely nothing but Koscielny is a 78 overall in the new World Cup FIFA game smh
     
  13. footykid

    footykid Member+

    Jan 10, 2005
    Mississauga, Ont
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    Is Sol still a scum legend? I wouldn't imagine we would love him for doing to us what he did to them.
     
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  14. darcgun

    darcgun Member+

    Jan 11, 2008
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    In terms of performance, IMHO, yes.

    Who else has been better for them at CB in PL years? Mabbutt? Ledley?
     
  15. darcgun

    darcgun Member+

    Jan 11, 2008
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    Funny how we have a long tradition of players being initially shit and then turning good...
     
  16. Romfordray

    Romfordray Member+

    Oct 24, 2011
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    Lately we have an equally long tradition of players turning to shit. Chamakh, Arshavin and Park come to mind.
     
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  17. footykid

    footykid Member+

    Jan 10, 2005
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    Only Arshavin went to shit, and that is because Wenger used him and discarded him. The other two come on mate, Chamakh and Park they are barely examples of footballers let along "good" ones.

    I would assume it takes more than perfomance to be a legend, passion? Loyalty? Not ********ing off to your traditional rival?
     
  18. charlie15

    charlie15 Member+

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    GrooverBlog 2h
    Brazilian journalist : "people struggle to say your name" Koscielny : "Just call me Kos"

    KOS THE BOSS!
     
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  19. darcgun

    darcgun Member+

    Jan 11, 2008
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    Have to agree to disagree. I remember Sol was a beast for them...one of their best ever PL players.
     
  20. darcgun

    darcgun Member+

    Jan 11, 2008
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    True, but then in PL history Keown, Parlour and in more recent times Per spring to mind as shit turning good.
     
  21. casoccerdad47

    casoccerdad47 Member+

    Mar 31, 2006
    Per took a a year to adjust to the premier league. As a much capped German international when Arsene bought him, I would hardly classify him as shit at the start of his Arsenal career.
     
  22. darcgun

    darcgun Member+

    Jan 11, 2008
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    He made some bad errors, but then people like Vidic, Carvalho, even Toure as top PL era non-UK centre backs fitted in from the get go. Just think he only really came good in 12/13.
     
  23. casoccerdad47

    casoccerdad47 Member+

    Mar 31, 2006
    I believe that's what I said. He took a season to adapt, i.e. the 2011/2012 season. BTW Toure was a right back/defensive midfielder in his first season at Arsenal, so he had time to adapt to the premier league before he became a regular starter in the center of the defense.
     
  24. R9Kevinr9

    R9Kevinr9 Member+

    Feb 2, 2007
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    The few spuds I know consider him one of the best who ever wore the white and blue of spurs but not considered a legend for what he did. There's no denying his talent but they don't see him as a club icon. That's cool though 'cause that doesn't mean shite compared to be an Arsenal legend. LOL :D
     
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  25. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
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    How does sakho start over kos, sakho of shit
     

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