who remembers kanu.

Discussion in 'Arsenal' started by miky, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. Grateful Gooner

    Grateful Gooner New Member

    May 3, 2001
    Charm City
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "He's big, he's black, he's had a heart attack! KANU!"
     
  2. 49unbeaten

    49unbeaten Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    upstate ny
    Chim-chimmney, chim-chimney,
    chim-chim-charoo,
    who needs Anelka when we've got Kanu

    The stuff of legends....no way any gooner could forget that day. No doubt this Arsenal story will be told for many generations.
     
  3. Iplayedforchelsea

    Iplayedforchelsea New Member

    Mar 23, 2004
    Athens, GA USA
    I remember Kanu.

    I got to see him play in the 1996 olympics in Athens.

    Great player.
     
  4. Roffadam

    Roffadam Red Card

    Jun 21, 2005
    Rotterdam, NLD
    Of course i remember him..he was in the Ajax'95 squad :cool:
     
  5. 49unbeaten

    49unbeaten Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    upstate ny
    same here....I was at the 4-3 semi-final, extra-time thriller against Brazil.
     
  6. Arsenal_pwns_all

    Arsenal_pwns_all New Member

    Aug 13, 2004
    I remember him more for his incredible miss this season than for his incredible hattrick. Which team was it that he missed against? The point-blank miss was quite incredible............
     
  7. Paul.eta

    Paul.eta Member

    Jan 21, 2003
    His no-angle shot was :eek:
    What team was that against?

    edit: and I don't mean the one in the clip
     
  8. michaec

    michaec Member

    Arsenal
    England
    May 24, 2001
    Essex
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    He had some great moments at Arsenal, but ultimately didn't make the most of the talent he had here. His propensity to hold on to the ball too long stopped our flow, if he could have just learned when it was neccessary for all the trick it would have been great!

    I haven't seent he video because I can't download it here at work, but my favourite three Kanu memories (in true Miss World style) in reverse order...

    vs Liverpool away. Gio gets sent off and Kanu goes back into midfield. He plays a blinder as we win 2-1.

    vs Chelsea away. The hat-trick.

    vs Deportivo at home. A 5-1 drubbing of the Spanish outfit where Kanu scores a goal by ghosting through the defence and then doing so many step-overs that goalkeeper falls over and out of the way. The ball trickles into the net without him touching it again!
     
  9. Miles Brasher

    Miles Brasher Member

    Sep 6, 2004
    Coventry,England
    His back heel against Boro (?) was great too, if only because of the press coverage it got... Seemed to start a new craze.
     
  10. michaec

    michaec Member

    Arsenal
    England
    May 24, 2001
    Essex
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Yep, that was a good one too, part of a 6-1 hammering we handed out at The Riverside I believe. God, how Boro must hate to see us turn up up there!
     
  11. Hammond Egg

    Hammond Egg New Member

    Jul 14, 2004
    The incredible miss was against Middlesbrough.
     
  12. fedwood

    fedwood Member

    Sep 13, 2004
    Atlanta
     
  13. 49unbeaten

    49unbeaten Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    upstate ny
    Yeah....the soccer event was played in Athens, GA. Not far from Atlanta.
     
  14. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No, Athens. The football matches for the most part were held at Sanford Stadium on the UGA campus in Athens.

    I saw Kanu there as well....along with Jay Jay, Ariel Ortega, Ronaldo......
     
  15. rifkin

    rifkin Member

    Mar 8, 2001
    Philly
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Wow that was back when he was so young, only 35 or so.
     
  16. fedwood

    fedwood Member

    Sep 13, 2004
    i was the ripe old age of 9
     
  17. Iplayedforchelsea

    Iplayedforchelsea New Member

    Mar 23, 2004
    Athens, GA USA
    I still get goose pimply all over when I think about it. Walking about a mile to the stadium from my house to the freakin olympics was pretty cool.

    And at the time I was just begininng to REALLY get into soccer because of the net, champions league on espn (i think that was started by then), and satelite tv, etc, and our man KANU was one of the players I was most excited to see.

    The games scouldn't have been much more exciting either. Men's and Women's
     
  18. Catfish

    Catfish Member

    Oct 1, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I always thought he was a bit of an oddity. You know seeing such a lengthy guy with such soft moves and quite agile. He was fun to watch.
     
  19. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I went to both men's semi-final matches and the finals.....plus the first U.S. match against Argentina in B'ham and then Argentina vs. Spain in the 2nd round in B'ham. It was great fun....saw tons of up and coming players.

    The finals and semis being in Athens was amazing. As an alum...it was great going back there to see real footy played at Sanford....not that I mind Richt's version either. Woof.
     
  20. Iplayedforchelsea

    Iplayedforchelsea New Member

    Mar 23, 2004
    Athens, GA USA
    The olympics will be back in Georgia soon won't they? ;)

    On topic:
    I Haven't heard. Will Kanu still be at WBA this year?

    PS: GO DOGS!!!
     
  21. GoonerMan

    GoonerMan New Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    Essex,England
    the goose pimples came out while i was watching that. ill never forget what my mates older brother said to me just before the 3 goals. he said....''arsenal fc are on a downward spiral, its all downhill from now mate'' how wrong could he be. mind u he was a sperms fan
     
  22. miky

    miky Member

    Dec 24, 2003

    i think so
     
  23. Rick B

    Rick B Member

    Aug 26, 2003
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Zimbabwe
    Thing about Kanu I remember was when Gio got sent off at Anfield and he played the game of his life, he covered at left back, centre back, midfield. He was fantastic that game. I will always remember it. He still lives in Hadley Wood by the golf club.
     
  24. V Funk

    V Funk New Member

    Oct 1, 2001
    West Seattle
    As a tall, lanky dude who plays forward (rec-league!)...I've always been a big fan of Kanu. That third goal from the endline brings a big smile to my face everytime I see it.
     

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