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VA10 Football God 4,806 pts

Biggest regret

Posted by VA10 about 9 years ago · 11 replies

So we've had a pretty rough 10 years since we moved to the Emirates. I know most of the bad things that happened to us weren't bad decisions as much as we were forced into making them. What's the biggest regret we have had in this time frame? Mine might be unpopular but I think losing Ashley Cole is up there with anything. He had to become our captain and we might have had a much better 10 years behind us now...


Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,278 pts
Posted about 9 years ago by Ix Techau

Mine is simply losing the Champions League final. If we had won that game the entire football landscape would have been different today. I'm convinced that we would have been able to hold on to our best players because of that trophy, and I also believe our loss kickstarted Barca's era of dominance. We were so close, and in hindsight everything hinged on those 20 minutes.

Winning that final was the key to furthering the invincibles legacy into a new generation. Having that trophy would have counterbalanced many of our financial issues, including losing our players due to them wanting to win things. Success breeds success, and that trophy would have changed everything.

We wouldn't have lost Ashley Cole, Pires had probably stayed on for another year or two, Thierry Henry would've probably stayed at the club until retired...Hleb, Gilberto, Flamini in his prime, Adebayor...all the way up to Fabregas, Nasri and Van Persie.

I guess that's what makes football so fantastic. The fate of a club can change over the course of minutes. But lord did those 20 minutes change everything.

Morleys Mesut Özil > You and your mum, chief 4,431 pts
Posted about 9 years ago by Morleys

Losing to Chelsea in the 2004 CL. We should've beat them and we would have annihilated the rest of the competition. Mourinho wouldn't have won it and maybe he'd have been stuck with injecting heroin in an alley behind a skip.

C'est la vie

STUART 486 pts
Posted about 9 years ago by STUART

What do you mean?

I mean since moving to the Emirates, the biggest regret has to be not winning that 07/08 title when we played amazing football with a young team. We had it in the bag and threw it away :(

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