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I'm Wright off England blasts Ian; FANS TO BLAME.

Ian Wright For other persons named Ian Wright, see Ian Wright (disambiguation).
Ian Edward Wright, MBE (born 3 November 1963 in Woolwich, London) is a former professional footballer and current television and radio personality.
 will head for Japan or America when his Arsenal career ends because he is fed up with crowd abuse in England.

The England striker, who suffers 90 minutes of jeering and cat-calls at every away game, reckons the pressure of management or a gentle slide down the divisions is not for him.

He said: "If I played in a lower division I would get even more stick from fans and end up in more skirmishes with the FA. Management isn't for me either. I couldn't handle all that pressure like Arsene Wenger does every week.

"People want success yesterday and you can't give them that. Ruud Gullitt seems to have cracked it. He's the only one who looks to be enjoying himself."

Wright said if he stayed in the game at all it would be as a coach to young players.

He said: "I spent some time coaching kids at Disney World in the summer and I seem to be appreciated in America.

"Japan is also a possibility but I will really miss three o'clock on a Satur-day afternoon in England."

Wright, who overtook o·ver·took  
Past tense of overtake.
 Cliff Bastin's all-time Highbury scoring record last month, launched a video "Re Wrighting the Record", which features all 180 goals.

He made his England debut against Cameroon in 1991 and hopes to be in Glenn Hoddle's squad when the African nation play at Wembley on November 15 in the first of England's warm-up games before the World Cup finals.

Wright said he trusted Hoddle more than any manager he had worked with.

He said: "Obviously it's my dream to play in the World Cup finals, but if it's not to be then I will accept it coming from Glenn because I have complete faith in the man."

Wright also spoke up in defence of Dennis Bergkamp Dennis Nicolaas Maria Bergkamp (born May 10, 1969 in Amsterdam) is a retired Dutch professional footballer. At club level he played for Ajax, Internazionale, Arsenal and also represented the Netherlands at international level. , his Arsenal colleague who is suspended sus·pend  
v. sus·pend·ed, sus·pend·ing, sus·pends
1. To bar for a period from a privilege, office, or position, usually as a punishment: suspend a student from school.
 from Sunday following a spate of bookings.

He said: "Dennis is learning that the English game English Game

a long-legged, long-necked meat fowl with a wide, shallow body, long, muscular legs and muscular wings. Multicolored, mostly red, brown and white; originated from fighting birds.
 is very fast and very aggressive and all he is doing is looking after himself.

"He is very calm - even when he argues with referees. It's unbelievable he should be suspended."

Bergkamp, who has scored 11 goals this season, will play against Aston Villa at Highbury on Sunday. But he misses the next three games, including the vital clash with Manchester United on November 9.

One man who won't be turning out for the Gunners on Sunday is pounds 2.3 million Dutch winger wing·er  
n. Sports
A player who plays wing, as in hockey or soccer.


Sport a player positioned on a wing

Noun 1.
 Glenn Helder Glenn Helder (born 28 October 1968 in Leiden) is a former Dutch footballer. He was a product of Ajax Amsterdam's youth system, though to get first team football he moved to Sparta Rotterdam in 1989 where he played 93 games, scoring 9 goals. .

Arsenal have allowed the former Dutch international to go home and join NAC Breda NAC Breda is a Dutch football club from Breda.

NAC (NOAD ADVENDO Combinatie) was founded on September 19, 1912 when the two clubs NOAD and ADVENDO merged. NOAD stood for Nooit Opgeven Altijd Doorzetten (English:
 for an "undisclosed fee".

Helder, 29 next Tuesday, made 46 appearances for Arsenal.
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Author:Marshall, Alan
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Oct 24, 1997
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