Jonathan Pearce: Pat Rice.
WITH all the pre-match debate concentrating on whether Roy Keane would be playing in his sixth FA Cup Final yesterday, I found my thoughts drifting to a hero of five finals who seems to have been overlooked in all the glowing tributes to Arsenal's historic season.
Pat Rice, who lifted the Cup twice during his 650-game Gunners career, has dedicated 34 years to his club and since 1996 has been Arsene Wenger's right-hand man.
Too many gongs are sprinkled around cheaply to football in the honours lists. Next time the awards are handed out, I hope this honourable, knowledgeable and likeable man is not overlooked.
|Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback|
|Publication:||Sunday Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||May 23, 2004|
|Previous Article:||Jonathan Pearce: Marcus Trescothick.|
|Next Article:||Jonathan Pearce: Martin Laursen.|