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David Rocastle

David Carlyle Rocastle, nicknamed Rocky, (2 May 1967 – 31 March 2001) was an English professional footballer, who played as a midfielder from 1984 until 1999.

Michael Thomas Ian Wright Tony Adams Paul Merson Paul Davis Perry Groves Martin Keown Martin Hayes Lee Dixon Old Trafford Ray Parlour


"Remember who you are, what you are and who you represent". -…
David Rocastle, Michael Thomas and Paul Davis celebrating League title victory in 1991
David Rocastle with an epic goal against Schmeichal
& Some Arsenal legends in that side including the late David Rocastle.
Thanks to YouTube I've just spent the last 45 mins teaching my 9 yr old son about David Rocastle
Fastest Code-breaker! .. was the first to unscramble DAVID ROCASTLE in today's Conundrum. Cheers!
Next stop Countdown! .. unscrambled our DAVID ROCASTLE Conundrum. Nice one!
David Rocastle dancing with the Division 1 trophy at the top of Islington Town Hall
Today we remember the late David Rocastle, who was born on 2 May 1967. He played 14 games for the
Lovely applause on 7 minutes at Arsenal in memory of David Rocastle. Legendary player, lovely man, lives on in a lot of…
Has it really been 15 yrs since David Rocastle passed? Wonderful man, great example to all in his trade, a fine Blue. Never forgotten.
Today we will be share your favourite David Rocastle moments with us using the hashtag
Morning. Today we remember legend David Rocastle, who tragically passed away 15 years ago
On the same day all in one room Arsenal signed David Rocastle, Martin Hayes, Martin Keown, Michael Thomas, Tony Adams and Gus Caesar.
After Duncan Edwards I promised never to write another book that made me cry. Failed dramatically with David Rocastle. What…
Anders Limpar with David Rocastle and Ian Wright after scoring from the half way line against Liverpool.
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On this Arsenal day 28 years ago goals from Michael Thomas, David Rocastle (2) and Perry Groves secured a 4-2 away win at Carrow Road.
On this day: 1995 - David Rocastle played his last game.
Charlie Nicholas ,Ian Allinson and David Rocastle cared about that cup ,so do I ,some of those players tonight Are nowhere near good enough
I'd like David Rocastle & Gary Speed to play in my testimonial. Both gone far too soon
Hall Of Fame? David Rocastle played 228 games between 1984 and 1992 scoring 23 goals. Just reply or
Michael Thomas and David Rocastle with the league title taken before the 89/90 season.
Home to side containing David Rocastle and Perry Groves - among others - we lost 2-4.
Arsenal legends Martin Keown and David Rocastle also made their competitive debuts in 1985
": in 1991: David Rocastle scores a spectacular goal at Old Trafford:
VIDEO: Wembley guest of honour Ryan Rocastle on his dad, Arsenal legend David Rocastle
Explanation for Arsenal fans: Imagine Tony Adams was an attacker. Now imagine he had David Rocastle's fate. That was Gehrig.
(21/5/90) Players who just miss out on a place in England's squad include Arsenal's Tony Adams, David Rocastle and Alan Smith
David Rocastle – a special footballer taken too soon:
FEATURE: Take a look back at some of the most magic moments from David Rocastle's career -
David Rocastle has to be 1 of my favourite Arsenal players,he scored some unbelievable goals,and never stopped working
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David Rocastle played 14 times for On 31 March 2001 he sadly passed away aged 33
It is reported today (3/2/90) Arsenal star David Rocastle has signed a five-year contract htt…
aimed at anyone. Then on the game we played and had a minutes silence for david rocastle who's son was at Chelsea at the time
Martin Hayes, the late David Rocastle & Paul Merson celebrate snatching the title at Anfield.
In Steve Rowley's first Summer as a junior scout at Arsenal he found Tony Adams, David Rocastle, Martin Keown and ... Gus Cesar.
David Rocastle was born on this day in 1967. He would have been 47 today.
David Rocastle receiving the supporters club Player of the Year award, 1986
Morning all. Today we remember an legend, David Rocastle, who died 13 years ago at age of 33
.breaks down in tears remembering childhood and playing alongside late Arsenal legend David Rocastle
This Ian Wright: Nothing to Something is excellent. Very powerful. David Rocastle section got to me in a big way.
Their fans are singing 'trigger, trigger, trigger, shoot that N* '.Just as David Rocastle & Micky Thomas combine to score & seal the tie
African History is a certainty, not just in February or October, but forever more. Slavery might have debased our history, but there are great things that we should be proud of. Our heroes and sheroes that have sacrificed their lives amongst Africans on the planet earth such as George Caruthers, Andrew Beard, Fred Jones, Otis Boykin, Dan Hale Williams, George Washington Carver, Augustus Jackson, Garrett A. Morgan, Bessie Coleman, Madame CJ Walker, Sarah Goode, Amiri Baraka, Gil Scott Heron, Gwen Brooks, Jessie Fauset, Claude McKay, James Weldon Johnson, Ethel Waters, Josephine Baker, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Marion Anderson and even Mahalia Jackson. Arthur Wharton beat racism to kick a ball and had opened the doors to Clyde Best, Cyril Regis, John Barnes, Roger Palmer, Viv Anderson, Howard Gayle, David Rocastle, Ian Wright and Clarke Carlisle. Harold Moody apart from owing his general medical practice, he uplifted Africans in the UK to fight for our human rights especially during the Notting Hi ...
Joe Hulme, Freddie Cox, George Armstrong, David Rocastle... The spirits who wore Arsenal's Number 7 before you salute you,
Reminded me of black Arsenal legends. The late David Rocastle, Michael Thomas, Paul Davis etc. Those were the days.
Sunday, March 31 marks the 12th anniversary of David Rocastle's tragic death:
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put it this way, me taking the micky out of David Rocastle wouldnt be funny, would it?
it was. Couldnt believe how long ago it was. There was me, you and David Rocastle on it. I'm not too bad. How are you?
nice, it looks like Paul Davis, David Rocastle and Paul Merson should be donning it
was Arsenal FC founded when Wenger took charge? What happened to Alex James, Cliff Bastin, David Rocastle, Kenny Samson?
In February 2001, Rocastle announced that he was suffering from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, an aggressive form of cancer which attacks the immune system. He unde...
Judas van Persie is no Dennis Bergkamp, David Rocastle or Ray Parlour.
Martin Hayes (I think) David Rocastle and Paul Merson with the title in 1989
David Rocastle and Mitchell Thomas from The Independent Jan 1989. AFC win to go top of league.
Lee Dixon on NLD's: "Tony Adams, Paul Davis, David Rocastle and Michael Thomas - practically pinned me up against the wall..." (1/2)
This weekend marks the 12th anniversary of David Rocastle's death.
12yrs 2moro the anniversary of the death of a great player David Rocastle!sadly lost his battle with cancer.Legend
On anniversary of great David Rocastle's ridiculously premature death, thoughts from his son Ryan, smashing young man
There will be 7 minutes of chanting and singing for David Rocastle. His 12th death anniversary is tomorrow.
David Rocastle. Arsenal legend who died 12 years aged 34. It's the anniversary of his death.
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RIP David Rocastle, Arsenal legend, only 33 when he lost his battle with cancer, 11th year anniversary of his death
On this day in 1989 Perry Groves, David Rocastle & Paul Merson hit the mark as championship hunting gained a 3-1 win at Southampton
=:: Happy birthday Ray Parlour (7 March 1973 - 7 March 2013) and here he's speaking about his Arsenal life ::= ***Ray, let’s start by talking about January, as it was a very important month for you. Yes it was my debut back in January 1992. A very special and proud moment for me having come through the Arsenal system as a young kid dreaming I would one day make my first-team debut. And there I was pulling the shirt on. It didn’t get much tougher than playing at Liverpool in those days and it was such a great buzz walking out at Anfield with the Kop singing; the atmosphere was unbelievable. I remember it as if it was yesterday and although I gave a penalty away and the result [Arsenal lost 2-0] wasn’t good it’s still a very special memory playing alongside the late David Rocastle, who was a fantastic player and a great influence on my career. Pat Rice was also a real big help as my youth team manager and Tony Adams, George Graham and Arsène Wenger all played their parts in my development. George w ...
Here's a question for all you GOONERS!! I want to know which Arsenal players made you really sad when sold to other clubs by our managers in the past and present and why!! I'll name a few for me. David Rocastle, Anders Limpar, Paul Merson , Cesc and RVP upset me the most. -Alex
All the news and gossip from The Emirates over the past 24 hours. Arsenal new boy Olivier Giroud has claimed he has had a better start to his career than that of Robin Van Persie. Giroud has pointed out that he has already scored more goals in his debut season then the Dutchman did in his first season in North London. In 2004-05 RVP managed 10 goals in 41 appearances while Giroud has already scored 14 goals in 33 games this season. However Van Persie was only 21 in his debut term compared to Giroud’s 26 while the Dutchman also played the majority of his games out wide. Bacary Sagna has once again made it clear that he has absolutely no intention of leaving Arsenal this summer. The French international has been consistently linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer and has refused to sign a contract extension. His current deal runs out in the summer of 2014 but Sagna insists he will honour his current deal. Ashley Cole has revealed that a chat with Arsenal legend David Rocastle was a major ...
On this day in 1988 two goals by Paul Merson plus another from David Rocastle gave a 3-0 First Div win at home to Middlesbrough.
Arsenal FC *** being a great club from the bottom. They've had far more greater achievements before. Let's retrogress a little just before Venger came, there were David Rocastle with Ian Wright, Tony Adams, David Seaman etc., who carried the team's great mantle. Arsen Venger is just a pale shadow of himself who's still experimenting with the club, funny huh. It's surprising seeing him at his job till date ,and rubbing shoulders with the likes Barcelona, ManUtd, and Madrid. Should have been fired long time. He's the woes of the club ,and if he wants to make profits for club, then I advice the mangement start trading at the NYSE or LSE. I encourage all the club fans to rally for him to get fired.
Ian Wright: "I went to David Rocastle's house that night and we stayed up till 4 in the morning talking about Arsenal, a club he loved."
"David Rocastle, paul Davies, Kevin campbell, Michael Thomas, Ian Wright what about Gus Ceasar?
Ian Wright meets Mo Farah IW: Who were the players around at the time? MF: It was you! Then Tony Adams, Lee Dixon, Michael Thomas and David Rocastle — all of them. I also remember the stuff with you and Peter Schmeichel back in 1997. (Wrighty and the Manchester United goalkeeper had a long-running feud and in February 1997 were involved in a tunnel bust-up after Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat at Highbury. Schmeichel accused the striker of a two-footed lunge on him. Three months earlier at Old Trafford Wrighty claimed that Schmeichel had subjected him to racial abuse. The two eventually made their peace and escaped any disciplinary action from the FA.) IW: The thing with that, Mo, is that me and Peter made up after about a week. The way Alex Ferguson and the lawyers at Manchester United and Arsenal were going at it, they didn’t get us to meet. But me and Peter, through Paul Ince, spoke and sorted it all out. I was a striker and all I wanted to do was score past him — so much. But he wanted to make sure I nev ...
6,000 days ago David Rocastle played his last game for (vs Blackburn).
Today marks the 11th anniversary of David Rocastle's tragic death
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