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The Guardian Oct 22, 2014
William Gallas was a great player who let his defending do the talking | Amy Lawrence

William Gallas was a great player who let his defending do the talking | Amy Lawrence

Former Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs man was a fine defender but could be an enigmatic presence both on and off the pitch Gallas announces retirement after 19-year careerI first came across William Gallas in the summer of 2001. He had just signed for Chelsea for a shade over £6m, and was in the group making his way across a training pitch in Udinese, where he and his new team-mates were fine-tuning for the campaign ahead at a pre-season friendly.Catching some brief small talk the first impression of the man was that he was, if not exactly aloof, certainly cautious about how he interacted with...
Cartilage Free Captain Oct 16, 2014
William Gallas has retired, and I'll remember him fondly

William Gallas has retired, and I'll remember him fondly

Following a short stint with Perth Glory in Australia, former Tottenham Hotspur defender William Gallas has decided to retire from football. The 37-year-old earned 84 caps for France during his career and played in nearly 700 competitive professional games. Gallas arrived at White Hart Lane in 2010, and he was a wildly unpopular signing. He'd captained Arsenal, and terrorized us plenty with Chelsea before that. For a decade, Gallas was a key player for two of our most hated rivals, and not always an entirely clean one. He was good at working refs and making very physical challenges. Fans...
The Guardian Oct 16, 2014
William Gallas announces retirement from football after 19-year career

William Gallas announces retirement from football after 19-year career

French defender says he cant take it anymore Gallas signed one-year contract with Perth Glory last yearThe former France defender William Gallas has announced his retirement, bringing to an end a decorated 19-year professional career, he said on Thursday.You tell yourself you can always continue but I think that today I cant take it anymore, the 37-year-old centre back told LEquipes 21 channel in an interview to be aired later on Thursday.
Daily Telegraph Oct 16, 2014
William Gallas announces his retirement from football

William Gallas announces his retirement from football

Former Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs defender ends successful and controversial career after admitting he 'can't take it any more'
Cartilage Free Captain Sep 29, 2014

Younes Kaboul back to his best, or another William Gallas?

Don't get your hopes up over Younes Kaboul. Younes Kaboul put in a defensive performance of epic proportions against Arsenal on Saturday. Tottenham Hotspur's captain was a monster at the back, throwing his body at every shot, pass, or dribble that came near. A heroic defensive display of that magnitude hasn't been had by anyone in a Spurs shirt since William Gallas led the rearguard in Spurs' 3-2 victory away to Manchester United.Almost exactly two years ago to the day, the French center back captained the side to Spurs' first three points at Old Trafford since 1989. Like Kaboul, he did a...

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