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Name Liam Brady
Gender Male
Ethnic Irish
Job Irish Footballer
Desc Liam Brady’s elegant style would have made him a star in any generation. As it was, he stood heads above his Arsenal team-mates throughout his time at the club. Brady’s left foot was a wand. He could see passes other team-mates wouldn’t dream of and execute them to perfection. The Irishman was a unique talent, and his departure was a painful day in the club’s history

Affiliation

Org Ireland National Team
Club as Player Arsenal FC

2012 03 17 Retrieve

[Liam Brady as Ireland’s greatest ever players. Brady was hooked by Charlton during the first half of a pre-World Cup friendly encounter against West Germany in Dublin. It was a demonstration of power by the manager and a message to the Irish people that he felt Brady was out of his depth. It was the end] It was disappointing for me. You sense when your time is up or when a manager favours you, or when a manager is supportive of you. It was a sad way to go.

Maybe with another manager, with another style of play, he would have wanted Liam Brady in the squad to go to Italy. But it wasn’t to be. I knew my time was up. Having been substituted at Lansdowne Road against West Germany, I said: ‘I’ve had enough. Good luck. Do well. And thanks for the memories.’

2016 10 01 Retrieve

[Ahead of Arsene Wenger’s landmark of 20 years with Arsenal this weekend, former Arsenal midfielder Liam Brady tells that Wenger will go down as one of the club’s greatest ever managers] I think he’ll go down as one of the all-time great managers of the club, possibly the greatest. I know Herbert Chapman and the history of Arsenal, is an iconic figure but Wenger, in his 20 years, particularly in his first ten, was magnificent. We were the only team to challenge Manchester United, who were really on top of their game ad had probably the finances to outstrip any of the competition. So when Wenger came in, his buys in the transfer market, the like of [Marc] Overmars, [Emmanuel] Petit, [Robert] Pires, [Patrick] Vieira in particular, made sure we competed with them

2020 07 11 Retrieve

[Mercurial midfielder Liam Brady on Jack Charlton] Jack Charlton’s first words to me were, ‘You’re number eight, Ian’. I said, ‘Ian Brady was the Moors murderer, Jack’