11 of Ray Parlour’s best anecdotes: Kolo Toure, Spurs, playing drunk & more

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Former Arsenal player Ray Parlour has kept us entertained since his retirement, sharing hilarious anecdotes involving Manchester United, Liverpool and everything in between.

The midfielder, dubbed the “Romford Pele”, is a regular on talkSPORT, often telling entertaining tales from his time at Arsenal.

As well as winning multiple trophies and going a full season undefeated with Arsenal, Parlour has a large number of more amusing stories to tell of his time off the pitch.

We’ve picked out our favourites as told by the man himself.

The Double

In 2002, Arsenal completed the Double as they won the Premier League and FA Cup. Parlour scored in the cup final and recalled the few days that followed – including an away game against title rivals Manchester United.

Ray Parlour on Soccer AM

Ray Parlour with a hilarious anecdote including Arsene Wenger, the FA Cup final, and 10 pints of beer!

Posted by Soccer AM on Saturday, 7 May 2016

Kolo Toure

The centre-back certainly had an eventful trial.

Keown on Sherwood

Martin Keown knows how to hold a grudge.

Right on the sauce

A long flight to South Africa, a sleeping manager and a training session a few hours after landing. What could go wrong?

Tottenham mates

When Parlour spotted two of his Spurs-supporting mates at White Hart Lane, he thought he’d have some fun…

The Carlsberg Lounge

If this teaches us one thing, it’s always be ready. But free beer is never something to turn down.

Black eye

Sounds like it’s fairly easy to con Arsene Wenger.

Sir Alex

Fergie even managed to get George Graham to break his own strict rules.

What a plant pot

As if they thought no-one would notice.

Steve Bould

There’s docking pints and then there’s this.


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