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Vidic Is The New Bergkamp

Nemanja Vidic has admitted he's very scared of flying. A certain ex-Arsenal player springs to my mind...

'I'm starting to get more worried each time I fly,' he said. 'My wife isn't very good on planes and the more travelling I do with her the more she makes me nervous.'

Talking about Bobby Charlton, the big Serbian praised the legendary man's courage.

'He was involved in a terrible air crash yet he still flies. He is a very, very courageous man. I cannot imagine doing that, definitely not.'

So, who's the first name that springs to your mind when you hear a football player is afraid of flying? Well of course it's Arsenal's ex-magician Dennis Bergkamp. Now Vidic can claim he's the next Bergkamp: famous footballer of one of England's top sides who is scared of entering a plane.

But it's even weirder than in the case of Bergkamp. After all, the Dutchman was a player of sublime skill who was regularly in danger of being kicked off the park by brute defenders who could not live with his vision and technique. Somehow it's easier to associate fear with these kind of players.

But a defender? Vida is a no-nonsense, tough, uncompromising defender. Imagine him sweating from fear inside of an aeroplane... I can't, it's just unreal. But I assume that even the most courageous men have their own fears. Still, it's weird.

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday November 6 2007

Time: 3:40PM

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I have no problem with flying, it's the crashing that worries me!
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06/11/2007 19:25:00

no seriously I maintain aircraft and they are the safest mode of transport there is, the stats prove that!
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06/11/2007 19:27:00

oh my god, how can you compare an absolute legend like DB10 to a serbian donkey like vidic. PATHETIC. just like a certain red-faced alcoholic scotch ****'s comments to the media earlier this week
arsenal nutter
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07/11/2007 03:53:00

I suspect many footballers have far worse fears than that, heights is a common one but there are some pretty weird ones out there
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07/11/2007 11:40:00

ha ha arsenal nutter he easily handled your attackers on saturday and he would of done the same to the bitc.h bergkamp.
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07/11/2007 21:01:00

LOOL, Merlin, IŽll take the train next time then. :))
Blue is the colour
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07/11/2007 21:46:00

yeah BITC, so should matthew harding
arsenal nutter
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08/11/2007 01:08:00

couldn't have handled them that well, we scored two goals
arsenal nutter
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08/11/2007 01:08:00

Alright Zae... have sent you an email mate to your admin,take a look at it when you can.
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08/11/2007 12:09:00

whoa NUTTER lets not make jokes about people who died in accidents!! MErlin you repair em, i do the navigation systems for them!! with me at the helm you lot are so screwed!!!
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08/11/2007 13:40:00

they kinda look alike too tho!! both got a face like a slapped arse
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08/11/2007 13:42:00


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