Here’s Robin van Persie, proving that the tradition of tunelessly belting out your favorite songs while riding along in cars is a phenomenon that spans the globe. What he lacks in vocal quality he more than makes up for in song choice, lyrical knowledge, and commitment to really going for it. Props.
Aww, there there little Louis. When we imagined Manchester United fans crying over Robin van Persie’s impending move to Turkey, we thought they’d be tears of joy. Chin up, kid. The Memphis Depay era should be a good one.
Robben went down very easily on this run—though perhaps he took a tiny shot to the pelotas?—and earned the Netherlands a free kick late in the game. Costa Rica were immediately unimpressed and called it a dive, but the ref showed yellow, anyway. Wesley Sneijder stepped up to take the shot and blasted it off the…
Here's a shirtless fan (with a carved "Y" of chest hair) verbally abusing Robin Van Persie as he leaves the Dutch hotel, yelling "cheater" and making diving pantomimes. Why? He thinks it's Arjen Robben. All Dutch people must look alike.
We're through one full round of World Cup games, and Robin van Persie's rainbow header remains the best goal of the tournament. You've probably watched it 50 times by now, but you should really see it again from this alternate angle, which really hammers home just how incredible Daley Blind's pass was.
I don't know what else could have possibly gone right in this shot. You get van Persie sprawled out watching his work troll past Casillas, Casillas with nothing to do about it, the mid-ground littered with disbelieving Spanish defenders, and mess of traveling orange shirts all over the stands. It's perfect.
Robin van Persie pulled the Netherlands even with Spain at 1-1 just before the half with this preposterous flying header on an equally preposterous ball from Daley Blind. Here are the best photos (that we're allowed to use) from the AP and Getty.
The Netherlands tied things up with Spain just before halftime thanks to this terrific pass to and perfectly-placed header from Robin van Persie.
Coaches and players often say, when asked whether something or other has added fire to an upcoming game, that if just being in the Big Time Sporting Event doesn't motivate you, you're beyond hope anyway. If that's true, then Manchester United's passion-filled 3-0 comeback against Olympiakos probably doesn't say much…
Robin Van Persie used to be captain of Piers Morgan's favorite team, Arsenal. He then signed a big deal with rival Manchester United. If for some reason you are tuned in to what Piers Morgan has to say on anything, you know this greatly displeased him.
Yes, he was offside. Yes, it was against hapless Aston Villa, who ought to be down at least 4-0 already. But Robin van Persie's golazo today in the match Manchester United needs to clinch their 20th league title is remarkable under any conditions.
In the video above, we find ESPN soccer analyst Janusz Michallik answering a question that hadn't been asked and cussing as he stubs his toe on the metaphorical fourth wall. (The subject at hand is Manchester United's acquisition of Robin van Persie, from Arsenal.) Reminded that he's live, on ESPN2, our man picks…
From now until the end of the season, we'll be posting a number of clips from the previous weekend's English Premier League games. If there's a goal, save, dive, lip-read profanity, or hocked sputum we should know about, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. (You might also enjoy our better-late-than-never EPL guide.)
Robin van Persie continued his epic goal-scoring campaign in the Premier League today, scoring both Arsenal goals—the second in stoppage time—to lead his team to a road win at Anfield today. It gave van Persie 25 goals on the season in as many matches, and sent this Arsenal supporter into an ecstatic whir. [ESPN2]
From now until the end of the season, we'll be posting a number of clips from the previous weekend's English Premier League games. If there's a goal, save, dive, lip-read profanity, or hocked sputum we should know about, drop us a line at email@example.com. (You might also enjoy our better-late-than-never EPL guide)
So this is weird. I'm not saying Robin Van Persie is a bad guy, but it certainly looks like he agrees with the ravings of a certain Austrian sociopath. At least Ian Darke was there to class up the joint.
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