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Away At Burnley In FA Cup 3rd Round

The traditional draw for the third round of the FA Cup has been made, and despite not being drawn at home, Arsenal, rather pleasantly, have been given a low-key tie for a change.

The Gunners have been given rough passages (oohh errr) of late, forcing Arsene's Army to do things the hard way, but, and with the greatest respect to Burnley FC, Arsenal have a much easier 3rd round tie this season.

Burnley are currently 9th in the Championship and have won three of their last four games.

FA Cup 3rd Round Draw In Full:-

1 Preston North End v Scunthorpe United
2 Port Vale or Chasetown v Cardiff City
3 Colchester United v Peterborough United
4 Bolton Wanderers v Sheffield United
5 Blackburn Rovers v Coventry City
6 Brighton & Hove Albion v Mansfield Town
7 Northampton Town or Walsall v Millwall
8 Charlton Athletic v West Bromwich Albion
9 Watford v Crystal Palace
10 Luton Town or Nottingham Forest v Liverpool
11 Plymouth Argyle v Hull City
12 Aston Villa v Manchester United
13 Tranmere Rovers v Hereford United
14 Tottenham Hotspur v Reading
15 Burnley v Arsenal
16 Bristol City v Middlesbrough
17 Fulham v Bristol Rovers
18 Huddersfield Town v Birmingham City
19 Horsham or Swansea City v Havant & Waterlooville
20 Sunderland v Wigan Athletic
21 Oxford United or Southend United v Dagenham & Redbridge
22 Everton v Oldham Athletic
23 Derby County v Sheffield Wednesday
24 Southampton v Leicester City
25 West Ham United v Manchester City
26 Ipswich Town v Portsmouth
27 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Cambridge United
28 Barnsley v Blackpool
29 Chelsea v Queens Park Rangers
30 Stoke City v Newcastle United
31 Swindon Town v Burton Albion or Barnet
32 Norwich City v Bury

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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday December 2 2007

Time: 4:08PM

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Woo hoo, somewhere different to go for once, no more of this Premiership away tie crap that has blighted us for the last five years. Very much looking forward to this, just hope the beeb don't do their usual and move it to 5.30am on a Monday morning.
Little Dutch
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02/12/2007 16:17:00

Fortunately for you Tim, the BBC have Aston Villa v Man Utd, West Ham v Man City or Totts v Reading to get their grubby little hands on.
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02/12/2007 16:24:00

Even better is that on 5 Jan, there'll be West Ham (just 4 days after facing us in the league) v Man City, Villa v Man U, Spurs (4 days after travelling to Villa) v Reading. Hopefully some of the strong teams will be gone/tired after this round. We've got a Carling Cup tie on 9 Jan. All sounds good.
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02/12/2007 16:32:00

Typical Burnley..draw of the round for the Dingles!
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02/12/2007 16:41:00

Shame it is not at the Emirates it would have given Burnley a bumper paycheck if I'm correct in that the revenue from cup games is split between the two clubs.
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02/12/2007 17:24:00

This week keeps getting better... Spurs came from behind to lead 2:1, only to give it away to a freak goal... Now a 2:2, Keane got sent off - for fouling our old boy Muamba. Well.
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02/12/2007 17:32:00

OH yea larsson puts Birm'ham ahead
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02/12/2007 17:54:00

LD & R7 etc, surely the best tie for us to have was Man Utd, Chelski or Liverpool?? Whats the point in facing an easier team if we have to play a premier league team later on!!
Ashburton Gooner
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02/12/2007 17:56:00

congrats to Seb Larsson for a wonder strike against the tiddly totts to take all 3 points at No Heart Lane screeeeeeaaammmmmerrrr
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02/12/2007 17:58:00

yeah larrson...and in injury time too..
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02/12/2007 17:59:00

Because in jan we will be with out Toure and Ebue so its better to get the easy draws first.
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02/12/2007 17:59:00

And then old boy Larrsonn smashes home a 92nd minute's official, god is a gooner!!
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02/12/2007 18:02:00

AG - because with a very hectic schedule we need to rest some of the senior players, plus it gives some of the fringe players like Denilson, Diaby, Bendtner etc etc to get some match practise should they be called upon due to injury. Armory's comment also adds further reason to wanting an easier time of it.
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02/12/2007 18:05:00

Ohh come on Rocky, AGs comment was tongue in cheek / sarcastic, because of the CL group topping debate earlier in the week ;). An easy away fixture means that we can play our CC team against Burnley. Good.
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02/12/2007 18:10:00

For me, it's entirely down to the chance to visit a new ground :-) Blackburn were drawn at home too, which means it's more than likely we'll be moved, whether for tv or police reasons.
Little Dutch
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02/12/2007 18:23:00

If it was tongue in cheek then he's got himself a little muddled up.
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02/12/2007 18:24:00

Oh, and the Cup has much less quality teams than the CL, it is possible to make considerable progress without facing a huge team. Just ask Chelsea.........
Little Dutch
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02/12/2007 18:25:00

LD & R7- I was getting slated earlier this week for saying I wanted an easier CL draw. LD said he would rather go out of the competition in Feb as opposed to Apr & we would have to play a hard team eventually anyway. So on that basis, surely we would all rather go out in the 3rd round of the FA cup rather than face one of the 3 sides I mentioned above later on & lose. It was made quite clear to me that unless we was going to win the cup (whatever cup that is) then we shouldn't bother even taking part!!
Ashburton Gooner
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02/12/2007 18:30:00

What I was actually saying is that it doesn't matter where we finish in the group as you can draw a quality team whether you finish first or second in the group, so it doesn't matter where you finish. Where as in the FA cup, you can draw we did.
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02/12/2007 18:34:00

all i want is for us to play Barca. whether it is in the next round, or in the semis or the finals, i want a crack at them and settle our score with them..
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02/12/2007 18:52:00

We also pointed out a comparison between our last two years, we knocked Madrid out but lost to PSV. A look at our successful F.A Cup campaigns under Wenger has seen us draw Port Vale, Watford, Oxford United and Stoke City. Last year we drew and beat Liverpool away and ended up going out later on. Besides, I'm sure you'll see Arsenal play a second string side in the Cup much for the reasons pointed out this week, his priority is the league and he doesn't want to sacrifice it. Look at Chelsea's draws last year, a relegation threatened Prem side, given Chelsea's draws last year, would probably have made the Final.
Little Dutch
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02/12/2007 18:56:00

R7- I totally accept that point & in previous years I would have agreed entirely. However just look at the teams that have already won their CL groups & the ones that barring a miracle will win them. This year it is clearly beneficial to finish top, although of course that doesn't gurantee we would beat the team we draw (PSV being the perfect example), but the fact is against any top european team the chances of winning are never better than 50-50, however drawing a lesser team you know we can only lose the game ourselves if we don't have the right attitude etc. Its the same with Burnley, we are only going to lose that if the players are mentally prepared or have the wrong attitude towards them.
Ashburton Gooner
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02/12/2007 18:56:00

LD- if Arsenal hadn't blown it against Chelski in the CL quarter final a few years ago then we could have won the tournament without facing a top team in the knockout stage. If Liverpool win their group, which seems pretty likely now, then Arsenal are guranteed a top spanish or italian team (unless Sevilla somehow screw themselves up). If we had finished 1st then we had a good chance of progressing & then with a bit of luck maybe some of the top sides would go out & again we could have an easier route. The chances are that wouldn't have happened, but now we will never know.
Ashburton Gooner
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02/12/2007 19:01:00

But if AW's aspirations are are mainly pointing towards the PL over any other competitions, then his decisions have been completly vindicated. He's qualified for the next round of the CL, reached the quater finals of the LC, and now (not that this actually got anything to do with AW) got a nice little draw for the FA cup 3rd. Going back to your point, Wenger sent out a team in Prague he believed could do the job, indeed they should have been able to do the job. Going by your own words, Slavia hadn't improved that much in 3 weeks. So instead of questioning Wenger's decision to play these players, maybe you should be questioning the committment of the actual players on that particular night!
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02/12/2007 19:03:00

Wenger admitted himself his attitude to the CL has changed, and I personally feel this could help if everyone just treats it as another game and relaxes, you know when you're trying too hard to impress a foxy femme and you blow it but relax and be yourself and success comes your way, Que Sera baby.
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02/12/2007 19:11:00

R7- if what you're saying is true, then why didn't Arsene play youngsters/back-up players all through the cl? He wants it far more than you lot are making out. Yes he loves the league, but he knows the pinnacle for the players is the cl.
Ashburton Gooner
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02/12/2007 19:15:00

Of course he wants to win it, he wants to win everything, but the PL is the top of his list this year. AW sends out kids against teams in the FA and League cup because he believes they have the beating of a lot of domestic teams, which they clearly do, but to send them out in the CL would be sucicide. However he believes that a few changes is still good enough to win the games AND give players vital rest for the league. I've said it before and I'll say it one last time; the team Wenger sent out in Prague, on paper was more than enough to beat Slavia, they just didn't perform. Wenger can't kick the ball for the y'know!!
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02/12/2007 19:21:00

PS AG - Isn't it great that we're sat here arguing what competition we want to win the most, whilst the team who was supossedly about to overtake us only have two league wins all season and are entering a relegation
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02/12/2007 19:27:00

Fair point R7. Eduardo, Bendtner, Gilberto, Diaby, Denilson, Walcott, Song, Clichy, Diarra, Gallas and Almunia, with Ade, Eboue and Sagna as subs, on paper should have been enough to beat Slavia Prague away from home. It's raining and freezing. I thought it got more to do with under-performance than Arsene's plans. But let's put that one to bed and look forward to other games to come. And it's not a sure win for Sevilla in Prague either. Why worry now? We just go out to beat Steaua at home and fingers crossed.
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02/12/2007 19:34:00

I for one look forward to hitting the last nail in Sam Allardyce's coffin in the next game.
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02/12/2007 19:52:00

Thats some family size coffin you got there Louisa, you could fill it up with water and invite your friends round for a jacuzzi in that bad boy! :)
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02/12/2007 20:00:00

LD mate you dont know how good you have it with the kick off times, for me every FA Cup, Carling Cup and Champions League game is on at 5:30 in the morning. That said Burnley away is an interesting one, honestly it worries me more than drawing a Villa or Pompey cos at least if we're playing a PL side you know the young blood will be up for it but against Burnley, they might fancy themselves against the kiddies and we may underestimate them.
Ozi Gooner
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02/12/2007 23:51:00

The only problem I have with getting Allardyce fired is that then Shearer will be given the job and I so badly wanted him to take Stevie Mac's job so I could continue laughing at your national team for another four years! And like luckys, I want Barca in the CL and I dont care if it has to be the round of 16, I want there blood and I want our *****in' trophy back!
Ozi Gooner
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02/12/2007 23:59:00

I wanted Arsenal to loose one of the matches(though not in PL)... and It happened fortunately in CL. Coz unless we really want to go unbeaten whole season in all matches it doesnt make sense to win/draw all the matches. Coz you never know if we loose a match at a crucial stage then coming back would have been a problem. we've passed this test.. now no further pressure before any match about unbeaten run or response when we loose... just we can concentrate on winning something as we know we are well prepared for all kinds of tests... I'm having couple of beers while typing this... dont get angry if I had written something out of mind LOL...
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03/12/2007 02:07:00

Ah the Dingles. It's like playing Royston Vasey FC. Onwards + Upwards
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03/12/2007 06:14:00

Next game = last nail in Fat Sam's coffin?
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