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Blackburn V Arsenal - Line Ups

Arsenal take on Blakcburn in a short while, and the team news is in. There's no real shocks in the Arsenal line up. Randall will be given a chance ahead of Gibbs, while Song joins Senderos at centre back.

Blackburn

01 Friedel
14 Reid
04 Samba
06 Nelsen
03 Warnock
11 Bentley
08 Savage
19 Dunn
12 Pedersen
09 Santa Cruz
27 Derbyshire

Substitutes
32 Brown, 10 McCarthy, 13 Khizanishvili, 15 Mokoena, 30 Roberts


Arsenal

21 Fabianski (C)
31 Hoyte
06 Senderos
17 Song Billong
30 Traore
35 Randall
02 Diaby
15 Denilson
08 Diarra
09 Eduardo
26 Bendtner

Substitutes
40 Mannone, 34 Gibbs, 41 Hoyte, 42 Perez, 43 Barazite




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Writer: Nick Simmonett  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday December 18 2007

Time: 7:50PM

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I see that *****er Savage is back. And BTW, what the hell has mark Randall got on his head? It looks like a dead dog!
Rocky7
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18/12/2007 19:57:00

Lol it does hahaha. I am really excited to see how he does in the big time.
gunnerkid107
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18/12/2007 20:02:00

abou !!!!!
HENRY`14
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18/12/2007 20:07:00

Diaby!! Get in!! I tell you what, I hope bendtner can be patient and wait for his chance, because he is THE BALLS!!! He will be huge for us!! Both literally and metaphorically!!
Rocky7
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18/12/2007 20:09:00

As I type Nicky B hits the crossbar!!!
Rocky7
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18/12/2007 20:10:00

whaaa?? what happened? my coffee isnt even boiling yet missed it dammit
anonymous
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18/12/2007 20:10:00

A nice little dinked pass to Bendtner down the right channel, he floated an inch perfect cross to Diaby at the far stick who hit a solid first time shot which looped over Freidel. Bendtners shot that hit the bar was Henry-esque!!
Rocky7
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18/12/2007 20:14:00

the last year has made me really love this competition
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 20:14:00

i cant watch it. Gd goal?
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 20:15:00

***** Yea! I put 30 dollars on Abou Diaby to score first at 20 to 1!!!! Hell Yea!!
gunnerkid107
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18/12/2007 20:15:00

ok so the replay that was classic placement by diaby and bendtner did hit the bar
anonymous
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18/12/2007 20:19:00

nice!
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 20:20:00

EDDY!!!!! 2-0
Rocky7
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18/12/2007 20:29:00

Yeah I missed it too! And guys, you know Zokora got sent off on like 19 mins at Man City?!?!? HA HA HA HA HA :D (Spurs are leading 1-0 though)
Louisa
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18/12/2007 20:30:00

I must admit I felt we'd lose this one, but not only are we winning 2-0, but we are making them look like a division 4 side!!!!
Rocky7
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18/12/2007 20:30:00

Oh yes DUDUUUU!!!!
gunnerkid107
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18/12/2007 20:30:00

da silva !!! 6 th goal of the season !
HENRY`14
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18/12/2007 20:30:00

This is great!! The Kids are playing amazing!!
gunnerkid107
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18/12/2007 20:31:00

what a pass from denilson wengers a genius...nice one gunnerkid beers on you...do you think we should be allowed 2 teams in the premiership??
anonymous
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18/12/2007 20:32:00

Wow Brazilian goal - assist by Denilson. Well done guys!
Louisa
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18/12/2007 20:32:00

both r teams wod finish above spurs !!!!
HENRY`14
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18/12/2007 20:33:00

Lol H14 - I don't doubt it!!!
Rocky7
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18/12/2007 20:34:00

^^ hahaha true :)
gunnerkid107
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18/12/2007 20:34:00

For those who don't have Sky, shh... (you need to install some ActiveX stuff though) http://www.sayatv.com/channelview.do?channelId=101100&
Louisa
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18/12/2007 20:34:00

I LOVE ARSENAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! just thought i'd state the obvious..... wat other side ever could do such a thing that were doing now.... incredible.... hope i dont have to eat my words
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 20:34:00

web TV... http://myp2p.eu/broadcast.php?matchid=3642&part=sports
Louisa
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18/12/2007 20:35:00

fabianaski seems really good...may be just a lil over enthu at times !
HENRY`14
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18/12/2007 20:36:00

I think Diarra, Diaby, Denilson and Bendtner have been the balls so far. Very very very pleased!!
Rocky7
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18/12/2007 20:37:00

Even Song has been good! Does anyone know if he is going to ACN and miss the next round of the CC if we make it?
gunnerkid107
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18/12/2007 20:38:00

he'll be going
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 20:42:00

Damn that was offsides!!!!
gunnerkid107
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18/12/2007 20:43:00

f***
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 20:45:00

So much for Hughes saying that the big 4 get special treatment. He just got a goal on a bad call.
gunnerkid107
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18/12/2007 20:46:00

thanks for the channel louisa
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 20:46:00

hope niky's ok
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 20:48:00

Goal was well offside. But nevermind, even if Blackburn comeback and win, this bunch of young gooners have proved themselves once more!!
Rocky7
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18/12/2007 20:49:00

Senderos should of scored there at the end. It would of been fitting to get a offside goal on them to offset theirs.
gunnerkid107
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18/12/2007 20:50:00

ArsenalRob, for any Arsenal game arsenaltv.blogspot.com is the site to go to. They have everything from live streams, to highlights, and interviews. Top notch blog :)
gunnerkid107
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18/12/2007 20:55:00

we will win this one, we are outplaying them quite easily the boys will get them on the break. i wanna see barazite play he is magic
anonymous
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18/12/2007 20:56:00

thanks gunnerkid
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 21:03:00

Your boys are embarrassing us and that is very hard for me to say. So impressed with these lads. I just hope we can show some grit now!
roversman
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18/12/2007 21:03:00

Well Done Fabianski!!
gunnerkid107
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18/12/2007 21:08:00

the channel keeps on stopping and starting... really anoying... anyone know how to stop that?
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 21:11:00

Go to arsenaltv.blogspot.com scroll down to MMS streams and click USING IE stream 3. It is the one I have had the best luck with, too bad the commentary is not in english but the picture is great.
gunnerkid107
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18/12/2007 21:15:00

FUUUCCKK !!!
HENRY`14
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18/12/2007 21:18:00

2-2
SUX2BU
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18/12/2007 21:20:00

SHHHIITT !!!
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 21:20:00

lovely football at times from our youngsters
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 21:22:00

COME ON BLACKBURN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jakk-United-2007
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18/12/2007 21:23:00

COME ON COVENTRY!!!!!!!!!!
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 21:25:00

^hahaha
gunnerkid107
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18/12/2007 21:27:00

BARAZITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 21:36:00

Looks like Barazite is coming on. Hope he has the dutch magic that van Persie has agaisnt blackburn. Ah ***** Senderos really should of scored there.
gunnerkid107
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18/12/2007 21:36:00

whos gona go left back then?
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 21:36:00

Traore stays at left back. Randall is coming off.
gunnerkid107
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18/12/2007 21:38:00

Thanks Gunnerkid, saw that blog somewhere before. I was wondering where to watch the Chelsea game again! Hehehe :)
Louisa
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18/12/2007 21:39:00

my mistake. thought he had to come off injured. glad he isnt anyways. lookiing forward to seeing Nacer
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 21:40:00

Yay Barazite, go and score your first goal!
Louisa
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18/12/2007 21:40:00

Is it just me or has Barazite looked really really slow since hes been on?
gunnerkid107
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18/12/2007 21:47:00

he hasnt been as slow as my channel has been so i really cant tell
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 21:49:00

What happens now, extra time? If it stays a draw at the end of it, do we take them back home or is it going down to penalties?
Louisa
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18/12/2007 21:50:00

SAVAGE IS A ****!!!! ***** Denilsons got a red :(
gunnerkid107
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18/12/2007 21:51:00

S H I T ...... ****
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 21:52:00

That all started with poor play from Barazite. He really looks way off the pace.
gunnerkid107
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18/12/2007 21:53:00

penelties, louisa... lets hope we'll get there
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 21:53:00

Yeah Rob it happens. Takes me the entire first half to find a decent channel. But I don't even know which one I'm watching having switched so many times. Sorry!
Louisa
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18/12/2007 21:55:00

i fancy fabianski to do some heroics if we keep defending well.
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 21:55:00

I believe its extra time then penalties.
gunnerkid107
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18/12/2007 21:55:00

Who's got the best shooting skill? Eduardo, Bendtner, Diaby, anyone?
Louisa
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18/12/2007 21:56:00

***** we need Denilson there! I didn't see the incident (I'm not playing Arsene, it's just a split of a second!) ATVO says there's some handbags on the halfway line, is that true? Was Denilson provoked?
Louisa
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18/12/2007 21:58:00

Da Silva I would think. Is this golden goal or silver goal? Does anyone know.
gunnerkid107
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18/12/2007 21:59:00

Friedel is one of the best penalty stoppers around, That`s if Santa does not put another in the Stocking net, with Bentley supply the ammo?
cockeril
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18/12/2007 22:00:00

I say we have a better chance of seeing Savage sent off than a goal coming now that the kids look quite tired.
Louisa
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18/12/2007 22:02:00

eduardo, diaby, diarra maybe. barazite can strike a ball
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 22:04:00

I don't mind going out of this competition to be honest. But just feel bad for the kids who've come so far.
Louisa
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18/12/2007 22:04:00

i mind surprisingly much. the more experience for these kids the better
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 22:06:00

COME ON ARSENAL LOL!!!
OnlyOneHotspur
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18/12/2007 22:06:00

enjoying your win are you spuds fans? go and talk to your own kind and leave us alone
JakeB
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18/12/2007 22:08:00

bbc are saying that there is no second ET if a someone gets ahead in the first period?
JakeB
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18/12/2007 22:08:00

*****, stretcher now?!
Louisa
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18/12/2007 22:08:00

FRANNNY
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 22:08:00

i thot i dint mind ! but guess wat ...i do !!!its ******in 4 in the mornin here n ive chewed of my fingers !!
HENRY`14
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18/12/2007 22:08:00

Oh FRAN MERIDA!! Blackburn will regret it!
Louisa
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18/12/2007 22:09:00

Who's coming on now, a 16-year-old?!
Louisa
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18/12/2007 22:09:00

Spurs start winning a few games then all of a sudden they are back talking *****. They must have forgot that they are still 22 points behinds us in the table.
gunnerkid107
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18/12/2007 22:09:00

Damn, BBC says "serious injury" for Barazite
Louisa
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18/12/2007 22:10:00

come on Francesco bag yourseld a goal
JakeB
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18/12/2007 22:10:00

IS THAT LINESMAN WEARING A BLACKBURN SHIRT???
anonymous
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18/12/2007 22:11:00

DUDU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HENRY`14
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18/12/2007 22:11:00

DUDUDUDUDUDU!!!!!!
JakeB
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18/12/2007 22:11:00

YEEEAAAA!!!!!!
gunnerkid107
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18/12/2007 22:12:00

straight down the guts
JakeB
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18/12/2007 22:12:00

Actually Fran's more of a like-for-like replacement for Denilson since they're both kind of like Cesc. Hope we'll have some creativity back.
Louisa
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18/12/2007 22:12:00

All I said was "COME ON ARSENAL!" ... touchy lot aren't you!? I actually want you to win, I can't stand Blackburn.
OnlyOneHotspur
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18/12/2007 22:12:00

gr8 work by song !!
HENRY`14
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18/12/2007 22:12:00

DUDUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!! WHAT A RUN AND PASS FROM SONG!!!!!!!!!
gunnerkid107
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18/12/2007 22:12:00

EDUUUUUU EDUUUUU EDUUUUU SONG SOOOONG YEAAAHHHH
anonymous
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18/12/2007 22:13:00

Huh Dudu's scored? How come you guys are ahead of me?! I'm still looking at Hughes' ugly face LOL
Louisa
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18/12/2007 22:13:00

DUDU!!!!!111
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 22:13:00

Eduardo doesn know how not to score
anonymous
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18/12/2007 22:14:00

Is it true that if we are leading at the half of extratime then its over?
gunnerkid107
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18/12/2007 22:15:00

how alex has improved!!! hes a completely different player now. i know he was young... but this... he's great
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 22:15:00

OH MY GOD I thought I didn't mind going out! I do! I'm soooo happy that DUDUDUUDUDUUUD scored!!! What a calm finish too!!
Louisa
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18/12/2007 22:15:00

thanks for the support onlyonehotspud, i guess i was suspicious of your motivations. i hate blackburn too.
JakeB
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18/12/2007 22:16:00

Quality striker is that Eduardo, fancy loaning him out to us for reat of the season?
will it ever happen
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18/12/2007 22:16:00

apologies hotspur
anonymous
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18/12/2007 22:17:00

Bendtner doesn't give up as he's not on the scoresheet yet. Do we know who faces who in the next round?
Louisa
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18/12/2007 22:17:00

that's what the BBC 5live lot said before GK107, but who knows. CC rules confuse me sometimes
JakeB
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18/12/2007 22:17:00

I think we have found Songs calling at centre back :)
gunnerkid107
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18/12/2007 22:17:00

hold on mighty gunners
Gooner SA
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18/12/2007 22:17:00

nope they've contradicted themselves we start again straight away
JakeB
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18/12/2007 22:18:00

i just love this team... they never cease to amaze me
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 22:18:00

bit premature i know but even if we dont win... but we will....
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 22:19:00

This is going to end 4-2. Im calling it!!
gunnerkid107
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18/12/2007 22:20:00

song is class!!....n i have no regrets saying that i was the as$ hole who thot he wod never be good enuf 4 us !!!!!
HENRY`14
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18/12/2007 22:21:00

OK humble pie here, one piece for each of you who ever said Song didn't belong at Arsenal! OK me first, eating now. Happily. :)
Louisa
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18/12/2007 22:21:00

Ill take a piece Louisa :)
gunnerkid107
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18/12/2007 22:22:00

the ref has been hard on us all day so much for the big 4 getting alll the decisions
anonymous
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18/12/2007 22:23:00

Ill take a slice of that.. we all just kept on forgetting how young he was i suppose. it does feel like hes been here for a while
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 22:24:00

for sure song is my MOTM
anonymous
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18/12/2007 22:25:00

these corners are making me nervous
JakeB
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18/12/2007 22:25:00

that was an interesting clearance from dudu
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 22:26:00

anonymous, that's Mark Hughes' attempt of a mind game before the match, saying big teams like us got the decisions, just to pile pressure on the ref so he'd get a few today! Learning from his master Ferguson's tactic of saying their Ronaldo's targeted blah blah blah. Like father like son.
Louisa
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18/12/2007 22:28:00

WELL DONE DUDU !!!!!
HENRY`14
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18/12/2007 22:29:00

gibsy... saw him vs inter.,.. lets hope for more of the same
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 22:30:00

Great defending by Hoyte there!
gunnerkid107
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18/12/2007 22:32:00

I'd expected it to be a tough game, but couldn't imagine it's so so tough for the kids. Well done everyone, no matter what result! How many pieces of humble pie have you guys eaten this season? Hleb, Gallas, Ade, Almunia, now Song. For me it's mainly Song. :D Yay Gibbs, at least I've seen all the kids I was interested to see. Hope Barazite's injury isn't too bad.
Louisa
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18/12/2007 22:32:00

DEFENCE DEFENCE
anonymous
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18/12/2007 22:32:00

Pederson... what a legend....
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 22:33:00

Yes well done to Hoyte! But Blackburn's double-miss 6 yards out are really hilarious!
Louisa
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18/12/2007 22:34:00

Louisa I think many Arsenal fans are piling on the kilos with all this pie scoffing.
JakeB
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18/12/2007 22:34:00

for me its almunia and song
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 22:35:00

all over! fantastic win
JakeB
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18/12/2007 22:36:00

me too Rob, I always liked Flamini & Hleb
JakeB
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18/12/2007 22:37:00

Yes JakeB, putting on lots of weight here! Senderos is giving us half a piece of pie too...
Louisa
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18/12/2007 22:38:00

***** OFF BLACK*****
anonymous
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18/12/2007 22:38:00

MOTM should go to Song but I would think Dudu will get the prize.
gunnerkid107
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18/12/2007 22:38:00

YESSSSSSSSSSSS ARSENAL ALL THE MOTHA ****IN WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Youngest in Charge
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18/12/2007 22:39:00

mainly song 4 me !.....but what a perfect cup game ! ! !!
HENRY`14
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18/12/2007 22:39:00

Thanks for the link Louisa. Just made the last few minutes. Result!!! Looking forward to the player ratings. I see Merida got some game! Did he impress?
Cesky
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18/12/2007 22:42:00

aaahhhh... i love this team..... ooooohhhhh its good to be a GOOOOOOOONER!
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 22:42:00

A thrilling win and 600 bucks for Diaby scoring first. What a day!!! :)
gunnerkid107
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18/12/2007 22:44:00

HATS OFF TO OUR YOUNG WARRIORS - EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM!!! UP YOURS SPARKY!! (ditto cockeril and all the rest who came here before the fat lady cleared her throat). NOW WHO WANTS THE SPUDDIES?
G4L
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18/12/2007 22:45:00

PHEW! I literally feel my back was tense, fists held tight, frowning, especially when we had to defend a corner. Really didn't know I would enjoy a CC game this much after seeing great things last year. Don't know what to say. ARSENE KNOWS! So who'll we face now? Spurs or Everton or Chelsea/Liverpool? Is there a draw? The official site doesn't say.
Louisa
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18/12/2007 22:45:00

Song was immense, very Toure like. MOM for me by some distance, Bendtner looked class.
Ozi Gooner
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18/12/2007 22:46:00

You bloody beauty well done youngens well done. What a team we have, I can go and sleep in peace go you mighty gunners.
alwaysgunner
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18/12/2007 22:47:00

Bazerite= Dislocated shoulder MOTM = Diarra Gloden Left Boot = DUDU D Machine = Song Draw = 2-morrow After Chelsea/Liverpool Game
Youngest in Charge
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18/12/2007 22:48:00

**** yeah!!! I want the spuddies ...lets beat the cr*p out of them But I would like more if we can beat them in Finals... but I guess final is too much for them!!!
KnightOfARSENAL
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18/12/2007 22:50:00

MOTM Diarra? by who?
gunnerkid107
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18/12/2007 22:51:00

Delirious!! Bloody class act our lads!! Top GUNNERS!!! I second you G4L - UP YOURS Sparky, and the same for numbnuts Savage!! Pure magic all round the field... there's fight in these boys, and they want that Cup. Bring on the Spuds, the Chavs, whatever!!!
Andy-bayor
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18/12/2007 22:55:00

Amazing teenagers, this time they ARE real kids! Not with "oldies" like Baptista, Kolo and Almunia last year. Average age of the starting XI was 20.6 years. Massive, massive victory for the kids! Given the circumstances, this is an achievement no less than the 6-3 massacre at Anfield last year. Even our lion-hearted captain Gallas or first-team fighters like Mattieu "Gattuso" Flamini or Cesc or Kolo would have been impressed. Arsene doesn't eat pies but he now has a headache of his first XI selection.
Louisa
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18/12/2007 22:58:00

i just think we have two and 1/2 teams in our squad
ArsenalRob
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18/12/2007 23:00:00

It's really scary, if you don't look at the faces and names and numbers on their shirts, they ARE first-team players!
Louisa
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18/12/2007 23:02:00

The cliche thing to say is: the future is bright, the future is truly red and white!
Louisa
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18/12/2007 23:03:00

Unbelievable, absolutely incredible game. The young guns did brilliantly, never stopped running - Diarra literally didn't stop, Bendtner didn't stop running despite the fact he didn't score and Song was amazing in defence - made a couple of mistakes but more than made up for it going forward. All threw their shirts into the crowd at the end and thoroughly deserved to wear the shirt tonight. Stunning, utterly stunning game.
michael105uk
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18/12/2007 23:04:00

What a great game! The kids are just amazing! I agree with you Louisa, I'm glad it's Arsene who has to choose the first team. I really hope and pray that we hang on to Diarra, if not he must be sent as far away from us as possible. Mars would be a good choice!
flv
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18/12/2007 23:07:00

One of best Arsenal cup games I have ever seen, these players are not afraid of anyone. Dont care who we get we'll beat whom ever it is, liverpool, spuds or chelsky.
Armory
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18/12/2007 23:08:00

We don't need a MotM, we have the TEAM of the competition
bseymour
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18/12/2007 23:13:00

that has to be one of the best cup games i have seen in a long time. Song was amazing, what a CB !!!!! and does anyone think Diarra is going anywhere soon ? not to me after that performance and after match interview !
PUREGOLD
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18/12/2007 23:15:00

I haven't had this feeling of "we're not afraid of facing anyone in the next round" for a long time... I'm sure the kids will win the cup this time around. Our kids can give ANY Premier League first-team (probably except ManU, but thanks to Coventry and their own "promising" kids, they're out already) a decent cup game. Bring them on!
Louisa
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18/12/2007 23:16:00

excellent comment flv! Diarra was absolutely untouchable in midfield today and if we are to sell him it better be 20+ mil. to Atletico Madrid :P I'd rather have him change his views and really work to stay here. Dunn and Savage looked Championship material against him and Denilson. Eduardo and his left foot have opened up a clinic.
G4L
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18/12/2007 23:17:00

Woo hoo - what an awesome ******** performance from the lads. Every one of them can hold their heads high with pride ! ***** ***** ! Song - you beauty - he is my MOM. Diarra comes a close 2nd, with Dudu an even closer 3rd :) (I could go on). Not one player had a bad game, and the response once we went down to 10 men - abolutely the real deal. Blackburn should have no complaints - they were extremely lucky with their 1st goal, and were outplayed by Arsenal.
prits
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18/12/2007 23:18:00

Yes, amazing, I can't stop talking about it hahaha! This game reminds me of the great fight against full-team Chelsea last year, only the result was overturned. Even better than the Anfield Massacre and both legs against Spurs. Now our big guys will send Spurs to hell come this weekend!
Louisa
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18/12/2007 23:19:00

^hahahaha
Youngest in Charge
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18/12/2007 23:20:00

The one I feel sorry for is Denilson he worked so hard all game, ok it was a bad tackle and a red card but it was no worse than I have seen Dunn and lily do many times before and get away with it, Huges moaning got wat he was looking for.
Armory
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18/12/2007 23:20:00

What's the repercussions of Denilson's red card? A 3-match ban? We can just play Cesc/Flamini/Diarra/Diaby/Gilberto in CM in the coming 3 games anyway, yes?
Louisa
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18/12/2007 23:25:00

I think you are correct Louisa 3 game ban and all games that he would most likely not have started.
Armory
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18/12/2007 23:28:00

No need to feel sorry for Denilson - he played very well today. Along with Diarra, they didnt even give Savage and Dunn a sniff of the ball in the 1st half. The team fought back so well. ***** - I am excited with this Arsenal performance - I can only see the positives :)
prits
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18/12/2007 23:33:00

I'm not worried about Toure going to the ANC any more. If Alex Song doesn't go as well we may well have a clear cut replacement. Alex Song is a class act. People booed him too early.
Keplaz
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18/12/2007 23:38:00

By the way Louisa have you any of Song's humble pie left I think it is about time I had my slice.
Armory
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18/12/2007 23:39:00

If some other fans come to this site and see there's like 170 responses to a short article on some silly line-ups of a Carling Cup away game, they'd think we Gunners fans are absolutely nuts... That's how excited we are.
Louisa
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18/12/2007 23:40:00

Did you see that Dirty Savage's reaction? Every time he gets booked it makes me very happy. Would have been heaven if he'd been sent off.
Keplaz
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18/12/2007 23:40:00

Keplaz I'm sorry but Song is going to the African cup.
Armory
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18/12/2007 23:43:00

NO!!!! Damn you Cameroon!!
Keplaz
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18/12/2007 23:44:00

Here it is Armory: <) a big slice for you! I think some of us are not far from eating one more piece on Senderos, he's getting his confidence back and doing much better. Not me though, I didn't slack him off. And I'm too hungry after eating 2 pieces for Almunia <) and Song <) already!
Louisa
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18/12/2007 23:44:00

too full I meant LOL
Louisa
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18/12/2007 23:45:00

Awesome game, Song had a blinder and shoulda been MOTM, thrills and spills all the way, Dudu showed pure composure, Traore, Randall, Diaby were all ace. Bring on the skinny chicken and ball!
nikolaijns
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18/12/2007 23:45:00

I'm not convinced about Senderos yet, Louisa. The humble pie concerning him isn't even on my menu. He looks good and bad too many times in the same game to be a good prospect. He was a bit like that today although he generally did well.
Keplaz
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18/12/2007 23:48:00

LMAO @nik
G4L
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18/12/2007 23:52:00

(Spurs fan) Good win by your youngsters, some tasty semis in prospect, for our sake lets hope you play the kids again
Phartman87
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18/12/2007 23:52:00

I know we are all very excited about all the outfield players and rigthly so but lets not forget Fabiansky, he made some good saves through out the game, I can't remember him doing any mistakes too speak of.
Armory
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18/12/2007 23:53:00

Phartman, you obviously watched the other game and missed this one. I'm just curious - you think Spurs would stand a chance of beating this team of kids? I think they can truly beat any first-team bar ManU (and Arsenal first-team) with that kind of performance. This reminds me of a line I saw in a newspaper just a few weeks into the season when we were unbeaten and kids having beaten Newcastle and Sheffield and all. It said "Now the best three teams in London are Arsenal first team, Arsenal reserves/youth and Arsenal ladies." True enough.
Louisa
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18/12/2007 23:57:00

niko, what ar you talking about Randall was ace? I thought the reason we addapted so well tp playing with ten men was because we already had been for most of the game. He was the one negative for me, the only time I saw him was when he got yellow carded.
Ozi Gooner
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19/12/2007 00:02:00

Did you guys watch the boss' interview? He's so proud and couldn't stop smiling: http://www.skysports.com/video/0,20285,12606,00.html It almost feels like he were confident in the kids but still surprised they came out winning so emphatically in such a tough place. And he knows he has the headache/luxury of kids knocking even harder on his door for first-team chances now.
Louisa
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19/12/2007 00:03:00

Barazite was excellent though, shame about his shoulder, he had really impressed me. Merida looked good the few times he touched the ball but wasnt involved to much as we were doing a lot of defending.
Ozi Gooner
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19/12/2007 00:05:00

Begrudgingly, Arsenals first team is the best in London (arguably prem) and on their day your kids are probably a match for most teams (as shown last year) but week in week out spurs would out gun your young guns imo
Phartman87
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19/12/2007 00:05:00

Ozi, Randall was quite good. He is not flashy, but was solid for most part of the game. That touch to Bendtner for the goal was very good.
prits
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19/12/2007 00:09:00

Just how many weeks in and how many weeks out? I don't mean to have a dig but excuse me? We're 17 weeks into the season and Spurs are 22 points off. Let's see how much catch-up they manage to do by the end of this seasno then. No disrespect there, I think your team is improving under Juande Ramos, but week in week out = league performance over a season, no?
Louisa
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19/12/2007 00:10:00

Cheers Louisa :). I cant stop smiling either. The boss is pleased, and rightly so.
prits
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19/12/2007 00:12:00

Oh you mean playing Berbatov and Lennon and Bale every week (minus Robinson and King and the rest of the backline), versus our kids every week. Interesting. Obviously they still need to gain more experience - exactly the point of playing them in CC. It'll do their confidence and experience a world of good if they can fight for the cup this time around.
Louisa
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19/12/2007 00:12:00

You are talking about your reserves right? Fine, we've been in disarray for half a season, sacked a manager, got a closet gooner running transfers and some atrocious defending but as I said we are better then your youngsters
Phartman87
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19/12/2007 00:14:00

Sorry, crossed wires i thought you were playing the patronising gooner
Phartman87
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19/12/2007 00:15:00

To be 100% honest with you guys, I did feel worried when I saw the team sheet, no first-team regulars even on the bench. I thought Arsene would use Kolo to lead them at the back, or maybe Gilberto in CM, like in the previous CC matches. I think the kids played even better on their own this time. Sorry to keep posting, can't help it LOL
Louisa
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19/12/2007 00:17:00

No, Phartman, I don't patronise or fake sympathies. Just that I feel some of you guys had better enjoy whatever you have (a decent manager, Berbatov's class?) and not envy/attack any neighbours or any team. e.g. We truly appreciate what the team and Arsene have been doing this whole decade, and are not jealous of Chelsea's wealth or few years of success. e.g. We wouldn't trade Arsene for any manager in the whole world. e.g. You see we're so ecstatic about a silly CC match (when we're competing strongly on 4 fronts, we shouldn't care) because we know how tough it was for the kids and they were really just kids, but amazing ones. I guess there's just been too much stupid hostility between clubs these days so we're a bit cynical in reading/writing things.
Louisa
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19/12/2007 00:29:00

cheers flv! good to see you around 2 mate!, Ozi for an 18 yr old kid like Randall with precious little first team experience to come in at Blackburn away and more than hold his own and show some swift footwork and help set one up is ace in my book baby! agree with Armory Fab was faultless and looks a monster prospect, you jus' knows its a semi final with the no heart lane eh?
nikolaijns
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19/12/2007 00:48:00

Maybe I was a little harsh on Randall, his ball to Bendtner for the first goal was very nice and subtle. But seriously the one of the youngsters who impressed me the most was Barazite, however briefly he was on the field. He looks a good cross, excellent feet, I've seen his shooting ability on reserves highlights and it is top class and the boy can even defend (which is very rare for a striker). He made to exceptional tackles before getting injured and I just think that its a shame we wont get to see more of him soon.
Ozi Gooner
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19/12/2007 01:04:00

yeh get well soon Nacer lad!, at 2-2 we looked on the way out up til extra time, the fact this side with an average age of 19.5 found the guts to fight for the win is pretty damn special, esp. when you consider Blackburn knocked our first team out of the FA cup last year, jus feckin brilliant, drained my booze cabinet summit rotten though, down to the cherry Brandy and mulled wine :(
nikolaijns
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19/12/2007 01:24:00

Diarra played well. I hope he wise up and just focus on fighting to get a place than whining. Fabiniski also did well. He can't be blame for the goals because the first one was offside and 2nd goal for Blackburn, our defenders should have marked Cruz much better. Eduardo and Bendtner makes a good partership. Dudu is the real "Fox-in-the-box" not Franny Jeffers.
BMF
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19/12/2007 01:37:00

Yea I hope Barazite gets well. But just to comment on his preformance today, I thought he was out of his league. He looked slow and off the pace.
gunnerkid107
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19/12/2007 01:39:00

Where's BITC(H)? Didn't he said we would crumble against Blackburn? Probably avoiding vital Arsenal till we slip up, seeing as he's a tool.
BMF
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19/12/2007 02:13:00

i'd like to get everton in the semi's, so we can be sure to progress, and spurs in the final! a cup final against the spuds, at Wembley, it can't get better than that.
afri-gooner
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