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Arsenal Boys Back At Wembley

Arsenal may be out of the FA Cup, but it's nice to see some of the old guard will be back on the big stage after Portsmouth's smash and grab job at Old Trafford today.

Pompey marched into the semi-finals of the FA Cup today after a late penalty awarded the Arsenal retirement village the spoils.

Tony Adams, Sol Campbell, and 'Ralph' Lauren have all been to major semi-finals and finals with the Gunners, and even short stay midfielder Lassana Diarra enjoyed the occasion at Old Trafford.

Portsmouth are a distinctly likable club with an equally likable manager, and I hope the go on to win the oldest club competition in the world.

Good luck fellas.

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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday March 8 2008

Time: 2:51PM

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thankyou very much!
Good to see Uncle Tony and some of the more recent gooners get a win at old trafford. Well done Pompey, although I think they could've done a bit more damage and played in some of those free kicks to test Ferdinand. Well done Pompey.
You forgot Kanu Rocky! When Sol goes up to lift the F.A. Cup we'll be.........watching on the box quite pleased!
Little Dutch
Good on yer Pompey - would be great to see 'arry come away with some reward for they way he plays the game. I would have preferred a replay, and then a Pompey win, in all honesty but I'll take a crocked 1st choice keeper and a suspended 2nd choice keeper as some compensation.
Haven't United just yesterday let Foster go out on loan as well? Interesting to see what happens there,I'd wager they'll patch Edwin up.
Little Dutch
Serves Man Utd right for the cockiness shown against Arsenal. They hv to learn to respect other professionals especially when they are having an off day. I did not see Nani messing around today???
i just love watching manu lose!
did u guys hear this story, it seems pompey officials wanted to speak to their man u counterparts reagrding arrangements if a replay were neccessarry, manu officials were quite insistent that there would be no need for nething like.......well hu is laughing now.....go pompey!!!
Wish Pompey the best of luck! Afraid they'd draw Chelsea in the next round. But judging from Chelsea's luck on the other hand, they'll get Bristol. Fight on Pompey!
Lou the Gunneress
wWhhheeyyy pompeyyyyyyyyy!
i saw the game just before, was hoping for a replay aswell..... i know its nothing new but jesus the ref was *****e. the only thing he got right was the sending off. So very inconsistent. Cant beleive the ***** that manu get away with sometimes, it was ridiculous and then he gave em 'extra' injury time on top of that....wouldve been shattered for portsmouth if it had been a replay. I swear though, i can appreciate ronaldo, but *****in nani..... i dont wanna say for someone to break his leg anymore cos its not really funny anymore, but ***** he has to be the most annoying player out there, even more so than eboue
real kickass result. now lets do our bit and go four points clear tomm and leave united playing catch up..
I wonder where they'd put the likes of Fletcher and O'Shea now, in goal maybe..? To me they (and the likes of Sidwell) have always been a mystery.
Lou the Gunneress
Serves them right for beating us so badly.
WYBI, the more I look back, the more I think we only lost when we were not interested. We were just not up for it vs Spurs or ManU in the domestic cups. Losing was/is fine with us, it's just the way we lost that's disappointing. But who cares now. Let's sit back and watch Sir Red Nose's rant and the great experts' punditry about how ManU will bounce back in no time, whereas we still have to prove ourselves by overcoming Wigan's pitch and not getting complacent after Milan and playing with all those injuries and youth and inexperience and blah blah blah.
Lou the Gunneress
Queiroz quote: "The ref deserved a red card."
Lou the Gunneress
I think Fergie will get a touchline ban for his after-match comments. Sore loser.
Yeah he did, I copied it from! :D I'm watching and cheering on Barnsley the giant killers now.
Lou the Gunneress
Zola, yeah I'm also wondering if Sir Red Nose will get himself into trouble after reading these:
Lou the Gunneress
Fergie has a point about dangerous tackling, Rooney's lunge might really have hurt Distin............
Little Dutch
Hear Ferguson say he agrees with wenger? lol, I couldn't stop laughing when I heard his rant, you can tell he's hurting.
The 4-0 hurt them more than us seeing as they will be playing catch up with a game in hand and probably have no keeper. Lol, see rio try and fake to dive right? So much for the treble.
Anyone else watching and impressed with Barsnley?
Lou the Gunneress
WOWWOOWOW 1-0 to Barnsley!!
Lou the Gunneress
LOL @ Chav$ki.
Hey seriously, Barnsley ARE good!
Lou the Gunneress
Can Wenger buy Odejayi? Please.
Warri Gooner
Yeah his name alone does sound right for our team doesn't it! :D Actually I love that work hard, scrap it out spirit of their entire team. How can they be #19 in the Championship?! This must have been their game of the season, er, since Anfield.
Lou the Gunneress
what a day this has been lol!!surely barnsley cant b ethat good!!man u and chelsea falling off and now its all about the double and trully indeed its good to be a goonerwe better smash wigan 2morro and it will be a perfect weekend
the arsenal
I can't wait to go on the chavski vital page after this!!!
Yay! Well done Barnsley!!
Lou the Gunneress
Sorry Portsmouth and the old Arsenal Boys but im rooting for the ******** mighty Barnsley for the rest of the FA cup!!!!!!
I was wrong in saying Chelsea got a lucky draw! My bad! Now BARNSLEY are going to Wembley haha! Who knows, if they get West Brom or Boro, they might get to play with Pompey at the final!
Lou the Gunneress
Love to see all their fans run onto the pitch, sweet!
Lou the Gunneress
WOW... both MANU and CHELSEA got screwd... hehe
Yea Lou that was sweet. Its the beauty of the FA cup.
what a day, i canot believe it, do you know the odds on if you have back that as an accumlator !!! shocking ! got to laugh now !
oh don't you love the way fergie wingies about the ref when they lose !
Earlier TV commentary after Barnsley went 1-0: "It could be another embarrassment for Avram Grant, probably more so than the Tottenham game." LOL Who would have thought! Who the heck would have thought?! TV: "No ManU, no Arsenal, no Liverpool, no Chelsea now." But Barnsley, Pompey, Boro/Cardiff, Bristol/West Brom. Yes Gunnerkid, beauty of the FA Cup - at long last! Pompey will now go on and win the cup!!
Lou the Gunneress
big up Barnsley!! The lotto chavs were dire and Barnsley deserved the win.
Its good to see someone else will win the cup outside the top 4. But to be honest i dont about Chelsea & Man U's shortcomings, i just care about Arsenal and what we can win this year. With both of them out now they will be concentrating on the two trophies we want. Will be an interesting Climax to the season.
i would like to see pompey myself, i do like 'arry and tony !
I'm seriously thinking of getting a ticket to see Pompey at Wembley.
Lou the Gunneress
They slated us for taking the FA Cup and Tin Cup lightly, but Chavs and Man utd aint winning it. Look at Avram in the interview.. er er. Joke of a manager. Roman, please dont sack this guy!
Can't wait to see what the BBC 'pundits' have to say tonight! :D
Lou the Gunneress
i'm still bitter about going out. Cup should be cancelled.
This week just keeps getting better and better :). Please round up the 3pts at the JJB, lads, and you will have given me the perfect week.
Oh yes, and best of luck to Pompey. Always had a lot of time for their club and manager, even before Sol, Diarra & Lauren moved there.
Wow that was amazing, Barnsley beat Liverpool and now Chelsea.
yep great day for the little boys portsmouth and baarnsley
ozanne park rangers
Sod off ozanne, less of the little boys. Thank you Arsenal, no doubt any team that knocks the Mancs out you'll be pleased with but with so many links, the pleasure is even greater. Glad we can help out. For me it's 33 years of watching Pompey & at 41 it's my first trip to Wembley. I've waited & seffered for my cause & I'm going to enjoy this.

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