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It's Cardiff in the Cup

Interesting draw for us in the FA Cup away to last seasons finalists and former winners (in 1927) of the trophy - Cardiff City. The league one side, currently 4th in the Championship, has a decent home record and will provide tricky opposition.

Former gooner trainee Jay Bothroyd currently turns out for them and they have a fair amount of premiership experience in their squad. This includes keeper Enckelman, skipper Darren Purse and midfielder Ricardo Scimeca. Another name likely to be familiar to gooners is Mark Kennedy who scored a memorable goal for Millwall to knock us out of the same competition back in 1995.

It`s a competition that we are likely to take more seriously than we have done at times over the last 2 or 3 seasons as our title aspiration fades for this season. That should ensure we avoid any complacency and hopefully our summer signing from Cardiff, midfielder Aaron Ramsey who came on as a substitute at Wembley, will be able to give us some helpful insight.

The tie is scheduled to take place at Ninian Park over the weekend of 24-25th January.



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The Journalist

Writer: Amos Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 4 2009

Time: 9:43PM

Your Comments

Well at least it's a new ground to visit, but one I wasn't exactly itching to get to. Ninian Park isn't a nice place for an away fan. However, if we play a strong team we have a good chance to go through and with a few all Premiership ties,the competition might start to take shape in our favour if we are professional against Cardiff. It won't be easy because Cardiff are going well and are pretty formidable at home I think and it's an old fashioned sort of ground which will be rocking on the day. This is a good test for our players and anything less than 100% concentration/ effort will see them go out.
Little Dutch
we played them in the cup a while back... nice ground they have in london... massive away section! ...oh wait, that was the cup final :-) (sorry)
pompeycarpet
i was hopeing we didnt get these away long journey there id rather had a prem team at home
Arsenal_1_Best
The journey is a bit of a bore but I like seeing us against a variety of teams, so I'm happy overall.
ArsenalRob
Absolutely fantastic draw, the best i could've picked. Their last year at Ninian with old school terracing and a blinding night out = yes please!
shewore
I know a few Soul Crew boys who live down here. They recon it will be easy hunting for their lot so travel safe LD.
Ozi Gooner
could turn out to be a nasty little banana skin for you......
lincolnblue
Agree with LD. If we're professional, we should have enough to see ourselves through.
adamski243
Agree with adamski, if we're professional we should beat this team.
shewore
Agree with shewore, if we're professional we should make it to next round no problem.
Youngest in Charge
Agree with YiC, if we're professional, we should easily prevail.
Gael-Force
Agree with G-F, if we're professional, a victory shall follow.
TPowell
agree with all yu guys, but wt if Cardiff actually turn up for the game & are professional too lol..
luckys_10
Agree with Luckys, if we're professional and take this game seriously, we should advance.
GoonerLou
So we all agree. Super.
Little Dutch
Agree with little dutch, that we all agree
Achilles
LOL never seen such uniform agreement on one article in a looong time!
ForeverUnited
Agree with foreverunited that this level of agreement is rare
Ozi Gooner
agree with Ozi, the rarity of this level of agreement only reinforces that if we're professional, we'll get the job done.
supersof
easily pleased
123spurs
didnt wenger field a weakened team against man u last season in FA cup, to concentrate on league an champions league, hopefully he will learn hes lesson, as ye have never been to the new wembley
123spurs
Where did 123spurs get his name from? Positions they will never finish.
Ozi Gooner
Do them please & then we won't have all that crap we had last season. A welsh team winning the cup & being allowed to represent England in Europe.
storagematt
Woo hoo! Away scheme will be standing for this game. storagematt, Cardiff have had about 50 years to repeal that rule and have never bothered, had they beat you last season it would have been their own fault had they not been allowed enrty to the UEFA Cup.
Little Dutch
ahhh no it been how long since ye won a trohohy.....123........?
123spurs
 

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