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Gunner Cheering For Man Utd? Surely Not?!

Manchester United fans all over the world were celebrating the last-gasp debut goal from 17 year-old Italian striker Federico Macheda on Sunday. The Red Devils were ten minutes away from a third consecutive defeat until Cristiano Ronaldo and United`s new teen sensation turned the match with Aston Villa on its head. As we all know United are renowned for having fans from all over Britain but this result means they just may have gained a new one from Hertfordshire who is in fact a die-hard Arsenal season ticket holder!

Mr Ian Harris from Borehamwood won a whopping 33,530 on Footy 15 last weekend after predicting all 15 correct results. He needed United to beat Aston Villa to win a share of the guaranteed weekly 100,000 jackpot which looked extremely unlikely with just 10 minutes remaining and Villa 2-1 ahead. However, Ronaldo`s equaliser put the Gunners fan back in with a chance of big money and thanks to debutant Macheda`s incredible strike Ian was over 33k richer!

Mr Harris had this to say, "When the results came through and I realised I had won, I couldn`t believe it. I had no idea of the amount so didn`t mention it to my wife till it had all been confirmed. I can`t wait to tell her we have won 33,530 she will be delighted & having a 15-month old baby this will come in very handy".

"I am a Football fan and hold a season ticket for Arsenal. I made my predictions for the games through intuition and for the Championship games I went for all draws. My friends have nicknamed me "the draw specialist". I never thought I would say this but having scored in the last minute, I am now a fan of Manchester United".

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Date:Tuesday April 7 2009

Time: 6:06PM

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glad someone was happy with the result :o(
The Fear
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07/04/2009 18:11:00

glad someone was happy with the result :o(
The Fear
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07/04/2009 18:11:00

He's not a real gooner. . . . I wouldn't celebrate a Manc win for all the tea in china. . Bricking it at the moment. About to kick off, thought I'd come on and try take my mind off it. Adebayor to score 2!!!!! COME ON YOU GUNNERS
d11gunner
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07/04/2009 19:37:00

He's not a real gooner. . . . I wouldn't celebrate a Manc win for all the tea in china. . Bricking it at the moment. About to kick off, thought I'd come on and try take my mind off it. Adebayor to score 2!!!!! COME ON YOU GUNNERS
d11gunner
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07/04/2009 19:37:00

FFS, Senna scores a screamer after we give him all the time and space in the world!
jaelle
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07/04/2009 19:53:00

FFS, Senna scores a screamer after we give him all the time and space in the world!
jaelle
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07/04/2009 19:53:00

You lot will win the tie as long as you dont concede another.....Too good for these at home! Hope you do win it actually!
5 times
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07/04/2009 20:18:00

You lot will win the tie as long as you dont concede another.....Too good for these at home! Hope you do win it actually!
5 times
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07/04/2009 20:18:00

Thanks for the good sentiments, 5times, much appreciated! But we're playing like CACK!!! And Gallas is off injured.
jaelle
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07/04/2009 20:31:00

Thanks for the good sentiments, 5times, much appreciated! But we're playing like CACK!!! And Gallas is off injured.
jaelle
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07/04/2009 20:31:00

A tenner to charity says you go thru mate....I will have to trust you when you say you have paid up if you accept! Seen you play much better yes but they are terrible away from home and with RVP amongst others back on home turf you will go thru. I actually think you will do United in the semi mate...
5 times
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07/04/2009 20:43:00

A tenner to charity says you go thru mate....I will have to trust you when you say you have paid up if you accept! Seen you play much better yes but they are terrible away from home and with RVP amongst others back on home turf you will go thru. I actually think you will do United in the semi mate...
5 times
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07/04/2009 20:43:00

What a ****in stunning goal. . . If Adebayor could get his head straight he'd be the best striker around. Where was he first half??? I don't want to tempt faith, but I reckon it's bring on Porto now!!!
d11gunner
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07/04/2009 21:49:00

What a ****in stunning goal. . . If Adebayor could get his head straight he'd be the best striker around. Where was he first half??? I don't want to tempt faith, but I reckon it's bring on Porto now!!!
d11gunner
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07/04/2009 21:49:00

LOL, 5times, I'm in NYC and never bet, but tell you what, I liked that proposition, I'll take you up on that, esp. because it's for charity :-) AMAZING Ade goal!!! But now we have Gallas seriously injured (Almunia looks like he'll recover quickly) and several players on yellow cards. Also AMAZING that Porto managed 2 away goals!
jaelle
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07/04/2009 22:00:00

LOL, 5times, I'm in NYC and never bet, but tell you what, I liked that proposition, I'll take you up on that, esp. because it's for charity :-) AMAZING Ade goal!!! But now we have Gallas seriously injured (Almunia looks like he'll recover quickly) and several players on yellow cards. Also AMAZING that Porto managed 2 away goals!
jaelle
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07/04/2009 22:00:00

Yeah its been a good night indeed!!! Enjoy !
5 times
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07/04/2009 22:17:00

Yeah its been a good night indeed!!! Enjoy !
5 times
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07/04/2009 22:17:00

OK guys, let's breathe a big sigh of relief now. (a) We all were on the verge of a heart attack but it's not as bad as Roma. (b) Despite the injuries and yellow cards, at least we got the crucial away goal. (c) We were terrible in the 1st half, but turned it around in the 2nd and got the confidence boost from this great comeback. It's a tough competition where even the defending champions are capable of conceding 2 priceless away goals to someone like Porto you know. Our kids will have learned a great deal from this and Roma!
GoonerLou
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07/04/2009 22:23:00

OK guys, let's breathe a big sigh of relief now. (a) We all were on the verge of a heart attack but it's not as bad as Roma. (b) Despite the injuries and yellow cards, at least we got the crucial away goal. (c) We were terrible in the 1st half, but turned it around in the 2nd and got the confidence boost from this great comeback. It's a tough competition where even the defending champions are capable of conceding 2 priceless away goals to someone like Porto you know. Our kids will have learned a great deal from this and Roma!
GoonerLou
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07/04/2009 22:23:00

He's not a gooner d11? The Mancs just gave his beloved football team a 6 point cushion in the race for CL football next season and 33k in his pocket ..... i'd have been dancing on the ceiling.
Rocky7
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08/04/2009 01:04:00

He's not a gooner d11? The Mancs just gave his beloved football team a 6 point cushion in the race for CL football next season and 33k in his pocket ..... i'd have been dancing on the ceiling.
Rocky7
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08/04/2009 01:04:00

I watched the match live on the internet and just watched it again on Setanta on delay with the sound off. We weren't as bad in the first half as people say, nor as good in the second half, although we were better. ManU, on the other hand, was dreadful all match, especially Paul 'Handball' Scholes (two more in this match to go with his higher profile sending off handling offences earlier this season). I actually think at this point that I would fancy our chances against ManU better than Porto who could have won 5-1 with better luck and without a brain freeze from Alves sending a back pass straight to Rooney. I eagerly await LD's report. Trivia for Tom- Q- how do you get through a match without sound? A- you listen to the complete works of Stone Roses twice. : )
elbondo
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08/04/2009 03:31:00

I watched the match live on the internet and just watched it again on Setanta on delay with the sound off. We weren't as bad in the first half as people say, nor as good in the second half, although we were better. ManU, on the other hand, was dreadful all match, especially Paul 'Handball' Scholes (two more in this match to go with his higher profile sending off handling offences earlier this season). I actually think at this point that I would fancy our chances against ManU better than Porto who could have won 5-1 with better luck and without a brain freeze from Alves sending a back pass straight to Rooney. I eagerly await LD's report. Trivia for Tom- Q- how do you get through a match without sound? A- you listen to the complete works of Stone Roses twice. : )
elbondo
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08/04/2009 03:31:00

D11, so let me ask you, that season Sp*rs decided they fancied Italian cooking and we got 4th spot on the last day of the season courtesy of West Ham's win (it was them, no?), you're saying that if it was Man U who we needed to beat someone for us to win, say, the league, you wouldn't celebrate? I doubt it. I don't know you so I don't know. But I doubt it.
Gaga
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08/04/2009 11:44:00

D11, so let me ask you, that season Sp*rs decided they fancied Italian cooking and we got 4th spot on the last day of the season courtesy of West Ham's win (it was them, no?), you're saying that if it was Man U who we needed to beat someone for us to win, say, the league, you wouldn't celebrate? I doubt it. I don't know you so I don't know. But I doubt it.
Gaga
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08/04/2009 11:44:00

elbondo, without sound, you do have to put music on. Usually the "Very Best of The Stone Roses" is the personal choice, with some well selected songs after that.
Tom14
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08/04/2009 14:12:00

elbondo, without sound, you do have to put music on. Usually the "Very Best of The Stone Roses" is the personal choice, with some well selected songs after that.
Tom14
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