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Arsenal v Birmingham Team Lineups

Apologies guys, I just came back and realised Brice didn't have time to do the match preview. Here are the team lineups:

Vito Mannone; Emannuel Eboue, William Gallas, Thomas Vermaelen, Kieran Gibbs; Alex Song, Abou Diaby, Cesc Fabregas (c); Tomas Rosicky, Theo Walcott, Robin Van Persie

Manuel Almunia, Bacary Sagna, Mikael Silvestre, Armand Traore, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Andrey Arshavin

Birmingham City
Joe Hart; Stephen Carr, Liam Ridgewell, Roger Johnson, Scott Dann; Lee Bowyer, Sebastian Larsson, Barry Ferguson, James McFadden, Lee Carsley; Cameron Jerome

Maik Taylor, Damien Johnson, James O'Shea, Gary McSheffrey, Garry O'Connor, Kevin Phillips, Marcus Bent

Here's to three points! Chat away!

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Writer: Gooner Lou Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday October 17 2009

Time: 3:09PM

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Good start...2-0 up...
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17/10/2009 15:21:00

2-1 now. We should already be out of sight.
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17/10/2009 15:31:00

Lee Bowyer of all people...
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17/10/2009 15:46:00

Come on lads!
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17/10/2009 15:53:00

At least we didn't concede a goal to a balloon.
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17/10/2009 16:08:00

You know the club should really hire a feng shui master to study the weird relationship between RvP's birthday and the elements of the woodwork.
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17/10/2009 16:13:00

hahah.. the balloon... and reina went for the balloon and not the ball....
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17/10/2009 16:18:00

Yeah Rocky lol, wonder which set of fans the silly balloon came from.
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17/10/2009 16:19:00

Sky Sports news claims it was a Liverpool balloon ... lol
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17/10/2009 16:22:00

Guardian's minute-by-minute report: 'Darren Bent's shot deflects off a balloon to give Sunderland the lead. Oh my, my, my. Can we just fast-forward now to Rafa's post-match interview?' Indeed I can't wait for the rant!! :D
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17/10/2009 16:26:00

arshavin. ......yes
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17/10/2009 16:37:00

BEAUTIFUL counter-attack!!!! :D
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17/10/2009 16:38:00

That'll do for me!! Nice little run we're on now!
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17/10/2009 16:42:00

Yeah great weekend Rocky! :P
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17/10/2009 16:50:00

...If the red Baloon did come from the L'pool fans, will it be considered an "own goal"? Lol!
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17/10/2009 17:14:00

Well, it took so long for us to score that 3rd goal, and it could have been 2-2 just prior to us scoring the3rd.
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17/10/2009 17:15:00

Oh dear it's a Liverpool-branded beach ball, not a balloon! lol
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17/10/2009 17:31:00

So red-carded Defoe will automatically miss 3 matches, the last one being the NLD right? :P
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17/10/2009 17:33:00

Not sure about the Spurs FA & CC fixtures. Why? you sound relieved for that one.
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17/10/2009 17:57:00

Not relieved but that's good for us, no? They face Stoke next week, then CC (not sure against whom), then NLD.
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17/10/2009 18:00:00

Good result today even if the finishing wasn't the best. I love the fact that despite the fact that most post match reports are saying we weren't clinical enough we still managed 3 goals.
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17/10/2009 18:26:00

Agree, its good for us. Defoe is unpredictable. The way we are dispatching the smaller teams, I feel all we need to do is sustain the home form and get 12 points from fixtures with the top 4 (5?) and the title won't be too far off; this will be the difference this season. Last 3 seasons, we struggled against some lower placed teams but played well against the top 4
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17/10/2009 18:27:00

4 points away from the top...if the gunners win that 1 game in hand (against Bolton i think), we're a point away..yessssssssssssss stay like this, and then beat the crap of Manure at Emirates, cesc got his trophy. (in super ambitious mood)
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17/10/2009 18:28:00

Feet on the ground,gooners.
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17/10/2009 19:12:00

72 points to go. i am counting down the points, i think 90 points will win us the league. we have 18 so far.
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17/10/2009 19:28:00

just seen the "Beach Ball" goal against Liverpool! lol or what!
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18/10/2009 09:18:00


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