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The Journalist

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Date:Friday September 17 2010

Time: 8:53AM

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We'll onyl have to face one Sunderland clogger as Cattermole is suspended the Albanian guy will be the midfield enforcer for Sunderland.
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17/09/2010 12:43:00

Cana, that's his name!! lol
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17/09/2010 12:46:00

Cana left Sunderland this summer.
Gun 'Em Down
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17/09/2010 13:30:00

I Cana believe it!
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17/09/2010 13:52:00

Cattermole being banned maybe isnt the best thing, yeah the first 20 minutes our midfield would be hounded but after that we'd have 70 minutes against 10 men haha, and as we've proved this season we are capable of breaking down 10 man teams
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17/09/2010 14:14:00

Sunderland Away doesn't look an easy proposition. I worry about the effect of the recent highs we have had on the players and can only hope they will have their feet firmly, on the ground and give each game the attention it deserves. Sunderland have quite a few unknowns like new signing, Asamoah Gyan, who can prove a handful. Malbranque, Reid and Richardson are players who like to raise their games against Arsenal while Welbeck, the Manure loanee, will be looking to do his boss a favour. The game calls for all-round alertness of the players for the full duration. Still, I expect a scrappy win by the Arsenal.
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17/09/2010 14:14:00

Another Blackburn style performance needed. Concentration, attitude, steel. The quality will shine through if we show those basics.
Little Dutch
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17/09/2010 15:00:00

Don't concede for as long as possible, especially away from home, and I'm sure our chances will come. Bigger test for our centrebacks and it will be interesting to see how they cope. At least we're going up there while it's still early in the season and the pitches are still good. Steve Bruce would have taken note of Cesc's brilliant form and will be sure to try to nullify him. Based on our current form, their tactics will be interesting: do they counter-attack or take the game to us? These are the types of game where winning vs drawing could be the difference. I think you'd expect Chelsea to win up there; it would be great if we could put in a strong, professional away performance and do the same.
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17/09/2010 15:30:00

PS - check out Twitter. Cesc has put an update with a photo of him, Denilson, Rosicky and Vela on the coach up there playing some sort of game. He certainly looks happy to me!
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17/09/2010 15:31:00

Sorry, third post on the trot, but this is incredible! -
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17/09/2010 15:34:00

Vin, here's the photo: - they're playing parchesi and Cesc's caption says he beats them at it all the time
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17/09/2010 15:48:00

Jaelle - cheers for that, great to see! We've got Cesc Fabregas, we've got Cesc Fabregas!
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17/09/2010 16:55:00

I don't think Cesc's desire to go to that other team has anything to do with being unhappy. He seems like a genuinely happy guy who gets along well with those around him.
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17/09/2010 19:03:00

Fat Sam has come out of the small time manager closet and declared himself big enough to manage Real Madrid and Inter Milan! This has to be the funniest ever story that has ever emanated from his huddlestone sized gob.
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17/09/2010 19:20:00

Oh dear, looks like another one of our young players is the subject of another tabloid story of questionable behavior:
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17/09/2010 20:05:00

So what? What business is it of ours?
Little Dutch
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17/09/2010 20:11:00

Calm down and chill out, LD, it's none of our business. Just complaining that the tabloids are trashing one of our players again, giving more material for the journos, that's all.
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17/09/2010 20:22:00

Tough Tough game. I am not so confident about this one for some reason and have a horrible feeling that Sunderland will turn us over tomorrow. Agree with LD in the sense that if we play like we did against Blackburn with a bit of guile and grit then we should prevail. Will be difficult after our midweek C/L excursion though.
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17/09/2010 22:34:00

Wenger should do some rotating; fresh legs will be useful, especially as we go to WHL, on Tuesday. For me, we only need to be focussed and give a professional performance; 3 points in the bag, in my view.
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17/09/2010 23:09:00

gunem down'''''think sunderland resigned cana on a 1 yr loan....another cattermole or worse
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18/09/2010 02:03:00

naijagunner we'll see how much rotating Wenger does. I think we'll see the same team from the CL game with Rosicky in for Wilshere... the rotation will happen at WHL where i would expect Wilshere, Gibbs, Djourou, Vela, Jay Emmanuel Thomas, Denilson and Fabianski to start. Maybe even Nordtveit too.
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18/09/2010 09:10:00

Nasri won't start 2 games in 3 days after knee surgery so Rosicky will be out on the right. Denilson or Wilshere? I'll go Deni since it leaves our bench that little more attacking if we need it. Also Wilshere has played 2 games in the last week and may be needed in the beer cup during mid-week. 3-0 Cesc continues his scoring form (possibly a penalty), Rosicky a well worked tap in and Deni a long range belter.
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18/09/2010 09:53:00


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