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Arsenal v Leeds In FA Cup

Arsenal have been drawn at home against Leeds United in the third round of the FA Cup.

This is the second time this fixture will play out in the Cup in consecutive seasons, although hopefully this time we won't need a replay to progress.

The game will take place on the weekend of January 7.

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Writer: Arsenal Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday December 4 2011

Time: 5:40PM

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Orbinho posted some stats that didnt read too kindly. Hope we can get past them.
Sajit
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04/12/2011 19:28:00

Would have ideally like Bradford or Leeds away giving me a chance to take my four year old to his first Arsenal game without a 500 mile round trip. Decent draw though.
Rocky7
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04/12/2011 21:15:00

If you live near Bradford/Leeds Rocky you should hang your head in shame making your son a "fan" of a team 250 miles away - try the obvious Leeds/Bradford support or even Hudds,Barnsley,Donny,Middlesbro' or one of Sheffield teams to at least give him a fighting chance of becoming a real fan on a Saturday going through the turnstiles instead of listening to the radio - football "fans" like you spouting stats in offices about "their team" are the laughing stock of every devoted football fan in the land (even ur gunner mates)
simonfire1
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04/12/2011 21:50:00

Funnily enough Simon, I'm not a neanderthal and let my son make his own decisions, if he wants to support Arsenal that's up to him, I've never once pointed him in any direction, and have infact taken him to a Bradford City match before ... indeed we're going the Bradford vs Plymouth game at Valley Parade next Saturday. Maybe think of the possibilty of the fact you've got no idea what happens in my life before opening your ill-informed trap.
Rocky7
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04/12/2011 22:48:00

And speaking of "devoted" ever travell 500 miles on a Wednesday night to a "home" game to watch a Carling Cup match knowing full well the boss would field a bunch of teenagers no-one outside of your club will ever of heard of? No? Thought not. Ever travel 500 miles just so you can watch a football match in a pub near your teams ground because getting tickets to that particular match (for instance a Champions League final)? Ever sell your prized possession as a 13 year old boy just so you could get tickets to a match? No? Just because my team is miles away from my house, doesn't mean i don't know devotion.
Rocky7
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04/12/2011 22:54:00

Hopefully we'll shut the door on Leeds.
digiremote
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04/12/2011 22:57:00

Supporting a team because of its geographical base doesn't demonstrate any devotion or passion at all, just a need for convenience. Having grown up in a non-football family that watched only the odd England match I only became passionate about the game as a 9-year-old, happening to catch the 2002 FA Cup Final on TV. The passion of the crowd and the players, Arsenal's play - especially Ljungberg's goal - and the camaraderie of the cosmopolitan Arsenal side (there was a team chemistry that I had never seen whilst watching England games) really inspired me - I had no idea at the time that the club happened to be based just 20 minutes or so from my home - and from that day my love for Arsenal has grown by the year. I doubt a youngster in a similar position today would have be so enthused after watching a Stoke game. I made my decision based on the attractiveness of the game, not the ease with which I could get to the stadium, and I think it would be hugely misguided to believe that supporting a club due to proximity demonstrates more authentic passion for that club than making a decision based on an appreciation for the game they play and the culture they promote - that would just suggest laziness and/ or a lack of consideration.
ArsenalRob
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05/12/2011 00:15:00

I think its totally unfair to classify fans who are outside a geographic region as not being passionate is crazy. I cannot condone suicide but anyone remember the guy who took his own life because we crashed out of CL againt ManU. Ive never been to England (well as an adult atleast) , but Arsenal take up a good chunk of my time and money.
Sajit
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05/12/2011 01:46:00

Uggh grammar fail. Sorry. This is the problem of not re-reading your sentences.
Sajit
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05/12/2011 01:47:00

I was born in Leeds, and moved to Australia as a teenager. Completley consider myself a devoted fan. I read up every bit of info on everything Arsenal i can find, Jump at the chance to talk anything Arsenal, wake up at Strange hours of the morning to watching Champions League/Carling Cup games. Also simonfire1 - As Rocky pointed out it's a dumb move to make judgments about someones life so quickly for one little fact you've read.
FuiKaka
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05/12/2011 02:28:00

Sorry to be geographically imprecise & geographically unclear but simonfire1, you're an idiot.
jaelle
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05/12/2011 18:34:00

2nd that, Jaelle.
Naijagunner
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05/12/2011 18:43:00

 

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