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Post  Guest on Sun 30 Aug - 20:55

thanks reggie I will do some more trying and hope to succeed before midnight

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Post  Guest on Sun 30 Aug - 20:55

'Fatboy' should have gave A.W a shove...

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Post  Guest on Sun 30 Aug - 20:57

how typical Chelsea hooligan advocating violence on my Arsenal Thread

you are

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Post  Guest on Sun 30 Aug - 20:59

Cherry wrote:how typical Chelsea hooligan advocating violence on my Arsenal Thread

you are

:cute: ...i'm going to watch tv..now..*goes off in hump*

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Post  Guest on Sun 30 Aug - 21:02

oh I didnt mean it :Hug1:

come back in a few hours and maybe I would have done my pics! Isnt that something to look forward to together with my write ups! and maybe a surprise! :Hug1:

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Post  Guest on Mon 31 Aug - 0:39

Champions League: Wednesday 26th August 2009

Arsenal 3-1 Celtic Match Review Arsenal.com By Richard Clarke

For the 12th consecutive season, Arsenal will compete in the Group Stages of the Champions league. Arsene Wenger’s side secured their berth with a comfortable 3-1 win over Celtic in the Play Off Round second leg at Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night. Arsenal already had the cushion of a 2-0 lead going into the game and extended their advantage midway through the half when keeper Artur Boruc was controversially adjudged to have fouled Eduardo in the area. The striker picked himself up to score from the spot.

The decision dominated the game but Arsenal made sure of their progression when Emmanual Eboue fired low into the area after 53 minutes. Andre Arshavin added a third 16 minutes from time. Massimo Donall volleyed a goal for Celtic with the last kick of the game but, frankly, it meant little. In the end this game was a stroll, Wenger’s men had gained a grip on the tie in the first half at Celtic Park last week and never really let go. Tougher tests surely await in Thursday’s draw however, for now, Arsenal’s European advance is assured.

In the build up Wenger had said this game dwarfed Saturday’s trip to Manchester United in terms of importance. At kick off only two things belied that assertion – the presence of Robin van Persie and Arshavin on the bench. However the Arsenal manager could argue his rotation this evening was more about freshening up his side for the anticipated physical threat of Celtic.

The other omissions for Saturdays 4-1 win over Portsmouth were Cesc Fabregas (hamstring) and Kieran Gibbs. The replacements were Nicklas Bendtner, Bacary Safgne, Vael Clichy and Alex Song. In addition, Eboue moved forward from fullback to the right side of the 4-3-3.

Although Arsenal had that handy lead, Wenger was preaching vigilance before the game. As well as the visitors had played at Celtic Park, there had been fortune in both of their goals and, on the evidence of that game. Tony Mowbray’s side were very capable of providing a difficult evening. However, in the end, it never came to that. In the first half Arsenal dominated once again, And once again, scored with a stroke of good fortune.

As early as the eighth minute, Clichy clipped the ball inside to Eboue who, in turn, found Bendtner. The Dane produced a stern stab at the near post but Boric batted the ball away. It fell to Eduardo who slid his shot inches beyond the far upright. Just before the quarter hour Denilson scuttled in to the area, played a one two with Eboue and sent a shot into the sidenetting. Midway through the half Abou Diaby found Eboue, who swung a shot just wide.

Arsenal were a constant threat, Celtic had not really created any clear chances but they had enjoyed enough possession to cause the odd palpitation in the home defence. William Gallas and Thomas Vermaelen were both called upon to take timely interventions from centre back. However the two teams knew that the first goal would be crucial tonight and in the end it went to Arsenal. Denilson and Eduardo through on the left of the area and the Croation striker tumbled as Boruc challenged him. The Polish keeper was furious when referee Manuel Gonzalez pointed to the spot, However the 26 year old retained his composure and converted coolly from 12 yards.

Five minutes later, the former Dinamo Zagreb striker nearly scored another when he poked a volley just wide. In the 40th minute, Celtic thought they had grabbed a toe hold when Scott McDonald turned home a right wing cross from Marc Antoine Fortune at the far post. However by the time the ball hit the net, the assistant referee had flagged for offside. On the half time whistle Eduardo produced a swerving shot that the stretching Boruc only just managed to turn aside. From the resulting corner Bendtner nodded wide when he might have scored .

Surprisingly Celtic’s only change at the break was to swap a defender for a defender, Mowbray’s men needed three goals after all. Aiden McGreedy flashed a curling effort just wide in the opening minute but by way of reply Eduardo meandered through only to slice his short horribly from the edge of the area. In the 53rd minute Arsenal finally ended all resistance. Bendtner’s clever back heal from the left flank put Diaby into space in the area.

The Frenchman found Eboue who darted inside Daniel Fox and fired low into the net. Job done. Celtic tried to create some pressure but by now they were a spent force. (In contrast their supporters displayed admirable energy). Wenger started to make changes. On the hour Ramsey replaced Diaby. Then minutes later, he withdrew the two scorers for Jack Wilshire and Arshavin. And within three minutes of the substitution the Russian had hit the net himself. Denilson stole the ball in midfield then Arshavin exchanged passes with Ramsey before sending a sniveling shot past Boruc and into the corner of the net. The game drifted to its denouement. Arsenal had what they wanted and Celtic could not take it from them. There was a slight sting in the tail when Doneti volleyed home with an improvable cross shot with the last kick of the game. But Wenger’s side were safely through.
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Arsenal are certainly going to be a force to reckon with in the Champions League - Celtic are seen as a very good team and Arsenal thrashed them in both matches, so it is looking good for the Gunners to lift that Cup!.

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Post  Guest on Mon 31 Aug - 1:59

hiccup on Saturday..A gliche in the gooners recent form..hmm..wasn't it ust like this last season..iirc?

Don't worry Cherri..you can always support the 'real champions' elect 9/10..the mighty BLUES

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Post  Guest on Mon 31 Aug - 9:21

hey havent you been banned from this thread tripzy? :cheat:

I will take pity however on one and only Chelsea supporter, you can come on here only if you behave yourself! otherwise it will be a red card and sending off once again. - ha ha

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Post  Guest on Tue 1 Sep - 1:50

Mail Online 29th August 2009

Manchester United 2 Arsenal 1: Abou Diaby howler gifts United victory while angry Arsene Wenger is sent to the stands.
By Rob Draper Mail on Sunday Chief Football Writer.

To Manchester United the points but to Arsenal the plaudits.
Arsene Wenger ended the evening a defeated man standing, arms outstretched in incredulity, as the home crowd hurled ugly abuse :Smack: after he had been sent off in the sixth minute of injury time. It was an unjustified humiliation as his team’s swashbuckling start to the season was undone by his old enemy. Yet Sir Alex Ferguson will know this match suggests there is a renewed challenge to his supremacy.

But for two moments of quite insane defending, Premier League champions iArsenal looked to be utterly capable of controlling the reigning n their back yard. To their sublime passing they had added a muscular core and only in the dying stages and after morale sapping reverses did they falter. In the final minutes. Arsenal might have conceded more as Nani and Dimitar Berbatov missed simple chances but that would have been mightily harsh. For they will feel this was a game they would have won were it not for crass errors. The culprits were Manuel Almunia whose ill judged race from goal invited United’s equalizer, and Abou Diaby, who ruined what might have been a magnificent performance with a dreadful own goal.

Of course those deficiencies under pressure may indicate Arsenal’s inability to sustain the pace when the title race becomes a grinding midwinter slog. Yet yesterday they were denied a clear penalty, :Silly me: hit the woodwork and created ample opportunities to put the game beyond United before an inexplicable meltdown.

Even in that sixth minute of extra time they had Robin van Persie’s strike disallowed for offside – correctly – which saw Wenger boot a water bottle in frustration. :crazy:

For that he was banished to the stands though, having climbed the stairs behind the dug out there appeared nowhere for him to go. As he stood in front of the directors box, he held out his arms as a demeaning debate ensued as to whether he had done enough to satisfy referee Mike Dean, it seemed a cruel end to an evening which had promised so much for Wenger.

‘Frankly I don’t know what to say’ said Wenger, ‘There were 30 seconds left. And I didn’t even know where to go! I kicked the bottle from disappointment, not because I thought it was not offside. In fact, I thought it was a rather good kick. But it is difficult to swallow that we are going home without a point. What is most difficult to take, no matter how long you are in the game, is that we were the better team and lost. We produced a performance which was good enough to win the game but then conceded two goals that were beyond belief.’ :shock:


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Post  Guest on Tue 1 Sep - 10:08

you forgot to include this chez...


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Post  Guest on Tue 1 Sep - 12:21

marky I expected that from Stim but not from you :cheat:
Still it goes to show that Manure can only beat the Gunners with a helping hand, they dont have the skill to do it themselves, and anyway we were denied a CLEAR penalty! :Silly me:

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Post  Guest on Tue 1 Sep - 12:41

took it well tho' didn't he?

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Post  chrissie on Tue 1 Sep - 20:02

Thanks for pointing me in this direction Cherry. I'll do my best.

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Post  Guest on Tue 1 Sep - 20:20

Thanks Chrissie, Stimulator will be quaking in his boots - he seems to be the only Chelsea supporter around here - not surprising really :risas:

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Post  chrissie on Tue 1 Sep - 20:22

Not suprising at all!

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Post  Guest on Tue 1 Sep - 20:28

Eduardo suspended for two UEFA matches for his alledged dive!

So lets hope this ruling now applies to all the Manure players who dive on a regular basis and that thug Gerrard from the Pool!. Or is this just lets pick on Arsenal in order to try and impede their journey to win every Cup going this season

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Post  Reggie Dunlop on Tue 1 Sep - 21:11

Cherry wrote:Eduardo suspended for two UEFA matches for his alledged dive!
Good.

I think Wenger admitted he'd dived to protect his leg.
BBC/Wenger wrote:He also suggested the experience of breaking his leg against Birmingham in February 2008 may have led Eduardo to take evasive action in anticipation of colliding with Boruc.
Eduardo has been quite successful - he's evaded his team's next two European games as well. Note he never signalled to the ref that he'd dived and that he was quite happy for the penalty to be taken, so altering the momentum of the game.

BBC/Wenger wrote:The Frenchman claimed any action against the player would set a dangerous precedent with tens of similar incidents every week in European football.
I doubt that. After all, most games are played under the auspices of the national football associations.

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Post  Guest on Tue 1 Sep - 21:29

yes he did dive I was just trying to wind up you know who. All diving should be stopped and as they have made an example of him they have to apply this now to all other players who do the same, also the FA need to take action as well in order to stamp this out.

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Post  chrissie on Tue 1 Sep - 22:15

Cherry wrote:yes he did dive I was just trying to wind up you know who. All diving should be stopped and as they have made an example of him they have to apply this now to all other players who do the same, also the FA need to take action as well in order to stamp this out.

Do you really think he did? Possibly but I think it was subconciously cos of his previous injury?

Ok I'm just been kind but there are so many players who dive IMO

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Post  Guest on Tue 1 Sep - 23:18

I think the injury could well have been in the back of his mind so trying to avoid hurting his leg but at the end of the day I guess it was a dive but yes so many players do it and get away with it why suddenly picking on an Arsenal player, very suspicious if you ask me, I will be looking carefully now to see if other players are going to get suspended.

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Post  Guest on Tue 1 Sep - 23:19

forgot to say Eduardo could of course appeal against the decision to ban him for two matches.

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Post  frankie stein on Tue 1 Sep - 23:44

cherry, hope you like :Hiya:



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love frankie x

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Post  Guest on Wed 2 Sep - 0:03

:risas: that's great frankie, hadn't seen that before.

maybe we should be naughty and stick a copy on the Blues thread :risas:

ah what sweet picture frankie - sweet dreams :Night :

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Post  Guest on Tue 15 Sep - 19:05

Manchester City 4 – Arsenal 2
What a sad result for Arsenal who had most of the play in this game. Silly mistakes lost them the upperhand and City capitalized on these errors. Arsenal reject Adebayor totally disgraced himself and his team by inciting the Arsenal supporters running the length of the pitch to celebrate in front of them, this was totally unprofessional conduct on his part. He made a number of over the top challenges on the Arsenal players :Boxer: – one resulting in facial injuries :Hit: to poor Robin van Persie. :ill: Adebayor was labeled a trouble maker at the Emirates and this display does not dispel that reputation he earned. Wenger will want to see an improved performance from Arsenal in their next match. :Silly me:



Manchester City 4 Arsenal 2 – Match Report, Telegraph
Arsenal are done with Manchester. That is all the comfort Arsene Wenger can take from another bruising afternoon in the city of anti football.A goal by Emmanuel Adebayor was an emphatic rebuttal of the Wenger philosophy. They are buying success, Arsenal selling it. A fourth consecutive win adds substance to Mark Hughes’s claims that City are on their way.

This was billed as the first serious test of City’s championship credentials. It turned out to be a verdict on Arsenal’s. Adebayor might want to look at his deportment after his goal, and the boot print he left on the face of Robin van Persie, both of which were out of order. But you would have to agree with him that he, not Wenger, is the one moving in the right direction.

Like Manchester United a fortnight ago, City prospered from the frailty in the Arsenal template, which buckles when the heat turns white. Wenger can have few complaints. The striker he sold for £25 million rammed the wisdom of that decision down his throat with the kind of header he used to put away at the Emirates. Wenger’s policy of sticking with what he had instead of twisting in the transfer market is looking thin. Two successive defeats have put the open day rhapsody at Goodison Park into perspective. Statistically the myth of Arsenal superiority holds; the greater possession and more shots on goal. But Wenger cannot escape the numbers that really matter.

“we were always in control. When you concede four goals and look at the possession we had and the shots on goal it is difficult to take. But when you make mistakes at this level you pay for it” Wenger said. The first goal changed everything. Art was undone by the set piece. A bog standard freekick curled in by Gareth Barry was met by Micah Richards, who arrived on time to power City goalwards the force of a runaway train. The bolt from the blue shirt broke Arsenal’s elegant stride. They came here believing not that they might win but that they ought to. City, as you might expect for a team hastily assembled, were beset by incoherence at the outset and not helped by leaving Adebayor a lone presence in attack.

One striker up front against Arsenal in Manchester? Adebayor touched the opposition more than the ball, particularly Nicklas Bendtner and Cesc Fabregas, who crumbled under lusty, welcome to my new home, challenges. The tactic left City unable to build attacks quickly enough on the odd occasion when Arsenal possession broke down. The long ball in search of Adebayor was too often the only ball in City’s early repertoire.

Asked to defend a routine ploy, Thomas Vermaelen failed the bread and butter challenge under the Herculean weight of Richards. At Old Trafford Abou Diaby was the hapless chump that gifted United the points, Vermaelen was not quite as culpable but the outcome was the same, a goal the home side did not deserve on the run of play. City made the most of the gap, filling the space athletically that Arsenal had surrendered. Had Shaun Wright Phillips ran with his head up, City might have inflicted further damage by the break. For the most part he plays football staring at the ground. Is it any wonder that he cannot see where he is going? His goal, City’s fourth, in the closing minutes does not weaken the force of that point.

Wright Phillips was not the only one treading water. Fabregas had a disappointing afternoon, unable to shape the game from the advanced position in which Wenger deployed him. The hole that suits him best is deeper, in front of the back four. Van Persie engineered a masterful finish to bring Arsenal back into the game. At that point Wenger fancied his chances, Craig Bellamy thought otherwise, sweeping City back into the lead.

Adebayor and Wright Phillips added the gloss before Rosicky’s late contribution. Adebayor’s tasteless celebration which involved running the length of the field to celebrate in front of the Arrsenal fans, earned him a booking. His subsequent arm waving appeal to rouse the City supporters might have turned yellow into red. Hughes said Adebayor was emotional “we are delighted to come out on top against a very good Arsenal side”. Hughes said. “This was a challenge, which we passed. But there will be more”.

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Post  Guest on Wed 16 Sep - 23:44

Eduardo wins diving ban appeal. Reuters UK Mon Sept 14.
By Brian Homewood

Zurich (Reuters) – Arsenal striker Eduardo da Silva has won his appeal against a two match ban imposed by UEFA for diving in a Champions league qualifying game against Celtic.

“Following examination of all the evidence, notably the declarations of both the referee and the referees’ assessor, as well as the various video footage, it was not established to the panel’s satisfaction the referee had been deceived in taking his decision on the penalty,” said UEFA in a statement on Monday.

“Therefore the decision of the UEFA control and disciplinary body of September 1, in which the player was suspended for two UEFA club competition matches, is annulled,” added European soccer’s ruling body.

The Brazilian born Croatian international was initially banned after winning a controversial penalty against Celtic. Eduardo went down in the area after poking the ball past goalkeeper Artur Boruc, who dived at his feet but appeared to make little or not contact.

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The striker, who spent a year out of the game after suffering a broken leg :ill: in February 2008, converted the penalty to put Arsenal 1-0 ahead and 3-0 up on aggregate. The Londoners eventually won 3-1 for a 5-1 aggregate victory. “I’m very pleased we have finally arrived at the truth,” Eduardo told his team’s website (www.arsenal.com). “All we needed to do was prove what happened and we have managed to do that. This decision makes me feel a lot better. I certainly feel relieved now. All I remember of the incident is that as soon as I had possession of the ball I headed towards goal at full speed. I was very close to the Celtic keeper and felt contact on my foot and then lost my balance,” added Eduardo. I know perhaps more than anyone else that when you have contact at speed it can be dangerous. I just want to say I’m a fair (Honest) player. To score goals you must take your opportunities and I’m not the type of player who needs to be dishonest to score goals”.

The decision to take action against Eduardo infuriated Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger who described it as “disgraceful”, accusing UEFA of launching a witch hunt against his striker.

Eduardo is now free to play in Arsenal’s first two Group H matches at Standard Liege on Wednesday and at home to Olympiakos Piraeus on September 29.
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