Arsenal vs Man City (FACup Semi) 23 Apr 2017

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  1. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Country:
    United States
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    Sunday 23 April 2017
    Wembley Stadium
    USA TV: FS1 10am ET


    The boss has spoken today, nothing earth-shattering...

    Team news: Basically the same as last weekend. But Welbeck (toe) & Mustafi (thigh) are just on cusp to make it back into the squad.

    He admitted that Citeh match up pretty well against us, and that our confidence is not at maximum at the moment. Presumably alluding to our poor recent league form, but perhaps also because our road to this semifinal was via these onomatopoeic powerhouses: Lincoln, Sutton, Soton, Preston.

    Will he revert to a Back4 or try again with a Back3 after that 20 year hiatus?! We'll all have to wait until Sunday.

    Sadly for me I'll be missing this one live, as I'm taking my senior daughter on her last college tour.

    But here's a postive thought... the last time we played City at Wembley in the Community Shield 2014. A suprising refreshing 3-0 thrashing, with some absolutely beautiful goals! (including a rare long-range screamer from Giroud)

     
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  2. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
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    Arsenal FC
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    England
    No chance here

    This is the end of the season for us

    2-0 city
     
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  3. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
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    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    Now that's the spirit!
     
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  4. GunneRy

    GunneRy Member+

    Aug 22, 2006
    Chicago
    Barring some incredible uptick in confidence for this team, we're gonna get railed.

    Making time to watch the second half if we're tied or ahead.

    If we're losing at halftime, I'll just tune in to watch Wenger's resignation/change in position in a few weeks.
     
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  5. ArsenalJake

    ArsenalJake Member+

    Feb 11, 2013
    Charlotte
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    Arsenal FC
    Country:
    United States
    The Arsenal may not be riding a wave of victories right now, but if you look beyond Citeh's recent triumphs over Southampton and Hull, they went winless in their previous 4 matches, (0-2-2).

    Prior to that, they beat Middleborough in their last FA Cup matchup for the right to face us on Sunday. And before that, they drew at home 0-0 to Stoke.

    Not exactly a juggernaut.
     
  6. cantona94

    cantona94 Member

    Jul 16, 2000
    Fort Worth, Tx.
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Country:
    United States
    Mehhhhhhhhhh...
     
  7. And_ROOS

    And_ROOS Member+

    Dec 30, 2006
    Melbourne, Aus
    We will win 2-1 in what will be viewed as the upset of the season.
     
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  8. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    What would you guys rather have:

    1. The FA Cup
    2. No Europa League next season
     
  9. The English Hacker

    Aug 8, 2011
    Toronto
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Country:
    England
    FYP for you.
     
  10. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    There's no way we miss out on the Europa League next season as is, so the FA Cup would be nice in that it keeps us out of the qualifying rounds.
     
  11. BIGHMW

    BIGHMW Member

    Oct 10, 2010
    Port Townsend, WA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Country:
    United States
    Why the F--- are we relegated to FS1 instead of being on Big Fox this Sunday???

    They are showing Chel$ki vs. Scums on Big Fox on Saturday, and meanwhile our match is sent down to the minor leagues of TV sports (cable), Rupert Murdoch is such an asshole for doing that to all of us Gooners. BOO!!! HISS!!!

    I say it will hopefully be a North London Derby FA Cup Final at Wembley in May, and I'm also sure for both this and the Finals, it's an easy kit pick (home red for both). so COYF'n'G!!!
     
  12. footykid

    footykid Member+

    Jan 10, 2005
    Mississauga, Ont
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    Arsenal FC
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    France
    Cause... we aren't entertaining
     
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  13. ArsenalJake

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    Feb 11, 2013
    Charlotte
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  14. BIGHMW

    BIGHMW Member

    Oct 10, 2010
    Port Townsend, WA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    We'll see about THAT this coming Sunday!!! Not entertaining enough, what more do we have to do besides beat Shitty this Sunday, perhaps do a striptease on the pitch in front of the members of Club Wembley who seat in those two sections behind the players' benches??? I'll bet those will be empty while the rest of Wembley Stadium will be fully filled for both matches.

    Hell, if Wembley were to get Wrestlemania sometime in the short future, would Club Wembley members get first crack at those seats or will they be open to the WWE Universe??? I somehow envision over 90,000 strong at Wembley (and also perhaps full houses like over 65,000 at Allianz Arena in Munich, or 115,000 at the San Siro in Milan, or about 100,000 at The Nou Camp in Barcelona) for Wrestlemania. Every goddamn time I see a huge stadium it always does that to me, it happened when SkyDome in Toronto was built in 1989 (it hosted 2 Wrestlemanias, VI in 1990 drawing 67,678 and X8 in 2002 drawing 68,237), The University Of Phoenix Stadium (WM 26, 72,219), and also AT&T Stadium in Dallas (WM 32 last year, 101,763) also drew what would become almost unbreakable attendance records for those buildings.
     
  15. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
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    Arsenal FC
    Country:
    United States
    Word is that Jesus will make his long awaited comeback on Sunday.

    We can only hope he's rusty and disappoints his followers.
     
  16. cantona94

    cantona94 Member

    Jul 16, 2000
    Fort Worth, Tx.
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Country:
    United States
    What?
     
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  17. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
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    Arsenal FC
    Country:
    United States
    Maybe you haven't been around here so much for the last year or two? ;)
     
  18. cantona94

    cantona94 Member

    Jul 16, 2000
    Fort Worth, Tx.
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Country:
    United States
    Haha I get that BIG likes his "wrassling" but that one was just a bit more of a tangent post than normal.
     
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  19. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
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    Arsenal FC
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    England
    Don't u remember his post with a steel chair in just his pants?
     
  20. And_ROOS

    And_ROOS Member+

    Dec 30, 2006
    Melbourne, Aus
    Gotta hope our new keeper gets resurrected in time because Jesus saves.

    And with that out of the way, I am hoping we get something out of this. Need to sneak a win somehow.
     
  21. kanonier

    kanonier Member+

    Nov 7, 2005
    Bloomington, Ind.
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nope.
     
  22. fari

    fari Member

    Jul 28, 2007
    Denver,CO
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    goals galore...i think we can sneak a 3-2 win
     
  23. bandwagongooner

    bandwagongooner Member+

    Dec 9, 2006
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    Man City's new crest looks like Wigan's when they're small
     
  24. The English Hacker

    Aug 8, 2011
    Toronto
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    Arsenal FC
    Country:
    England
    My boy getting his bacon on before the big game

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  25. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
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    Arsenal FC
    Country:
    United States
    OK, 25 posts for an FACup Semi? smh

    edit: I get to watch the first half live, and only the first half. So I'm looking for some early fireworks! From us of course. COYG!!
     

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