"They're talkin' 'bout a Rafalution, it sounds like a whisper." The Arsenal v Newcastle Thread

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  1. And_ROOS

    And_ROOS Member+

    Dec 30, 2006
    Melbourne, Aus
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    Away to the Toon after an interesting night in Russia, hopefully we get away with a nice, comfortable away team and keep this beautiful streak running. Auba and Laca to score 3 each, which Jonjo Shelvey to get a red card after Jack provokes him into punching Mike Ashley. Its the only way to top last week.

    For the Americans
    April 15, 8:30am: @ Newcastle (Premier League) - NBCSN

    For the Canadians
    April 15, 8:30am: @ Newcastle (Premier League) - Sportsnet

    For the Australians
    April 15, 10:30pm: @ Newcastle (Premier League) - On the telly at Vicky Pattison's house, because all the TVs in Australia seem to only have the Commonwealth Games on.
     
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  2. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
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    Arsenal FC
    Do we hate Jonjo Shelvey now?
     
  3. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    St. James Park could be just as challenging as Russia just was. But I continue to believe we're at our best when we're on the front foot, when we're more direct, when we show aggressiveness and urgency to both to win win back the ball and then attack.

    One tricky decision is rotation. Since we don't have Europa this coming week, will he be tempted to play many of the lads from Thursday? Let's hope he sees the diminished priority of the league now and let's a bunch of 2nd-teamers have a chance on Tyneside.
     
  4. michaec

    michaec Member

    Arsenal
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    May 24, 2001
    Essex
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    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    You have to balance rotation with the need for match practice. You don't want the first team to just have two weeks off and get a bit rusty. I would say play mostly the first team this weekend and less of them next weekend.

    I would imagine Ramsey will be missing with that cut to his leg and probably Koscielny so as not to aggravate his ongoing achilles problem. Bring in Xhaka (if recovered) and Chambers for those two. If Wilshere has a knock that limits the options even more. Nelson might get another run out in one of the wide attacking midfield positions.
     
  5. Tonerl

    Tonerl Member+

    May 10, 2006
    Beavercreek, OH
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    None of Ramsey, Koscielny, Özil or Monreal should start any more league matches at this point. Özil and Monreal can be on the bench, though. Bellerin should probably get a rest, as well.
     
  6. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I'd say that Bellerin shouldn't start any more league matches either.
     
  7. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

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    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
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    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sixteen years ago in this fixture, one of the best goals you will ever see, in any league, in any country, was scored by our god...

     
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  8. BIGHMW

    BIGHMW Member+

    Oct 10, 2010
    Port Townsend, WA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    THAT ranks right up there with David Seaman's save on that thread I put up early this morning as one of the all-time greatest Arsenal moments (and goals scored) in our most recent history.

    Now we finally know that Bergie didn't purposely try to put on some of that magic from Arsene Wenger's Magic Hat, it just came out that way, but MY GOD it sure looks gorgeous no matter what angle you look at it from. :) ABSOLUTELY SICK!!!
     
  9. And_ROOS

    And_ROOS Member+

    Dec 30, 2006
    Melbourne, Aus
    How is that even a question?

    Wonder what odds I can get on Danny Pelebeck replicating that. The man with baby giraffe legs is currently on a bit of a tear.
     
  10. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

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    Connecticut
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    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ramsey would get you better odds, after that damn near godlike finish against CSKA. :)
     
  11. And_ROOS

    And_ROOS Member+

    Dec 30, 2006
    Melbourne, Aus
    Yeah but Ramsey doesn't have any impairments like Welbeck. Well, except for the fact he is Welsh.
     
  12. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

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    I thought I joined this thread late this morning. But 9 mins after KO and no posts? Seriously??
     
  13. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

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    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
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    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    OK. Our 1-0 lead doesn't last long... Shelvey equalizes and then 70 seconds later on OG by El Neny puts us down 1-2. WTF!
    jk
     
  14. And_ROOS

    And_ROOS Member+

    Dec 30, 2006
    Melbourne, Aus
    We look a bit slow today. That FK against Willock though, utter trash. What are the odds they score off this.
     
  15. And_ROOS

    And_ROOS Member+

    Dec 30, 2006
    Melbourne, Aus
    Chambers getting in the right spots but oh boy he couldn't hit the side of a barn from 6 feet the way he is going today.
     
  16. And_ROOS

    And_ROOS Member+

    Dec 30, 2006
    Melbourne, Aus
    Oh Willock. Oh boy.
     
  17. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

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    Connecticut
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    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    OK so my little April fools joke to the vacuum was only 30-40% correct. But we let them back into the game in a big way. The passes of our second-teamers seem nervous, or at least unsharp. We need to fix this.
     
  18. BIGHMW

    BIGHMW Member+

    Oct 10, 2010
    Port Townsend, WA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well we ARE wearing our blue kits, so does that tell you something about the mindset of this club this season (at least in EPL play)? We're going ALL-IN on winning the Europa League this year so that's why Arsene Wenger thinks it's OK to bag this season and just go through the motions and hope nobody gets injured.

    .....and although the away strip looks pretty damn good on our guys it sure has cursed us this season, I believe we are still winless while donning them on the road.

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  19. And_ROOS

    And_ROOS Member+

    Dec 30, 2006
    Melbourne, Aus
    We have won games away in the blue, but not many. I wrote a list up somewhere of them, its basically we beat BATE away in blue at the very start of our Europa League season, and we beat AYYY SEE Meeyan in the blue as well.
     
  20. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
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    Mar 29, 2006
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    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    Burnley are 2 pts away from pushing us down to 7th. You'd think that'd be some motivation to our players, right?
     
  21. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
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    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Joe Willock is good. :rolleyes:
     
  22. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
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    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
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    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Classic 18YO league debut
     
  23. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

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    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
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    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That last stat says it all about Rafa Benitez and also about football spending craziness. We paid more for Auba than they paid for their entire XI. And the score is 1-1 in the 60th minute. Let's see if we get any return for those extra millions we've tossed around.
     
  24. Aaron d

    Aaron d Member+

    May 15, 2005
    Wooster
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There’s no creativity in the mf. Finally AW sees that in the 68’ and brings in Welbeck. Won’t fix the issue though.
     
  25. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

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