PBP: Valencia CF vs Arsenal FC

Discussion in 'Arsenal' started by GunnerJacket, May 6, 2019.

  1. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    As a Gooner I think that's fantastic! Maybe Hazard can eat some bad chowder while there.
     
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  2. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Actually it's scheduled for 5/15, which 3 days after close of the Prem. And 2 weeks before Baku final. But still WTF, scheduling a USA friendly in May???

    Hmm, might someone be thinking about a rearrangement?
     
  3. wanye_stirrear

    wanye_stirrear Member+

    Sep 19, 2002
    Maryland
    Average based on what? Some 'expected stat'? Sorry, I just watch the players, and both of them know where the goal is and how to put the ball in there. Who knows what has happened in the past - lots of variables. I just see two players who both have the skill to finish.
     
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  4. Bluto11

    Bluto11 The sky is falling!

    May 16, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    ah, read it wrong. Still stupid, and bad planning
     
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  5. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Two weeks won't hurt them.
     
  6. ArsenalJake

    ArsenalJake Member+

    Feb 11, 2013
    Charlotte
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I love everything about this. There's no right or wrong way to be a fan. To each their own. :thumbsup:
     
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  7. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Amen brother. Inclusivity and tolerance of different ideas/cultures is where it's at.
     
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  8. AEAAFC96

    AEAAFC96 Member+

    Mar 27, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    See this makes no sense; you need 56K tickets for your corporate partners?! Seriously?!

    And UEFA wonders why they and FIFA are two sides of the same corrupt coin.
     
  9. ArsenalJake

    ArsenalJake Member+

    Feb 11, 2013
    Charlotte
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It does seem like an excessive number, but seriously, the fact that UEFA can even stage a 2nd tier European tournament and make it profitable is remarkable.

    I know its not the same thing, but how in the world does the NIT still exist in college basketball?
     
  10. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Hey, NorthBank. The new thread is up!
     
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  11. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  12. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Word is Mkhi might not be able to get visa for Baku. But I have a really hard time thinking UEFA/FIFA won't pressure them to allow him in.
     
  13. Tonerl

    Tonerl Member+

    May 10, 2006
    Beavercreek, OH
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's not the issue. He can get in; there are concerns about security and his personal safety.
     
  14. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    He’s been told he will be ok

    I expect we play 3 atb so he won’t start
     
  15. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That aspect of this match is completely stupid. It's football for chrissake

    PS is this the smartest place to have a European cup final anyway?
     
  16. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Having a European cup final in Asia is pretty suspect.
     
  17. Bluto11

    Bluto11 The sky is falling!

    May 16, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    It is west of the Urals and north of the Caucasus Mountains, so still Europe.
     
  18. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    It's south of the Greater Caucasus, so it's in Asia.

    Geography showdown time. ;)
     
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  19. Bluto11

    Bluto11 The sky is falling!

    May 16, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    But north of the Kura :D
     
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  20. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I want to see a final in Ankara so we can put this to bed.
     
  21. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    New England seems to be confused about the change of seasons. In that context we were happy :p to welcome Chelsea FC for a nice cold-weather training trip, based around a friendly they play vs the Revs tomorrow.

    The pretense for this trip is a good one... "Final Whistle on Hate", with particular focus yesterday on antisemitism. But the timing is more than a bit curious. Coming immediately after the end of a long tough regular season, and before a big euro cup final.

    Forecast for today's training session is a high of 48F (40F RealFeel) with some rain and 15-25mph winds. They better do a good job of keeping those tired hamstrings warm and loose!

    I was surprised to see how many first-teamers are on this trip. And I wonder how much playing time they'll see?? If you want to see how they get on, this match is on FS1 Weds 8pm ET.

    Travel Squad: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Willy Caballero, Rob Green, Marcos Alonso, Jorginho, Ross Barkley, Gonzalo Higuain, Eden Hazard, Pedro, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Mateo Kovacic, Olivier Giroud, Davide Zappacosta, Willian, Andreas Christensen, Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Emerson Palmieri, Marc Guehi, Reece James, Ike Ugbo, Trevoh Chalobah, Conor Gallagher.
     

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