8/18 Kirovski: Arsenal vs. Birmingham City [R]

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad Gameday' started by nadpolice9, Aug 15, 2002.

  1. fidlerre

    fidlerre Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    Central Ohio
    no pay-per-view order for me then :)
  2. BuffloSoldier

    BuffloSoldier BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 31, 2000
    Northern NJ
    1-0, Arsenal. Henry on 9 minutes, as the City GK Vasanen punched it into his own sidenetting.
  3. Lowecifer

    Lowecifer Member+

    Jan 11, 2000
    Baltimore, MD
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  4. BuffloSoldier

    BuffloSoldier BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 31, 2000
    Northern NJ
    Wiltord makes it 2-0 on a picture perfect break on a counter. Couldn't draw it up better on a chalkboard.
  5. Paul D

    Paul D New Member

    Aug 6, 2000
    lower wacker drive
    MLS-Abroad Stern John just wasted a great opportunity provided by the Arsenal defense.

    2-0 to the arsenal
  6. BrianCappellieri

    BrianCappellieri Red Card

    Feb 11, 2002
    Arsenal are completely dominating and they had a few chances that easily could have been goals. Henry's free kick should have been saved and Wiltord ran in virtually unchallenged.

    The City defenders are not picking up the runs coming straight into the box at all.

    Unless they come out with a quick goal and turn things round I could see this ending 4 or 5-0.
  7. BrianCappellieri

    BrianCappellieri Red Card

    Feb 11, 2002
    Teams coming back onto the pitch.

    No changes for Birmingham.
  8. BrianCappellieri

    BrianCappellieri Red Card

    Feb 11, 2002
    Wiltord just onside and goes in on the keeper but half volleys it wide to the left just past the post.
  9. Easybake15

    Easybake15 New Member

    Jul 11, 2001
    Buffalo, NY
    did bergkamp get hurt? is that why he was substituted?
  10. BuffloSoldier

    BuffloSoldier BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 31, 2000
    Northern NJ
    Yep, on the second goal, he got fouled (but got the ball up to the strikers) and was subbed off a few minutes later.
  11. Paul D

    Paul D New Member

    Aug 6, 2000
    lower wacker drive
    You would think steve bruce would be desperate to get Jovan onto the pitch at this point (down 2, 65th minute). JK must have gotten a pretty good knock in training or SB is throwing in the towel on this match saving him for the home rovers match next weekend. I don't believe throwing in the towel is valid because JK could use at least 30 minutes of playing time to get into the pace and ferocity of the EPL no matter what the score today.
  12. BuffloSoldier

    BuffloSoldier BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 31, 2000
    Northern NJ
    Cisse with a second yellow in the second half, he's gone. Down to ten men, 74 done.
  13. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Sent off on his debut. Ouch.
  14. flanoverseas

    flanoverseas New Member

    Mar 2, 2002
    he's not in the matchday 16
  15. BrianCappellieri

    BrianCappellieri Red Card

    Feb 11, 2002
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    *Bergkamp should be fit in a couple of days.

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