Two-Nil, To The Arsenal!

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  1. daKlone

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    Two-Nil, To The Arsenal,
    Two-Nil, To The Arsenal,
    Two-Nil, To The Arsenal,
    Two-Nil, To The Arsenal!

    Absolutely outclassed the Italian has-beens!

    We ran rings around them!

    In the last ten minutes they looked like they'd forgotten what they came to Highbury for!

    Total, total CLASS! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
     
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    I have to say even though I'm not an Arsenal supporter it was a sight to see them unravel Juventus at the seams.
     
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    Bloomin brilliant. Fabregas & Toure were superb and the rest of the team were great too, including Vieira. He was playing for Arsenal wasn't he?

    Let's not get too cocky though, it could all change around in the second leg.
     
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    Good point. They are now expected to go through. Not a position they have been in.
     
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    Not an Arsenal supporter either but I always cheer for a UK team in Europe whoever it is. Although slightly less cheering if its MU.

    But, Arsenal can only lose it now. Juventus are in terrible trouble. They will now be without 4 players from tonight in the 2nd leg due to suspensions and sending offs.
     
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    As a ManYoo fan I'll probably get booted off this thread, but have to say that Arsenal played well tonight. If they carry on like that they've got a chance of going all the way.
     
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    That was a vintage Arsenal performance tonight and an entertaining game to watch :)
     
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    Great display tonight from Arsenal.
    You have to fancy them to go all the way.

    I had a wonderful time last may in Istanbul. Hope you Gooners enjoy Paris.

    I'm certainly looking forward to Ars v Barca in the final.
     
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    It's now time for the Italian Job 2

    Come you you reds!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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    Reyes certainly deserves some sort of award.

    An Oscar, maybe ?

    Honestly, he does get fouled ocassionally, but he makes Drogba look like Keanu Reeves on the acting front :nono:
     
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    :thumbsup:
     
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    Magnificent performance yet again! I could get used to displays like that!
    Keep it up boys!
     
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    Agreed. I'd be embarrassed to be his manager. Likewise with Drogba, & sometimes Ronaldo. Don't think I've ever seen Rooney play acting like that. Hopefully his example will rub off on the next generation rather than the oscar nominees.
     
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    He (Reyes) can be a bit like that but don't let take anything away from Arsenal's performance. It's the best they've played for a very long time, roll on Villa on Saturday.
     
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    if the other players wouldnt kick the crap out of rayes he wouldnt go down so much, referees should be more strict the first guy to be sent off last night should have walked in the first 30 mins. highlight of the game for me was when HENRY got the ball showed it to viera then took off leaving viera scratching his bottom class
     
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    Ocassionally :confused: look at the opta stats, he is the most fouled Arsenal player, with Fabregas just behind him. Why, 'cos it's the only was the opposition can stop these two youngster's from running rings round them.
     
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    was it just me or did others notice that the arsenal players seemed to get away lightly on a few of the fouls. Think it was a bit strange to see viera get a card following the uncarded fouls that were made on him by fabregas which were of a similar par
     
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    I didn't think the Ref had a particularly good game.

    Several dodgy tackles from both sides went unpunished, while other perhaps less serious ones were stepped on.

    This kind of inconsistancy is what causes trouble for players - if the Ref takes a line, "I'm going to be soft" or "I'm going to be harsh", and sticks to it then the players know where they stand.
     
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    I thought that overall the referee kept the match flowing and wasn't over-fussy which is a pleasant change these days. You will find that the situation will probably be reversed over in Italy as a lot of refs can be seen as slightly favouring the home side.
     
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    That's not the issue though. It's when players go down as if they've been shot that I hate. There's no need for it. If you watch the game with the silly shaped balls, they almost have their heads taken off, but just get up & get on with it. I think that bringing in retrospective punishment for diving will be the only way to stop cheating.
     
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    I don't like it when the players go down as if they are shot, but at least they don't wait a few minutes and then punch the other player like sometimes happens in that "gentlemans game" rugby ;)
     
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    Agreed, I think it'd be a great move and soon stop the divers.
     
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    To be perfectly honest, i think that the initial foul by Fabregas on Vieira was relatively early on in the game and to be fair to the ref, he did warn Fabregas after ther incident. However, in Vieira's case, by the time he got booked (which was quite late in the second half) he had actually commited a series of fouls and IMO was correctly punished. I'm in no doubt that if Fabregas had committed that foul in the second half, he too would have been booked.
    Although i do agree that Reyes goes down a little too easily for my liking, however i do believe that he gets fouled alot more often than most players, and usually the perpetrator gets away unpunished - so in that respect, i do feel quite sorry for him. I don't think he gets enough protection from the referees.
     
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    I went to the game on Tuesday and I have to say, Arsenal were a class act. Fabregas ran the show. Kolo Toure is something else in defence, a captain of the future I reckon. And I don't see how either Cole or Campbell should expect to get their place back automatically when (if?) they return from injury.

    And Henry can go from 0-60 in 0 seconds. Expect to see Jeremy Clarkson hanging out of him sometime in the future :eek: .

    But all joking aside, I fail to see how any of the other 7 teams left in the competition could frighten Arsenal at the minute.
     
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    Lucky git!! :rotfl:
     
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    This article on the BBC web site should be of interest then:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/4859650.stm
     
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    ha ha. I seen Sir Alex in the paper yesterday asking for divers to be given a straight red. He wouldn't be able to field a team most weeks if that was to happen. Probably thinks he's using reverse psychology: "Well if I ask for it, we won't get it".
     
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    scholes would be off every time he played!!!!!!
     
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    Players like Reyes absolutely disgust me to be honest. No matter how good they are or ever will be I have utterly no respect for them as fundamentally I feel they are cheats. e.g Rivaldo, he had a great career but I will always see him as cheat for what he did against Turkey in the 2002 World Cup.
     
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    I'm against diving 110%...

    But while Reyes and Pires went down a little easy on Tuesday vs Juve...I gotta say there weren't any out and out dives on the level of Pire's infamous one against Portsmouth, from which the resulting penalty was scored and Arsenal won 1-0 when their 49 game unbeaten run shoudln't have started

    ...and breathe
     

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