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    (Original post by antonfigo)
    Speaking of set pieces, I really like RVP's long pass freekicks. He lets it float in the air for a while. It increases chance of mishaps. His direct shots need a bit rusting off though.
    Indeed, especially when somebody tall is lurking in the box :ninja:

    Also what's happened to Cesc taking our FKs? He has a sublime touch on the ball compared to RVP :sogood:
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    (Original post by Captain92)
    Indeed, especially when somebody tall is lurking in the box :ninja:

    Also what's happened to Cesc taking our FKs? He has a sublime touch on the ball compared to RVP :sogood:
    Sublime yeah. Compared to RVP,Nasri and Verms drilling it!
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    In the Premier League since August 2009, with RVP starting Arsenal average 2.88 per game compared with 1.85 without
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    Impressive.
    If he'd been more "on form" in the last game he could've had a hat-trick.
    Let's hope he's got his shooting-boots on today!
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    - Arsenal have won the last 14 league games in which Johan Djourou has played. Gem.
    - The Gunners are the only team not to have conceded a goal in the opening 15 minutes of a Premier League match this season.
    - Mins per goal 2010 Bendtner 130, Walcott 155, Fabregas 178, Chamakh 189, Nasri 236, Arshavin 248
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    What are we thinking for the Wolves- Chelsea game?
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    (Original post by Captain92)
    What are we thinking for the Wolves- Chelsea game?
    Nothing. :unsure:
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    That Wolves are playing Chelsea at home?
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    (Original post by Overmars)
    Nothing. :unsure:
    Bah I'm going for a draw.
    Don't wanna be too optimistic.
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    Bendtner is underrated imo

    Should be a good match tonight. Well, it could be a horrible match if it's 90 minutes of them parking the bus, De Jong shooting for Cesc and RVP's ankles, and us failing to break them down. But let's be optimistic, with Silva and Balotelli out we have a decent chance to take the 3 points and that would carry on our excellent run (with this starting XI at least) and hopefully inspire more confidence.
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    (Original post by milkytea)
    De Jong shooting for Cesc and RVP's ankles
    Can you name a bad tackle he's made in a City shirt?
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    (Original post by milkytea)
    Bendtner is underrated imo
    Should be a good match tonight. Well, it could be a horrible match if it's 90 minutes of them parking the bus, De Jong shooting for Cesc and RVP's ankles, and us failing to break them down. But let's be optimistic, with Silva and Balotelli out we have a decent chance to take the 3 points and that would carry on our excellent run (with this starting XI at least) and hopefully inspire more confidence.
    I don't think he's very effective when used as he was for most of the Brum game (he gave the ball away a heck of a lot) but his goal scoring record speaks for itself.
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    (Original post by Jeppasloth)
    Can you name a bad tackle he's made in a City shirt?
    The Ben Arfa one?
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    (Original post by Jeppasloth)
    Can you name a bad tackle he's made in a City shirt?
    http://articles.squarefootball.net/s...-ben-arfa.html

    "Manchester City’s Nigel De Jong’s leg breaker on Newcastle United’s Hatem Ben Arfa."

    Edit: Though I will concede that it's contentious.
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    Without going into it in too much depth; retrospectively the FA did nothing despite the media **** storm, the Newcastle fans at the ground had no problem, the Newcastle manager had no problem. Personally I think it was a tough and unlucky tacke but not a bad one. De Jong is not your typical thuggish destroyer, his tackles are always clean and he has fantastic technique.

    You have much worse tacklers in your own squad.
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    (Original post by Jeppasloth)
    Without going into it in too much depth; retrospectively the FA did nothing despite the media **** storm, the Newcastle fans at the ground had no problem, the Newcastle manager had no problem. Personally I think it was a tough and unlucky tacke but not a bad one. De Jong is not your typical thuggish destroyer, his tackles are always clean and he has fantastic technique.You have much worse tacklers in your own squad.
    You see the WC final?
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    (Original post by Jeppasloth)
    Without going into it in too much depth; retrospectively the FA did nothing despite the media **** storm, the Newcastle fans at the ground had no problem, the Newcastle manager had no problem. Personally I think it was a tough and unlucky tacke but not a bad one. De Jong is not your typical thuggish destroyer, his tackles are always clean and he has fantastic technique.

    You have much worse tacklers in your own squad.
    :laugh: another gem
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    Where the entire Holland team attempted to kick the **** out of Spain? Yeah I did. Thats another thing, his discipline is second to none; if he's told to play a role he'll do it. I don't think its a coincidence that in the time he's played nearly 100 games for City he's made two poor tackles for Holland.
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    Yuh huh, kicking a guy square in the chest is, what was it? "Clean" :rolleyes:

    I'm not sayin' he's the worst tackler in the league, but he isn't the best either.
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    Lee Bowyer's far worse tbh.
 
 
 
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