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    (Original post by Lyrical Prodigy)
    Oh careful or you'll iniate a speech from sr90 dictating why that isn't possible.
    Don't want United in this cup at all, only place I'd like to meet them is in the final. And yeah they've got Preston away tomorrow, live on BBC one for all the nation to see if they somehow **** up.



    Exactly this. We could be the most dominant team, having chance after chance, save after save from de gea but in the 85th minute we'd concede a flimsy rvp goal and go crashing out. No thanks Jeff.
    Unites on BBC tomorrow, damn was planning to stay in uni all day and get work done will probably come home and watch it instead. Mind you if its anything like last round vs Cambridge then it'll probably make the economic history essay I need to do look far more interesting!
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    Stop being a bunch of pussies we can beat United.
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    Gabriel had an ok debut. He didn't really have much to do other than put in one last ditch challenge in the box and the incident with the yellow card. Technically he seems decent, I quite liked the one long ball he put in during the second half. I think he will take till the end of the season to get fully up to speed but so far so good.

    Sanchez really really needs a break, he is so inefficient with his play. The hyper running and pressing is great to watch and effective but it will result in injury or fatigue eventually. Players usually become more efficient as they mature, look at Hazard he was quite inefficient a couple of seasons ago but now he slows down play and makes runs only when he needs to. Sure its less exciting as a spectator but I think its the mature thing to do. No point going at 110% all the time. Especially in an FA cup game when your 2 nil up.

    Also thought Ozil had a good game which is not something I think very often. I would like to see him take on players a bit more often though.

    Welbeck wasn't that effective again, or at least didn't do anything memorable for me.

    Oh and Giroud's second goal was delicious.
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    (Original post by De Chirico)
    Stop being a bunch of pussies we can beat United.
    Yes you can. While we are still trying to click as a team, I certainly do not want to be playing Arsenal or Liverpool away.

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    (Original post by hayles101)
    Yes you can. While we are still trying to click as a team, I certainly do not want to be playing Arsenal or Liverpool away.

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    arsenal will never beat you hayles.
    we'd tear you apart though
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    As I said, Reading at home please.

    Then I dont care United/Liverpool or whomever at Wembley.

    That being said, I'd love a United - Arsenal final. The video montage will just be us dicking on them in the penalty shootout in 2005 when they should have won the game in normal time 6-0 :awesome:
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    Anybody will find it hard going to Bradford on that pitch.

    Can see a broken leg for an opposition player tbh.
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    (Original post by Pete_91)
    As I said, Reading at home please.

    Then I dont care United/Liverpool or whomever at Wembley.

    That being said, I'd love a United - Arsenal final. The video montage will just be us dicking on them in the penalty shootout in 2005 when they should have won the game in normal time 6-0 :awesome:
    A Manchester United vs Arsenal FA Cup final. Oh god, the feeling if your team won it... but my god if you lose it.... the thought is literally unbearable :afraid:

    (Original post by Lúcio)
    arsenal will never beat you hayles.
    we'd tear you apart though
    Oi behave you.. just because Mario has scored one goal now you all think your bad


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    Best option tomorrow is obviously LFC vs Utd at Anfield. Second best is naturally Arsenal vs either of those at the Emirates since that is preferable to having to beat them at Wembley, and taking into account the very slim chance that one of the remaining smaller sides takes care of them for us. Utd are such an annoying team for us to play against of course. Think we'd outplay them again but the old guard of Rooney, Carrick etc just seem to have so much belief against us that they'll always fancy stealing the result. Liverpool at Wembley we'd be rightfully 4/6 favourites to progress however. Wouldn't be terrible troubles with a trip to Anfield either.

    I do think we'd win the Cup though, we're the best team in the competition and we play decent k/o football these days tbh.
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    Can't see you retaining it tbh. Reckon you'll go hell for leather in the CL and fall short.
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    -Mesut Ozil looks like the player he was at Real Madrid all of a sudden
    -Giroud is immense atm, would back him to score vs anyone these days and his workrate and physicality has come along hugely. Great target man.
    -Walcott has gone back to 2011/12 kind of form when he needs 4 chances to score a goal, meanwhile Welbeck huffs and puffs and creates opps for others without ever looking that dangerous individually. Arguably AOC is the best out of the 3 at the moment.
    -Sanchez is not fit really, but he's still worth playing atm.
    -Gibbs was good today, hard to split him and Monreal really. I'd probably fancy Monreal in the bigger games myself, seems more switched on tactically.
    -Gabriel looked fine but today was a doddle. Almost certainly a better individual defender than Mertesacker but the question is who can compliment Kosc? Better off with the BFG for now I'd say and he's come back into form anyway...
    -Szczesny is clearly superior to Ospina as well, quite sure about that now even though Szcz will always be annoyingly unfocused.

    For Monaco;

    Szczesny
    Chambers Mertesacker Koscielny Monreal
    Cazorla Coquelin Ozil
    Welbeck Giroud Sanchez
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    Can't see you retaining it tbh. Reckon you'll go hell for leather in the CL and fall short.
    Well the SF/Final of the FA Cup roughly coincide with those of the CL and you'd expect us to go out in the QF of the CL. Or if we draw West Brom or Reading in the SF then we hardly have too much of a headache. In any case Arsenal have a very competitive squad atm so that's no excuse at all if we fail to retain it.
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    (Original post by hayles101)
    Oi behave you.. just because Mario has scored one goal now you all think your bad
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    me? behave?
    you must be joking

    nah, balotelli looks better with a bit of confidence, but he's still nowhere near the level we need.
    we're just amazibng in general - best team in the league right now.
    face us if you dare :cool:
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    (Original post by Zürich)
    Best option tomorrow is obviously LFC vs Utd at Anfield. Second best is naturally Arsenal vs either of those at the Emirates since that is preferable to having to beat them at Wembley, and taking into account the very slim chance that one of the remaining smaller sides takes care of them for us. Utd are such an annoying team for us to play against of course. Think we'd outplay them again but the old guard of Rooney, Carrick etc just seem to have so much belief against us that they'll always fancy stealing the result. Liverpool at Wembley we'd be rightfully 4/6 favourites to progress however. Wouldn't be terrible troubles with a trip to Anfield either.

    I do think we'd win the Cup though, we're the best team in the competition and we play decent k/o football these days tbh.
    you'd lose at anfield and you'd lose to united regardless.
    other than that though, you'd be fine.

    yes, liverpool v united would be best since we'd win at anfield and you're more likely to beat liverpool than united in general.
    an away tie to you or united is a nightmare for us.

    i would say you're favourites to win the cup.
    he have a LOT on our plate and it's just a question of whether we can keep up fitness-wise.
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    (Original post by sr90)
    Premier League football pitches these days are in immaculate condition, even the training grounds have top quality pitches. Arsenal's is probably the best in the country. You really think someone like Ozil, Sanchez or Giroud will have played on a bog like that in their recent past? It would completely nullify their ability to play their normal game as well as heavily increasing the risk of injury, whereas Bradford have dealt with it all season.

    They may have been the norm in the 70s but so were leather footballs that were rock solid, uncomfortable boots with steel studs hammered in, players having a cigarette or a drink the night before and barely training for matches. You can't compare what happened then to the modern day.
    At some point in their life they would have played on rough pitches like that. These aren't just professional footballers, but some of the best players in the world. A boggy pitch can absolutely not be an excuse for losing a cup tie to opposition 2 leagues lower. These are supposed to be physically robust grown men. If they find their natural game is disrupted they need to adapt and prove why they're paid so much & why they play in the Premier League.
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    (Original post by Zürich)
    -Walcott has gone back to 2011/12 kind of form when he needs 4 chances to score a goal, meanwhile Welbeck huffs and puffs and creates opps for others without ever looking that dangerous individually. Arguably AOC is the best out of the 3 at the moment.

    AOC is not even close to being the best out of those 3. 1 Goal and assist in 21 games is shocking.
    Ox not playing is probably the reason why we're scoring so much easier now. We can keep possession much easier and counter attacks aren't disrupted, because Walcott actually run forwards instead of Ox slowing down and making a safe pass backwards, or trying to beat his man and losing the ball.
    Welbeck at least offers presence in the box to lay it off for others, which he isn't too bad at.
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    Can anyone believe it was four years ago since:



    Or in other words since Jack Wilshere began his life as a fraud.
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    Wilshere is the best British midfielder around today, it is just that he has a terrible injury record. Ramsey had one good season. Idiots criticisng Jack have no idea, they go on and on about the miss against United and forget that he was our best midfielder this season before his injury. He should start ahead of Ramsey.
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    Wilshere's attitude is ****. He's trying too hard to be a hardman & he just comes across as a little jumped up Jack Russell, snapping at people's ankles. Wouldn't agree that he's the best British midfielder.
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    Just because he is a ******** does not mean he is not the best midfielder.
 
 
 
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