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Wow!


Kleberson back at OT?
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Woah, that's surprising. Penalties are only good when you watch as a neutral, way too nerve-racking otherwise.
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Wow!


Kleberson back at OT?
The same Kleberson that plays for Flamengo?
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Anyone want the main news?
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What? they sold him?

****e, got nostalgic for nothing.
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What? they sold him?

****e, got nostalgic for nothing.
We sold him to Besiktas, not Feberbahce :p:
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Good penalty by Kezman.
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Could have bet my life it was Fener... *red face*
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Nope, it was deffo Besiktas
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Well, and I was all ready to dismiss the forum's Arsenal fans' reaction to their win and description of the same as hyperbole, until I saw that the highlights reflected a certain Arsenal dominance. Now that the highlights are on again, I'll see for sure.

Then I'll see how the Democratic primaries in America go. :teeth:
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Verdict: hyperbole.

I saw a first half in which Milan were taking the game to Arsenal, with Alexandre Pato and then Kaka tormenting the back four. Milan had had four corners (causing problems in each) before Arsenal had earned their first. Arsenal dominance? No, but not exactly anonymity: Fabregas hit the bar and Adebayor, jim and all, forced a decent save from the Milan keeper. Hleb was hard done by, his yellow card for diving was given in error.

In the second half, Milan were still very much in what was slowly becoming a more open game, though Arsenal lacked creativity and the ability to penetrate in the final third. That changed somewhat with the substitution of the electric Walcott for the useless and moronic Eboue. It swung right round when Fabregas took charge, took advantage of Gennaro Gattuso's fatigue, and let fly. From what I saw, Arsenal weren't the team most likely until Walcott came on.
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(Original post by Juwel)
Verdict: hyperbole.

I saw a first half in which Milan were taking the game to Arsenal, with Alexandre Pato and then Kaka tormenting the back four. Milan had had four corners (causing problems in each) before Arsenal had earned their first. Arsenal dominance? No, but not exactly anonymity: Fabregas hit the bar and Adebayor, jim and all, forced a decent save from the Milan keeper. Hleb was hard done by, his yellow card for diving was given in error.

In the second half, Milan were still very much in what was slowly becoming a more open game, though Arsenal lacked creativity and the ability to penetrate in the final third. That changed somewhat with the substitution of the electric Walcott for the useless and moronic Eboue. It swung right round when Fabregas took charge, took advantage of Gennaro Gattuso's fatigue, and let fly. From what I saw, Arsenal weren't the team most likely until Walcott came on.
:mad: :love: Just typed something like that up. Oh well will do my United one:

United deserved to win as well because I don't remember the ball being in their half for much of the time when I tuned in. Lovely finish from Ronnie, whose scoring record is simply incredible. Looked like United could and should have won by more, but who cares? They're into the last 8.

Strange selection from the Ferg tonight. I thought Hargreaves had been bought for nights like tonight, but he knows better than me, and his team are through.

Brave from Celtic, and great game in Seville as expected.
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Verdict: hyperbole.

I saw a first half in which Milan were taking the game to Arsenal, with Alexandre Pato and then Kaka tormenting the back four. Milan had had four corners (causing problems in each) before Arsenal had earned their first. Arsenal dominance? No, but not exactly anonymity: Fabregas hit the bar and Adebayor, jim and all, forced a decent save from the Milan keeper. Hleb was hard done by, his yellow card for diving was given in error.

In the second half, Milan were still very much in what was slowly becoming a more open game, though Arsenal lacked creativity and the ability to penetrate in the final third. That changed somewhat with the substitution of the electric Walcott for the useless and moronic Eboue. It swung right round when Fabregas took charge, took advantage of Gennaro Gattuso's fatigue, and let fly. From what I saw, Arsenal weren't the team most likely until Walcott came on.
Who wrote that? Bit of a poor joke
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Unfortunately, i don't think he's joking, he's just illustrating how daft he is. Face it, we'll never get the credit we deserve, especially Wenger.
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Speaking of poor jokes ^^^
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(Original post by Lucy :))

Strange selection from the Ferg tonight. I thought Hargreaves had been bought for nights like tonight, but he knows better than me, and his team are through.
He had, until the Arsenal Cup game showed S'ralex something else that could work in a big game. Carrick to make sure United keep the ball, Fletcher to do the harassing and ball-winning that would've otherwise been down to Owen Hargreaves (in a 442 I imagine), and Anderson to support the forwards.

The strategy gives Carrick a starring role, in that he is asked to win ball (aided by Fletcher) and primarily to make and switch the play (aided by Anderson).

With Carrick the man in occupation, Fergie's gone on form with his selection.

And all this is not to mention that Nani and Ronaldo are then able to abandon their defensive duties (not that Nani was shy there tonight), and make the moves for Rooney and the midfield to pick out.
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See you all week on Saturday Off to Canada for 10 days~!

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Have fun Lucy, cya :ciao:

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;dry; Lucky for some ... have a great time :p:
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(Original post by Juwel)
Verdict: hyperbole.

I saw a first half in which Milan were taking the game to Arsenal, with Alexandre Pato and then Kaka tormenting the back four. Milan had had four corners (causing problems in each) before Arsenal had earned their first. Arsenal dominance? No, but not exactly anonymity: Fabregas hit the bar and Adebayor, jim and all, forced a decent save from the Milan keeper. Hleb was hard done by, his yellow card for diving was given in error.

In the second half, Milan were still very much in what was slowly becoming a more open game, though Arsenal lacked creativity and the ability to penetrate in the final third. That changed somewhat with the substitution of the electric Walcott for the useless and moronic Eboue. It swung right round when Fabregas took charge, took advantage of Gennaro Gattuso's fatigue, and let fly. From what I saw, Arsenal weren't the team most likely until Walcott came on.
In my honest opinion Juwel, I wouldn't say the reaction was hyperbolous. Ok, it was not complete domination, but we bossed the majority of the game. I'll try to explain why, being as unbiased as possible.

Milan controlled the first 25 minutes of the game, there's no denying that. They came out fast and won a flurry of corners which, as you say, troubled us. Kaka, Inzaghi and Pato had (half-)chances - the latter's second effort being the best one to either side in the opening spell but he fortunately sidefooted comfortably to Almunia. Sandwiched between these were Arsenal's only attacks from Hleb (rising shot, no trouble for Kalac) and a Diaby effort which he didn't get quite right.

Just after the 25 minute mark, Arsenal settled into the game and Adebayor had our first serious attempt - and lashing drive which the goalie tipped over. From this moment on, we started stroking the ball around confidently and had a good spell of possession, Milan struggling to get it off us. Hleb was harshly booked and Cesc rattled the bar on 40 mins. For the rest of the half, the game was played primarily in Milan's final third. The defensive work from the midfield was fantastic also as we started to press them faster and higher up the pitch, forcing Milan to play more loose/hopeful long balls. We ended the half firmly on top but I was afraid we'd missed a good opportunity to take the lead.

During half time I was relaxed, in stark contrast to how I was feeling before the match. 30 mins prior to kick off, I think I almost felt like throwing up and I needed to take a dump. We were about to play AC Milan in the bloody San Siro. Bloody hell. But now! Now it was half time and I was eating salmon mate. And it tasted good. Do you know why it tasted so good? Because I could actually concentrate on eating it! I didn't have this worry in the back of my mind about what was going to happen. Of course you're always weary when coming up against a side of such stature, and the result was far from certain. But hey, I'd just seen my team hold their own, and even dominate one of the top European teams (in the CL at least). I could taste that succulent salmon all the way down to my belly.

The match restarted and despite Milan's attempts to start off fast again, we were quickly into our stride. Senderos poked a foot out instinctively from a corner, straight at Kalac. Eboue should've done much better with his chance. We played the ball around in the usual fashion, probing for an opening. Milan did come at us again. Pirlo tested Almunia with a free kick that bounced just in front of him - pretty routine save though as Manuel tipped it round the post. There was never any sustained pressure, and never any real threat to Almunia. The game meandered along with neither team creating much. The subs were introduced: Gilardino for Inzaghi, Walcott for Eboue. Theo had the best chance of the half, very similar to Pato's in the first. Haven't seen the replay but at the time I was thinking he could've shot. He tried to square, Kalac got a touch and then after a mini scramble, he pounced on the loose ball.

Then came the goal. Milan were slightly stretched but not overly. They just backed away too much from Cesc though. Good shot, deserved lead to Arsenal. Milan heads (probably) dropped a little and they never looked like scoring. Theo had a good burst down the right, did Kaladze for pace and squared to Ade who couldn't miss this one.

I only had 3 "Oh ****" moments in the match. The first corner, and the next two involving Pato (the first I've already mentioned, the second was when he cut inside Clichy and his shot deflected past the post). Other than that, it wasn't too bad. We took the game to them and were rewarded.

Ok, thinking back I'm not sure to what extent the 'hyperbole' that you're referring to is. But in my mind, we certainly outclassed Milan in all departments.
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