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Un Crunch v Le Wengerboys

Arsenal
vs.
Newcastle

Emirates Stadium

25/09/2007

7:45pm

A depleted Newcastle head to London tomorrow for the Carling Cup Cracker Crunch Cuptie (great alliteration fella) against (hopefully) Arsene Wenger`s youth team and reserves. Given the Wengerbairns got to the final of this competition last season and with pressure from above being applied by Mort and Ashley on Big Sam, we should see a reasonably strong NUFC line up for a make or break game in our season.

Vital Quotes:

None so far...

Arsenal Team News:

For Arsenal I couldn`t dare predict who`ll be in their line up. I`d wager Eduardo is given a game but the likes of Adebeyor, Gallas, Toure and co will hopefully take a night off to kick up their heels and catch up with Sky Plus-ed Hollyoaks or something similar bland. I`ve no prior knowledge of many of Arsenal`s young stars so the firs time I`ll see them will be on the teamsheet tomorrow.

Player to watch: Theo Walcott

He's greased lightning.

Newcastle Team News:

As for us? Hopefully the core of the team will remain the same. I expect the likes of Faye, Given, Shola, Martins, Enrique, Taylor and Carr to get run outs along with anyone else still fit after the weekend`s game. Owen and Cacapa are definitely out whilst the Duke remains a doubt.

Player to watch: Oba Martins

Point to prove.

Match Facts & Stats

Previous League Cup meetings:

1971/72 lost 0-4 (a)
1995/96 lost 0-2 (a)

Ref Watch:

Unknown...

Match Prediction:

1-2 to Newcastle. Please.

Up Next?

Citeh on Saturday at ridiculous o'clock (12:45pm).


Writer:Ross Molyneux
Date:Monday September 24 2007
Time: 1:02PM

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Comments

0
for arsenal: fabianski hoyte nordveit ? traore walcot diara diaby gibbs eduardo bendtner but you never now with wenger
kidK
24/09/2007 13:12:00
0
I really like Newcastle but I cant stand Fat Sam the long ball merchant. He will destroy the attacking free flowing tradition of your wonderful club and replace it with ping-pong style football. He ruined attendances at the Reebok and will do the same with Newcastle. For a manager who has never won anything he always has far too much to say.
gunner1981
24/09/2007 13:26:00
0
Easy tiger! We're not Spurs - sod the free flowing football until we've actualy won a trophy this millennium!
SirLes
24/09/2007 13:28:00
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I agree 1981, I have a bit of a soft spot for Newcastle, would love to see them do well... but NOT with Fat Sam, King of the Orcs as the manager. I really hope the barcodes, with their tradition of attacking flowing football, don't become another band of kick-them-off-the-park merchants.
devvil
24/09/2007 13:46:00
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well, u have better have pacy players.
korodon
24/09/2007 13:54:00
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The signs are good to be honest. Keeping it on the deck with Viduka and N'Zogbia has been his main tactic.
SirLes
24/09/2007 14:00:00
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Well done against the hammers boys... I saw most of the match and was again impressed by your 'Zog'. What a quality player... and that new kid on the wing - blimey, I swear his feet don't touch the ground when he's running. Your centre forwards are decent too, and on a par with the Spuds whatever they tell you. On that not, I'm outta here faster than a box of pies locked in a room with Fat Sam and Viduka.
Andy-bayor
24/09/2007 14:09:00
0
***** off Andy, Vidukas the *****. I'd say the Arsenal starting line up willbw something like; Fabianski; Hoyte, Toure, Sendoros, Traore; Walcott, Diaby, Diarra, Denislon (or switch Denilson and Diarra); Eduardo, Bendtner.
Ozi Gooner
24/09/2007 15:14:00
0
SirLes he has Harper taking all free kicks that are won inside your half + Geremi launches long throw-ins everytime. He plays to win free kicks, corners and throw-ins......Its puke football.
gunner1981
24/09/2007 15:36:00
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1981 - still don't think so. We lack the height like his Bolton team do and have only scored from one set piece all season (a free kick that went straight in from N'Zogbia)
SirLes
24/09/2007 15:58:00
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