Carling Cup Quarter Final v Arsenal at home.

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Carling Cup Quarter Final v Arsenal at home.

Post by tomthebodz » Sat Nov 03, 2007 12:59 pm

This sounds like fun.

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Post by Dan » Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:24 pm

West Ham v Everton
Man City v Spurs
Chelsea v Liverpool
Blackburn v Arsenal

All ties in w/c 17 December except West Ham v Everton which is in w/c 10 December.

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Post by Phil » Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:50 pm

Definately winnable 8-)

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Post by Joe » Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:54 pm

Beat them same stage, same place, last year in the FA cup.

I'm happy anyway. Yet another home game I am back for!

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Post by Willy » Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:46 pm

I have a very good friend who's an Arsenal fan and I haven't seen them for ages. After the Pompey game I said, \"I have a feeling we're gonna get you in the quarters, if so, are you gonna come up and see me?\"...so I am happy. I knew we'd get the buggers and it's definitely winnable. I couldn't have wished for anyone else. I was worried about getting Everton away to be honest but this is a great draw.

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Post by Rovers 0-157 Bad luck » Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:15 pm

We always seem to draw Arsenal in these sorta games

it gets annoying :doh:

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Post by Willy » Sat Nov 03, 2007 7:21 pm

Rovers 0-157 Bad luck wrote:We always seem to draw Arsenal in these sorta games

it gets annoying :doh:
Why? It makes for a great game. :-?

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Post by Rovers 0-157 Bad luck » Sat Nov 03, 2007 7:29 pm

we usually lose to them, and for once we should be able to get to a final

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Post by Rover the Top » Sat Nov 03, 2007 7:52 pm

Rovers 0-157 Bad luck wrote:we usually lose to them, and for once we should be able to get to a final
I remember a Matt Jansen hattrick knocking them out the league cup in 2002, and Benni's infamous finish last year in the FA Cup. I'm struggling to remember any other time we've been drawn against them recently?

All I wanted was a home draw, we shouldn't fear the Arsenal reserves. And with one of Liverpool and Chelsea going out, it's a pretty good draw, I think.

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Post by Rovers 0-157 Bad luck » Sat Nov 03, 2007 7:53 pm

i want to agree, but ive got a really bad feeling were gonna lose 3-0 like we did a few years ago in a cup semi (forgot which cup)

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Post by Rover the Top » Sat Nov 03, 2007 7:57 pm

Rovers 0-157 Bad luck wrote:i want to agree, but ive got a really bad feeling were gonna lose 3-0 like we did a few years ago in a cup semi (forgot which cup)
:dunce: for me - how did I forget the FA Cup semi? But then, we had a much weaker squad then, they fielded their first team, and we weren't at home. We're much better equipped to eliminate their 'kids' now.

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Post by Rovers 0-157 Bad luck » Sat Nov 03, 2007 8:00 pm

Rover the Top wrote:
Rovers 0-157 Bad luck wrote:i want to agree, but ive got a really bad feeling were gonna lose 3-0 like we did a few years ago in a cup semi (forgot which cup)
:dunce: for me - how did I forget the FA Cup semi? But then, we had a much weaker squad then, they fielded their first team, and we weren't at home. We're much better equipped to eliminate their 'kids' now.
they basically played their reserves, i remember as if it were yesterdat, and we played crap against a reserve team! :xxx: :doh: :oops: :cry:

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Post by Willy » Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:05 pm

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Rover the Top wrote:
Rovers 0-157 Bad luck wrote:i want to agree, but ive got a really bad feeling were gonna lose 3-0 like we did a few years ago in a cup semi (forgot which cup)
:dunce: for me - how did I forget the FA Cup semi? But then, we had a much weaker squad then, they fielded their first team, and we weren't at home. We're much better equipped to eliminate their 'kids' now.
they basically played their reserves, i remember as if it were yesterdat, and we played crap against a reserve team! :xxx: :doh: :oops: :cry:
No they didn't. They had a pretty much full strength team out.

Arsenal: Lehmann, Lauren, Senderos, Toure, Cole, Pires, Silva, Vieira, Reyes (Aliadiere 90), Ljungberg (Fabregas 50), Bergkamp (Van Persie 82).
Subs Not Used: Almunia, Cygan.


We on the other hand had Dickov, Stead, Flitcroft, Thomson, Matteo...need I go on?

I don't think they'll lay down as much as people think. It'll be a good game.

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Post by Rover the Top » Sun Nov 04, 2007 12:29 am

I don't think they'll lie down, but Wenger will play his second team. And for me, there wasn't an 'easy' game available, but we are more than capable of beating any team at Ewood. We drew with the Arsenal first team, so we shouldn't be scared of their reserves.

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Post by streakyb » Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:14 am

Rovers 0-157 Bad luck wrote:We always seem to draw Arsenal in these sorta games
Is this not because we do quite well in cups and therefore are likely to get a top 4 team

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