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Re: UEFA Champions League QF

Post by Ethiaa » Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:46 pm

Rover the Top wrote:Fabregas thinks he's broken his leg... :scratch: He's the first person I've ever seen able to walk on one if he has, most realise they can't stand because of the pain.
I was working with a chap a few days ago who had been walking on a fractured hip for weeks because it hadn't shown on the x-ray. The pain was significant but not enough to prevent him going for a ciggy.

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The Guardian wrote:Cesc Fábregas will be out of action for six weeks after sustaining a small crack across the top of his fibula during last night's Champions League draw against Barcelona.

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Re: The Champions League Thread

Post by Rover the Top » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:20 am

Cracked as opposed to broken. I cracked my shin once playing football at school. It took about a week to heal, and I was fine to walk around, I just had to avoid banging it. Whereas I've broken my wrist twice, was in plaster and a sling both times, and was much more painful and took longer to heal.

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Re: The Champions League Thread

Post by Ethiaa » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:52 am

I imagine that it depends on where the crack is and how much of the bone is cracked. In medical terms, a crack in the bone is still termed a break or fracture.

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Re: The Champions League Thread

Post by roversmillsy » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:03 am

Any prections for tonight and tomorrow? My predictions are as follows:

Barca 3-1 Arsenal
CSKA 2-2 Inter
United 1-2 Bayern (That is if Robben is back)
Bordeaux 2-1 Lyon

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Re: The Champions League Thread

Post by Ethiaa » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:14 am

I've got a nagging little feeling that Arsenal will win tonight. It's illogical and when pushed I'd put money on them losing but it's one of those feelings.

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Re: The Champions League Thread

Post by joep89 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:16 pm

Ethiaa wrote:I've got a nagging little feeling that Arsenal will win tonight. It's illogical and when pushed I'd put money on them losing but it's one of those feelings.
I get this exact same feeling, but the Nou Camp will probably drag Barca through. Add to that the 2 away goals, and there's not a chance Arsenal will shut them out completely. Still, going to be a fantastic match

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Re: The Champions League Thread

Post by Gibbon » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:28 pm

I get a nagging feeling that Arsenal are going to get tonked. :scratch:

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Re: The Champions League Thread

Post by roversmillsy » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:11 pm

Gibbon wrote:I get a nagging feeling that Arsenal are going to get tonked. :scratch:
Hope so, got Barca on an accumalator.

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Re: The Champions League Thread

Post by SheepShagginRover » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:13 pm

joep89 wrote:
Ethiaa wrote:I've got a nagging little feeling that Arsenal will win tonight. It's illogical and when pushed I'd put money on them losing but it's one of those feelings.
I get this exact same feeling, but the Nou Camp will probably drag Barca through. Add to that the 2 away goals, and there's not a chance Arsenal will shut them out completely. Still, going to be a fantastic match
Oddly, I have the same feeling. 2-1 Arsenal is my bet.

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Re: The Champions League Thread

Post by Rover the Top » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:19 pm

With Ibrahimovic out, I think Arsenal will struggle... :judge:

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Re: The Champions League Thread

Post by joep89 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:43 pm

Taking to the pitch now, in a very loud Nou Camp. Biggest game of their lives for a lot of this Arsenal squad, especially Walcott. I really hope they win tonight. Also am I the only one that gets shivers when I listen to the Champs League anthem? I can't wait to go there in a month or so, and am gonna try for final tickets I think. Anyone wanna buy my right arm? :D
Full Barcelona v Arsenal line-ups:

Barcelona: Valdes, Dani Alves, Marquez, Milito, Abidal, Busquets, Xavi, Keita, Pedro, Bojan, Messi.
Subs: Pinto, Iniesta, Henry, Maxwell, Toure Yaya, Fontas, Jeffren.

Arsenal: Almunia, Sagna, Vermaelen, Silvestre, Clichy, Denilson, Diaby, Walcott, Nasri, Rosicky, Bendtner.
Subs: Fabianski, Eduardo, Eboue, Traore, Campbell, Merida, Eastmond.

Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)

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Re: The Champions League Thread

Post by joep89 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:04 pm

Come on!!!!!!!! 1 nil Arsenal!! :hyper:

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Post by SheepShagginRover » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:06 pm

joep89 wrote:Come on!!!!!!!! 1 nil Arsenal!! :hyper:
Keep me up to date Joe :)

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Re: The Champions League Thread

Post by joep89 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:06 pm

F me in the arse... what a goal by Messi, this is an excellent match

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Re: The Champions League Thread

Post by joep89 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:10 pm

SheepShagginRover wrote:
joep89 wrote:Come on!!!!!!!! 1 nil Arsenal!! :hyper:
Keep me up to date Joe :)
1-1 thus far, Arsenal much more attacking than last week. It seemed as though they had Walcott pegged, but he's managed to get through once and punished Barcda. Typically excellent play by Messi to curl in a nice shot to the top corner for the equaliser. Very tasty encounter so far

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