2nd August 2020 at 9:06 am #139477DandyParticipant3 pts2nd August 2020 at 9:13 am #139482Nike19Participant228 pts
Welcome on board Dandy. Long time no speak. Leeds are finally back in the big time 🙂
Arteta had definitely improved Arsenal with more belief in themselves and not really panicking when they are a goal down.2nd August 2020 at 9:37 am #139498nine nine nineModerator1K pts2nd August 2020 at 9:48 am #139506nine nine nineModerator1K pts
Moos, unfortunately officials make mistakes I really wouldn’t put it at more than that.
Chelsea didn’t play to their potential but that aside everything went against Chelsea yesterday and the Pulisic injury and the ridiculous Kovacic sending off did Arsenal a huge favour.
I think Pulisic would have probably scored bar the injury.
I thought Frank should have taken Kovacic off at ht as I fully expected something like what happened to happen.
There’s plenty to be cheerful about though and imagine a front 3 of Pulasuc, Werner and Ziyech with their pace.
Unfortunately not the end to the season we wanted but given all the circumstances a very good first season for Frank.
2nd August 2020 at 11:35 am #139576Chelsea1967Participant102 pts
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Yes Moos, the commentators even identified who they reckon should have been refereeing the match instead. That would be a first. The spectacle was dominated by the referee, yellow cards. a red card and mistakes. Surely VAR can be used to reverse 2nd yellow/red cards the same as it can be used to upgrade from yellow to red. That was never a 2nd yellow.2nd August 2020 at 11:47 am #139585Chelsea1967Participant102 pts2nd August 2020 at 12:39 pm #139619
I didn’t know that, makes me even happier! What a bonus 😁
We may also need to use your empty cabinet as ours is rather to full
You won’t need it 😉
Arteta already won a trophy 🏆
That’s how it’s done poch and sir Harry 😁2nd August 2020 at 1:04 pm #139638CriticalmaKSpectator62 pts
I only saw the result just now, had forgotten about it. Just thought I’d pop on to say congrats to Steveo and any other Arsenal fans. This cup win comes at a difficult time for you as fans. Whether or not it’s a sign of things to come, it’s a pretty cool thing to win, especially against a team like City. Congrats.2nd August 2020 at 2:08 pm #139676sean the sailorParticipant515 pts
Fa cup is a great trophy win
Congrats t stevo and arsenal
First Trophy is the toughest2nd August 2020 at 2:27 pm #139690EditorKeymaster533 pts2nd August 2020 at 2:40 pm #139699CriticalmaKSpectator62 pts
Correction, Chelsea not City!
Commiserations Chelsea lads.
Well, now the boring wait for football to return and all the nonsense transfer links to put up with.
Will the cup win make it easier for arsenal to sign players? I think so, as the question marks over arsenal were pretty large. This should go someway to signalling that they could be a worthy project to join, or stay with, in Aubameyangs case.2nd August 2020 at 4:17 pm #139759Brian blueParticipant487 pts
A lot of huff and puff but little guile, nobody orchestrating anything but Arsenal wanted it just that little more than Chelsea. The Referee was poor, in fact very poor and somewhat unfair on his judgements. The players partly to blame who were falling down too easy as well, it takes up time though and that is part of the game these days. I did not think it was a red card offence but somehow, it improved Chelsea. They certainly lacked Willian and Kante Arsenal are improving, no doubt about that but do need somebody to control midfield2nd August 2020 at 4:44 pm #139779AdlabParticipant306 pts
Not a great fan of this ref but in general I think he has been ok this season even if he is a Utd supporter. He has been very fair for City games.
Yesterday he made some poor decisions.
I still dont know the rule where a foul starts outside the area but continues in to the area. Anybody know for sure?
The red card was wrong but VAR does not intervene, as it should, over a second yellow. The Arsenal player had been taking lessons (sorry Ed) from Bruno F.2nd August 2020 at 8:18 pm #1399062nd August 2020 at 8:48 pm #139925MightyMoosParticipant36 pts
There were many serious errors by that ref yesterday wouldn’t even know where to start, Twitter is killing him the normal death threats and all. However the FA is to blame appointing a serial bad official to ref the FA cup final.2nd August 2020 at 8:51 pm #139928sean the sailorParticipant515 pts2nd August 2020 at 8:55 pm #139931Chelsea.manParticipant151 pts
A bit late to the party, I would like to pass my congratulatory message to Steveo and Arsenal, they had been fantastic and deserved to win or at least have done enough to win. and while I would say Anthony Tyler was terrible, I would also point our terrible performance especially defensively. and I have to say we lost the midfield battle early and that was the turning point. with Arsenal pace on the counter, it was always hard. our only shining light was Pulisic and when he left we missed him.
Frank would have brought Kante on regardless of the cost. at least he would have tightened our midfield and won it back. also, we badly missed Willian as Aubamenyang run riot against James and Zouma. Willian would have forced him back a little bit in that flank by putting pressure on the wing-back.
Anyway, I’m looking forward to next season. this season has been fantastic and with Werner and Ziyech and a left-back and a CB plus keeper, we will be competitive again. Frank has done a marvellous job this season. and I’m happy even though we lost the FA Cup.3rd August 2020 at 10:38 am #140379Chucky McChuckfaceParticipant550 pts
Just saw the read… oh dear… but what can you expect? Mickey Arty has been hanging out with Sterling & Co., and it’s not as though “Same Old Arsenal, Always Cheating” FC don’t have history, is it?
If it wasn’t the Russian Money Boyz falling victim, I’d almost be upset!! 🙂3rd August 2020 at 11:26 am #140404
Coming from the mighty spuds who go down more then most like they are competing in an Olympic diving event
That’s made me chuckle 🤣
Keep up the good work Nancy and enjoy those extra games to qualify for the EL 😁3rd August 2020 at 12:40 pm #140436Chucky McChuckfaceParticipant550 pts
Come on Buffy, us football fans and also those who support the Goon Show are a fickle bunch. We all strain our necks looking the other way when it’s one of our own fine young gentlemen who were very obviously fouled hence why they fell over with a broken leg that can only be healed with the magic sponge, yet have eyes which would make the most eagle-eyed of action men jealous when those disgusting cheating deceitful underhand unethical immoral dishonourable douche-bags that generally populate the opposition have the nerve to break the spirit of the game… maybe one day, the fine gentlemen from the Hotspurs of Tottenham will master the dark arts to such a degree that not only would he-who-cant-be-named would be jealous, but also fans of other clubs would create a song in our honour…
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