124 responses

  1. Gord
    18/04/2015

    Starting lineup courtesy of Heavy (first I could find).

    Arsenal: Szczesny, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Coquelin, Ramsey, Cazorla, Ozil, Alexis, Welbeck
    Arsenal Reserves: Ospina, Gabriel, Monreal, Flamini, Wilshere, Walcott, Giroud

    Most predictions seemed to say just Szczesny would be a change. I believe this indicates 3 changes, with Welbeck starting up front and Debuchy at fullback. Is it 4 with Gibbs at the other fullback?

    COYG!

  2. Gord
    18/04/2015

    The FA has screwed up their commentary!

    > Reading v Liverpool: FA Cup semi-final live updates

    http://www.thefa.com/news/the-fa-cup/2015/apr/fa-cup-semi-final-twitter-updates

    COYG!

  3. Al
    18/04/2015

    Who is commentating this match? Koscielny took an elbow on the nose and one the tw*ts says ‘the Reading player did the right thing, that’s how you head the ball you use a leading elbow to protect yourself’?! Shocking.
    Atkinson is a complete tw*t.

  4. Al
    18/04/2015

    Sounds like Danny Murphy….

  5. Al
    18/04/2015

    Sanchez!!!! What a pass from Ozil.

  6. Kenneth Widmerpool
    18/04/2015

    get in thereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Gord
    18/04/2015

    I can’t help you with that Al. I am reading Sports Mole and Sky. I agree, bad comment.

    It seems that most UA people are away from computers, and it might be Andrew’s ref preview thread which has more people than this thread.

    COYG!

  8. ARSENAL 13
    18/04/2015

    Disgusting …..how is it not a yellow!!….

    Assault is alright is it!!!….

  9. ARSENAL 13
    18/04/2015

    Hahaha…. Who is this cuzaala in our team!!

  10. Gord
    18/04/2015

    Mean this 13?

    > Meanwhile, Williams is fortunate not to go into the book after bundling over the goalscorer with unnecessary force.

    COYG!

  11. ARSENAL 13
    18/04/2015

    Finally a yellow….

  12. ARSENAL 13
    18/04/2015

    Yeah Gord.

    There was one more on Ramsey early in the game…

  13. Gord
    18/04/2015

    I seen a mention of Ramsey getting poked in the eye. Finger or elbow?

    COYG!

  14. Gord
    18/04/2015

    Good to see Alexis back in the goals.

    COYG!

  15. Al
    18/04/2015

    It was a finger, Gord. And the commentators trotted out the usual ‘he didn’t mean it’ nonsense.

  16. Gord
    18/04/2015

    Didn’t the same thing happen to Ramsey at Burnley? Mee?

    I found some more commentaries, and they are all describing differnt games. Except there are hardly any fouls. And the Daily Mail has a picture of Coquelin getting his legs cut out.

    COYG!

  17. ARSENAL 13
    18/04/2015

    I don’t understand why should they let the game flow at all times… Even when the foul is bad for the image of the game….

  18. ARSENAL 13
    18/04/2015

    Oooo….

    Mertesacker

  19. ARSENAL 13
    18/04/2015

    Noooooooo…..

  20. Gord
    18/04/2015

    On Mertesacker’s header, one report has it as a free kick, and another as a corner kick. Can’t they tell the difference?

    COYG!

  21. Kenneth Widmerpool
    18/04/2015

    Come on Arsenal, heads up lads!

  22. UnseenBlade
    18/04/2015

    Who do you think will come on as a substitute other than giroud ofcourse

  23. Al
    18/04/2015

    Per injured, damn. Just when we need more offensive players we have to make a defensive substitution.

  24. UnseenBlade
    18/04/2015

    think we need giroud + walcott/wilshere on for ramsey and probably sanchez

  25. Kenneth Widmerpool
    18/04/2015

    COYG, lets get hold of this game…

  26. Gord
    18/04/2015

    Come on Gunners turn it back on. Maybe today is Gabriel’s first goal day? It isn’t like we lack having players who have scored. Welbeck, get that goal you want.

    COYG!

  27. UnseenBlade
    18/04/2015

    SO CLOSE 🙁

  28. Kenneth Widmerpool
    18/04/2015

    ohhhhhhhhhhhhh, nearly…

  29. ARSENAL 13
    18/04/2015

    Oooooooooo… Gabriel

  30. para
    18/04/2015

    Patience lads, focus and it’s ours even though they doth fight.

  31. Kenneth Widmerpool
    18/04/2015

    Come on Giroud, lets have a couple

  32. Kenneth Widmerpool
    18/04/2015

    COYG!!!!!!!!

  33. UnseenBlade
    18/04/2015

    Commentator saying giroud scores goals…how times have changed

  34. ARSENAL 13
    18/04/2015

    Another one ….For Gabriel.

  35. Al
    18/04/2015

    Atkinson, shaking my head.

  36. ARSENAL 13
    18/04/2015

    Looked a foul!!!….

    Idiots it is a foul.

  37. Kenneth Widmerpool
    18/04/2015

    COYG!!!

  38. UnseenBlade
    18/04/2015

    giroud doing great work

  39. ARSENAL 13
    18/04/2015

    Come on Gunners
    Come on Gunners

  40. Kenneth Widmerpool
    18/04/2015

    COYG!!!COYG!!!

  41. para
    18/04/2015

    Come on Arsenal, dont leave it too late pleez.

  42. para
    18/04/2015

    dont want extra time really.

  43. UnseenBlade
    18/04/2015

    better extra time than losing

  44. ARSENAL 13
    18/04/2015

    Oooooooooo Rambo

  45. UnseenBlade
    18/04/2015

    HOLY…. So close yet again

  46. UnseenBlade
    18/04/2015

    readings attack seems a bit tired …think we can win easily if it goes to extra time

  47. ARSENAL 13
    18/04/2015

    Concentrate gunners… Come on

  48. para
    18/04/2015

    our players look tired too, a little, but we’re fitter. We have to be careful now, one slip and Reading has it.

  49. ARSENAL 13
    18/04/2015

    Oooooooooo Rambo…

  50. UnseenBlade
    18/04/2015

    looks like we are turning things on in the last 5 minutes

  51. UnseenBlade
    18/04/2015

    extra time

  52. ARSENAL 13
    18/04/2015

    Oooooooooo Giroud…

  53. Kenneth Widmerpool
    18/04/2015

    well lets hope we can crank it up a bit now…COYG!!!

  54. UnseenBlade
    18/04/2015

    who do u think would be our last substitute?
    i would prefer wilshere cause he can really carry the ball and his burst of pace could catch the defenders off guard

  55. Al
    18/04/2015

    things finally clicking in last 15 minutes or so. If we pick up from where we left off on 90min we should bag this.

  56. Gord
    18/04/2015

    Walcott to make an appearance? Tired legs would hate that.

    COYG!

  57. UnseenBlade
    18/04/2015

    i just want to see wilshere playing cause i miss watching him play 😀

  58. Al
    18/04/2015

    I’d put Theo on, can certainly take advantage of some tired Reading legs

  59. Kenneth Widmerpool
    18/04/2015

    Come on you Arsenal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  60. Al
    18/04/2015

    If it were to go to penalties I’d want Ospina on, he’s better at saving penalties.

  61. UnseenBlade
    18/04/2015

    i think reading will probably be pushing for penalties so walcott may not be as useful as he could be

  62. UnseenBlade
    18/04/2015

    pentalties are basically 50/50 i hope we dont get there

  63. UnseenBlade
    18/04/2015

    why are there so many empty seats in the half way line area?

  64. Kenneth Widmerpool
    18/04/2015

    COYG!!!!!!!!!!

  65. UnseenBlade
    18/04/2015

    walcott seems to be coming on i think

  66. Gord
    18/04/2015

    Buffer zone between rival fans?

    COYG!

  67. Al
    18/04/2015

    Reading playing for penalties…

  68. Kenneth Widmerpool
    18/04/2015

    Come on Theo, win this for us now…

  69. UnseenBlade
    18/04/2015

    hmm i think the problem today was that with 2 new full backs we lacked the coordination in the flanks which cause us misplays in attack

  70. para
    18/04/2015

    Come on Theo earn your >£1000,000.

  71. para
    18/04/2015

    meant >100,000

  72. Kenneth Widmerpool
    18/04/2015

    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  73. Gord
    18/04/2015

    Sounds like we have a cheating linesman.

    COYG!

  74. UnseenBlade
    18/04/2015

    again!

  75. ARSENAL 13
    18/04/2015

    Oooooooooo Rambo …come on

  76. Kenneth Widmerpool
    18/04/2015

    Come on Arsenal

  77. Kenneth Widmerpool
    18/04/2015

    get facking in thhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeee!!!!!

  78. ARSENAL 13
    18/04/2015

    Yyyeeeeaaahhhhh…… Hahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahaha

  79. UnseenBlade
    18/04/2015

    lol

  80. Al
    18/04/2015

    Yes!!!

  81. para
    18/04/2015

    yeaaaa

  82. Gord
    18/04/2015

    How to go Alexis!!!!!!

    COYG!

  83. Bootoomee
    18/04/2015

    Why does Alan Shearer hate Arsenal so much?

  84. Kenneth Widmerpool
    18/04/2015

    Boo, hes jealous!!!

  85. ARSENAL 13
    18/04/2015

    Deserve to go on the top corner!!…what commentary is that!!…

    That way Ramsey deserves a hat trick. And Gabriel a brace.

  86. UnseenBlade
    18/04/2015

    hope we cap it off with an amazing goal

  87. Al
    18/04/2015

    Alan shearer, he’s been going on about how poor we’ve been from the first half, and how Reading have been fantastic…. yeah yeah, we’ve been poor you green-eyed monster.

  88. Kenneth Widmerpool
    18/04/2015

    Aki the kacki.

  89. Al
    18/04/2015

    Yes Bootoomee, was just posting the same here. He’s been slaughtering us.

  90. Kenneth Widmerpool
    18/04/2015

    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  91. UnseenBlade
    18/04/2015

    that post!

  92. ARSENAL 13
    18/04/2015

    Oooooooooo… Giroud.

  93. ARSENAL 13
    18/04/2015

    Who is that constipated guy there…commentary.

  94. ARSENAL 13
    18/04/2015

    Girouds hold up play….just awesome. Class…

  95. Kenneth Widmerpool
    18/04/2015

    COYG!

  96. UnseenBlade
    18/04/2015

    free kick wat!?

  97. UnseenBlade
    18/04/2015

    oh it was a free kick 🙁

  98. UnseenBlade
    18/04/2015

    GG

  99. Gord
    18/04/2015

    Keep it together boys!

    COYG!

  100. ARSENAL 13
    18/04/2015

    Yyyeeeeaaahhhhh yyyeeeeaaahhhhh yyyeeeeaaahhhhh

  101. Al
    18/04/2015

    Yaay!!!!!

  102. Alex
    18/04/2015

    fuck yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  103. Al
    18/04/2015

    Cue more criticism from Alan muppet shearer. Who cares, we’re in the final 🙂

  104. ARSENAL 13
    18/04/2015

    Wweemmmbbaaarrrllllaaaaayyyyyyyyy

  105. Kenneth Widmerpool
    18/04/2015

    Well played Reading, but ONWARD WE MARCH!!!!!!! Wenger out! Well played you Gunners, not our best, but who cares and now coming back to Wembley in May. COYG!!!!

  106. Gord
    18/04/2015

    Good win! Hopefully Mertesacker isn’t seriously injured. Too bad no clean sheet for the birthday boy, I think he will take just a win.

    COYG!

  107. Bootoomee
    18/04/2015

    If anyone is still wondering what we missed during the many months that Giroud was out due to injury, they have their answer today.

    No one should be wondering what Giroud brings to this Arsenal team after this game!

  108. ARSENAL 13
    18/04/2015

    Now that the game is over…

    Was it only me! I thought the pitch was sluggish.

  109. Gord
    18/04/2015

    Come on Sherwood, beat Liverpool tomorrow.

    Oh, Chelsea got their 1-0. Bleech!

  110. Bootoomee
    18/04/2015

    Arsene Wenger has won 70% of all his semi-final appearances with Arsenal. This is his 7th FA cup final!

  111. Al
    18/04/2015

    We hit the post three times, but we are supposed to have been lucky. I don’t really recalled schezsney having to make a brilliant save. They scored a scrapy goal, we scored a similar goal, but we were the lucky ones.

  112. Bootoomee
    18/04/2015

    Why all the pity party for the Reading keeper? Szczesny conceded a similar goal and all the BBC pundits did was slay him for it.

    Anyhoo… we are in the final!

  113. Gord
    18/04/2015

    I think Gabriel showed we probably will get a few goals from him!

    None of the commentaries I was reading mentioned Welbeck much. How was he doing?

  114. Brickfields Gunners
    18/04/2015

    WOO HOO, HOO ! We blew here we come ! Up the Gunners!

  115. Brickfields Gunners
    18/04/2015

    Damn, sorry – Wembley !

  116. Bootoomee
    18/04/2015

    AL,

    You beat me to it 🙂

  117. Mandy Dodd
    18/04/2015

    Ian wright sounds gutted that we won!
    Congratulations,Arsenal, valiant effort Reading. Had a feeling this would be a tough one.
    Thought we were a bit sluggish at times maybe a few rusty players, but to their credit they stuck at it. They worked their butts off even when things were not quite coming off.
    Agree on the importance of Giroud, he does so much, in MF and defence as well as up front.

  118. Bootoomee
    18/04/2015

    Gord,

    Welbeck didn’t do much especially when compared with the man who replaced him. I really think that we would have had an easier 1st half with more goals had Ollie started.

  119. Gord
    18/04/2015

    Thanks Boo.

    Time to go for a walk.

  120. Bootoomee
    18/04/2015

    Fuck Ian Wright!

    His sanctimonious “better-than-thou” attitude when commenting on the club is irritating to put it politely. He sat there like he is constipated spouting bullshit and never letting any opportunity to demean the club slide. The fucker wished we had won by penalties rather than through the 2nd goal WITHOUT mentioning the fact that we were also unlucky to concede a very similar equaliser. Ian Wright is not there to be the voice of Arsenal, he is there for himself.

    Fuck him.

  121. Cyrano de Gunnero
    18/04/2015

    Edgy, yes. Lucky, no. but these people really do not want us to win. I liked that Wenger ignored that other journalist but made a point to take Keown’s hand. then cut.

  122. ARSENAL 13
    18/04/2015

    Yeah Bootoomee….

    Similar thoughts here. People showing sympathy. But Szczesny was similar one wasn’t it.

    Lucky ones we are. As if it was Reading back pass that Federici fumbled into his net…

  123. Mandy Dodd
    18/04/2015

    Can only agree on Ian Wright, was a good player for us, but now, fuck him! Almost as if it is personal against Wenger….can think of a couple reasons why it might be!

  124. STEPHEN
    24/04/2015

    Fight hard to over take the Red Devils i the FA CUPS. Remember we are a tie 11 each

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