11 responses

  1. Brickfields Gunners

    Have a great day , Tony , as hopefully will all true Arsenal fans.
    To further celebrate Drake’s achievement , we should hand them six of the best , or at the very least , half a dozen of the other !
    A 3-0 nil win will do for me . Come on guys , give us the icing on the cake !
    Up the Gunners !

  2. Micheal Ram

    Shay Given? What? I thought he would be a grandfather by now…

  3. TailGunner

    I think you’re being unfair to the FA on this occasion. Greg Dyke has said he wants England to boycott the 2018 tournament, but needs support from the rest of EUEFA as it’s no good going it alone.

  4. para

    Would be nice for the team to get 7 goals, would be a good acknowledgement of Ted Drake.

  5. Gord

    Welcome to the 2015 Emirates FA Cup Final (or all FAs Cup Day)


    I guess we have 3.75 hours to go. The Arsenal twitter feed hasn’t yet released the starting lineups and beach. In the news, the league is not yet 6 days over, and apparently Arsenal have already signed 40 new players. Nothing at Arsenal.com, so this must be someone has an advance copy of FIFA-16 and it is all imaginary. Someone in Scotland seems to think Aston Villa is going to win the Scottish Cup. The USA is going to lead the way in getting rid of nork nukes and FIFA kooks. Apparently Gareth Bale is wishing us best of luck.

    Scottish Cup final – Falkirk vs Inverness Caledonian Thistle – Today, 3pm

    Premiership side Inverness Caledonian Thistle take on Championship club Falkirk in an unfamiliar looking final.

    Copa del Rey – Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao – Today, 8.30pm

    Lionel Messi and co have completed the first part of the treble by winning La Liga. This is the second before the Champions League final next weekend. They take on a Bilbao team that has not won the competition since 1984 and whom Barcelona beat in the final in 2012.

    German Cup – Borussia Dortmund vs Wolfsburg – Today, 7pm

    Klopp versus Lord Bendtner. Go Klopp!

    Taca de Portugal – Sporting Lisbon vs Braga – Sunday, 5.15pm

    The final domestic cup final of the weekend takes place in Portugal. The sides finished the season in third and fourth place, however Sporting had 18 more points. For that reason and the fact they beat Braga twice in the league during the season, Sporting Lisbon are well fancied.

    FA U17 Ladies Cup Final – Arsenal vs Aston Villa – Sunday 12pm

    Sorry, I don’t know who manages the U17 Ladies, but they are off to Stratford Town FC (also home field for Birmingham Ladies), Stratford-upon-Avon to try and do the double on Aston Villa. Admission is free, and they would love to have some fans cheering them on. The DCS Stadium has a capacity of 1400. There is apparently another Ladies game on the same field at 3pm (Birmingham versus Sunderland, Womens Superleague Development Cup). I don’t see anything about Jive dancing after the games.

    COYG! and COYYLG!

    Spuds apparently had 19,000 people in a stadium that seats 80,000 to play Malaysia the other day. I don’t know the score. Off to Sydney, where they played to a full (70,000) stadium. Kane scored again. ManC apparently beat Toronto the other day, but not by the 20-0 score I predicted. BBC is pissed, Canada beat England in warmup to Women World Cup.

    Spuds news, might as well end with a CFC item:

    > Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas was fined £1,000 and given six points on his licence for failing to identify the driver of his Aston Martin when it was stopped by police.

    Sorry, it’s not a collection of Brickfields quality jokes.

  6. Jweeraga

    Lucky you Tony! I’m already looking for a giant screen, but cant beat butterflies in my stomach!

  7. Gord

    Trivia from statisticians (Opta Joe via Daily Mail)

    > A – 2015 is the sixth FA Cup final to be contested by two teams beginning with the same letter & the first since 2004. Alphabet.

  8. Gord

    England U20 news – Akpom finds the onion bag again!

    > Gunners striker Chuba Akpom and Villa forward Callum Robinson scored a goal each to secure a 2-1 win against Ivory Coast in England’s second game of the tournament.

    So, that’s a tie (Akpom rescued a point with 10 men) and a win so far.

  9. Gord

    Starting X1 (from Arsenal twitter feed):

    > Szczesny, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Ramsey, Ozil, Alexis, Walcott

    > subs: Ospina, Gibbs, Gabriel, Flamini, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud

    I think that’s a perfect score from Tony.

  10. Andrew Crawshaw

    Yes perfect score, Tony. Well done

  11. Brickfields Gunners

    WOO HOO , HOO ! Well done the lads. Am drunk and delirious and its 3 am, see you guys tomorrow !

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