Lakenheath Old Boys

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Time for the Gunners to Punish Sutton United!

The FA Cup 5th Round matches wrap up this afternoon with Arsenal's away day at non-league Sutton United. I'm hoping that the Gunners can rack up a cricket score to punish Sutton for their impertinence in doing the naughties against Leeds in the last round. Their reward - a Quarter Final against Lincoln City! Come on, you Gunners!

77 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The teams gathering in the pathetic tunnel at Sutton tonight:

Sutton United

Worner, Amankwaah, Downer, Collins, Beckwith, Deacon, Bailey, Eastmond, May, Gomis, Biamou. Subs: John, Hudson-Odoi, Fitchett, Spence, Monakana, Tubbs, Shaw.
Arsenal

Ospina; Gabriel, Mustafi, Holding, Monreal; Elneny, Xhaka; Lucas, Reine-Adelaide, Iwobi; Walcott. Subs: Martinez, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Maitland-Niles, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sanchez.

Referee: Michael Oliver

2:52 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Teams coming out now on the rubbish plastic pitch at Sutton. Sutton manager trying to gee up the crowd. Get stuffed!

2:53 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Arsene Wenger looks tired. “We can only repair what happened against Bayern, against Bayern,” he says when asked if this game can be some sort of redemption for what happened in Munich.

2:57 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sutton captain Jamie Collins gives Arsenal skipper Theo Walcott (!) a pennant. Walcott gives Collins...nothing. And we're away at Sutton!

2:58 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Arsenal knocking the ball about early on just to get a feel for the artificial surface. A few yellow balloons on the turf won't help matters.

2:59 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Afternoon Bob

I am here for the match

What about the draw for the next round?!?!?!

2:59 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Theo is in on goal early doors but he's flagged offside.

3:00 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Afternoon, UWS! Cracking draw for the next round - wow! Sutton and Hargreaves certainly did the bizness.

3:00 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Great video of the Sutton manager taking a swig out of the jug!!

3:00 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Could have a guaranteed non league team in the semi finals OR we could have Chelsea/Man U, Man City, Spurs and Arsenal!!!

3:02 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Fox sucking it up again...losing audio!

In the EL, they have the blokes in the studio in LA doing the commentary

3:03 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

There is no way Arsenal should be playing any kind of weakened side
They don't play for two weeks!!

3:04 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I've got the Fox Soccer 2 Go going on my computer at work - great link!

3:05 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I agree with you about the XI selection from Wenger - he doesn't get it.

3:05 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It's all a bit casual so far. I wanted an Arsenal goal or two by now.

3:08 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Resting them for what!!!

No midweek game
No weekend game next weekend

Their next match is the late one on Saturday March 4

3:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Quite a few of these Arsenal players seem to be wearing proper football boots. That's got to be wrong on this surface, right?

3:10 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Of course, I want Sutton

3:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

El Neny picks his spot - unfortunately that was a bus stop out on the High Road.

3:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Of course you do - and I want Arsenal to beat them like a rented mule. 25-0 please.

3:14 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Big shout for a penalty. Total dive. Bloke should be yellow carded.

3:14 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Arsenal try and be too fancy... bloke hits the road outside


Sutton want a pen...never


How did United look yesterday.
They didn't sound too good listening to them driving home from Philly yesterday

3:14 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Arsenal toying with Sutton now - but no penetration at all!

3:15 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

They had a professional outing. Went behind but never lost their nerve. Real bit of quality from Pogs and Zlatan for the winner. Need an easy chance and he stuck it away with impudence. He is lazy but he comes up trumps again and again for you lot.

3:16 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Think we have a shot at the Bridge in the Quarters?

3:17 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

20 minutes... Arsenal not done much

3:18 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

This should have been the Battle of the Dahlgren Brothers

3:20 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Xhaka picks up a yellow card, as usual, for a cynical tug. He is a chippy bastard, isn't he?

3:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I think so - you'd be doing every footie fan in Britain a favor by knocking Chelski out of the Cup.

3:22 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Wahay! Lucas sweeps home the opener. Keeper was unsighted by the run by Theo.

0-1 Gunners!

3:24 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

One nil
A shot as the keeper was deceived from run of wallcott

3:24 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Should have been 0-2 there. Bloke slipped on the rubbish plastic pitch.

3:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sutton fans yellow "Who are you?" at the Arsenal players now.

Uh....they're the side beating you presently. Might want to save those jeers for the unlikely situation in which Sutton were to turn this around.

3:27 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

You really don't want a giant killing tonight, do you?

3:28 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

El Neny's down getting treatment now. The Ox is warming up just in case.

3:30 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not one bit - they should be punished badly for doing the naughties.

3:30 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

What have they done exactly?

3:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Uh...knocked us out of the Cup! You're right - this should have been a Dahlgren Feud.

3:33 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Well...they did do that

3:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A temporary stand was built for the prawn sandwich crowd among the Arsenal supporters - crikey!

3:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Yes. They did. Grrrr!

3:36 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Totally Monk's fault there

Put in a kids side out to face them.... scandalous!


Not Sutton's fault... men against boys

3:37 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Total dive again there... hate that. crap

3:38 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Adelaide gets booked for tugging back his man. More cynicism from the Arsenal.

3:38 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

All the quarters are one offs...no replays from this season onwards... wonder if they are all going to be played at a different time


Iwobi with a useless effort

3:39 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I agree - Gary didn't understand that a big Cup win and a nice run could be a morale booster. Going out to Sutton was the opposite. he just saw it as a distraction.

3:39 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Just wide by Iwobi - corner. Cleared out.

3:39 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Still scoreless at St James' Park with Villa being the guests

3:40 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Why can't Theo use his left foot!?

3:40 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That would be a useful result for us.

3:40 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Sutton with a big chance there... Ospina with an atrocious pass

3:42 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ospina trying to give Sutton a chance.

3:42 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Cuz modern players stink

3:42 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Really disappointed by Arsenal's display here - they're acting like Sutton are Man City or something.

3:43 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The Toon just took the lead

3:43 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I agree. How can a professional player have a full career without being able to use both feet?

3:43 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not good. Boo!

3:44 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Half time

Arsenal half way there

3:45 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Half-time. Arsenal go in 0-1 up. Rubbish.

3:45 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Love having this whole week off
I'll be able to watch United's second leg in France at Noon on Saturday
I won't be able to watch the League Cup Final on Saturday because it being on BEIN...hopefully I will be able to find a link

3:52 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Players coming back out on the crap pitch at Sutton United now. I hope that the floodgates open up soon.

3:59 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Are you working on any projects this week?

4:00 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

And we are off for the second half

4:00 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Ox coming on for the Arsenal at the start of the second half. El Neny came off.

4:01 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Holding tries to chip Ospina. Arsenal really trying their best to let Sutton back into this one.

4:02 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Ox is showing a nice understanding with Theo - could bear fruit.

4:07 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Two nil Gunners

4:10 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Theo gets his ton, stroking home an easy goal.

Gunners 0-2 up!

4:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Arsenal now almost certainly guaranteed a semi-final berth.

4:11 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

ooh Sutton went close twice

4:16 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Arsenal should really have this one done and dusted at this point.

4:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - off the bar from Deacon!!!

4:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Arsenal have fallen asleep so much that it could easily be Desmond here. Do they really want to have to deal with a replay at the Emirates?

4:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - The Ox should have laid that on a plate for Theo's brace.

4:25 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sutton fans have fired off some flares now. They should be banned!

4:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm off home in a minute or so, mate. Nice chatting with you!

4:27 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Take care Bob
This is done and dusted anyway

COME ON. LINCOLN

4:28 PM  

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