FA Cup Final: Arsenal vs Chelsea Saturday 1st August | KO: 17:30 BST | BBC 1

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by Rex Banter, Jul 26, 2020.


Who will win the biggest match since last year’s EL final?

Poll closed Aug 1, 2020.
  1. Arsenal

  2. Chelsea

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  1. zhaggy

    zhaggy Well-Known Member

    I think i am, worst part is to see mum getting alone after 50 years of marriage.
    Good thing i am literally 5 minutes away and can visit her every day.
  2. field442

    field442 Hates Journalists Named James

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  3. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

    Well it’s Arsenal so all logic goes out the window. Every sports fan knows you’re not celebrating the injury, you’re celebrating your team’s improved chances to win. If you’re 6-0 down and you celebrate Pulisic injury, yes then you’re a ****.
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  4. EinmalImmerEwig

    EinmalImmerEwig Only Wants British Players At Arsenal

    I liked the Cup Winners Cup, where you got the best cup teams from the different Countries playing each other.
    Champions League now has 'League' in it, as opposed to the European Cup, because TPTB want a European Super League.
    That will come eventually.
    Champions League Group Stages - is it the most boring football you've ever watched? Just total ****e
    CL KO stages is magic though.
    Europa League I can live with. A load of ****ty teams trying to get some attention for their ****ty team.
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  5. The_Playmaker

    The_Playmaker Established Member

    Anyone got Martin Tyler commentary links?
  6. Hunta

    Hunta Shivering Right Now Trusted


    @razörist Disgrace to Ajax this lad.
  7. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

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  8. EinmalImmerEwig

    EinmalImmerEwig Only Wants British Players At Arsenal

    A part of American sports and a part of American culture. Win at all costs, no matter how. It's creeping in here now. I find it a bit sad
  9. say yes

    say yes To Sweet Soulful Vinai

    Good to see that Giroud is as effective as ever. Really dominating CF:
  10. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    When you look at what was at stake and where we finished in the league, this is our biggest win since our last title imo. We had to win this so badly.
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  11. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    Was that the sound of him screaming before he went down?
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  12. say yes

    say yes To Sweet Soulful Vinai

    He’s screaming the entire time :rofl:
  13. TromsoGooner

    TromsoGooner Well-Known Member

    How did this win rank among the most recent FA-cup wins?( Chelsea twice, Hull and Villa)
    Hull was very special. When we went two down after ten minutes I thought we would never win another trophy ever again. Chelsea in 2017 was great too, very similar to this years and it was great to see Wenger get another trophy after all the disgraceful criticism he had got.

    Villa in 2015 would rank in fourth for most I would think. A strangely relaxing final in which we always looked in control.

    Hull was very special but I am struggling to seperate 2017 and 2020. I`d probably go for this year though because the ramifications of not winning were probably bigger than in 2017 both financially and for the future of the club.

    1. Hull 2014
    2. Chelsea 2020
    3. Chelsea 2017
    4.Villa 2015
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  14. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    The two finals this year and last year sum up Kos and Luiz quite well...one dominated Giroud, while the other let him win the game.

    Kos could be in his prime and have played brilliantly the whole season, but in a cup final there would still be a slight doubt in the back of your mind of which Kos was gonna show up, sometimes in big games Kos let the occasion get the better of him and he could really cost you the game...think this mental issue was the only thing holding him back from being up with Kompany as the best in the league, as he had all the other tools.

    While Big Dave could be way past his best and played terrible all season, but you would still back him to pull it out for you in a final...and this mental issue is probably what holds him back from being rated amongst the best, he can just never stay that consistent...sometimes he can be truly world class, but the next game he could be the worst defender in the league :lol:

    Nicely done on Saturday, Sideshow Bob...nicely done indeed.
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  15. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    Can’t argue with that. Comes down to what you’re packing in the pant region. Luiz just has bigger, fatter, hairier balls. You need those when you’re staring down the barrel, as he was yesterday.
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  16. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia


    "Breathe it in Kos, just breathe it in."
  17. CaseUteinberger

    CaseUteinberger Cazorla (not Carzola ffs)

    His commentary was really very frustrating. At every turn he wanted the decisions to go against Arsenal. Any praise was through gritted teeth.
  18. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    I rewatched the game with a tactical head.

    Arteta’s tactics seemed complex but were in fact simple. The whole idea was to drag opposing players out in order to make the best use of Aubameyang.
    Lacazette as a false 9, Tierney moving into wingback, AMN dragging James centrally and ending up as our furthest attacker etc... It was the same as City.

    Xhaka and Ceballos were pressing Chelsea’s midfield high up the pitch in a defensive role and denied them space.

    It is Lampard who failed to react. Maitland-Niles did a brilliant job and did what the manager asked, but I can’t help but feel that if he was more experienced he would have been more decisive in the final third and it could have been a lot worse for Chelsea. The number of times which Aubameyang had space for balls to be played into was staggering.
  19. KrissKringle

    KrissKringle Well-Known Member

    It's been here for a long time. Henry handball against Ireland, Drogba take your pick, Maradona against England etc etc etc.
  20. EinmalImmerEwig

    EinmalImmerEwig Only Wants British Players At Arsenal

    Yup, bloody foreigners

    It's just not cricket
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