PL: Norwich vs Arsenal | 28/08/04

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by jacc_7_1, Aug 26, 2004.

  1. Soler

    Soler New Member Elite

    Bentley can't play because of the new rules regarding loan players made by the FA.
  2. Canuck

    Canuck New Member Elite

    Ok, I didn't realize there was a league wide rule now. I thought it was through arrangements that clubs made between one another prior to loan deals. Thanks for clueing me in Jens...
  3. juz7_pi12es

    juz7_pi12es New Member

    he won't play due to the new law i suppose
  4. Soler

    Soler New Member Elite

    There was, but the FA have changed the rules starting this season. To be honest i think it's a load of rubbish that any loan player should be barred from playing against his club - some managers like Wenger use it to their advantage ala Pennant last season.
  5. Canuck

    Canuck New Member Elite

    Other than being cup tied, I think that a player should be able to play in every match they can. Too many damn rules...
  6. gooner

    gooner New Member

    Norwich V Arsenal

    Before I start my preview on the Norwich game I would like to reflect my views on the Blackburn game. In the first half Blackburn put us under some pressure, but Lehmann had a good match by making some important saves. Blackburn frustrated for the first half, butin the past when teams use to try and frustrate Arsenal it use to work, but the way Arsenal are playing at the moment is that even when teams come with a negative attitude which is just to defend and try to get a couple on the break, Arsenal are still able to cut through these defences. I thought Fabrages was AMAZING! I know that has been said a lot but this guy is da bomb. He doesn’t get nervous at all, and plays some beautiful passes. Their was a real buzz about him in the whole stadium from a lot of the Arsenal fans. Anyway, we scored three nice goals, and it must be said, that I love when Henry is so unselfish, and puts it on a plate for other players like Reyes for the third goal.

    So we broke the record and we got a lot of plaudits, but it’s time for the Arsenal to get their heads out of cloud nine, coz Norwich will give us a tough match. I have watched all of their first three matches, they are a very hard working side, and do not look fazed by the premier league at all. Against Crystal Palace they were unlucky after Johnson scored a goal for palace out of the blue. Against UTD, they were unlucky not to get a draw. Bentley’s shot was amazing which hit the bar unfortunately. They were 2 – 0 down yet they still pressured UTD and made it 2 – 1. They really pressured UTD once it was 2 – 1, but unfortunately they could not grab a point. Against Newcastle they were 2 – 0 down at St James Park, but they showed great spirit to come back and make it 2 – 2 with Bentley scoring a good goal although Given should have saved it.

    Bentley will unfortunately not be able to play against Arsenal as it would have been his chance to show Arsène Wenger what he can do first hand, because of the new rules.

    Below is a list of who I think are Norwich’s key men:

    Huckerby – Key Man 1
    Svennson – Key Man 2
    Helveg + Doherty – Key Men 3
    Green – Key Man 4

    Below is the team I would put out for this match:


    Lauren Toure Cygan Cole

    Ljungberg Cesc Gilberto Reyes

    Bergkamp Henry

    I know a lot of Arsenal fans will think this is an easy match but Arsenal will have to work for the three points, and they will have to be focused, and hopefully the gunners will prevail with all three points.

    going to lock this as we aready got a thread on Norwich
    and transfered onto this thread which I did not do(my computer mucks up on doing transfers from one post to another)
  7. skart14

    skart14 New Member

    I think real madrid would want the spanish laliga to adopt this new rule.... :lol: :lol:


    AFC FOR LIFE New Member

    Edu and Vieira

    Edu and Vieira should both be back for Norwich :?:
  9. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    pires will start bergkamp iwll probably be given a rest
  10. Natnat

    Natnat Active Member Elite

    I will be there, and Im very excited .
    I think that it will not be a very exciting game after all not all games can be.
    I wonder if the game will be high scoring.
  11. sanyasi

    sanyasi New Member

    well if there was one player whom i wouldnt take too badly for ending our run, its bentley. it would be a wonderful statement to the world that the only type of player who could finally beat arsenal was an arsenal player :mrgreen:

    unfortunately fa wouldnt allow it :(
  12. efurze

    efurze New Member

    Wouldn't have seen it anyway - Cygan hardly qualifies as the best.
  13. kanuuu

    kanuuu New Member

    I think Reyes should start upfront alongside Henry, he was brought here to play in that position and their partnership needs to develop.
  14. killshot

    killshot New Member

    It would be nice to see him from start but I don't think AW will change the team.
    Does anyone know whats happened to Persie, I would like to see him play, haven't seen him yet.
  15. Soler

    Soler New Member Elite

    He's injured.
  16. Mark

    Mark New Member Elite

    Well we might as well turn this into a predictions thread. I predict we will see this lineup:


    Lauren Toure Cygan Cole

    Pires Gilberto Cesc Reyes

    Bergkamp Henry

    Subs: 1. Almunia 2. Ljungberg 3. Clichy 4. Flamini 5. Hoyte

    I've put Pires on the right, but I don't think he will stay there, he will move around as he always does, as will Reyes. I think we will win 4-1. Henry, Pires and Reyes twice for us, Huckerby for them.
  17. RocktheCasbah

    RocktheCasbah New Member Elite


    I like your team, but is there not talk of Vieira being back for this one?

    Ah... I see after the international break.
  18. KingReyes

    KingReyes New Member Trusted

    I can see Bergkamp starting this one once again with TH14, would like to get another look at Pennant but probably off the bench. Freddy on the right with Pires or Reyes on the left.

    A clean sheet will once again be important to increase confidence within the back four.

    i predict a 3-0 win.
  19. Spike

    Spike New Member Trusted

    Do we really need 2 defenders as subs? Seeing as Wenger doesn't like to break up the back 4 partnership. :p
  20. Mark

    Mark New Member Elite

    I was thinking Clichy could be on their as a midfielder, but RvP may be back so he will probably be ahead of Clichy.

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