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    FA Cup 3rd Round

    Post by vis on Tue Dec 31 2013, 01:51

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    Re: FA Cup 3rd Round

    Post by vis on Tue Dec 31 2013, 01:56



    Arsenal and Tottenham form one of the most heated rivalries in English football, the North London derby.

    One club has seen a myriad of superstars march through its doors over the years, the other has been living in its shadow but is now on the verge of bursting the rivalry wide open.

    As their FA Cup meeting in the 3rd roundthis season approaches on Saturday, it is time to look back on some of the best moments and players that the fixture has seen.

    For those unfamiliar with the match, we have a beginner's guide below with everything you need to know about the North London derby.



    Origin

    The first competitive match between Arsenal and Tottenham was contested in 1909, when the Gunners won 1-0.

    Prior to that the clubs played friendly matches, beginning on November 19, 1887.

    However, the rivalry only really started when the Gunners moved from Plumstead in South East London to Highbury in North London.

    The move created a  local rivalry as the clubs' stadiums are separated by just four miles.



    History

    For decades, Arsenal were the dominant club in North London.

    As noted by this list of results from Arsenal.com, the Gunners have had plenty of success against their rivals.

    But in recent years Tottenham have begun to turn the corner and challenge the Gunners, and over the last two seasons the clubs have shared the honours.

    Tottenham have won two matches 2-1, and Arsenal 5-2 on two occasions.



    St. Totteringham's Day

    There is no better representation of Arsenal's dominance in North London than the celebration of St. Totteringham's Day.
    For those new to the English game, St. Totteringham's Day is the day when Arsenal's finish above Tottenham in the league table is confirmed.

    For the last 18 seasons, the red half of North London has basked in the glory that is St. Totteringham's Day.

    However, those celebrations may not happen this season with Tottenham loading up on star players like Roberto Soldado, Erik Lamela and Paulinho.

    Arsenal have spent nothing in the transfer window, though they have brought in two players on free deals.

    With continued improvements made by Tottenham, the traditional basking in glory by Arsenal fans in May could disappear this season.



    Best North London Derby Matches

    Now for a history lesson.

    As with all great sporting rivalries, Arsenal and Tottenham have squared off in some memorable and meaningful matches.

    For older fans, the May 3, 1971 league clash holds a certain significance, especially for Arsenal.

    The Gunners needed a point to win the old First Division title and, in a game of intense passion, they won with a late goal from Ray Kennedy.

    Fast forward 20 years and Tottenham had their moment of glory at Wembley Stadium.

    In what was the first FA Cup semifinal between the two clubs, Spurs defeated Arsenal, 3-1 with an early free-kick from Paul Gascoigne and two goals from Gary Lineker.

    The January 22, 2008 clash strikes a nerve for both sides. In the second leg of the League Cup semi-final, Tottenham steamrolled their bitter rivals 5-1 at White Hart Lane.

    It was Spurs' first win over Arsenal since November 1999, and represented a turning point in their rivalry.



    What the Match Means to the Clubs' Supporters
    It would not be a derby without outright passion from supporters of both clubs.

    We entered the minds of two B/R writers on either side of the rivalry.

    According to Arsenal supporter and B/R World Football Lead Writer Michael Cummings, Sunday's clash could further illustrate a power shift:

       Last spring, when Spurs beat Arsenal to take that big lead in the race for the top four, it seemed like the balance of power in North London had finally shifted. But then Arsenal went on that impressive run, finished fourth, reasserted local superiority and qualified for the Champions League. Since then, though, the clubs have moved in seemingly opposite directions.                                      

    B/R's Thomas Cooper is a Spurs fan and agrees that the derby has reached a new, improved level:

       As much as ever, beating Arsenal is such a big objective of Tottenham’s season. Getting those bragging rights for at least a few months is invaluable for supporters. What has changed over the last few years is Spurs are now a genuine rival of Arsenal’s again.

    Cummings concedes that Saturday's game could be a crucial point in the rivalry, especially given the amount of spending, or lack thereof, by the clubs this summer:

       Spurs seem set to overtake Arsenal once and for all, starting with Saturday's derby. With their north London neighbors buzzing with purposeful action all summer, Arsenal have accomplished little.                                        

    With big-name signings entering White Hart Lane this summer, Cooper admits the stakes are higher than ever: "The North London derby is not just about those bragging rights anymore. With both clubs competing for Champions League places, once more there is something tangible at stake."

    The tension is building in North London, and Saturday's game is great opportunity to tune in for your first Arsenal-Tottenham derby.


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    Re: FA Cup 3rd Round

    Post by vis on Thu Jan 02 2014, 06:36

    Gotta get this one up now due to time constraints . . . . .


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    Re: FA Cup 3rd Round

    Post by DJSR on Fri Jan 03 2014, 01:04

    Nice post Vis, with the video's of previous matches. Av a 2014 Rep! Very Happy


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    Re: FA Cup 3rd Round

    Post by vis on Fri Jan 03 2014, 06:55

    Thanx DJ. Trying to change the match threads a bit. LOL dunno how successful it will be. This game could be instrumental in Spurs season . . . . .


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    Re: FA Cup 3rd Round

    Post by Guest on Sun Jan 05 2014, 03:34

    Team to face Arsenal: Lloris; Walker, Chiriches, Dawson, Rose; Lennon, Bentaleb, Dembele, Eriksen; Adebayor, Soldado.

    Subs: Friedel, Fryers, Fredericks, Capoue, Chadli, Obika, Kane


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    Re: FA Cup 3rd Round

    Post by vis on Sun Jan 05 2014, 05:06

    This is going to be difficult to get back into. Outnumbered in midfield. If Dembele keeps cool he could wind that horrible gobshite wiltshire up enough to get him sent off. Apart from that I just don't see where we are going to get anything from . . . . .


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    Re: FA Cup 3rd Round

    Post by totalytot on Sun Jan 05 2014, 05:41

    Don't know why he's brought Chadli on he's the worst buy since Rebrov.

    He can't pass or beat a man and his Shooting is great for Harlequins.

    Being crucified in MF.


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    Re: FA Cup 3rd Round

    Post by vis on Sun Jan 05 2014, 06:13

    Out played, out classed, fairly beaten. Except softbottyboy walnut. Rolls around for 2 minutes, gets up and goes offside then runs back to defend and gets strecthered off giving it the big one. So the 1st injury was really bad theo? Fuckin hate him . . . . .


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    Re: FA Cup 3rd Round

    Post by Guest on Sun Jan 05 2014, 06:14

    well that was rubbish

    best player was erikson

    Re: FA Cup 3rd Round

    Post by seebee1944 on Sun Jan 05 2014, 06:21




    Adebayor normal service has been resumed. Nice but dim looking like little boy lost for most of the second half.

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    Re: FA Cup 3rd Round

    Post by Guest on Sun Jan 05 2014, 06:24

    here we go lets pick on ade

    he was better then soldado.
    ade not allowed 1 bad game yet scored in 8 out of hes last 10 games.

    can someone tell me when defoe last scored or played well in the prem.
    1 goal since 2012 dec
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    Re: FA Cup 3rd Round

    Post by vis on Sun Jan 05 2014, 06:25

    Wasn't one of Adabadbigtoes better games. But that said nor was it for all the Spurs players . . . . .


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    Re: FA Cup 3rd Round

    Post by Guest on Sun Jan 05 2014, 07:16

    lloris 5 went down so early for the goal. getting fed up with hes stupid kicking]
    walker6 for effort but where was he for the first goal.
    dawson7 showed he cared
    chirches 7
    rose 6 for that mistake. unforivable
    dembele 6 what does he do
    bentolob 5 nothing
    lennon nothing. wish he had a footbal brain like corzola and roskky
    soldado5 poor
    ade 6 poor game by hes standards.

    erickson 8 our best player

    Re: FA Cup 3rd Round

    Post by totalytot on Sun Jan 05 2014, 08:26

    Loughtonguy wrote:well that was rubbish

    best player was erikson

    I don't think there was a best player this time, unlike against Utd there I would have given them all 10 as they stood up and played for each other.

    Having said that Utd are not as good a side as the Arse and today showed our short comings against a side that has a very creative midfield. They bossed the game and could have had more than the 2-0.

    Very dissapointed, not just cos' we're out the cup but we have played well in the last couple of league games and I really thought we would get at least a draw today.

    But when you see them bringing on Ozil and us Chadli it summed it up really.


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    Re: FA Cup 3rd Round

    Post by BazSpur on Sun Jan 05 2014, 09:20

    We didn't turn up simples and that includes the Manager.


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    And Tottenham, so close to my heart, is still to me the greatest club." - Bill Nicholson

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    'If Ossie Ardiles had gone to Arsenal, they would have had him marking the goalkeeper or something.' Danny Blanchflower

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    Re: FA Cup 3rd Round

    Post by Guest on Sun Jan 05 2014, 09:50

    the amount of times when walcot when down and got up again. even when he got strethced off he looked okay

    i know its bad to wish someone injury but i hate him now lol

    and that prick jack, but we never seem to win any 50/50s today

    no passion

    Re: FA Cup 3rd Round

    Post by LOVELOVEROCKET on Sun Jan 05 2014, 10:22

    has the sherwood bubble burst after 6 games  Sad Sad Sad  has the new manager syndrome over ??????

    tune in next week to see if the bubble has finally burst........dom dom dom...........lol



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    Re: FA Cup 3rd Round

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    Re: FA Cup 3rd Round

    Post by BazSpur on Tue Jan 07 2014, 06:31

    Karma comes to mind.


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    And Tottenham, so close to my heart, is still to me the greatest club." - Bill Nicholson

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    'If Ossie Ardiles had gone to Arsenal, they would have had him marking the goalkeeper or something.' Danny Blanchflower

    Re: FA Cup 3rd Round

    Post by seebee1944 on Tue Jan 07 2014, 22:09



    Wonder if his smug grin is still there now?

    Re: FA Cup 3rd Round

    Post by LOVELOVEROCKET on Wed Jan 08 2014, 03:13

    the circus show TWITTER anyone can act the prick football becoming like wwe ban twitter now......

    1 day a player going go over mark be seriously injured.............

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    Re: FA Cup 3rd Round

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