Cricketer Of The Year
Reckon Barca will finish the job comfortably at the Nou Camp, but credit to the Gooners for their fightback - a bit of that heart and intensity from my boys last night would have been nice.
What? Taking his leg out from behind while he was about to strike the ball not a penalty now? He was gash all game with the 50/50's.
Agreeing with this. Though that shouldn't excuse Almunia for the first or Vermaelen for doing a Usain Bolt impression away from goal for the second.What? Taking his leg out from behind while he was about to strike the ball not a penalty now? He was gash all game with the 50/50's.
Equation is simple now, win to progress but the injuries are the biggest concern now. Song dropping bacl was the wrong move, he was out of position badly for both goals. Need Campbell-Vermaelen.
FIFA really need to sort that out. When you give away a penalty you're not denying a goalscoring opportunity at all.Def pen, IMHO. Cesc looking for it, obv, but there was contact.
Red seemed harsh, but was a goal scoring op, so guess ref had no choice.
Can we do it? Cesc we can.Think we showed Barca way too much respect in the first and didn't try and pressure them on the ball in our own half. Also believe for all the Barca took their foot off talk, we're always one of the fittest teams around and once they'd given us their maximum for 70 minutes they did tire a bit and we pushed them during that period.
If we can go deep into the game only needing a goal to win the tie over there then we could pull something off. We played better at Old Trafford, Anfield and some would say at Stamford Bridge too than we did at home this year where we almost looked intimidated by the pressure of our own fans. Shouldn't do this to myself but am hoping now.