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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by COTR on Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:05 pm

Ric Jol wrote:Why you are so negative? 2-2 against the Czechs is not bad....! they were on the EC so they belong to one of the better teams in europe! Ale

It is prob more to do with the time warp the team is stuck in
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by EMP on Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:08 pm

There are other problems too. Jankulowski and Sirl carved England apart. Baros had too much space to turn and it really should have been an own goal against Ashley Cole - his deflection caused it to go in. -Not even sure it would have otherwise. Capello thinks he was playing 4-3-2-1 with Gerrard definitely not playing on left. England got lucky - didn't really deserve draw and that is worrying at home. That said it is a bit early to be giving up.
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by christmasborocooper on Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:59 pm

"It's always good to have someone to play balls into that little hole where I like it" - Robbie Keane on having Stephen Reid back in the Ireland midfield.


Was this really said? I saw it on the 442 forum. Amazing.
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by Pierre Littbarski on Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:36 pm

HUNGARY 3-3 MONTENEGRO

Missed this result from Wednesday - Fiorentina's Jovetic scored a brace for the visitors - Watford's Tamas Priskin had opened the scoring for the hosts:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4He8q9Gpho

cheers

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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by Deano on Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:52 pm

borocooper wrote:"It's always good to have someone to play balls into that little hole where I like it" - Robbie Keane on having Stephen Reid back in the Ireland midfield.


Was this really said? I saw it on the 442 forum. Amazing.

lol! lol! lol! lol!.
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by bluenine on Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:13 am

I guess this is only expected... it will be interesting to see which "new" players he picks for these high profile friendlies....

Capello Keeping His Axe Sharp
Fabio Capello has revealed that his England squad is still very much a work-in-progress, meaning the axe will be wielded ahead of next month's friendly against Germany... England sit top of UEFA Group Six in World Cup qualifying with four wins from as many games following Wednesday's 3-1 win over Belarus.

It is the Three Lions' best-ever start to a WCQ campaign, and they will hope to make it five from five when they face the Ukraine in April.

But Capello is not completely satisfied and insisted that changes will be made for the Three Lions' friendly visit to Berlin on November 19.

The Italian told The Sun: It doesnt mean that because we have done well in Belarus, these are the players I go with. No, you always have to prepare the future.

For me, the friendly matches are experiments to decide the best XI, to decide the best group, to decide everything. I needed to experiment and I will do the same in the next three games starting with Germany and Spain.

Someone can be injured or someone might not be able to play in the next few games. I know all the English players and I will decide who to pick when the time comes.

So before the Germany game, I will try and find some new players.

Aston Villa trio Ashley Young, Gabriel Agbonlahor and Nigel Reo-Coker are all in line for a call-up, while Newcastle United striker Michael Owen could also work his way back into the fold.
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by bluenine on Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:35 pm

Oh man, I gotta go for this one - there is no way I am going to miss this.... can the arsenal fans here help me out sourcing a coupla tickets????

Italy-Brazil venue confirmed Thursday 13 November, 2008
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Italy's friendly against Brazil next February will be played at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium.

Marcello Lippi's world champions will take on the nation with the most world titles to their name on the evening of February 10 and Arsenal are proud to be hosting the occasion.

Everyone at Arsenal is proud and honoured to be staging this international match between two of the world's greatest teams, Gunners chairman Peter Hill-Wood stated.

Brazil and Italy both have proud and very successful football histories and we are looking forward to welcoming the teams and the many Brazilian and Italian supporters.

It will be a special game for a number of Brazilian Serie A stars, including Milan's Kaka, Ronaldinho and Alexandre Pato, who will be up against their club teammates.

Meanwhile, the clash has added significance as Juventus striker Amauri could pay his first game for one of his two nations.
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by SuperMario on Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:45 am

I've asked fellow gunners (Arsenal Amnia) if do know a way. I'll pm you the moment I know something.
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by bluenine on Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:20 pm

De Guzman wrote:I've asked fellow gunners (Arsenal Amnia) if do know a way. I'll pm you the moment I know something.

Thanks pal, that will be a big help!!
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by SuperMario on Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:26 pm

bluenine wrote:
De Guzman wrote:I've asked fellow gunners (Arsenal Amnia) if do know a way. I'll pm you the moment I know something.

Thanks pal, that will be a big help!!
The way I understand it: make sure you're the 1st when the tickets go on general sale december 4th (heard for previous Brazil matches people got tickets in this way).


Brazil v Italy
International Friendly Match
Emirates Stadium
Tuesday, February 10, 2009. Kick-off: 7.45pm

Arsenal Football Club is delighted to announce ticket details for the forthcoming match between Brazil and Italy, to be played at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday 10th February 2009 Kick-off 19:45pm.
Before tickets for this exciting match go on General Sale, the Club is delighted to offer Arsenal Members the first opportunity to purchase tickets.
Tickets will be available as follows:
Platinum (Club Level) and Gold (GA Season Ticket)
Tickets will be available from 11am on Monday 17th November 2008 to purchase your own seat. (booking fees apply). Sales will stop at 4pm on Monday 24th November 2008.
Silver Members
Tickets will be available from 10:30am on Tuesday 25th November 2008 (booking fees apply)
Red Members
Tickets will be available from 10:30am on Wednesday 26th November 2008. (booking fees apply)
General Sale (Non-Arsenal Members)
Tickets will go on General sale on Thursday 4th December @ 10:30am (subject to availability. Booking fees apply)

Ticket Prices
Centre Upper - 55
Centre Upper Back - 45
Next to Centre Upper - 45
Next to Centre Upper Back - 40
Wing Upper - 40
Wing Upper Back - 40
Corner Upper - 40
Goal Upper - 40
Goal Upper Back - 40
Centre Lower - 40
Wing Lower - 35
Corner Lower - 35
Goal Lower - 35 - Junior gunners 17 Cannon/OAP 20 Members only.
Club Level Halfway Line - 75
Club Level Midfield - 65
Club Level Behind Goal - 60
Club Level Corner - 60

http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archive/brazil-v-italy-ticket-information
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by EMP on Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:22 pm

Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac has recalled Andre Ayew and Quincy Owusu-Abeyie for the friendly against Tunisia in Accra. Despite not having a team Stephen Appiah is in the squad as well.
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by SuperMario on Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:11 pm

Imo this midweek with all those useless friendlies is a hostile international break. It's terrorism by the FA's CFO's. Nobody cares aboyut these matches, even the players come up with Cr@p excuses so they don;t waste their time / risk getting injured.
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by Ricardo Jol on Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:42 pm

Why Fatty Koevermans doesn't want to play for Oranje B anymore? Is he TOO good for that team...?
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by Calidad on Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:53 pm

I might try and get tickets that the Brasil-Italy match as well.
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by SuperMario on Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:57 pm

SC Braga's Orlando S scored a hattrick for Portugal U21 (after Arsenal's Rui Fonte opened the scoring & Parejo had equalised from the spot) in thir 4-1 win over Spain U21.

Was/is he any good?
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by lampiao007 on Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:24 pm

First time I heard of the boy. Need to keep an eye on the Braga team more often. Some interesting kids coming out of the youth squads in Portugal
If they have their space on the main teams that is
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by SuperMario on Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:23 pm

Serbia 6-1 up in friendly v Bulgaria (close to FT).

OZ won 0-1 away in Bahrain & are already 5 points clear in their WC qualification group. Looks like they'll make the WC hands down. Dutch managers ok
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by Deano on Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:01 pm

Malta 0-1 Iceland-FT. cheers.
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by SuperMario on Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:15 pm

Bendtner v Ramsey aka Denmark v Wales:

http://nl.justin.tv/sportstime
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by SuperMario on Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:31 pm

That c**t Bellamy robbed Ramsey of his Wales debut goal. If he would have just squared it in stead of being egocentric.
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by Deano on Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:35 pm

De Guzman wrote:That c**t Bellamy robbed Ramsey of his Wales debut goal. If he would have just squared it in stead of being egocentric.

Bellamy is a striker...
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by SuperMario on Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:37 pm

so what? I don't mind a striker going for an even more diifult option himself. But if he f@cks up, he should have squared it.

ramsey could have walked the ball into goal.
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by Deano on Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:38 pm

If Ramsey didn't play for Arsenal you wouldn't care...I don't care about Wales/Denmark...so I hope Bellamy, Collins and Collison steal the show...
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by SuperMario on Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:39 pm

If Bellamy would have played for Arsenal I would have said exactly the same.
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by Riviera on Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:03 pm

GianDeano Zola wrote:Malta 0-1 Iceland-FT. cheers.

It's Malta...

The mega c**t Riise got a red card for bad language or whatever Yikes Yikes Should be his last game for a very very long time!
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by SuperMario on Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:20 pm

Van Persie scores with a good glancing header after a cross. 32' Holland - Sweden 1-0. He's playing well anyway.

poor match. sweden have done f@ck all & Holland play at a too low pace.
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by SuperMario on Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:47 pm

Greece 1-0 up v Italy

Gekas
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by SuperMario on Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:53 pm

Van persie 2-0. good VDV cut back.

2-1 kallstrom (Vorm should have saved it)

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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by Dwarf on Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:44 pm

"Blimey. This one almost slipped me by. One for you record fans - Italy's 1-1 draw in Greece means that coach Marcello Lippi has equalled the world record of 31 successive international games without defeat."

Very impressive.
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by Fey on Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:49 pm

Dwarf wrote:"Blimey. This one almost slipped me by. One for you record fans - Italy's 1-1 draw in Greece means that coach Marcello Lippi has equalled the world record of 31 successive international games without defeat."

Very impressive.

I believe that's only you Dwarf!

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