Race for the Top 4 - 2017/18

piedpiper

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Granted I am looking at their most recent games which were at home, but before Swansea that beat Chelsea in the EFL semi-final and the Palace 4 - 1. Unusually for me I just have a bad feeling about Saturday's game, so I'll shut up for now Obi wan!
I know the feeling. I had a bad feeling for the united game and we smothered them. I was apprehensive for the Liverpool game and as the game went on i sensed a victory coming... Funny thing is just before Kane got his penalty i felt a second goal was coming from open play.

On a side note i think we underestimated the Gooners due to their form at the time... They outplayed us that day and it hurt. I think we will be up for it this Saturday and wont take them lightly again.
 

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I know the feeling. I had a bad feeling for the united game and we smothered them. I was apprehensive for the Liverpool game and as the game went on i sensed a victory coming... Funny thing is just before Kane got his penalty i felt a second goal was coming from open play.

On a side note i think we underestimated the Gooners due to their form at the time... They outplayed us that day and it hurt. I think we will be up for it this Saturday and wont take them lightly again.
I certainly hope you're right. I do worry about Boomerang's pace though. Let's hope for a bit more match fitness for Wanyama, Rose et al after tomorrow's game. Then all systems go on Saturday!
 

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Well we’ve recently faced Sanchez, Lukaku & Martial followed by Firmino, Salah and Mane so I’d say good practice for facing Ozil, Auberg & Mikie. Just need to perform on the day.
 

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Make no mistake, the goons will be well up for this and they have some decent players. They are dangerous! But, we are the better team, in better form, with better players, at "home"! If we have the right mentality and tactics, we will win. I'm so gutted that I am missing the game. First NLD I have missed in about 12 years! But it is all to play for, win that and they are out of the top 4 race and we are in pole position!

Come on you spurs
 

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Maybe on the home game but they definitely weren't themselves when we went to Dortmund. I recall it being quite a casual win without us being at our very best.
Actually I was slightly wrong. They won first 6 bundesliga and Wembley game was in middle of that. They started going downhill after Real Madrid game. Anyways we’ve faced Aubameyang twice this season and not caused us major problems.i Just think Mkhitaryan Aubameyang Ozil are Honestly 3 of the laziest players in world football. With no recognised DM I think we should be able to get at them pretty easily.
 

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People seem to forget Aubameyang scored an outrageous goal that was wrongly rules offside, as well as scoring their goal in Dortmund. So he has scored against us already this season.
 

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Actually I was slightly wrong. They won first 6 bundesliga and Wembley game was in middle of that. They started going downhill after Real Madrid game. Anyways we’ve faced Aubameyang twice this season and not caused us major problems.i Just think Mkhitaryan Aubameyang Ozil are Honestly 3 of the laziest players in world football. With no recognised DM I think we should be able to get at them pretty easily.
As long as we adopt the high pressing mentality from the very start. The Man Utd game showed what an early goal does for the confidence of the team
 
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I beleive the Wembley pitch is bigger than standard UEFA/FIFA regulations, I think we even requested the dimensions to be the same but were denied
No. Wembley pitch is the same as the standard - 105m X 68m. We requested the same dimensions as WHL, which had a smaller pitch, and were denied. (Pitch size was found on the Premier League Official Site)
 

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Make no mistake, the goons will be well up for this and they have some decent players. They are dangerous! But, we are the better team, in better form, with better players, at "home"! If we have the right mentality and tactics, we will win. I'm so gutted that I am missing the game. First NLD I have missed in about 12 years! But it is all to play for, win that and they are out of the top 4 race and we are in pole position!

Come on you spurs
As far as I’m concerned, there’s not really too much to be getting worried about. I expect quite an easy win. Arse no longer have the fight they once did, and are quite average. We just gave United and Liverpool a lesson in football. And they are better than Arsenal.
 

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No idea where you're getting those figures from. The standard pitch size is 105m x 68m. Wembley has capacity for a 105m x 69m pitch, reduced for our season, as far as I'm aware, to the standard 105m x 68m. We applied to have it reduced to our old WHL size of 100m x 67m but it was obviously refused.

http://www.90min.com/posts/5168449-...to-make-the-wembley-pitch-smaller-next-season
No. Wembley pitch is the same as the standard - 105m X 68m. We requested the same dimensions as WHL, which had a smaller pitch, and were denied. (Pitch size was found on the Premier League Official Site)
Yeah, my bad. I thought wembley was bigger than the PL standard, I knew we weren't permitted to change it to WHL dimensions but I thought I'd seen we couldn't change it to PL standard. But since it is PL standard that point was moot
 
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It’s still to our advantage we have faced Aubameyang twice. The players won’t be facing an unknown quantity. Tbh they totally dominated Everton in 1st half and I barely noticed him apart from an offside goal. For me he’s a one trick pony granted it’s a good trick. But he’s certainly not an all round centre forward like Kane is. He plays best in a dominant team. He’s hold up play is poor and rarely scores from outside box. He is all about running in behind. But if we can pin them in his threat is almost totally negated.
 
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These Arsenal players will have never faced 70,000 Yids in full voice. Even though it’s the shitty early kickoff, let’s hope the crowd are really for up for it.
 

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It’s still to our advantage we have faced Aubameyang twice. The players won’t be facing an unknown quantity. Tbh they totally dominated Everton in 1st half and I barely noticed him apart from an offside goal. For me he’s a one trick pony granted it’s a good trick. But he’s certainly not an all round centre forward like Kane is. He plays best in a dominant team. He’s hold up play is poor and rarely scores from outside box. He is all about running in behind. But if we can pin them in his threat is almost totally negated.
I saw a crazy stat that all but 1 of his goals in Germany was inside the penalty box
 

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Arsenal away form is horrible currently. Regardless of Mkhitaryan & Auba , they are brittle away from home. Score the first goal , we will win this.
 

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Going to be there and will be shitting myself throughout. Apologies in advance to the poor sods around me...

If we have the intensity we showed against United, or the control we showed in the 2nd half of the Liverpool game then id fancy us to win. No stupid errors and we should be fine. Lose and it's got the potential to be a disaster. 1 point clear, or 7 is a massive swing and a loss could hurt psychologically too.
 

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Well we’ve recently faced Sanchez, Lukaku & Martial followed by Firmino, Salah and Mane so I’d say good practice for facing Ozil, Auberg & Mikie. Just need to perform on the day.
I hope they are dreading facing Kane, Dele, Sonny, Chris and maybe Lucas the same way! (y)
 

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I saw a crazy stat that all but 1 of his goals in Germany was inside the penalty box
Yeah I saw that as well. But wasn’t sure if that was last season or whole career. He also barely gets involved in games it’s a bit defoe like. He generally averages less than 20 touches a game. But obviously his scoring record negates him getting criticism. I think this is the main reason big clubs have never gone for him. Most big clubs want that focal point like a Kane morata Lukaku who can be a more all round number 9. Aubameyang relys on his pace and won’t be getting any quicker closer he gets to 30. Obviously because he has signed for them I’m looking for every negative. But honestly I don’t think he will be a game changer for them. Will most likely do ok as lacazette has but nothing outstanding imo.
 
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