MATCH PREVIEW: Arsenal v Newcastle United, Emirates Stadium, 28/Apr/14, KO: 8pm, Premier League.

by • April 25, 2014 • Match previewsComments (9)852

The season has now descended into complete nonsense, another defeat to Swansea last Wenger1week ended any thoughts of even seeing us win again this season, Arsenal will destroy us, Cardiff will turn us over and Liverpool will embarrass us with a severe thrashing. Fuck it, get it over with, spare us any more pain. No-one listens to Pardew anymore, or even cares what he’s saying, so if the press could stop interviewing the wanker, that would be great.

Arsenal need to win, so they will, and that’s all you need to know really!

Giroud has hit 20 goals this season, Ramsey has 14, Podolski, has 12. Diaby, Gibbs, Walcott, Wilshere and Vermaelen are their injury doubts, not that it will matter.

Team News

So Krul should return between the sticks, which would mean Elliot drops back to the bench.

Papiss Cisse and Luuk de Jong limped off last week and it has transpired that Cisse has broken his knee cap and will be out for a lengthy spell. Ben Arfa has been back home with a dead leg, which used to be something you got at school at play time and thought no more of a few hours later!!

Krul will probably continue in goal, the back 3, 4 or 5, or whatever it’s supposed to be can welcome back Debuchy, Pardew really just needs to decide who to play at Left back.

Sissoko is primed to return to our midfield, can’t wait for that!

Up front, Remy returns to spare us the possibility of Shola Ameobi and De Jong allowing  Arsenal’s keeper to have the night off.

*Sylvain Marveaux update – spotted in Subway…. may even play for their 5 a-side team now!

Injured

Ryan Taylor – Knee – Next Season

Obertan – Knee – No return date

Santon – Hamstring

Cisse = Knee

Ben Arfa – Dead Leg (The leg gets cremated on Tuesday)

Sammy Ameobi – Foot

Possible Team (4-3-1-2)

1.Tim Krul: 2. Mattieu Debuchy, 5. Mike Williamson, 6. Fabricio Coloccini, 3. Paul Dummett: 8. Vurnon Anita, 4. Cheick Tiote, 7.Moussa Sissoko: 11. Yoan Gouffran: 11. Luuk De Jong 9. Loic Remy

Subs

Rob Elliot, Steven Taylor, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Adam Armstrong, Shola Ameobi, Massaido Haidara, Dan Gosling

Referee: Neil Swarbrick

League History at The Gunners

1984/85: Lost 0-2, United had made a perfect start to our return to the top flight, winning 3 out of 3. But our trip to Highbury brought our first defeat. Viv Anderson and Brian Talbot on target for the hosts Attendance, 37,078

1985/86: Drew 0-0, United had made a satisfactory start to the campaign but had stuttered at home to Barnsley in the milk cup to a 0-0 first leg draw. Most feared a defeat in North Londn, but United returned home with a useful point, with Allinson, Rocastle, Nicholas, Woodcock, Rix et al left frustrated. Attendance, 24,108

1986/87: Won 1-0, United were scrapping around for any points we could find near the bottom of Division One, but, Paul ‘Sarge’ Goddard was on a hot streak for us. Goddard breached The Gunner’s back four with a superb, winner which put a vital 3 points on the board. Attendance, 17,353

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH_HRNtUkP8

1987/88: Drew 1-1, Remarkably we’d finish only 2 places behind Arsenal , with us in 8th and them in 6th, Goddard struck again with another screamer, not until after Gascoigne had missed a penalty, whilst Perry Groves notched for the hosts as we responded to a 1-0 defeat at Everton the week before. Attendance, 25,889

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4ts8lsQoVM

1988/89: Lost 0-1 A different story this time around. Arsenal were to finish champions whilst we finished rank, bottom.  Brian Marwood settled this one. Attendance, 38,023

1993/94: Lost 1-2 We were very quickly getting to grips with what the Premier League was all about. Beardsley and Cole were striking up a formidable partnership, but Arsenal had their own in Alan Smith and Ian Wright. They both notched for the hosts, whilst Beardsley struck for us. We would actually finish 1 place ahead of them, in 3rd and clinch a UEFA cup spot.  Attendance, 36,091

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHZ01OcY9Ew

1994/95: Won 3-2 We were on a massive high having just stuffed Royal Antwerp (away) 5-0 on our return to Europe. Next up was a difficult trip to Highbury, but Keegan’s heroes bagged the points with a brace from Pedro (maybe 1 was an OG) and another from Ruel Fox. Tony Adams had struck for the hosts and Ian Wright set up a Grandstand finish with their second with time running out.  Attendance, 36,819

1995/96: Lost 0-2 This was the closest we will ever come to winning the league in my life time. When all these moaning, Arsenal twats, moan about having not won a cup for a handful of years and start hammering Wenger, they have no idea how fucking pathetic they look and sound. They sound like cunts, let’s be honest. They’d already cheated/kicked us out of the League cup, don’t be fooled, when they talk of “The Arsenal Way”, the Arsenal way was a snide, dirty way and they’d booted Ginola all over the park. The pack of cunts did us again in the league as the wheels came off our title campaign!!  Attendance, 38,271 

1996/97: Won 1-0 A sweet victory that no one seen coming. Kenny Dalglish was luring us in to a false sense of security by taking us on a charge to 2nd place and Champion’s League qualification, whilst utilising our flair attacking players. This included a Robbie Elliott inspired win at Highbury, with 10 men after “Dizzy” Gillespie received his marching orders. Attendance, 38,179 

1997/98: Lost 1-3 Our league campaign was a fucking disaster. Dalglish had had a whack on the head and filled our squad with a heap of shit. We knew before we went out that we’d get slaughtered here, and we duly did. Anelka got 2, Veiria got 1 whilst Barton pulled one back for us.Attendance, 38,102 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9PQWxcKBlk

1998/99: Lost 0-3 Having dispensed with the services of one knacker, we handed the team over to another. Gullit had promised sexy football, but this was anything but. Down to 10 men again, after Dabizas saw red, we got humped by 3, with Bergkamp our tormentor. Attendance, 38,102

1999/00: Drew 0-0 Bobby Robson’s tactical genius saw us set up for a point with a patched up side. John Karelese and Franck Dumas were outstanding. Attendance, 38,106 

2000/01: Lost 0-5 The less said the better about this one, but you kow, when Ray Parlour is coring a hat trick, that actually, it’s best just to write the day off and get pissed!!. Attendance, 38,052

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh4Q6HaROyA

2001/02: Won 3-1 A fucking fantastic night, with the hosts acting like the outright cunts that they are. Robert Pires had put them 1-0 up but Graeme Poll made a decision to send off Ray Parlour, probably for scoring a hat trick against us the previous year, which to be honest, seems fair enough to me. Anyhow, we’d equalise through Andy O’Brien with what might have been our last ‘proper’ goal from a corner, but Ashley *spit* Cole, the little cheating cunt, then got Bellamy sent off, which I’v still never forgiven the twat for. I think when people see me raging at the dickhead, they think it’s cos everyone hates him for nobbing some lass behind Cheryl Cole’s back, well…. it’s got nowt to do with that, but I hate the shithouse!! Anyway……. Enter Laurent Robert…… He torched the bastards and won a penalty for Shearer to convert and then scored himself. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. Thierry Henry left the field trying to stop bitter, tears flooding down his face, whilst Wenger’s was even more repugnant than normal. Attendance, 38,012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2xKYh9fCVc

2002/03: Lost 0-1 Normal service resumed, a home win, Sylvain Wiltord with the winner. Attendance, 38,121

2003/04: Lost 2-3 A game moved to a Friday night, which meant I got so drunk that I couldn’t remember a thing about it. Anyway, Bernard had briefly got us back on level terms but Henry would score from the penalty spot (his 2nd of the night) just moments later to seal defeat. Robert had restored parity earlier but Silva then notched for the hosts. Attendance, 38,112 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2xKYh9fCVc

2004/05: Lost 0-1 Played out in farcical circumstances with Bellamy feigning injury and Souness being a dick, we lost a game 1-0 with Bergkamp on target. Attendance, 38,137

2005/06: Lost 0-2 We were robbed. We were playing well and holding our own until Steve Bennett sent off Jenas which was a disgraceful decision. After that, Arsenal won it, but not without getting a penalty first. Henry scored it and the biggest arsehole on the planet (van Persie) added a 2nd.. Attendance, 38,072 

2006/07: Drew 1-1 Dyer had us 1-0 up after 30 minutes, but Henry scored a superb free kick to level.  Attendance, 60,058 

2007/08: Lost 0-3 Our second mauling to these in 5 days. Having been dumped out of the FA cup 3-0, they repeated the scoreline in the league. Adebayor, Flamini, Fabregas!!! .  Attendance, 60,127 

2008/09: Lost 0-3 Fuck the score, it had become apparent that all was not well with Keegan and the board!! Worse was to follow, much worse He’d never be seen in a Newcastle dug out again!!. Attendance, 60,067

2010/11: Won 1-0 A after thrashing the mackems 5-1 we went to Arsenal and beat them as well, with Andy Carroll nodding in the winner. Koscielny was sent off late on too. Lovely stuff. Attendance, 60,059

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IJgXOHoHpg

2011/12: Lost 1-2 This game is remembered for 2 things. Ben Arfa’s wicked goal and van Persie acting like the biggest prick you will ever see after their late winner. It became apparent from this day, that Robin van Persie was not only a striker, but also the referee. I’d love to kick him on the face!  Attendance, 60,095

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sk7g9YPxEr8

2012/13: Lost 7-3 There is so much to hate about Arsenal. Their loathsome fan’s sense of entitlement is just one, but it’s not hard to see where it comes from. The club itself have one too. It conveniently suited them to have their Boxing Day fixture postponed, tube service preventing West ham getting to Arsenal….. Aye, I know!!! It didn’t stop other London teams from playing, just these. So whilst the rest of the country were embarking on their busy Xmas fixture list, Arsenal sat with their feet up and duly dispatched us, tearing us to shreds in the latter stages of the game, once our legs had gone. Marveaux’s pass for Demba Ba’s last ever Newcastle goal was simply, superb. Attendance, 60,087

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p506vl031dI

Arsenal Fanzines

Gooner http://onlinegooner.com/

Dangermen

Probably only Szczesny isn’t a danger man

Prediction

Arsenal 7-0 Newcastle United

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9 Responses to MATCH PREVIEW: Arsenal v Newcastle United, Emirates Stadium, 28/Apr/14, KO: 8pm, Premier League.

  1. Kev Connolly says:

    Another good read Chris. That game where we beat the twats to go top of the league was fantastic. Looking at the highlights I’m sure Pires handled the cross before scoring. You’re right about Ashley Cole as well, same old Arsenal, always cheating!

  2. WhoArYa says:

    Brilliant article Chris thanks. We were at the 96/97 one nil win amongst the aptly named “cunts” and I remember Solano being impressive but what sticks in my memory is a few Columbian fans being thrown out for supporting Columbia (Asprilla times) as the sad cunts went mental over that audacity.

    We are going on Monday and I’m praying for a miracle/flukey nil one win but we are braced for the worst.

    Your prediction has worryingly accurate potential.

  3. Davey says:

    Was at the quarter final hatchet job by Dixon and Co ably assisted by the Ref, (Ashby I think?). There wasn’t much hullaballoo about the cheats in the media afterwards as it was just us on the receiving end, compare and contrast the howling that came out of Highbury when we did them 3-1 and Parlour got sent off. Cunts is about right, Mr Betts.

    • Chris Betts says:

      Yeah, that cup defeat was probably the time I realised just how much a pack of cunts Arsenal are

  4. Philip says:

    I love the word CUNT and will always associate it with Arsenal. Fucking cockney cunts!

    Phil.

    DH7 Mags.

  5. Chris Betts says:

    I cant believe how much Newcastle United make me swear

  6. Tom Bates says:

    Ashby died soon after he retired which was sad news, however it was a poor performance in that game.