April 18, 2009
Didier Drogba again was the hero to steer chelsea into the final of the fa cap today playing arsenal at wembley.Arsenal took the lead via walcott in the first half but chelsea come storming back with malouda and Drogba cracking the winner.
In the first half On 18 minutes, Adebayor had the time and space to backheel down the line for Kieran Gibbs who clipped a cross from the left.Walcott hit the ball with a relatively weak volley, which hit the hands of both Ashley Cole and Petr Cech on its way into the net – neither man could keep it out.Arsenal keeper Fabianski had a shocker The Ivorian was left for dead by Malouda on his way to scoring his equaliser, as the Chelsea winger jinked easily in from the left and rolled a right-footed shot inside the near post.Fabianski had yet to produce his Biggest mistake, and his wrong error of judgement left Drogba with the simple chance of rounding him to score the winner.(why was the keeper again so far outside his goal?)
Grass to blame we dont this so
On Football Focus, Martin Keown took his criticism up a level. Highlighting sections of the pitch which were missing, the former Gunner centre-half noted how the way in which the new Wembley was built, particularly the lack of light and air onto the playing surface, severely damages the ground.Arsene Wenger Slamed the Wembley Pitch also.
Ground report before Match
Game highlights below ITV highlights here
Good report here read more
March 20, 2009
Mild-mannered actor and West Ham fan Ray Winstone has lent his support to the FA’s Respect campaign in this new commercial. Winstone takes on the part of an over-enthusiastic dad giving it a bit of verbal and a more laidback narrator who is happy just to watch the action
On average, 7,000 referees quit football every year at because of the abuse they receive from players and from the sidelines. Lots of children also pack it in because of the attitude and actions of over-enthusiastic and pushy parents.
WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW FUNNY BUT ITS SO TRUE!!
March 17, 2009
William Gallas’s controversial header sent Arsenal into the FA Cup semis.
Nick Barmby had put Hull ahead with a deflected volley (13), and Geovanni saw a free-kick tipped over but Robin Van Persie hit the bar and had a header blocked on the line as Arsenal fought.
The Dutchman’s composed finish drew the Gunners level (74) and Gallas, who was in an offside position when the ball was played in, headed home (84).
Brown in spitting claim
Hull manager Phil Brown accused Cesc Fabregas of spitting at Brian Horton after Arsenal won their FA Cup clash.
Tensions ran high as the Gunners came from a goal down to win 2-1 courtesy of William Gallas’s controversial goal.
Brown told Setanta: “You know you’re not going to get the rub of the green when you come to places like this but for Fabregas to spit at my assistant tells you what this club’s about.”
Wenger in dark over claim
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insisted he had not seen club captain Cesc Fabregas spit at Hull assistant coach Brian Horton following the 2-1 victory.
Tigers manager Phil Brown made the accusation following the heated FA Cup sixth-round tie, which was settled by William Gallas’s controversial strike.
Asked about the alleged incident, Wenger told Setanta: “It’s completely new to me. I don’t know about that.
March 8, 2009
Everton get the win over Middlesbrough today after going down they stormed back to win the tie 2-1 and advance to the FA Cup semi-finals!.Two second-half goals have given Everton a 2-1 lead in their FA Cup quarter-final with Middlesbrough at Goodison Park Everton came from behind to reach their first FA Cup semi-final since 1995.
David Wheater ended a scrappy first half by heading the opener past a wrongfooted Tim Howard but Everton drew level through Marouane Fellaini.
His header looped over the exposed Brad Jones , and substitute Louis Saha sealed the win when he nodded in from close range (56), while Leighton Baines cracked a free-kick against the bar