Prediction - CL: Arsenal vs Lokomotiv | 10/12/03

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by SydneyGunnerFan, Dec 7, 2003.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Pires & Gilberto
  2. Adam

    Adam New Member Elite

    If i am this determined to win, imagine what the team feel. This is a game that we must show the Russians why the English are known for a fighting spirit and a physical style of play.

    Cole, Campbell, Parlour, Keown, Vieira, Ljungberg, Bergkamp - fight!

    The crowd have a huge responsibility tonight. In patches where the team are nervous and cautious we must show our support in full voice. WE need to push them up the field so that they are encouraged to fight and win the ball high up the pitch and force Lokomotiv into errors. They won't be used to such a physical pressing, fast paced game in Russia. They are like Italians. Let's show we are not a library and when it matters on this sort of occasion - we are the most passionate crowd.
  3. SydneyGunnerFan

    SydneyGunnerFan New Member

    i was going to write the crowd is going to have a big part for us in the second half if it is still 0-0. We have to fight for every ball and play strong and then if we lose we can say we went out playing our best and making it hard for lokomotive to do anything in the match
  4. spivakov

    spivakov New Member

    Adam, dont worry. gunners will win and ever children know it .
    i hope Loko will show nice football. :mrgreen:
  5. thierrys_girl

    thierrys_girl New Member

    look, i dont mind if you post in the forum and express your opinions but when you dont spell the names of our player right then i get angry :evil:

    vieira is spelt v i e i r a
    henry is spelt h e n r y
    lehmann is spelt l e h m a n n
  6. RuZone

    RuZone New Member

    really??? where??? in England :shock:
  7. spivakov

    spivakov New Member

    Adam, sorry perhaps you told about french spirit.
    i would not envy to your team if it wasnt french players.
  8. Adam

    Adam New Member Elite

    It makes up for a lack of technique! Football was made here, and the tradition and passion within the country about the game is hard to find anywhere. Ask any player in England - this is the place to play.

    Russians like to be composed and hold the ball well - we have to show a work rate (not so much flair - but skill when needed once won the ball in the final third) and win the ball early and high up the pitch where it's dangerous. If we wont score on the counter attack, then forced Russian errors will have to be a way to a goal as the Russians do not lose the ball when they have it.

    The Russians cant be allowed possesion in midfield like Inter had at Highbury - we will have to press Loko into mistakes. It's all about our work rate rather than flair, skill and flow. This has been the case when we have won at Highbury against big European teams. Champagne football and domination of possesion all the time has proved unrewarding against big teams. The key is that their defenders have the possesion and that we press them and create space. We need to show the moments of flair when it matters i.e. Russian error, or counter attack.

    As it was against Inter - the midfield is the key. And they will not have played against a player like Vieira. And hopefully Parlour joins him in the middle.
  9. SydneyGunnerFan

    SydneyGunnerFan New Member

    hey looks like all the lokomotive fans have left must be going to go and pray that there team doesnt lose tonight or something good luck to them but arsenal is going to win. The crowd will be electric and we have to be on top of out game the whole time and then ii reacon i could say that we played our best and can beat any team on our day
  10. flotz

    flotz New Member

    vieira is spelt v i e i r a
    henry is spelt h e n r y
    lehmann is spelt l e h m a n n
  11. spivakov

    spivakov New Member

    2-0 :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  12. flotz

    flotz New Member

    i predict that well draw or lose that way if we draw or loose ill get it right and if not i dont care cause we qualified!!
  13. Adam

    Adam New Member Elite

    Who are your powerful and speedy players to watch out for?
  14. patrick42uk

    patrick42uk New Member Elite

    marat izmailov and dimitry loskov, the only two players that can hurt us, i think anyway
  15. Adam

    Adam New Member Elite

    Powerful and fast though? I thought they were skilfull technicians. Izmailov is quite nippy, but not powerfull in an Henry, Bergkamp, Vieira sense.
  16. RuZone

    RuZone New Member

    his smartness is his power -)))) :)

    I guess It was ment that Marat is a key player of Loko - unfortunately he's injured


    2 Adam

    Crush-Kill-Destroy - is not a football feature. It's closer to Regby - (by the way - congrateyoulations; England has won World Championship by right). Technique and skill players'll conquer primitive pressing. Recall Porto vs Celtic game. Deco & Alenichev were indestructible.
  17. RuZone

    RuZone New Member

    That's big of you! :D No point to gooners!!! -))))))) 8)
  18. RuZone

    RuZone New Member

    You can post new topics in this forum
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    But Arsenal won't win. :mrgreen:
  19. orion

    orion New Member Elite

    Well, we're heading for the crunch game and this game certainly won't be easy as our opponents are also fighting for a spot in the last 16. Moscow are a typical Russian team in as they look well composed and tacticly strong. We must really be in top form tonight to get past them and remain our composure through out the game. I hope the lesson from Leicester has been learned and the players won't go to second gear when we are winning.

    Lokomotiv will do their upper most to stop Henry, but i think he will still prove too much of a burden to be nullified cause he can operate in such a large field. He should also use this element to drag as many defenders upon him and thus create open spaces for other Gunners to exploit, I think the best chances might come from people like Ljungberg and Gilberto creeping inside the box unawares when they will be concentrating on Henry. Bergie-Freddie partnership might work wonders in this game, but main thing is to remain focused, be lethal in finishing and not take any chances at the back, no sloppy passes on our own half please, as they also have some quick players out there. Cygan comes upon another stern test tonight and I'm also expecting Lehman to make a few good saves to keep us going, also expecting the familiar Viara song to get the lads really going for it. But it won't be an easy win and I see a cruch finishing with maybe just one goal in it.
    Good luck with the Gunners tonight!!!!
  20. Adam

    Adam New Member Elite

    Home Arsenal can be just as fantastic, but it is easier for away teams to defend in the small space on the Highbury pitch. Plus the away teams are always negative, and we always dominate chances and possesion. We can do it if we get an early goal.

    Arsenal 5 Deportivo 1
    Arsenal 2 Lazio 0
    Arsenal 2 Valencia 1
    Arsenal 3 Juventus 1
    Arsenal 4 Bayer Leverkusen 1

    This game is about our midfield, how we press Loko and don't let Loskov etc create moves. Let their defence have the possesion and force mistakes.

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