Five reasons why Arsenal won’t beat Cardiff in ninety minutes

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The bizarre decision to play this fourth round replay after all the fifth round matches have taken place just to please the TV companies caused so much confusion that The Guardian somehow forgot that Burnley even existed. Both teams start tonight on lengthy unbeaten runs so cliche dictates that something has to give. Our friends at chickendinner aren’t convinced though and have compiled five reasons why Cardiff won’t be beaten in ninety minutes:

1. Cardiff are unbeaten in thirteen games in all competitions, a run that dates back to mid-November.

2. The Bluebirds have kept three straight clean sheets and have lost less away games than any other team in the Championship.

3. Playing away from home didn’t hinder Cardiff’s cup progress last year either with three of their four wins prior to the semi-finals coming on the road, including a 2-0 win at Middlesbrough.

4. Despite being on an eleven match unbeaten run, Arsenal have drawn their last four games, scoring just one goal in total in those encounters.

5. The Gunners have won just three of their last nine FA Cup games during the course of ninety minutes.

SIDE STAT: Former Arsenal trainee Jay Bothroyd has scored in Cardiff’s last two games, with both matches finishing 2-0.

12 responses so far
  • peter // February 16, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    jay bothroyd competing with song not adebayor surely

  • Mike // February 16, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    If Cardiff play the ball to the corner flag like they did at home then they won’t lose or win.

  • wondrinfree // February 16, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    So the whole premise of your argument is that if a team are on a bit of a run they won’t be beaten? I would like to agree but I’ve watched one or two games. Statistics are great for supporting hindsight and in revealing why things happened but are usually rubbish at predicting what will happen.

  • chico // February 16, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    get a life you plonker

  • wenger // February 16, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    So, just 4-0 to the Arsenal then.

    Maybe you should just stick to the WAG photos.

  • Ginola Flick // February 16, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Very brave of you wenger to wait until full-time to comment. Were you doing the same when the Spoiler said you wouldn’t beat us the other week? Thought not. COYS!

  • Ian // February 17, 2009 at 10:09 am

    So they won’t beat Cardiff in 90 minutes huh? What on earth are these ridiculous blogs on about, watch the match then comment, fools

  • wondrinfree // February 17, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Ginola, you aren’t making sense. Wipe the froth from your mouth, pause to think, and write something that actually makes sense.

  • wondrinfree // February 17, 2009 at 11:48 am

    That’s 5 good reasons why Arsenal shouldn’t have won.

    I think Arsenal provided 4 good reasons why they should.

    So much egg, so little face!

  • Junior // February 17, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    wondrinfree, please remember to speak up. Your trousers are muffling your voice.

  • Junior // February 17, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    So So So Easy to remark after the event, will you be suppling the lottery numbers on Sunday?

  • Gavin Boyd // November 9, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    He he. I am sure there will be a few people still with egg on there faces 9 months down the lie. Yep thought so lol.
    Gav @ the Cardiff Hotelin Wales.

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