Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Carling Cup vs Newcastle Preview

Alright so we have a match today against Newcastle and it'll be in the Carling Cup, the very same cup that our youngsters (meaning even younger than Cesc) made it all the way to the final last year. Wenger always plays a young squad in these games and you know as good as the young guns played last year in the competition I'm fairly nervous about this match. Newcastle will be throwing everything they have at us since they have no real chance of any silverware that other teams actually want. It'll be interesting to see if our young defenders are ready to face N'Zogbia and Martins and the like.

The squad has been named and I think the lineup will look like this:


And the bench being: Mannone, Merida, Denilson, Hoyte, Lansbury

Could be completely wrong but what can ya do. Maybe he plays Denilson instead of Diaby because Diaby has been getting some games and it'd be nice to see Denilson, but who knows. I'm hoping we get a chance to see Merida, Hoyte, or Lansbury because they are the newest of the young generation to step up to the first team fringes.

Like I said Newcastle will be putting out a strong lineup and we will have to match them. The match is sold out so they will definitely have plenty of support from the fans. We know these young players have talent they just have to play to their maximum potential and not get intimidated by more experienced opposition.

Few other news items quickly today.

Arsene Wenger is in no rush to spend his 70 million pound transfer budget.

Peter Hill-Wood ripped into Chelsea, the small club.

Lasagna Diarra says he's ready to play the match today. (Good thing since he's starting)

And that's really all I have today. Sorry it's so short, will try to do better tomorrow.

PS if anyone wants to help me out and put something on my podcast for the site let me know at Kykins27@bellsouth.net

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