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Chingchangchung2010-04-28 10:34:07 +0000 #1
Highbury is a tiny pitch which gives Arsenal an unfair and cheap advantage over visiting teams who are not used to playing in such cramped conditions. Henry takes three steps from the circle and he reaches the edge of the penalty box. WTf? Don't you have enough money for a bit more grass?

Thats why Henry never plays well away from Highbury because he doesn't know how to play on a real pitch and Thats why your away record is so damn poor, if the Emirates stadiums pitch is any bigger than Highbury, you guys are doomed next year.
Valencian2010-04-28 10:50:46 +0000 #2
Henry played tremendously well at Sanitago Bernabeu. He had no trouble slices thru the Real Madrid defenses like they were some juniors team and scored a wonderful goal.

Play Henry on any pitch and he delivers.
Arnie262010-04-28 10:48:07 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by Chingchangchung

Highbury is a tiny pitch which gives Arsenal an unfair and cheap advantage over visiting teams who are not used to playing in such cramped conditions. Henry takes three steps from the circle and he reaches the edge of the penalty box. WTf? Don't you have enough money for a bit more grass?

Thats why Henry never plays well away from Highbury because he doesn't know how to play on a real pitch and Thats why your away record is so damn poor, if the Emirates stadiums pitch is any bigger than Highbury, you guys are doomed next year.

At last, someone thinks along the same line as I do. If you go by some of my previous posts, you'll find that I've always mentioned Highbury as a Children Park. I can't recall when England last played an international in Highbury, anyway, they should never. It's simply not upto the mark. That stadium is a disgrace, however it suits ARSEnal.
Bigpapa422010-04-28 11:21:42 +0000 #4
If the size of Arsenal's pitch was the deciding factor in the draw with Madrid, why wasn't Barcelona so affected by Chelsea's poor pitch? And forgive me if I'm mistaken, but didn't Arsenal actually go into the Santiago Benebau - where no English club has ever won - and actually win? And if we are going to consider pitch size as a factor, then must we not also look at the fact that Madrid's stadium holds twice as many people as Arsenal's, and had twice the attendence? Shouldn't a home crowd twice as large have made a big difference for Real? Yet they still lost at home, and thats why they lost out.

Make fun of Highbury all you want. The club is a few months away from moving into a brand new stadium? Think it really hurts all that bad? And of course England is not going to play many matches at Highbury - look at the capacity compared to many other English stadiums...
Chingchangchung2010-04-28 11:29:46 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by Bigpapa42

If the size of Arsenal's pitch was the deciding factor in the draw with Madrid, why wasn't Barcelona so affected by Chelsea's poor pitch? And forgive me if I'm mistaken, but didn't Arsenal actually go into the Santiago Benebau - where no English club has ever won - and actually win? And if we are going to consider pitch size as a factor, then must we not also look at the fact that Madrid's stadium holds twice as many people as Arsenal's, and had twice the attendence? Shouldn't a home crowd twice as large have made a big difference for Real? Yet they still lost at home, and thats why they lost out.

Make fun of Highbury all you want. The club is a few months away from moving into a brand new stadium? Think it really hurts all that bad? And of course England is not going to play many matches at Highbury - look at the capacity compared to many other English stadiums...

YEah they wento to the Santiago Bernebau, where Sergio Ramos and Meijia were playing in defence! One wonders whether Arsenal would have beaten them when Madrid were at the height of their powers, when HIerro was still playing, when Makelele did the dirty work for Zidane, when Ronaldo was not fat..

If the tiny size of Highbury isn't an advantage, then why have Arsenal scored 30 goals at home, and a meagre 12 away (4 of them coming against mighty Fulham last week)? How do you think they can beat Boro 7-0 and Fulham 4-0 at home, yet lose to Boro 2-1 away, and lose to WEst Brom, Newcastle, Everton away? I'm telling you Arsenal are going to have a hard time when they move to the Emirates Stadium, I can almost guarantee you they will finish outside the top 5 next season.
Chingchangchung2010-04-28 11:20:10 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by Arnie26

At last, someone thinks along the same line as I do. If you go by some of my previous posts, you'll find that I've always mentioned Highbury as a Children Park. I can't recall when England last played an international in Highbury, anyway, they should never. It's simply not upto the mark. That stadium is a disgrace, however it suits ARSEnal.

I'm glad that there is some1 here who thinks like me

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