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FA Cup Quarter Finals - 11th-13th March, 2017

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Middlesbrough vs Manchester City

Arsenal vs Lincoln City 

Tottenham vs Millwall 

Chelsea vs Manchester United

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5 hours ago, Cannabis said:

I can't see anything other than the favourites going through. Middlesbrough have been struggling for a while and will have one eye on the league considering where they are and even though City had a wobble against Huddersfield I expect them to turn the screw and get through this round. Likewise, I expect Arsenal to comfortably progress against the last non-league team in the competition. Home advantage and a vastly superior sqaud should be enough to see them through. 

Finally, Spurs should breeze past Millwall (despite the latter putting in some decent performances this year) and the only ''tough tie'' so to speak will be won by Manchester United. Mourinho would rather chew off his own penis than be dumped out of the cup by his former team and I think he will have just enough about him to edge past Conte who's main focus will be on winning the league - this final game however is without doubt the most interesting. 

City, Arsenal, Spurs & United to progress.

He takes the FA Cup seriously, as he should. Look at our lineup against Wolves, all starting XI bar two.

United have this matched squished in between European fixtures, and the fact this is at the bridge, we'd be mad to not give everything we have and there shouldn't be any excuses. 

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I agree it does look very much like all the favourites will make the semis. I'd love it for the 4 underdogs to go through as I love the romance of the cup. 

If anyone wants to throw a pound away, I've just checked the odds on Boro, Millwall, Lincoln and Man U to proceed and it's paying 19890/1 😂😂 now if these teams played each other 19890 times, do I think all 4 could go through at the same time at least once. Yes I do, so I'm all in with £1. Wish me luck (I just hope the mrs doesn't find out 😜)  

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Very easy for Man City so far and Boro have just lost Gestede to injury who was starting to trouble to City centre backs. I can't see Boro coming back into this unless the City players become complacent. Traore is such a frustrating player - plenty of talent and very quick but his final ball is terrible.

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City should be out of sight here.

Edit: 2-0, finally, from Aguero. Feel fairly confident that that's game over.

Edited by Inverted

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3 minutes ago, Cicero said:

Boro are a special kind of shit

very special kind of boring as well.

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Really outrageously negative, unimaginative approach. Pack the box and hoof it up to Traore and Negredo/Gestede. 

They played better at the start of the season, iirc. It's a shame, really.

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On 04/03/2017 at 9:03 AM, Cannabis said:

I can't see anything other than the favourites going through. Middlesbrough have been struggling for a while and will have one eye on the league considering where they are and even though City had a wobble against Huddersfield I expect them to turn the screw and get through this round. Likewise, I expect Arsenal to comfortably progress against the last non-league team in the competition. Home advantage and a vastly superior sqaud should be enough to see them through. 

Finally, Spurs should breeze past Millwall (despite the latter putting in some decent performances this year) and the only ''tough tie'' so to speak will be won by Manchester United. Mourinho would rather chew off his own penis than be dumped out of the cup by his former team and I think he will have just enough about him to edge past Conte who's main focus will be on winning the league - this final game however is without doubt the most interesting. 

City, Arsenal, Spurs & United to progress.

I'd agree although I could somehow see Lincoln beating Arsenal. Unlikely and controversial but it could happen.

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I'm inclined to say Lincoln have dominated the first 15 minutes...

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a very surprising yellow card for Granit Xhaka :ph34r: 

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Brilliant from Arnold and Lincoln. Best chance of the game and well saved by Cech.

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3 minutes ago, StanLCFC said:

a very surprising yellow card for Granit Xhaka :ph34r: 

Read the other day that Xhaka used to get booked all the time at Monchengladbach and Basel. Also read earlier today that Xhaka himself said players needed to be careful to avoid giving Lincoln an advantage. Living up to that. ¬¬

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Don't envy those players, still level with a conference side after 30 mins.

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If this is still 0-0 at HT, Twitter is gonna be bursting with the patter. 

'Min the Imps!

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Walcott slots in after a bit of pinball in the area. 1-0 Arsenal.

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Well Walcott scores just as half-time looms. Was quite a poor attempt really... very unfortunate. I still feel Lincoln have looked the better side this game.

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Especially with how strong Arsenal's squad is. pretty much a first team and struggled to a 1-0 lead at HT.

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Lincoln's keeper has been excellent.

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3-0 Arsenal now. Since HT, seems like Arsenal have taken this game more seriously.

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The only reason this scoreline has occurred is because Lincoln City's players are now tired and can't recover their positions in time.  This is a physical difference between the two teams because the football difference (minimal) was seen in the first period.

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3 minutes ago, SirBalon said:

The only reason this scoreline has occurred is because Lincoln City's players are now tired and can't recover their positions in time.  This is a physical difference between the two teams because the football difference (minimal) was seen in the first period.

spot on. Lincoln exerted a hell of a lot in the first half and would have been a bit demoralised with the goal conceded just before HT as well.

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It has been a poor display in the first half. Again Xhaka cant be trusted not even against a non league team! 

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Can't help but feel a little sorry for Lincoln at this point.

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