Sunday, April 21, 2024

Date confirmed for Arsenal’s FA Cup Boro clash

Arsenal’s FA Cup 5th Round tie against Middlesbrough will be played on Sunday 15 February at 4pm.

The game has been selected for broadcast on BT Sport.

The Gunners haven’t faced Boro in the FA Cup since the Invincibles beat Steve McClaren’s outfit 4-1 at Highbury in January 2004.

On that day Dennis Bergkamp opened the scoring before Freddie Ljungberg, deployed as an unorthodox striker, bagged a brace.

Substitute David Bentley then drew the afternoon’s proceedings to a close with his first goal for the club, niftily chipping Mark Schwarzer from 20-yards. As he celebrated the Highbury crowd serenaded him with a revamped DB10 favourite…’Walking in a Bentley Wonderland.’

We were wrong to do that. Very wrong. On behalf of all Gooners who were there we apologise to Dennis.

FA Cup Fifth Round ties for live broadcast

Saturday 14 February

West Bromwich Albion v West Ham United (12.45pm) – BT Sport
Crystal Palace v Liverpool or Bolton Wanderers (5.30pm) – BT Sport

Sunday 15 February

Aston Villa v Leicester City (12.30pm) – BBC1
Arsenal v Middlesbrough (4pm) – BT Sport

Monday 16 February
Preston North End or Sheffield United v Cambridge United or Manchester United (7.45pm) – BBC1

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InTheArse

Ok

Comedian

Nice i was busy on 14th.
due to work not anyother thing.

meletios

Never suspected you were busy with any other thing

Gutbukket Deffrolla

You can’t fool me, you were up to any other thing.

Man Manny

3rd match in 8 days. Nobody will feel left out.

Proff Gooner

Sure feels good the bench is burning with class players we will utilise.

Still seems surreal having this winning streak with Ozil n Walcott fighting for a first team place.

COYG!

Stuart_Ten

Great, we suffer the co commentary hell of either Savage or Owen….

Thierry Bergkamp

That was my first thought

meletios

may be present Savage with a clattering, seeing as he likes it so much..

JB

Far right of the picture, is that Jamie Carragher’s grandad?

Martin Barden

That’ll be the Invincibles. No need for the grocer’s apostrophe. I thank you.

Hi-brid

You co-wrote a book about apostrophes?

Arsepedant

It was brilliant.

meletios

Single or double ?

Arsenal Wenger

Was just watching the 2003-04 season review the other day. Bentley seemed such a nice promising guy then.

Gus Caesar

I still can’t get over the fact that Sp*rs paid us a fortune (£8m-ish) when they signed him from Blackburn – bet P-Diddy Hill-Wood cracked open the cigars for that deal.

Glocken

Yet again TV companies didn’t give a monkeys about the fans.

Think about them poor Middlesbrough fans who will have to get home after the game for work on Monday.

DM

What about those poor Cambridge fans who will have to make it up to Preston or Sheffield on a Monday!

Gus Caesar

When did TV companies ever care about fans? The issue lies with the FA allowing it, not tv.

bren

So it was you Mr Hound, Well done for coming clean.

Nacho de Montreal is tasty

All I care about is a win without injury to our team, COYG.

The Only Olivier is Giroud

Spare a thought for the Middlesborough folk… two away trips in a row to Eastlands and now to us… cup run of hell for them I suppose. (It will end for them, though) 😉

Trex d' Gunner

Savage or Owen = metal rims scrapping the road surface @ 100km/h or labored grunting of a 400 pound, pot bellied trucker in the men’s restroom.

hessojay

We’ve been having our fixtures shifted to Sundays ever since Wenger started attending Church… Now is that a co-incidence.

WengersNoseHair

😀 Brilliant.

vnet

If the quarter finals of the FA cup is also at home/london, then we wont have a fixture outside of london till 17th March (Monaco Away)

Nikhil Agarwal

This is the second time someone is mentioning that here on Arseblog

Why do you ask my name? It is beyond understanding

Jake Humphrey, Michael Owen, Robbie Savage, Steve McManaman… Enough to bring up my Sunday lunch. Thank God for the mute button and Radio 5.

Arsepedant

Fantastic news. Teaching all day on the 14th. The 4:00p start is 8:00a here, so the pub will be open. My whole weekend is set now. Teach on Saturday, drink and cheer Sunday morning, float around on a happy cloud Sunday afternoon. Doesn’t get any better.

Bashayi

Just a day after the election here in Nigeria, that is going to calm some nerves. I mean if we end up beating the boros

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