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Arsenal vs. Reading Highlights – Adebayor on the double…err…no wait, the linesman called it back

Posted by Arsenalist on November 12, 2007

Reading 1, The Arsenal 3

Gunners needed to win by two goals to climb back to the top of the table and after Reading did their best to resist for almost a half, Flamini struck after a pinpoint pass by Hleb found his midfield run. Earlier Adebayor had made a mess out of a good chance and his offering to the left of Hanneman grazed the outside of the post making me think if he was every going to score again. But he did early in the second half on a fairly high quality shot which had to be placed very well. Everybody loves to hate Adebayor and I’m one of them but today he wasn’t half-bad. He should’ve had two goals but the linesman denied him on a call which wasn’t even close. The funny part was that the linesman was trailing the play when he made the call – there’s no way he’s in position to make such a judgment.

We conceded a pretty stupid goal late in the game (highlights below) which kinda sucked because I get a sick feeling that goal difference is going to play a huge part when this season’s all said and done. From Reading’s perspective they probably were better off trying to attack us and hopefully score rather than trying to sit back and defend with a defense that conceded 7 earlier this year. Oh well, they really never had a chance.

There’s a report out there that Wenger’s looking to improve in one area in the transfer market. Wonder what that is? It can’t be the midfield so that leaves us with the backs and strikers. Of those two positions I’d say the back is solid with Gallas, Sagna, Toure, Clichy + the fillers so that leaves us looking for a striker? Not sure of that either because you would think Eduardo’s abilities haven’t even come to the forefront yet and it’s too late to congest that position even more so he’s buried deeper on the bench. I didn’t even intend for this paragraph to be in this post but it’s too late.

PS to all your Arsenal fans. You need a basketball team to cheer for, how about the Raptors?

Check out the match report .

Flamini ’44 1-0: Download

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Adebayor ’52 2-0: Download

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Hleb ’78 3-0: Download

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Shorey ’88 3-1: Download

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19 Responses to “Arsenal vs. Reading Highlights – Adebayor on the double…err…no wait, the linesman called it back”

  1. arsenal turk said

    how do you do it lol thanx man your the best. arsenal are just to good for any team

  2. Gooner4ever said

    Thanks mate, your website is the only one with goals at the moment

  3. Jesus Christ Himself said

    … couldn’t have had better feet than Hleb on that goal.

  4. tobo said

    you can’t score a nicer (???, what’s the real word, i’m from germany) goal as the hleb one!!!
    great!

  5. Colin said

    We should have sold Hleb in the summer (just joking)

  6. Scott said

    I think Hleb has grown alot in the Arsenal team in a short space of time, his quick feet are a part of the Arsenal game now. I still think its amazing how Wenger brings these players in (Henry) that no-one has ever heard of and makes them into stars…

  7. biva said

    please upload the disallowed goal though its not counted it shows the togonators skill. i liked it the best. shame on you assistant ref you should learn the offside rule better

  8. beano said

    fukin cum on were kickin ass at tha moment, up tha mancs! and chelsea and the liver birds! fuk em all, hleb is out of this world at tha moment and so is fabby, and adebay!they are all doin great, talk bout provin the critics wrong, and look at spurs, fukin terrible!ha! nice one for the vids mate.

  9. Gooner 4 Eva said

    Come on u gooooners, i fuckin bet u any money READING dont do tht 2 MAN U or CHELSEA, Every team ARSENAL play try to defend like mad. 10 men behind da ball all the time. Until the last 5 mins, where they try 2 get a lucky goal. + do the fuckin Refs nd linesmen get there licence out of a cereal box, lol.

  10. Yeeeeeaaah!
    Another Great victory for the gunners!!!

    And Thx for the Video! :D

  11. can someone send me the full highlights with almunia saves please my email is flames_are_hot@hotmail.com

  12. arsenalist said

    You can check FootyTube but they’re having some copyright issues:

    http://www.footytube.com/2007/11/12/arsenal-vs-reading/

  13. Gunner4Life said

    Please look at the facts in this link:

    http://www.pa-sport.com/en/actim/actim-index-premier.html

    How many goals as Tevez scored this season? How much has he contributed to Man U? Now compare that to 23 yr old Ade. I am pleased he plays for us, the Arsenal!!

    Support your team!!! They are top of the table, and unbeaten in 27 matches with Ade as the main striker. Best ever achievement by the club. Maybe, he is not so bad, and is only going to get better considering he is only just turned 23!!

    Please see link again to prove the fact:
    http://www.pa-sport.com/en/actim/actim-index-premier.html

  14. Blackstock Gooner N5 said

    Nice site my man.You can’t even watch goals on Youtube any more,that’s fucking shite.Nice to know we have an international herd. A.F.C. forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. WOW HOW GOOD ARE WE! I KNOW WE SCORE A LOT OF GOALS BUT I REALLY THINK WE NEED A STRONGER FINISHER. R STYLE OF FOOTIE WORKS AGAINTS TEAMS LIKE READING BUT OUR FINISHING WAS MADE CRYSTAL CLEAR AGAINST MAN-U AND LIVERPOOL WHO QUITE FRANKLY WE SHOULD BE SMASHING WITH OUR POSSESSION PLAY.. HELB IS QUALITY, N IM SURE WE BOUGHT TOURE FOR LESS THAN 200,000 A NICE LIL PROFIT I THINK! BUT WHAT ABOUT AFRICAN NATIONS??? WE CAN EXPECT PORTSMOUTH TO STRUGGLE WE LOOSE TOURE AND EBOUE LETS HOPE THE IVORY COAST FLOP THIS YEAR!

  16. sherv said

    that hleb goal is SICK!

    go arsenal

  17. Antonio G said

    Why do you think forwards and backs are the only positions we can strengthen in? I think Wenger may try to sign a keeper. Ship out an unhappy Lehmann, bring in someone new.

    Buffon isn’t cup-tied….I know, I know, it’ll never happen, but it’s a nice dream

  18. arsenalist said

    Antonio, you’re right. A goalie is a position we could upgrade in although I’m wondering if Lukas will ever get any playing time. Robert Green anyone?

  19. Gunner4Life said

    Read what a professional Premiership player is saying about our striker. Whish better finisher r u thinking about that Wenger will buy on the cheap? Read and praise/support your team, like the spurs fan and professional player!!

    “Dave Kitson, the Reading forward, last night deployed as a lone forward against the Gunners at the Madjeski stadium, has spoken of his admiration for the way this Arsenal team plays the game.

    Coming from a Tottenham fan, it cannot have been easy for him to say, but speaking after the match against the Gooners, in which our boys prevailed 3-1 to return to the top of the table, The Guardian reported Kitson’s views on Arsene’s team:

    It is unbelievably difficult playing against them and, to be honest, there wasn’t a lot we could have done, they are without doubt the best footballing team on the planet right now. It’s absolutely phenomenal stuff. Trying to get near Fábregas, Hleb, Rosicky, it’s a tough ask. The thing that amazes you most is they are not just passing to each other. They are passing so that the next person can run on to the ball and, by then, his mind is already made up with what he is going to do next. It is unbelievable.

    Fabregas puts his foot on the ball, has a look, sees what he wants to do and then he plays it four yards in front of him to Hleb. He’ll turn round, play it another four yards by which time Fabregas has already gone past, and so it goes on. Trying to get near to them and stop it – I’m not saying it can’t be done because the team they beat 7-0, Slavia Prague, managed to do it last week – but it is tough. They don’t have off days very often.

    It’s interesting to compare them with Manchester United or Chelsea. What I would say about Arsenal is they are not reliant on one, two, three or even four people. They all kind of chip in even though, against us, they didn’t really use their full-backs, simply because they didn’t need to. I thought they had another couple of gears to go. It will be close at the end of the season between the three of them but even for a Tottenham fan like me – and to say this is blasphemy – you hope that a team who play as well as Arsenal win something. Their approach is just magic.

    They have one major injury in Robin van Persie and they don’t even look as if they are missing him. Emmanuel Adebayor plays up front on his own and he is almost like two strikers up there. When Barcelona came in for Henry, Wenger must have seen the fee, looked at Adebayor and thought it was Christmas. He had a player waiting there for his chance and the unbelievable thing is that he probably wouldn’t even have to spend the money.

    Just looking at Adebayor as a technician and as a football player, that is what every striker should aspire to. He is very right footed but, when you are that good, you don’t need your left foot. He is 6ft 5in and you look at him and think: ‘How is he doing this?’ For his goal, the ball came at him at 100mph and he just cushioned it into the far corner. Then there’s Fabregas. It is not even fair that a kid that young can have so much talent. He is world-class already: definitely among the top five players in the league, definitely one of the top players in the world. It’s frightening. Wenger must be licking his lips because there is just silverware here on in for Arsenal.

    So there you have it.

    Spoken from a spurs fan, who’s experienced the beauty and deadly potency of Arsenal’s play up close and personal. Fair play to Kitson.

    Any other spuds wanna pay homage to the team playing the best football on the planet (according to one of your own…)?”

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