FA Cup Final 2020 - Arsenal v Chelsea

Nick7

Full Member
Joined
Jan 24, 2011
Messages
12,932
Location
Ireland
The Kovacic second yellow was obviously an awful decision but the way he was playing in the second half I think a yellow would have came his way eventually.
 

Beans

Full Member
Joined
Aug 9, 2019
Messages
454
Location
Midwest, USA
The football gods wanted Chelsea to lose, taking away Pulicic and then the bad sending off.
 

Drz

Full Member
Joined
Sep 12, 2015
Messages
950
Wonder what Chelsea's stats are without Kante on the pitch?
 

Superunknown

Full Member
Joined
Aug 4, 2019
Messages
1,018
Auba doesn't commit to Arsenal in the post-match.

Get the chequebook out Woody. :devil:
In fairness, what player wants to give an interview when they've just won a trophy. You'd just want to have a big piss-up with your mates at that point, wouldn't you?
 

Sandikan

aka sex on the beach
Joined
Mar 14, 2011
Messages
30,476
Wasn’t committing to Arsenal was he
They did still come 8th, so he'd be a maniac to stay. At 31 after a great goalscoring season, he really does have 1 last chance to get to a top team.
 

TheMagicFoolBus

Full Member
Joined
Nov 5, 2016
Messages
1,514
Location
Lisboa, Portugal
Supports
Chelsea
Game changing? You were already losing 2-1, without looking like turning it round.
Yes and at what point was there a decision in the semi as poor as that when it was still a contest? Yes, Chelsea should have gotten bookings for persistent fouling, but by the time that would have been relevant we were 2-0 up.
 

Djemba-Djemba

Full Member
Joined
Dec 19, 2007
Messages
14,345
Location
Manchester
Don't think there was a decision anywhere near as atrocious or game-changing as Kovacic being sent off, mind.
You got away with foul after foul after foul.

And we should have had a penalty or a free kick in a very dangerous area at 0-0 when Martial got fouled right before half time.
 

cyberman

Full Member
Joined
May 26, 2010
Messages
18,822
Yes and at what point was there a decision in the semi as poor as that when it was still a contest? Yes, Chelsea should have gotten bookings for persistent fouling, but by the time that would have been relevant we were 2-0 up.
Zouma foul on Martial.
 

Sandikan

aka sex on the beach
Joined
Mar 14, 2011
Messages
30,476
Yes and at what point was there a decision in the semi as poor as that when it was still a contest? Yes, Chelsea should have gotten bookings for persistent fouling, but by the time that would have been relevant we were 2-0 up.
I can't even remember the semi to be honest mate, and it wasn't me making that point.
But this wasn't a game changing decision today.
 

Red Foxx

New Member
Newbie
Joined
Jun 22, 2020
Messages
19
He dropped the trophy. That should be an automatic three historic win deduction. We’re the record FA cup holders!
 

always_hoping

Full Member
Joined
Jun 7, 2013
Messages
1,382
You lot have not won it with an English manager for 35 years so nothing to really brag about there!
Not bragging just gave a few stats. Hopefully that norwegian fella lands a few trophies for United in the years ahead.

Wolves i can imagine aren't to pleased with Chelsea today
 

TheMagicFoolBus

Full Member
Joined
Nov 5, 2016
Messages
1,514
Location
Lisboa, Portugal
Supports
Chelsea
You got away with foul after foul after foul.

And we should have had a penalty or a free kick in a very dangerous area at 0-0 when Martial got fouled right before half time.
That would have been a free kick as it was outside the area. You're telling me a free kick at 0-0 is as impactful as a red card at 1-2?
 

VBI

Full Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2017
Messages
615
Supports
Celtic, Barca
Some injured guy gaffled Aubameyang's medal :lol:
 

Kentonio

Full Member
Scout
Joined
Dec 16, 2013
Messages
11,603
Location
Stamford Bridge
What a load of guff, he was fine.
He sent someone off for something no-one who has ever seen a game of football before could think was a bookable offense, and in the process basically ended the game. So no he wasn't 'fine' he was a useless prick who just spoiled one of the most iconic events in the football calendar.
 

Djemba-Djemba

Full Member
Joined
Dec 19, 2007
Messages
14,345
Location
Manchester
I know all teams get decisions go for them and against them in a season.

It's just funny to see Chelsea fans on here slagging off the ref for the final, after the way Mike Dean was their 12th man in the semi final.
 

duffer

Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's
Scout
Joined
Jun 24, 2004
Messages
37,405
Location
Chelsea fan.
Has anyone sen a replay of the
Not bragging just gave a few stats. Hopefully that norwegian fella lands a few trophies for United in the years ahead.

Wolves i can imagine aren't to pleased with Chelsea today
They should've played their U14s against us last weekend so we would be a little more rested!
 

Dancfc

Full Member
Joined
Oct 28, 2016
Messages
3,042
Supports
Chelsea
Weren't good enough after 15 minutes. The ref was shit but it all evens itself out, should have killed this final in the first 20 minutes, only ourselves to blame.
 

TheMagicFoolBus

Full Member
Joined
Nov 5, 2016
Messages
1,514
Location
Lisboa, Portugal
Supports
Chelsea
I can't even remember the semi to be honest mate, and it wasn't me making that point.
But this wasn't a game changing decision today.
Fair enough. Agree to disagree. Yes we were unlikely to win, but that more or less took any chance we had and trashed it.
 

Acole9

Outstanding
Joined
Feb 17, 2013
Messages
10,202
He sent someone off for something no-one who has ever seen a game of football before could think was a bookable offense, and in the process basically ended the game. So no he wasn't 'fine' he was a useless prick who just spoiled one of the most iconic events in the football calendar.
Well I was a neutral and I really enjoyed it. He had a decent game, not afraid to to card players if required.
 

Djemba-Djemba

Full Member
Joined
Dec 19, 2007
Messages
14,345
Location
Manchester
That would have been a free kick as it was outside the area. You're telling me a free kick at 0-0 is as impactful as a red card at 1-2?
A free kick and a potential red card at 0-0?

I dunno.

I mean it's probably fair either way, you had all the luck in the semi final in terms of days rest, injuries and the ref. And today it all went against you.