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I've had a sneaky gut feeling that we're going to do 'em for the last week.Their fans think it will be a piece of piss, even better.

I've been firmly convinced for a while that we'll lose by a couple of goals

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Its a cup final - it'll be tense, frustrating for large parts and we'll probably be behind at some stage. It'll almost certainly go to extra time.

 

But we'll win.

 

Most likely on pens.

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i wanted Chelsea before Spurs but after the run they have been on and the bit of luck that goes with them runs seeminly going all their way too iam not so confident anymore. Kenny has a great record against them but they have won 3 of the last cup finals and Di Matteo won the a cup a few year back so they will feel pretty confident

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Its a cup final - it'll be tense, frustrating for large parts and we'll probably be behind at some stage. It'll almost certainly go to extra time.

 

But we'll win.

 

Most likely on pens.

 

four all after normal and extra time, penos ensue.

 

if there's any justice whatsoever in this universe then john terry will miss the deciding penalty.

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Losing last night might just have shaken the invincible mood within the camp. Had they won last night they'd have arrived on Saturday feeling as confident as can be but hopefully now that's been shaken

 

They'll go 451 and we have to match it, keep the ball in midfield far better than we usually do and hope our magic two (Suarez/Gerrard) has a better game than Mata and whichever lone striker they choose

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The thing is it depends on which team turns up. If it's our league form team, I think we'll lose by a couple. If it's our cup form team, I think we are in with a really good chance.

 

I hope Downing is nowhere near a starting place, I'm done with him. Not bothered whether we go with Carroll or not up top, although he seems to be better as a starter. Maybe holding them for for 60 - 70 mins and then bringing on Bellamy, Max and Shelvey for the last 20 mins would be a good tactic. They must be leggy after the Barca games and playing last night. They aren't that young any more either.

 

Only trouble with that is if you concede in the first half an hour, it blows the plan completely.

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Wembley: Chelsea - Liverpool pubs

3rd May 2012

 

The Met Police have asked the Football Supporters' Federation to pass on the following information regarding the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Liverpool on Saturday 5th May 2012 (5.15pm KO). Licensed premises in the area of Wembley Stadium have been divided between supporters of both clubs as such:

 

Chelsea supporters' licensed premises:

 

The Green Man, Dagmar Avenue

Greyhound, 324 Harrow Road

JJ Moons, 397 High Road

Thirsty Eddie’s, 412 High Road

Innisfree Freehouse, 30 - 32 Harrow Road

Mannions Freehouse, 313 Harrow Road

The Bear, 397a High Road

Speakeasy, 299 - 301 Harrow Road

Blue Room, 53 Wembley Hill Road

Liverpool supporters' licensed premises:

 

The Torch, 1 - 5 Bridge Road

Crock of Gold, 23 Bridge Road

Moore Spice, Wembley Retail Park, Engineers Way

Blue Check Café, 12 - 13 Empire Way

Premier Lodge, Bridge Road

Rim Zim, 1 Empire Way

The Parish, 120 Wembley Park Drive

First Class Sports Bar, 125 Wembley Park Drive

Piri Piri Sports Bar, 33 - 39 Bridge Road

Crystal (formerly Silverspoons), 1 Southway

The Met Police say all pubs will have door staff on them which is either a condition of their licence or agreed on a voluntary basis. Entry will be gained by the production of a match ticket. There will be no police on any of the public houses checking who enters as this is a matter for the licensee rather a police function.

 

The above list relates to public houses in the immediate vicinity of the stadium. There are many other pubs that both sets of supporters can use within walking distance of the stadium or a short tube ride away. These pubs may or may not be segregated but this is entirely at the discretion of the licensee.

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Depends on the team. I don't want Carra shoehorned into the team as he's too slow and clumsy and that's too dangerous against Drogba.

 

Also think Carroll shout start on the bench for this one. I have a feeling it could be the Suarez final but I think he'd be far better equipped with Gerrard off him and Bellers and... someone else on the flanks.

 

Midfield is a worry, though. No matter who we pick it's going to look lightweight compared to Chelsea's - even though, apart from Ramirez, I don't think there's is any great shakes.

 

Just have to hope they step up.

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Wembley: Chelsea - Liverpool pubs

3rd May 2012

 

The Met Police have asked the Football Supporters' Federation to pass on the following information regarding the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Liverpool on Saturday 5th May 2012 (5.15pm KO). Licensed premises in the area of Wembley Stadium have been divided between supporters of both clubs as such:

 

Chelsea supporters' licensed premises:

 

The Green Man, Dagmar Avenue

Greyhound, 324 Harrow Road

JJ Moons, 397 High Road

Thirsty Eddie’s, 412 High Road

Innisfree Freehouse, 30 - 32 Harrow Road

Mannions Freehouse, 313 Harrow Road

The Bear, 397a High Road

Speakeasy, 299 - 301 Harrow Road

Blue Room, 53 Wembley Hill Road

Liverpool supporters' licensed premises:

 

The Torch, 1 - 5 Bridge Road

Crock of Gold, 23 Bridge Road

Moore Spice, Wembley Retail Park, Engineers Way

Blue Check Café, 12 - 13 Empire Way

Premier Lodge, Bridge Road

Rim Zim, 1 Empire Way

The Parish, 120 Wembley Park Drive

First Class Sports Bar, 125 Wembley Park Drive

Piri Piri Sports Bar, 33 - 39 Bridge Road

Crystal (formerly Silverspoons), 1 Southway

The Met Police say all pubs will have door staff on them which is either a condition of their licence or agreed on a voluntary basis. Entry will be gained by the production of a match ticket. There will be no police on any of the public houses checking who enters as this is a matter for the licensee rather a police function.

 

The above list relates to public houses in the immediate vicinity of the stadium. There are many other pubs that both sets of supporters can use within walking distance of the stadium or a short tube ride away. These pubs may or may not be segregated but this is entirely at the discretion of the licensee.

 

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As much as I agree, Swipe. Skrtel has been susceptible to being bossed in the air for a few goals this year, wouldn't fancy that against Drogba either. Will be interesting.

 

He's bossed Drogba in the past too, though. All three of them have bossed and been bossed by Drogba, to be fair.

 

It would be something to consider if it wasn't Carra though. I've no wish to start Carra-bashing, but he's having a poor season. Drogba tires centre halves out better than most strikers. That terrifies me when it comes to Carra.

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