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Davies Delighted With Arsenal Tactics

Davies Delighted With Arsenal Tactics

I've just quoted Ashley Young talking about the tactics against Arsenal, they also found favour with Curtis Davies.

Speaking on the official site, Davies explained that in his mind, setting their stall out early to constantly attack and not give Arsenal the chance to play their normal unharried passing game was key to us walking out with all 3 points.

'It was a great performance, particularly when you consider how few chances they had throughout the 90 minutes.

'I thought we kept their attacking players very quiet and in reality, at the other end, we should have won by more than just the two goals.

'I thought we set our stall out right at the start. From the first whistle we were in their faces and contested everything.

'If you sit back against Arsenal and let them get into their passing game and their well-known rhythm, where they have 15 and 20 touches, you're going to be in trouble.

'They can cut you up and make you look very ordinary. But we didn't let them do that and it paid dividends.'

To be honest that's exactly the same mindset we need if we hope to get anything out of Man U. For too many years against the so called Big 4 we have a tendancy to show them too much respect instead of doing what will win you matches against them...run hard, and kick them fairly.

We've managed to do it everynow and then over the years, namely surprising results against Chelsea and although that went wrong this season, we've shown when we apply ourselves we can more than match Liverpool and Arsenal.

How big a boost would it be if we could do the same against Utd.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Tuesday November 18 2008
Time: 5:42PM

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If we beat Man Utd we will be hyped so much as top4 candidates it will be interesting to see O'Neills reactions with the small squad, FA Cup, UEFA and plenty of international games. Hopefully the team will keep their heads down and work so that the only affect it has is on our potential signings in the summer.
deano.avfc
19/11/2008 10:25:00
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I've seen some decent central defenders and witnessed some outstanding individual performances down the years at Brummagem B6, going back to the very early sixties, but I dont think (well I haven't according to friends and family) that I've raved more about a performance as much as I've gone on about Curtis Davies' showing at The Emirates last Saturday. He was simply superb.
glensider
20/11/2008 20:54:00
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So true deano.avfc. Beating Manchester United this weekend will catapult us to a whole new level in the media's eyes. We need additions in January, and if we get the 'right' one's, then the sky really could be the limit this season. Exciting times indeed.
glensider
20/11/2008 21:04:00
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