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      graham135uk
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      Re: Young reds half-way to the Final (FA Youth Cup)
      Reply #25: Mar 12, 2007 11:48:00 am
      When is the game to be played at anfield
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      Re: Young reds half-way to the Final (FA Youth Cup)
      Reply #26: Mar 12, 2007 02:41:31 pm
      The game at Anfield is on the 19th of March, 7pm K.O.
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      Reply #27: Mar 12, 2007 02:50:15 pm
      Thank you for that, do you know if its £4.00 to get in like it was last time
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      Re: Young reds half-way to the Final (FA Youth Cup)
      Reply #28: Mar 12, 2007 03:18:20 pm
      Hmmm it didn't say mate. I looked at the FA's website for it. I can't see it being more than five quid to get in on the night though.
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      Reds in Youth Cup Final - Again!!
      Reply #29: Mar 19, 2007 09:07:43 pm
      Liverpool Under-18s are in the final of the FA Youth Cup following a dramatic night of football at Anfield played out in front of a delighted Rafa Benitez. 

      The young Reds came from behind to beat Newcastle 3-1 on the night, 7-3 on aggregate, thanks to a Craig Lindfield brace and a late scorcher from Jimmy Ryan.
       
      Both sides had a man sent off in a fiery encounter, Astrit Ajdarevic receiving a straight red for the hosts following a rash challenge early in the second half.
       
      The holders will now battle it out against Manchester United or Arsenal as they seek to become only the fifth team to retain the trophy since its inception in 1953.
       
      Coach John Owens was worried complacency would creep in following the 4-2 first-leg victory at St James' Park, and his fears were not eased on 28 minutes when the visitors broke the deadlock following a defensive lapse from a corner.
       
      Newcastle's aerial ability was there for all to see 10 days ago, so the Liverpool bench would have been furious when visiting captain Rob Cavener was given a free header inside the six-yard box. He couldn't miss.
       
      Six of tonight's starting line-up took part in last year's final when the Reds almost surrendered a 3-0 lead over Manchester City. Now, 4,034 spectators huddled together in the Kop were beginning to wonder if they'd learned their lesson.
       
      It wasn't as if the Reds hadn't been warned. The Magpies twice came close during the opening exchanges, striker Andy Carroll forcing a fine save from Danish stopper Martin Hansen on 13 minutes.
       
      From the resulting corner Reds' captain Jay Spearing was forced into a hero-clearance off the line.
       
      Steve Heighway's side were not short of ideas themselves, Ryan Flynn rounding Mark Cook in the Newcastle goal early on only for his finish to let him down.
       
      Minutes later Jimmy Ryan, always one for a pot shot, drove a fierce effort narrowly wide.
       
      It may have been a night for long sleeves, but perhaps the young Reds needed a dressing down at half-time. Whatever was said in the Liverpool dressing room, it certainly did the trick.
       
      Just three minutes after the break the aggregate score became 5-3. Cook could only parry a speculative effort from Ray Putterill, and Craig Lindfield was on hand to convert from close range. It was just what the doctor, or Steve Heighway, ordered.
       
      What happened next certainly was not. The impressive Swede Astrit Ajdarevic, normally so composed in the middle of the park, was shown a straight red following a rash challenge of Carroll.
       
      Liverpool responded well to the sending off, however, and could have opened a three-goal aggregate margin when the head of Ray Putterill met an inswinging corner from Charlie Barnett. Unfortunately the resulting header dipped agonisingly over.
       
      The reigning champions didn't have to wait long to make amends, though. Again the goal followed a mistake from Cook and again it was Lindfield who was on hand to tap in to an empty net.
       
      The scores may no longer have been level, but the numbers soon were when Magpies Kazenga Lua-Lua was ordered off the field for dissent.
       
      Newcastle, who've achieved the unenviable feat of two semi-final defeats in two years, never recovered.
       
      Their misery was complete on 83 minutes when Jimmy Ryan bulged the net with a 25-yard scorcher.
       
      Arsenal or United await the Reds in a two-leg final, with the Gunners currently holding a 1-0 lead going into the second leg at Old Trafford.
       
      man of the match: Jay Spearing.
       
      Attendance: 4,034
       
      Liverpool Under-18s: Hansen, Darby (Kelly 84), Burns, Spearing (capt), Threlfall, Barnett, Ryan, Ajdarevic, Lindfield (Scott 89), Flynn, Putterill (Irwin 81).
       
      Newcastle Under-18s: Cook, Cowan, Critchlow, Taylor (Francis 79), Morris, Cavener (capt), Godsmark (Marwood 86), Doninger, Carroll, Donaldson (Grieve 87), Lua-Lua.


      Well done lads good luck in the final,and lets hope a few of them are good enough to progress into the first team.

         
      « Last Edit: Mar 19, 2007 09:35:54 pm by Glenbuck »
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      Re: REDS IN YOUTH CUP FINAL AGAIN
      Reply #30: Mar 19, 2007 10:25:09 pm
      Well done GLENBUCK for the match report. It's great to keep up with events when you're not local. Brilliant achievment lads, best of luck for the final...
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      Reply #31: Mar 19, 2007 11:10:35 pm
      Indeed well done lads!!! I went down tonight to give some support.

      All in all, a job very well done! First half was a bit scrappy but we started off well and had a good bit of the ball. It went a bit stale after they scored though. Was very impressed with Jay Spearing. Very hard worker outshining the defence. He done well dealing with some of those tall geordies!!! Second half we took control and our quality was too much for them. Loads of play breaking down the flanks and neat one touch passing. Craig Lindfield done well with his goals. Anticipated their goalie fumbling the ball after a few shots and he got his rewards. And Jimmy Ryan's goal was a pure beauty from just outside the box. Wallop!
      Was a shame Astrit Ajdarevic got sent off. Looked like he kicked out after jumping up for a challenge. Well played by Stevies lads!! If they play like they did in the second half, in the final, then they've got a very good chance! Good luck young redmen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Tell you what though. It was sooo good walking out of the kop, getting in my car that was parked up just yards away and put the heater on full blast!! ;D It usually makes better sense to just walk to the ground!!!
      graham135uk
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      Youth in the cup final
      Reply #32: Mar 20, 2007 07:33:11 am
      Well done are lads getting to the final.

      The under-18s won last night 3-1 beating Newcastle, and winning 7-3 on aggregate.

      Raffa was there to see his youngsters get to the F.A. youth final again.

      The final will be between Arsenal of Man.U.

      I was there, and it was a cold night, but well worth going, the mighty young reds.

      Does any body know is the final over 2 legs again??

      Well done to the team and the youth couch John Owens.
      Sorry should say Arsenal or Man.U
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      Re: Reds in Youth Cup Final - Again!!
      Reply #33: Mar 20, 2007 08:55:16 am
      yeah, the final is always over 2 legs, I would really like to watch the youth team to see how the young reds are gettin on.....

      I was abit dissapointed with the attendence tho, 4,034?

      In the other leg Arsenal/Utd the attendence was 30,000+!!!

      anyway well done boys, I'll be watchin the final (as on tv!!)

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      Reply #34: Mar 20, 2007 09:43:53 am
      Well done again to the young fellas. a good stuffing of the scum in the final would be very satisfactory! not sure about finals over 2 legs though, a final (of any event) should be a special one off. imagine if the olympic 100M final was run over 2 legs!
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      Re: Reds in Youth Cup Final - Again!!
      Reply #35: Mar 20, 2007 11:36:36 am
      Aww well done.. And good luck for the final ;D
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      Re: Reds in Youth Cup Final - Again!!
      Reply #36: Mar 20, 2007 02:05:51 pm
      Win or loose, this is a great achievement from the young Lads. We have some great youth players and the future looks very bright and exiting. During the season our Academy system has been unfairly criticized, when we were beaten in both cups by Arsenal, but these Lads are a lot younger than the Arsenal players every one was raving about. And I fully expect a few of them to make the grade at our club and follow in the foot steps of McManaman, Fowler, Carra and Gerrard.
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      Reply #37: Mar 20, 2007 08:13:45 pm
      I have to say, i was also very disappointed at the attendance, just over 4,000.

      I hope it will be a lot better for the final, would be nice to think that 20 to 30,000 would be there singing them on.

      Its only £4.00 to get in, good night out, and you see are up and coming stars.
      The first leg of the FA Youth Cup final will be played at Anfield on Monday, April 16, with the return leg three days later. 
      Liverpool face either Manchester United or Arsenal as they seek to become only the fifth side to retain the trophy. The Gunners currently hold a 1-0 lead in that semi going into the Old Trafford leg on April 2.
       
      Both legs of the final kick-off at 7.45pm and will be shown live on Sky Sports.
       
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      Re: Reds in Youth Cup Final - Again!!
      Reply #38: Mar 20, 2007 08:23:55 pm
      Seeing as though were on a youth team topic could i just say get well soon to Francisco Duran who will be out for six months with a cruciate ligament injury. Just joined us and he gets a bad injury, i have heard good things about him so lets hope he comes back fully recovered.
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      Reply #39: Mar 20, 2007 08:31:04 pm
      Great news. unfortunately over here we get next to nothing on the youth teams, nothing i like better than watching out for new talent breaking through!

      Any of these lads going to be real stars, ie a new Owen Gerrard or Carragher amongst them!

      Have heard a bit about Lindfield but none of the others!
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      Reply #40: Apr 03, 2007 12:07:35 am
      Bump!!!! We meet are good friends Man URE is the Final, Now there's a bit of spice for the young Lads ;)
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      Reply #41: Apr 03, 2007 12:15:27 am
      Indeed we do!! Anyone going the home leg? Our young guns need our support!
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      Reply #42: Apr 07, 2007 08:45:50 pm
      Onece again top notch I hope  some of these lads make it to first team action. 8) 8) 8)
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      Reply #43: Apr 08, 2007 11:03:04 pm
      go on ladz
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      Reply #44: Apr 16, 2007 03:28:28 pm
      Good luck to the lads tonight.

      Get yourself down to Anfield - £4 in the Kop to support the reds in the 1st leg of the final against Man United.

      I've gone for a reds 3-1 win tonight (18/1 with VC).

      Hopefully most of the first team should be there supporting the kids, along with Rafa.
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      Re: Reds in Youth Cup Final - Again!!
      Reply #45: Apr 16, 2007 05:00:02 pm
      Good luck lads!!
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      Reply #46: Apr 16, 2007 05:09:26 pm
      OMG Jabba I would soo go if I was up near you lot ;D

      It's tonight isn't it? They have 2 legs in a final.. I find that quite.. weird.. ???
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      Re: Reds in Youth Cup Final - Again!!
      Reply #47: Apr 16, 2007 05:28:50 pm
      Good luck lads, stuff the mancunian bas**rds!
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      Reply #48: Apr 16, 2007 06:42:31 pm
      yep these two legs could be quite good, shame I'm brassic wouldn't of mind going tonight

      will be watching on sky, funny how Arsene's embryo's aren't in the final isn't.

      Especially as everyone in media were fawning all over arsenal's youngsters in jan
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