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Im Am A Cup Final Jinx !

Postby The GFP » May 9th, 2012, 6:11 pm

Been at and lost ...

1988 League Cup Final (Arsenal 2-3 Luton Town)
2001 FA Cup Final (Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool)
2006 Champions League Final (Arsenal 1-2 Barcelona)
2007 League Cup Final (Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea)

*All 4 we were winning and threw it away at one point.


Been at and won ...

1998 FA Cup Final (Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle Utd)
2003 FA Cup Final (Arsenal 1-0 Southampton)
2005 FA Cup Final (Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd)


Now my excuses for the ones i missed from 87/88 onwards ...

1993 League Cup Final - Just left home (April 1993) so was skint
1993 FA Cup Final - Just left home (April 1993) so was skint
1993 FA Cup Final Replay - Just left home (April 1993) so was skint
1994 CWC Final - not feasible for me to get to Copenhagen
1994 European Super Cup 2nd Leg - Had planned to go with a mate but it never happened as was just too far to drive there and back in a day
1995 CWC Final - Could have driven to Paris but had no money
2000 UEFA Cup Final - not feasible for me to get to Copenhagen (again)
2002 FA Cup Final - i sent my cheque in for the final tickets and it did not arrive and so when i went to the next game and offered to write a new cheque there and then they said too late!

After the 2006 Champions League Final i was coming out of the stadium with my mate mark and we were talking about being at finals and loosing and he trumped my 3 & 4 as he had been to the 78 & 80 fa cup finals and the 1980 cwc final

Then his brother David who is about 15 years older trumped us both by saying he had been to the 1968 & 1969 League Cup Finals & the 1972 FA Cup Final & the 1970 UEFA Cup Final!
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Re: Im Am A Cup Final Jinx !

Postby The GFP » May 9th, 2012, 6:12 pm

Arsenals Cup Finals

Major finals : 30 = won 14 & lost 16

FA Cup (17) - Won 10 / Lost 7

League Cup (7) - Won 2 / Lost 5

Champions League (1) - Won 0 / Lost 1

UEFA Cup (2) - Won 1 / Lost 1

CW Cup (3) - Won 1 / Lost 2


Others : 41 = won 25 & lost 16

Charity Shield (19) - Won 12 / Lost 7

Premier/Div 1 (21) - Won 13 / Runners Up 8

European Super Cup (1) - Won 0 / Lost 1
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Re: Im Am A Cup Final Jinx !

Postby shamrockgooner » June 7th, 2012, 1:54 pm

I either didn't realise or had forgotten the UEFA cup defeat happened in the same place as our greatest ever European victory. I went to Parken when Rovers played Copenhagen in the CL last season. Magnificent stadium and reminded me more than a little of Highbury.
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Re: Im Am A Cup Final Jinx !

Postby The GFP » June 7th, 2012, 7:32 pm

im not one for european away games, of my 406 games 1 was away in europe

id forgotten/did not know the 1994 cwc & 2001 uefa cup were in the same stadium
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Re: Im Am A Cup Final Jinx !

Postby The GFP » June 7th, 2012, 7:36 pm

just checked & your right guv

2000 UEFA Cup Final
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2000_UEFA_Cup_Final


1994 European Cup Winners' Cup Final
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_Europ ... _Cup_Final


i was also unaware of this 2000 UEFA Cup Final riots http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2000_UEFA_Cup_Final_riots
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