Lovin' The Arse...

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Riou, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    First thread on here, might as well make it about how I became a fan (love a little nostalgia after all!)

    Started to get into football when I was around 8, and the first Arsenal moment I can remember is Henry's goal against United in 2000...remember at the time being quite shocked at how he scored from where he was, amazing goal...loved everything about Titi, the coolest player I have ever seen...after that game, started following the team, and started to love this great club.

    Interested to see how everyone else fell in love with Arsenal...family/friends/player/match/video games etc...please share?

    Or you could just leave me alone in here, looking like a right ****...fine either way...
  2. Vantastico

    Vantastico Well-Known Member

    Props to the mod who gave you that tag. :lol:

    Personally, I fell in love with The Arse' through 6'o clock Sunday-evening English football highlights on Dutch cable telly, which were a minute long at best. Kind of a random and disappointing backstory, but it's true.

    The first clear memory I have of watching a game is the 2006 UCL Final against Barça. I mean, I know I have seen the semi-final legs against Villareal in that same year, but those memories have become cloudy and faded.

    The heartbreak I felt when Belletti scored I will take with me to the grave, though.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2020
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  3. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz No Longer Phallus Obsessed

    Me dad supports United and naturally i wanted to disappoint him in every aspect possible
  4. Pepes blue pill

    Pepes blue pill Well-Known Member

    J-lo and Instagram
  5. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

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  6. Eaststander74

    Eaststander74 Jury Lite II

    Saw the title and thought it was a much needed Laca appreciation thread. Disappointed.
  7. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Has Never Seen Our New Signings Play

  8. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    Feels like we already did thread like this not long ago?
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  9. Dennis_Bergkamp_10

    Dennis_Bergkamp_10 Well-Known Member

    Thought this thread was going to be about something else.
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  10. YeahBee

    YeahBee Terrible hot takes

    Uncle went to London in 92-ish I got an Arsenal scarf, he didnt even support Arsenal, he is a burnley fan so I dodged a bullet there.
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  11. cannel

    cannel Active Member

    I watched the CL semi-final 2nd-leg loss against United in 2009. The one where Almunia let in a C. Ronaldo free kick from the half way line and Gibbs gifted the opener. I felt so bad for that team in red and thought they clearly needed my support.
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  12. freeglennhelder2

    freeglennhelder2 Well-Known Member

    I first started loving the Arse the year George Michael came onto the scene.

    True story.
  13. thierrytheking14

    thierrytheking14 Well-Known Member

    My uncle bought me an Arsenal shirt when I was 10 with Limpar's name on the back. Still have it to this day. Been a fan for 30 years since...
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  14. Flying Okapis

    Flying Okapis Most Well-Known Member

    Dad supports Arsenal so I support Arsenal, thats it really.
  15. tap-in

    tap-in Nothing Wrong With Me

    I remember going to Windsor Safari park, years before it became Lego Land. We were watching the Dolphin display (obviously I dont agree with that now) and sitting in the row ahead of me was Anders Limpar and his family. He was in his prime Arsenal years but I was dumbstruck and couldn't even say hello. Very exciting player in his day!
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  16. tap-in

    tap-in Nothing Wrong With Me

    Yeah, I'm not going through my fascinating life story all over again. New comers can dig in the AM vaults for it! :)
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  17. Idiotologue

    Idiotologue Well-Known Member

    For the Arse, 2003-04 was the first season I started watching football on TV on a regular basis, and Premier League was the only one available on national TV. Watching Arsenal for a few weeks, I was instantly hooked, owing mainly to one Thierry Henry, though I also loved Patrick Vieira. Obviously, that season went on to be the Invincibles season and I was fortunate enough to watch every single game during that run - and though I was only 7 years old, the memories are still firmly embedded. I even specifically remember where I was when I watched Henry destroy Leeds United. Talk about starting on a high note. I bought an Arsenal shirt next year and many of my childhood pictures at picnics and such feature me in that blue kit the team wore in 04-05, with Henry's name written on it, of course.

    As for the arse, that was a year prior to the aforementioned story - when I watched, as a six year old, a hot Turkish singer display her voluptous behind in quite spectacular fashion in the music video for a dance-pop tune. Definitely was lovin' the arse from there on out.
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  18. Ash10

    Ash10 Jury Lite

    FIFA 2005 with that 5 star Arsenal team, Henry had the highest overall of 97:drool:
    Not the real reason but still it’s a fond memory I have. Used to score hat-trick with Henry in like every match.

    (Btw AC Milan were the only other 5 star team, look at us both now:(
    There were 3 more 5 star players
    Van Nistelrooy-96, which is laughable considering how limited he was
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  19. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Can’t believed no one tagged rich after seeing the title.
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  20. North5

    North5 Here since 2009. Unlike Cornavirus.

    Grew up in highbury.
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