The Lobby: Introduce Yourself Here

Andrew Cole Linighan

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Hello. Started Supporting Arsenal towards the end of the 1990/91 Season. I was at School at the time and most of the people Supported Liverpool. I was watching the Liverpool Vs Arsenal league game on TV, we won 1-0, Paul Merson scored. I was cheering the Goal. I liked the way Arsenal went to Liverpool and upset there Title ambitions. I liked Paul Merson for scoring the goal and celebrating in front of the Arsenal fans.
The first match I saw live was Arsenal Vs Man City at Highbury 1994/95. I have been to a few games at Highbury, and have been to Emirates Cup games at the Emirates Stadium. Also a league and FA Cup match.
Done the Emirates Stadium Tour which was brilliant, and the Arsenal Museum.
Watched some Arsenal away matches at Aston Villa, Birmingham City, WBA, Wolves, Blackburn, Bolton and Coventry City.
I am from the Gloucestershire area and Support Gloucester City. Been a Supporter since 1994. Go to all the Home and most of the Away games.
We were in Exile for 13 years, now back at Gloucester. We were Top of National League North last Season, then Season was scrapped.
Come on AFC and GCAFC!!!

Andrew Cole Linighan

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Sorry, forgot to say, I have been to Everton, Goodison Park twice. My Brother-in-Law is a big Everton Supporter. I sat with him on both occasions in the Glydws Street Upper Tier. Sat amongst Everton Supporters, I just stayed quiet.
The first time I went was a Sunday game. We lost 1-0 late on with Andrew Johnson scoring the winner. I can remember towards the end of the game, it was hailstoning. As we were leaving the ground in the rain, we went past two ice-cream vans. People were buying ice-cream. It was quite cold and wet, just the time for an ice-cream. 🏟️🌧️☔🍦
The second time that I went, it was a midweek game. We drew 1-1, Robin Van Persie equalised for us late on. You could hear a pin drop where I was, I just stayed quiet, cheering inside. I looked to my Brother-in-Law, he had his head in his hands. I had thought we were going to lose the match.
It was a quiet journey back down the M6/M5. 🛣️🚗😞🤫


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I am not much on here like I use to be so like to say massive hello and welcome to our new members


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Alright chiefs.

I've been reading AM on and off for years now - maybe from around 2008 or so. There's been lots of times that I've thought of registering an account but with a busy job and life I always thought there was a risk that it would be a time black hole... And this is correct, the forum is addictive!

I live in London and have grown up with Arsenal as my club. Earliest memory of really supporting the team was the 1994 Cup Winners Cup win and then after that I started following in a big way from 1998 with the Wenger Years. There have been some ups and downs along the way for sure. I lived in New Zealand for a year and remember watching the FA cup win (that ended our trophy drought) from a hotel bed in Wellington at 2.00 in the morning, trying not wake my wife up by cheering / cursing.

Overall I love Arsenal. Some of the banter and insight on this forum has kept me going and fueled the passion as well. So many nutty gooners, especially around transfer time! Feel like I know some of you guys already so good to join in!


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