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Andrew Cole Linighan

Active Member
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

Active Member
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. 🛣️🚗😞🤫
 

Barry

Well-Known Member
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!

Cheers
 

sticks

New Member
am concerned that my gold member ticket has yet to arrive - and no email confirming payment etc - any thoughts? - oh and btw was on hold for 1 hour and 37 minutes to grab my ticket - phew
 

Football Head

Active Member
i usually lurk around these parts in the transfer section as the window comes to a close but thought i'd sign up this time arond.

been a gooner since i was born (a good few decades), and as my username indicates i'm a fan of pearl jam.
i'm also a 'conspiracy theorist' (truth-seeker).
 

Football Head

Active Member
Great username!

ah eddie, tis yourself ! :bye:
i think 'given to fly' is their best song (followed by 'i am mine').

i'm not liking too much of their recent material, but when most of their catalogue is some of the best music ever made i can't be too critical.

and on the usernames is it possible to change it ? would like to if at all possible seeing as i'm still a new recruit to here and all.
 

Dennis_Bergkamp_10

Established Member
ah eddie, tis yourself ! :bye:
i think 'given to fly' is their best song (followed by 'i am mine').

i'm not liking too much of their recent material, but when most of their catalogue is some of the best music ever made i can't be too critical.

and on the usernames is it possible to change it ? would like to if at all possible seeing as i'm still a new recruit to here and all.

Agree, not really a fan of their recent material. I find myself listening to MTV Unplugged often, even though it's almost 30 years ago.

Think you can change your username if you ask one of the mods.
 

Football Head

Active Member
i usually lurk around these parts in the transfer section as the window comes to a close but thought i'd sign up this time arond.

been a gooner since i was born (a good few decades), and as my username indicates i'm a fan of pearl jam.
i'm also a 'conspiracy theorist' (truth-seeker).

changed my username, inspired by that football-headed kid from the cartoon 'hey arnold' :)
 

Yeosol

Member
Might as well make a post here to not be that one weird guy who only posts about covid vaccines.

I live in Stockholm. I don't like anti-vaxxers. But I do like Arsenal, sometimes. Have been following the club since the early 90s, and watching Smith-Rowe and Saka play football makes me happy.
 

MarcyMoo

New Member
Been away for some time needed to sort my family out and its been a long road and its still a long road but its getting better
Not for Arsenal so it seems.
Im MarcyMoo been a Arsenal Fan since the age of 4 when my late Granddad took me to my first game
23rd August 1975 Home game against Stoke and we didn't win that either lol

I just wanted to say Hi and also hope that things get better for our team
 
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