Hello Fellow Gooners,
Like I wrote last week it’s much easier to write this after a win. And what a win it was. Poldi scored in 2 mins and if you have not seen it yet, go watch Ramsey’s second goal. What a belter!!! Goal of the tournament for sure!! So we finished 4-1 vs Galatasaray with braces by Podolski and Ramsey. Unfortunately Anderlecht were only able to draw against Dortmund so we finish second in our group. Here are the teams we could face in the Knockout phase: Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Monaco, Bayern Munich, PSG or Barcelona, and FC Porto. Would be nice if we got Monaco or Porto but I suspect not.
OK we had a horrifically disastrous game last Sat and I’m not going to comment on it except to say that Anthony Taylor thought he was umpiring a rugby match.
So moving on, we host Newcastle this Sun 14 Dec at 1:30am at Molly Roffey’s Bras Basah. Due to the late hour, the Dorsett outlet will NOT be open.
Finally if you hadn’t read about it. We drew Hull City (yup again) in the FA Cup to be played on 3, 4 or 5 Jan 2015. What are the chances that our final game in the FA Cup last season was against them and now our first game this season is again against them? We should be so lucky to get Yeovil Town/Accrington, or Watford, or Wimbledon or Sheffield Wednesday.
That’s it from me, Eric will be back next week!
Hello Fellow Gooners!
I’m back cos Eric is busy running around the next 2 weeks.
It’s always much easier to write the newsletter after we have won, even if it was an 89th minute squeaky bum, can’t afford to drop points, banner wankers getting ready to stick their knives in, Alexis17 poacher of a goal, win. I must admit I thought we were going to drop points already, then BOOM! Phew! #OneNilToTheArsenal
So with the 3 points last night, we are 6th and only 4 points separate us from 3rd place Southampton and we have qualified for the Champions League knockout stages for the 15th year running. Don’t get discouraged Gooners, and get behind the team! The yearend fixture congestion is coming up and The Gunners and Wenger need our support! “Arsene, Thanks For The Memories. Let’s Make Some More” was a sign held up by a Gooner last night at The Emirates. We should support him like the Dortmund fans are supporting Klopp, even though they are bottom of the Bundesliga.
This coming weekend is also the ABSOLUTE LAST CHANCE to sign up as a member of Arsenal Singapore for this season, after which you will have to wait till April 2015. So no more dawdling, get down to Molly Roffey’s Bras Basah for signups on Sat 6 Dec between 930pm to 1030pm. Kickoff for Stoke City v Arsenal is at 11pm. #SmashTheOrcs
Molly Roffey’s at Dorsett will also be screening the above match live for those who prefer a quieter venue with seating! PLEASE take note, none of the other Molly Roffey’s outlets are obligated to screen Arsenal matches so don’t go there and expect that they will change the channel.
That’s it for me this week. #StrongerTogether
It’s been a mixed week for the Gunners and the Lions. Last weekend, “1-2” was the worst scoreline in the world. Even Sp*rs won away with that score! Thankfully, things picked up in midweek which brings us to Saturday 29 November.
The Arsenal have an early kickoff at 8.45pm away to WBA and we are of course ‘live’ at Molly Roffey’s both at Bras Basah and Dorsett Residences. Singapore meanwhile have a most important clash against our old rivals from up north. At stake, a place in the semi-finals of the region’s biggest football tournament.
That match kicks off at 8pm and the good news is that Molly Roffey’s will have one screen showing this game throughout.
We normally close registrations for memberships for the season at the end of November. However, we will not have any sign-ups this weekend and will instead extend sign-ups for one more weekend till next week. If you have signed up and yet to pick up your membership cards, you have to come down in person to pick them up on weekend match nights. We do NOT mail out cards!
On that note, Arsenal Singapore usually adopts a charitable organisation each season as our beneficiary. Last season, it was Club Rainbow and funds raised through our charity auction at last year’s Christmas party went to them.
We would like to have you, our members, suggest to us who should be Arsenal Singapore’s adopted charity for this season. Our criterion is simple; we tend not to go for the massive organisations as those have huge fund-raising campaigns and backing. We rather go for an organisation that we know we can help make a difference, no matter how big or small. If you have such an organisation in mind, do drop me a note separately and we’ll assess it. We will then make the announcement on the night of our Year-End Party.
Yes, that is right, we at Arsenal Singapore are not just any supporters club. We follow the club’s ethos back in London which is to “Be a Gooner, Be a Giver” and ensure that even though we are all one big family for the love of a club thousands of kilometres away, through this bond, we help make a difference in this country where we call home.
Come on Arsenal and Come on Singapore!