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Greetings my fellow Gooners,
I hope you are feeling better by the time you receive this newsletter. I guess the less said about our Monaco game the better. It was just a horrible feeling of déjà vu and the sensation that we are somehow stuck in this Champions League round of 16 Groundhog Day. I was informed quite quickly that the chance of us progressing through to the next round is 1.5% based on statistics and history. My response to that was at least we still have a chance. It’s slim and looking improbable right now, but still a chance.
As supporters, we experience the highs and the lows with the team and the only thing all of us can do is look forward to the next match.
Thankfully, the next one is this Sunday night in the league when we welcome Everton to the Emirates. We have decent form in the league and there’s no time for anyone to feel sorry as the competition for a top 4 spot is really heating up.
Both Molly Roffey’s Bras Basah and Dorsett are open for our 10pm kickoff.
Sign-ups for Arsenal Singapore’s very own Be A Gunner, Be A Runner on 11 April will continue this Sunday from 8pm to 9.30pm at Bras Basah so do head on down to secure your spot for our maiden run at our very own National Stadium.
For the first time, we will also be having a lucky draw for all runners on the day with some fantastic Arsenal merchandise from Puma up for grabs. So wait no further and round up your Gooner friends and families to run for a good cause, with 100% of all fees collected going to the Arsenal Foundation.
Lastly, we need to have an indication of interest from our members in coming to catch our FA Cup match against Man United early Tuesday 10 March morning before we make the request for Molly Roffey’s to stay open for it.
Ultimately it has to make sense for them in terms of numbers so do drop me a note separately by this weekend only if you are likely to come. We will then make a decision by the middle of next week.
Stay positive and COYG!
Gong Xi Fa Cai!
On behalf of the Exco of Arsenal Singapore, I would like to wish you and your family Happy New Year and a very prosperous, successful and blessed Year of the Goat ahead. And of course, for the Arsenal to be every bit as successful as we want them to be!
As you enjoy the long weekend or continue on your visitations and feastings, the Arsenal is back in league action tonight against Crystal Palace. Kicking off at 11pm, you have a choice of heading down to either of the Molly Roffey’s at Bras Basah or Dorsett to join your fellow Gooners for some CNY football.
We will also be starting sign-ups for Be A Gunner, Be A Runner tonight from 9pm to 10.30pm (only at Bras Basah). BAGBAR will be taking place on Sat 11 April and just like every year, Arsenal Singapore will be donating 100% of all fees collected to the Arsenal Foundation. For those of you who have been collecting angbaos over the last couple of days, that should easily take care of your BAGBAR registration!
Sign-ups will continue for the next few weeks till 21 March so do not forget to round up your fellow Gooner friends and family to join in!
We’ll see you at Molly’s and don’t forget we are back in Champions League action midweek and Molly’s at Bras Basah will be specially open for our Monaco game!
COYG and Huat Ah!
A very happy Valentine’s to you if there’s your kind of thing! The TV companies have kindly scheduled our FA Cup game against Boro on Sunday night so the day is all yours for dates and stuff.
Speaking of dates, one important date that should have already been in your calendar is Saturday 11 April.
That’s the day of Be a Gunner, Be a Runner; an annual affair organised by Arsenal to raise funds for the Arsenal Foundation. To find out more about the foundation and the fantastic work they do in the community, do read up on them here.
Supporters clubs all over the world are also part of the action and we over here in Arsenal Singapore are no different. We’ve conducted our own BAGBAR for the last two years and we are pleased to announce that we will do it again this year and we are looking for your support to make this our biggest so far.
In London, BAGBAR takes place at the Emirates Stadium and here in Singapore for the first time, our run will be taking place at our very own National Stadium on the very same day, with ours flagging off at 10.30am.
Londoners will run 10 rounds around the Emirates while for us, seven rounds on the promenade of our iconic new stadium will be the equivalent distance and you can be part of it to make history with us!
We will be commencing sign-ups next Saturday 21 February over at Molly Roffey’s (Bras Basah) with registration fees for all current members set at $50 for adults and $30 for U-18s. Non-members have to pay just $10 more for each category.
Just like the previous two years, 100% of all fees collected will be donated to the Arsenal Foundation. Last year, the club matched every dollar collected and contributed a total of S$4,000!
By signing up, you will also get a unique Arsenal Singapore BAGBAR shirt (specially produced only for our runners) and another first is we will be conducting a lucky draw on the day of the run with some fabulous prizes up for grabs.
So round up your fellow Gooners, friends and families and join us. It’s a non-competitive run of only 6.3km so anyone can definitely do it!
Back to the football and it’s FA Cup action on Sunday midnight (morning of 16 Feb) and Molly’s at Bras Basah is the only place you should go to if you are looking to cheer our boys on another step closer on the road to Wembley!