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Hello fellow Gooners, it’s been a while since I last wrote to you. And hey, we even won a trophy in that time!
Has it been almost four weeks since the FA Cup Final? I don’t know about you but for about two over weeks after that, I was still basking in the nice and warm afterglow of that glorious day at Wembley, watching countless replays and videos from all over the world.
As the Arsenal take a break for the summer, so will Arsenal Singapore but watch this space as we have something really exciting coming up in July. I won’t say much more now but let’s just say it has something to do with what our boys will be wearing come the start of the season! Yes, the season is still about two months away but thankfully, we have some tournament kicking off in Brazil in a few hours’ time as I type this. Yup it’s only the World Cup, just about the biggest sporting event on planet Earth. And if you are one of those who have decided to stick to your principles and not give S***T** a single cent, fret not.
Molly Roffey’s at Bras Basah, the home of Arsenal Singapore, has decided to take one for the team and will be screening the majority of the games, even those at the wee hours! Do however just check up on their facebook page or give them a call just to make sure they are open before rocking up at 3am to catch a game like Iran vs Nigeria. In any case, a bunch of us will be there this Sunday morning for England vs Italy at 6am and Japan vs Ivory Coast at 9am. Do join us if you can as it will be one of those rare occasions you will be having a beer for breakfast while watching football in Singapore!
If you are receiving this newsletter for the first time, here’s a big welcome to Arsenal Singapore. It was pleasing to see so many of you on Cup Final night but do try to join us for the other nine months of the season! We are there every single weekend match night and will even open for those big European matches in the morning so I hope to see you all again next season.
As they say, membership has its privileges and the Cup Final was just an example of that. And no doubt about it, you are now part of the best supporters club in the country.
Last but not least, I will like to take this opportunity to thank everyone on the Arsenal Singapore Exco for their sterling work, mostly behind the scenes throughout the past season. All of us do it purely out of passion so that the rest of you can benefit just by being a member of our club.
Enjoy the World Cup, look out for the Arsenal players in Brazil and let’s hope we have a couple of shiny new signings to look forward to in the next month or so.
Hello fellow Gooners,
Wembley, Wembley, we are the famous Arsenal and we’re going to Wembley!
The FA Cup Final has always been a special day on the football calendar and this Saturday, it is all the more special as we are in it! The excitement has been building up for weeks ever since we squeezed past the holders Wigan in the semi-final last month and it is just about hitting fever pitch now.
We are no doubt the favourites heading into the match against the Tigers of Hull City but that will count for little once the whistle goes.
We do not have to look too far back to know that we must not be complacent if we are to achieve our aim of lifting the oldest trophy in club football. Wigan themselves provided us with several lessons. Apart from stretching us all the way to penalties, they also knocked out the moneybags and subsequent league champions Man City in the quarters while beating the same oil-rich side in last year’s final.
Therefore, we can be confident but nothing must be taken for granted before a ball has even been kicked. Yes, as you can tell, I’m feeling nervous. Terribly excited yes, but nervous all the same.
In any case, we hope you can join us at the home of Arsenal Singapore at Molly Roffey’s (Bras Basah) for what promises to be an emotional night with your fellow Gooners. Kickoff is at midnight and do take note on the entry restrictions in place from 8pm to 11pm: only current and new Arsenal Singapore members are eligible for entry upon display of your valid membership card / Arsenal Singapore receipt AND Photo ID.
(Please refer here for full details of our programme for the evening.)
And yes, do come in your RED Arsenal tops!
In a flash of an eye, we are coming to the end of the 2013-14 season. It seems like it wasn’t too long ago I was writing my very first newsletter to you and here I am, writing the last one of the campaign. It’s been an awesome ride, with more positives than negatives and we have every chance to round it off in style when Saturday comes.
On this note, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your support throughout the season and for making Arsenal Singapore the best supporters club in this part of the world.
Let’s do it together one more time on Saturday! Come on you Gunners!