Hello Fellow Gooners,
We only managed a 1-1 draw last night against Everton but are still #TopOfTheLeague and 5 points clear of the next team, thanks to a goal by MÖ11.
"Özil to The Arsenal, Özil to The Arsenal!"
It was a very tough match last night, the Toffees were really up for it and gave us a difficult time, especially in the first half. Fortunately for us, our closest rivals before the weekend, Chelski and Shitteh, all dropped points so no harm done. Also, well done to Sian Massey, who said "No, Robin!"
On Wed night/Thu morning, we are away to Napoli in the final group stage match of the Champions League. If we get a draw or better we finish top of our group, but if we lose by more than 2 goals and Dortmund win their match against Marseille, we will be playing in the Europa League. So really all to play for yet and this is clearly the toughest group to be in, as 12 points may not be enough to go through to the knockout stages. Molly Roffey’s will be open for Napoli v Arsenal (kickoff at 345am Thu 12 Dec) so do come down and join us! Quick, go and apply NOW for a half day leave for Thursday morning!!
And of course, on Sat 14 Dec 845pm we kickoff away at Man City and Molly Roffey’s will definitely be open for this as well. The management has informed us though that the bar will be closing at 11pm (after our match ends) for a building power shutdown so the later matches will not be screened. This will be an even more difficult match than last night so come and cheer them on! As it is an early kickoff on Sat, the pub WILL be packed so get there early! If it’s at max capacity and you can’t get in, you can also go to their outlet at The Esplanade, they will give members the same discounts there.
We’d also like to remind members that you must not pass your Arsenal Singapore membership card to non-members to enter the premises to avoid the queue and first drink charge. The membership card is non-transferable and their management has the right to confiscate the card and we would have no choice but to terminate your membership for the season.
Also, for members, please note that Molly Roffey’s is a business and they have been a good and responsive partner with Arsenal Singapore, so to be fair to them, if you are there for match nights, do purchase drinks and even food and not just take up space without spending a reasonable amount.
Finally, members do keep Sun 29 Dec 6-8pm free to join us for our year end party before the Newcastle game at 930pm, more details will be available soon.
That’s it for this week!
Up The Arsenal!
Hello Fellow Gooners,
Can you believe that? Bendtner scored 2 minutes after kickoff from an assist by Jenkinson! Cue mad screaming at Molly Roffey’s from around 20 sleepwalking Gooners who woke up pretty quickly after that. And then 2 minutes after kickoff at halftime, Özil scores from an assist by Ramsey. Cue more screaming! You should have been there Gooners and Goonerettes, sleep is over-rated!
Unfortunately the other top teams won last night as well (see what I did there?) so we didn’t increase our lead on them but hey we’re still #TopOfTheLeague #4PointsClear.
Which leads us to this coming Sun night/early Mon morning, when Arsenal hosts Everton, kickoff at midnight. Molly Roffey’s will be open for this so come down and join us.
Also on Sunday, Gabriel Narciso, Chairman of Arsenal Philippines will be visiting us. Arsenal Philippines are trying to raise funds for the victims of typhoon Yolanda and are seeking donations of Arsenal related items which they plan to auction off to raise money for the victims. So please go through your closets and shelves for AFC jerseys, shirts, shorts, memorabilia and other knick knacks and bring them along to Mollys and give them to him. Here’s your chance to make some room in your closet for the new stuff you’ll be buying and do a good deed at the same time!
That’s it from me this week, see you Sun night!
Hello Fellow Singapore Gooners,
I’ll be writing the newsletter for the next few weeks as Eric is busy and will be away in Yangon for the SEA games. Although he’ll be one of the officials there, he’s ready to put on his kit and play footie for Singapore any time!
Early this morning we beat Marseille 2-0 at home with Super Jackie Wilshere scoring a brace, with his first goal at just 29 seconds! Fastest goal in the CL this season by any team, although obviously not as fast as the first one let in by TottenHAHAHAHAHAm LOLOLspurs on Sunday night. Seriously though, I don’t like to see al-Citeh get such a huge goal difference but since it was that lot down the Lane on the receiving end, it was pretty funny wasn’t it? Twitter was such a wonderful place to be at that night. The bonus was of course when the Bluebirds (say that in Hokkien) stuck it up the Manures with a late draw. Oh yes, it was a great weekend for us Gooners with our 2-0 win against Soton and the Merseyside draw, we are still #TopOfTheLeague with 4 points clear!
With Dortmund beating Napoli 3-1 last night what does this mean for our CL qualification? Based on the rules governing this type of situation, if AFC gets a draw or better against Napoli away, we top the group. If we lose by 3 or more goals and Dortmund beat Marseille, we will be out even with 12 points. Definitely the Group of Death this season, unlike some groups where a team can qualify losing 2 out of 5 and not have a single shot at goal last night even after spending hundreds and hundreds of million pounds on players. Not so bloody special after all eh? Spend some MORE f**kin’ money why don’t you?
This coming weekend we play Cardiff City at 11pm on Sat 30 Nov, so do come down and join us and cheer on the Gunners! Last Sat. it was quite crowded but as far as I know Molly’s management did not turn away any Gooners wishing to enter. Yes you still won’t get a seat if you aren’t there very early but you know, in the UK, popular pubs near football grounds generally have very few seats and people stand the whole time, so toughen up your leg muscles and your vocal chords and join us in creating an atmosphere which will make any neutral or opposing fan there wet his pants in fear and awe.
We will also be checking with Molly’s management to see if they will be willing to open for next week’s midweek match against Hull City. Look out for details on our Facebook page and in next week’s newsletter on that. Incidentally we only get around 40-50 hardy Gooners who show up for midweek 345am matches so if you really want a seat a few minutes before kickoff, that’s when you should be there!
Besides our Cardiff City match this Sat, our Arsenal Singapore football team will be playing the Chelsea supporters team at 3pm at Commonwealth Sec School. Do come down and support us if you can!
Membership signups for this season have ended, renewals and new signups for next season will commence April 2014. If you’re planning to go watch any matches at the Emirates and wish to apply for tickets through us, please check our website for the deadlines set by AFC.
We are going to enter a difficult month with many matches coming fast and furious so Keep Calm and Support The Arsenal!