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Old 10-30-2013, 12:06 AM
 
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I seem to be getting a lot of Arsenal recommendations.

If I decide to become a Gooner, will I have to learn a song?

Here's one you would need to learn :

"What do you think of Tottenham? "
"Sh-t! " (audience)
"What do you think of sh-t? "
"Tottenham! " (audience )
"Thank you "
"That's all right " (audience )
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Old 11-02-2013, 02:54 AM
 
Location: York
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I seem to be getting a lot of Arsenal recommendations.

If I decide to become a Gooner, will I have to learn a song?
Arsenal fans don't usually sing so I wouldn't worry about that. I went to an away game at Arsenal with a couple of mates who are Hull fans, and the Arsenal 'fans' were embarrassing. They hardly sing or have any passion, and when they do it's just "Arsenal, Arsenal, Arsenal etc" boring!

I wouldn't bother with EPL anyway, try the Bundesliga.
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Pérouges
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Arsenal fans don't usually sing so I wouldn't worry about that. I went to an away game at Arsenal with a couple of mates who are Hull fans, and the Arsenal 'fans' were embarrassing. They hardly sing or have any passion, and when they do it's just "Arsenal, Arsenal, Arsenal etc" boring!

I wouldn't bother with EPL anyway, try the Bundesliga.
The atmosphere at Highbury was always supposed to be very good but there have been comments about the lack of it at the Emirates ever since it was built. Maybe part of it is due to the shape, I dunno but your right, the away fans there do often seem to have the upper hand in the noise generation stakes.

I support I'OM which is my local team (when i'm in France) and the atmosphere in the stadium is amazing.
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:43 AM
 
Location: SW France
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The atmosphere at Highbury was always supposed to be very good but there have been comments about the lack of it at the Emirates ever since it was built. Maybe part of it is due to the shape, I dunno but your right, the away fans there do often seem to have the upper hand in the noise generation stakes.

I support I'OM which is my local team (when i'm in France) and the atmosphere in the stadium is amazing.

Perhaps you'd like to soak up the atmosphere at Highbury by buying a flat (apartment) within the old stadium;

2 bedroom flat for sale in Highbury Stadium Square, Avenell Road, Highbury, London N5 - 30972991 - Zoopla
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Old 05-19-2016, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Two and a half years on, and I think I've settled on Everton.

I welcome comments. Just let me slip on this helmet.....ah.

Ready. Steady. Go.

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Old 05-19-2016, 12:58 PM
 
Location: SW France
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Two and a half years on, and I think I've settled on Everton.

I welcome comments. Just let me slip on this helmet.....ah.

Ready. Stedy. Go.
Interesting times for Everton after a pretty bad season for them.

For many years David Moyes was their manager and did a reasonable job given the financial state of the club- nothing spectacular. However he moved on, and probably wished he hadn't, to Man United and of late their manager has been Roberto Martinez.

He had a promising start but things have gone sour the last couple of seasons, and he's now history. There's an interim internal appointment.

If the club can hang on to a number of key players then they could do reasonably well again, but they're no Leicester City!
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Old 05-21-2016, 12:09 AM
 
Location: York
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Two and a half years on, and I think I've settled on Everton.

I welcome comments. Just let me slip on this helmet.....ah.

Ready. Steady. Go.
Could be a good choice. They've recently been taken over by some rich businessman, so when the new manager comes in, there may well be a fair bit of money spent on new players. They certainly need it!
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Old 05-27-2016, 07:56 AM
 
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Glory Glory AFC Bournemouth. Eddie had a dream on minus seventeen!
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Old 05-27-2016, 12:46 PM
 
Location: SW France
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Glory Glory AFC Bournemouth. Eddie had a dream on minus seventeen!



Incredible to think how they've moved on.

I was near the ground yesterday evening.
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Old 05-27-2016, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Bournemouth? Aren't they the cherries?

And aren't Everton the toffees?

That's the kind of thing that makes it so difficult for we Americans to warm to soccer football. We prefer our football teams -- and sports teams in general -- to have fearsome and aggressive monickers. Lions, Tigers, Bears, Giants, Hawks, Rams, Eagles, Falcons. That kind of thing.

Of course, we also have the Green Bay packers, named after a meat-packing firm. And the San Francisco 49ers, named for the 1849 California gold rush. And the Baltimore Ravens, named for the subject of Edgar Allen Poe's most famous poem. So we Yanks have a small dollop of sophistication after all. But the toffees? I don't foresee a groundswell of Everton fever in places like Texas or Alabama. ("Bwah, y'all team is named fo' a caindee? Git yer sorry butt outen heah, pronto!")
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