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Sagnaman

Sagnaman

Sagnaman the man of steel. Or titanium. Whichever. He’s nigh indestructible.

Obviously that is quick and dirty. Someone can do better, I’m sure. Send a better version to 7amkickoff@gmail.com and I will post it.

Thoughts on the match tomorrow. In the mean time, look for my By the Numbers on Arseblog News.

Qq


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Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal: the final photoblog of 2012-2013

Craig-n-Ricky

It started like any other day, champagne and crackers.

Tim Akhil

Some discussion about the phenomenology of the back four…

Alexander

and how to win at Blackjack (I have read this book).

Fiends

All together now!

After this, things get weird! They go out  and suffice it to say there are a lot of pictures of alcohol being consumed. Like this:

drinking

And this:

champagne

And before you know it, it ends up like this:

HHendoo

But hey, it’s not a good night unless someone ends up in a Kevin Keegan wig, Harry Potter glasses, and a pair of pumps.

Draig

Time for sleep before the big match the next day

bridge

Some time between here and kickoff one of our fearless crew gets his bag stolen. Inside the bag are everyone’s tickets to the match. Despite being pilfered, they all got in: most because Ricky remembered the membership numbers, some because they bought a second ticket, and one because he may or may not have snuck in. Through the club level.

But they all got in. A testament to the perseverance of the modern Gooner!

They did sit all the way up in the nosebleeds.

sports

But the view is actually not too bad.

pitch

Even on the other end of the pitch, you can still see what a useless referee Howard Web is!

Webb

If you look close you can actually see the ball coming off the wall, which is a whole 6 yards away!

Wall3

There’s also a great view of the dugouts.

Wenger

And the technical area. Wenger and Pardew don’t get along muchly.

Wenger-Pardew

In the end, Arsenal get the win and the joy expressed by some players is very real:

Season

For others, maybe not so much.

Rosicky

Giroud’s now famous piggy-back of Szczesny.

giroud

Did any of you catch Sagna spraying people with his lucozade? Weird.

Clowgna

I saw it live and it felt strange, so too did the line walk up thing. I mean, I get the relief, we all felt the relief, so maybe they are all just fans, like us?

line

Newcastle got some from their players as well.

away

But it was the Arsenal who were in full voice after the final whistle.

Arsenal

Everyone was happy

win

So much love:

heart

Sorry Bale, I know you trademarked that, but I have a feeling that’s going to come back to bite you.

tollington

Home safe and look, everyone’s flaunting trademarks!

Qq

Arsenal v. Wigan Photoblog: singing in the rain

Quick note, Ras said that the rain was pouring buckets in his section and he didn’t want to get his camera soaked. As a result he was only able to get a few snaps before the match. Still, they are pretty neat and feature a famous shop called Piebury Corner and their amazing pies plus a few shots of the Arsenal fans trudging in to the stadium in the rain.

That’s also part of being a fan, though. It’s not all away days drenched in sun sailing lazily down the Thames to Craven Cottage. Sometimes its just pies with friends and soggy walks up the match.

A match Arsenal won 4-1!

Piebury Corner

Pre-funking at Piebury Corner.Pie and a pint, it’s traditional, though these are made with quality ingredients and named after famous Arsenal players. If you ever get to London, stop there and get a pie.

Rocky

Or a premier sausage roll! Like the Rocky Rocastle.

friends

Always go with friends, it’s more fun!

pie

That’s the works right there folks. Making me hungry.

early

Early crowd… sparse.

guns

People always mass around the cannons.

crowd

Pouring down rain, people still smiling!

bumbershoot

Crowds are getting thicker.

Henry

The King watches over his people.

Right, that’s it for today. Tonight (tomorrow in Britain) I will publish Arsenal Letters’ match preview. Until then!

Qq