Arsenal Singapore Newsletter 27th January 2016

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Dear Singapore Gooners,

Shocking!
Flabbergasted!
Un Un Unbelievable!

We all felt that way, and more, after playing Maureenho-less Chelski. Different manager, same outcome. Boo!

Theo didn’t step up. Ozil went missing. Rambo ran aimlessly and pretty much gave way possession more often than not. Am I being too polite still? Well this newsletter has a PG-rating unfortunately. Was this our Arsenal?

That ugly “CostaCoffee” virus struck our defence yet again and essentially wiped us out thereafter. There was another 70 mins, after being down to 10 men, to salvage our pride and title credentials but alas, the team (OUR TEAM) was nowhere to be found. We win as a team, we lose as a team.

Ending our league run in January with this loss is definitely a BIG blow. Let’s not fool ourselves. Let’s hope the coming Year of the Monkey will get us swinging to good fortune again!

Arsenal Match Tickets

For those Gooners who want to show Adebayor what you think of him, you can catch him at The Emirates when Crystal Palace come to play in April. Send your applications to Umarani at tickets@arsenalsingapore.com

Crystal Palace (Category B Fixture)
Match Date: Apr 16th, 2016
Ticket Deadline: Feb 6th, 2016

Arsenal Merchandise and Membership Cards

Gooners, I need your help. We have about 90 members who have not collected your membership cards for this season plus the yellow scarves which is your renewal gift. About 15 new members have also not collected their Arsenal Singapore polo t-shirt which is your sign-up gift. We are running out of space to store these items so your cooperation is needed. Please collect them from the Exco team this Saturday 30th Jan (Burnley match) strictly 10pm-10.30pm.

This Saturday, it’s Burnley in our way to clinch our 13th FA Cup. There’s speculation that Coquelin and Elneny may start the match or at least play some part in this. Alexis should start and get things going too. Come on down to catch your current FA Cup Champions in action.

Arsenal v Burnley, Saturday 30 Jan, 11pm kick-off at Molly Bras Basah and Dorsett.

What Did She Wear? She Wore……

Victory Through Harmony,
Dhanesh

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Arsenal Singapore Newsletter 23rd January 2016

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Dear Singapore Gooners,

TGIF folks!

So the rugby team huffed and puffed (read: getting physical and rough) but couldn’t break us down. Hey Cech’s MOTM award (yet again!) clearly proved how crucial his saves are for us. “12-15 points per season”? I say maybe he’s even worth 18-21 points!

Despite the ref being a w***ker, it was a gutsy performance from the lads who showed great fighting spirit. They knew how crucial the outcome of that match was in title race. So onwards we march on.

Two days ago, Theo Walcott celebrated 10 years at AFC. Theo becomes the 1st Arsenal player since Dennis Bergkamp (1995-2006) to complete 10 years at the club. How we’ve seen the lad grow.. Boyz to Man. Testimonial match soon, you say? Here’s a trivia… Did you know his first goal was against Petr Cech in 2007?

#10YearsOfTheo

Arsenal Match Tickets
April match tickets are now open for bookings. Send your applications to Umarani at tickets@arsenalsingapore.com

Watford (Category C fixture)
Match Date: Apr 2nd, 2016
Ticket Deadline: Jan 23rd, 2016 (tomorrow!)

Crystal Palace (Category B Fixture)
Match Date: Apr 16th, 2016
Ticket Deadline: Feb 6th, 2016

Arsenal merchandise and membership cards
Gooners, I need your help. We have about 100 members who have not collected your membership cards for this season along with your yellow scarves which is your renewal gift. About 20 new members have also not collected their Arsenal Singapore polo t-shirt which is your sign-up gift. We are running out of space to store these items so your cooperation is needed.

Please come and collect them from the Exco team this Sunday, 11pm-11.30pm just before Chelski match. Or next Saturday 30th Jan (Burnley FA Cup match), 10pm-10.30pm.

Finally, it’s our home game against the Russian roubles of Chelski or just that bus stop in Fulham. Will “CostaCoffee” be up to no good again? What an ugly face to the name and ungentlemanly disgrace to football. You can bet Koscielny will be up for it. So too will Gabriel (if he plays) to stick it to the entire Chelski frontline. Le Coq is back! Alexis is back!! Ozil is back!!! Elneny is raring to go!!!! Which first XI will Wenger start with to get the job done? We have 16 more matches till May to clinch it!

Come on down to Molly Bras Basah on Sunday night/Monday morning, 12 am.

It’s gonna be loud. It may get ugly. Let’s get behind the Gunners!
(Dorsett will not telecast this match).

London is Red! COYG!!

Victory Through Harmony,
Dhanesh

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Arsenal Singapore Newsletter 14th January 2016

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Dear Singapore Gooners,

Lunchtime Edition!

What a cracker of a match it was early this morning! The Arsenal almost had 3 points in the bag but for a dramatic equaliser by Klopp’s team. This topsy-turvy match had more positives than negatives for us though. 

There was rain, hail and even snow at Anfield and despite that, our lads showed a tremendous fighting spirit to come from behind. Twice! I was very proud of our First XI today and you really can’t fault them much because they played their hearts out. I can’t say the same about our 3 subs though. Did they do enough to help us hold on to our lead? It’s up for debate.

But hey, we are STILL top of the league. Numero Uno! *all smiles*

Last Saturday, The Arsenal began our road to Wembley and defence of our FA Cup with a convincing victory over Fat Sam’s Black Cats. We haven’t lost in the 3rd round since 1996. More importantly, Arsene Wenger’s team is vying to become the first team in 130 years to win the FA Cup for 3 years in a row. Think about that for a moment. History’s up for grabs, again. Burnley’s next in 2 weeks’ time. Wouldn’t that be another great legacy for Monsieur Wenger and Arsenal FC? 

Latest news this morning after Anfield. Our 1st (or only?) January signing was confirmed by Le Prof. Mohamed Elneny has officially joined Arsenal FC and I reckon the press conference announcing this will be held later this evening. Look out for it! Already last week at Molly, I overheard some potential songs of our new Egyptian. Will it catch on? Will you sing loud and proud? Only one way to find out. Head down to Molly for the next match.

Arsenal Match Tickets

More Arsenal matches are coming in thick and fast. Ticket application for 3 matches are now open. Send your applications to Umarani at tickets@arsenalsingapore.com

Burnley – 4th Round FA Cup (Category C Fixture)
Match Date: Jan 30th, 2016
Ticket Deadline: Jan 15th, 2016

Barcelona (Category A fixture)
Match Date: Feb 23rd, 2016
Ticket Deadline: Jan 19th, 2016

Watford (Category C fixture)
Match Date: Apr 2nd, 2016
Ticket Deadline: Jan 23rd, 2016

Up next this very late Sunday night, the rugby team of Stoke City. Yeah, it may get ugly playing against those bunch of misfits. We can’t be pushovers against them. Hey, it could be worse. We could have played them on a cold wet Tuesday night.

The Arsenal v Stoke City, Mon 18th Jan, 12.15am Kick-off.
This match will only be telecast at Molly Bras Basah outlet.

I’ll see you there. Let’s go Arsenal! COYG!!!

Victory Through Harmony,

Dhanesh

Membership Info here | Match Ticket Info here | FAQ here

FA Cup – Burnley Match Tickets

We’ve drawn Burnley for the next round in the FA Cup! Arsenal Football Club have just announced the availability for ticket applications. It’s a short deadline so if you are a member of Arsenal Singapore and would like to apply to go to this match, please do so before 15 January.

More information here and here.

Singapore Gooners in London!

Recently, there were 12 of our local fans who travelled to The New Home of Football for the match against AFC Bournemouth. Because there was such a large group of us for that match, we worked with Arsenal to provide them an opportunity to greet the players as they arrive from the team bus. Here are some photos that one of our members submitted.

Arsenal Singapore Newsletter 6th January 2016

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Dear Singapore Gooners,

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!

It’s still good to be on top, ain’t it? What a nervy, unusual performance though from the Gunners last Saturday against the Geordies… Hangover much? The Gunners got us off in the right fashion for probably the first 20 mins. Had it not been for Man-of-the-Match Cech, it would have truly been Cech-mate for us! He’s proving to be a real bargain so far.. Thank you, Mr Abramovich! You can still shove your Russian roubles up your a**! Pardon my French.

It sure was nerve-wracking watching the team grind out that result and I truly hope it won’t happen again. Wasn’t everyone relieved when Kos The Boss netted the winner?? One Nil To The Arsenal! #boringboringArsenal

Volunteers

As you are probably aware, Arsenal Singapore will continue our commitment to the Children’s Aid Society which manages the Melrose Home in Clementi. We have a few members who volunteer their time once a month, typically on a Sunday, for 90 mins for a light cardio workout and footy kickabouts. They spend time with kids, aged 8-12 years old, who need a supportive environment to grow up to be responsible adults and upright citizens. We would like to grow our pool of volunteers (male and female) so that we can rotate them as not all volunteers are required on a monthly basis. Those who are keen to volunteer, please drop a note to Shai at shai@arsenalsingapore.com and he will fill you in with more details.

Arsenal Match Tickets

For members who are keen to catch the mighty Arsenal in action at Emirates Stadium, the matches below are now available for ticket bookings. Send your applications to Umarani at tickets@arsenalsingapore.com

Barcelona (Category A fixture)
Match Date: Feb 23rd, 2016
Ticket Deadline: Jan 19th, 2016

Watford (Category C fixture)
Match Date: Apr 2nd, 2016
Ticket Deadline: Jan 23rd, 2016

The Arsenal begins our FA Cup defence against Sunderland this Saturday. We are the most successful club in the history of the FA Cup competition. Yeah, Cup champions for only 12 times. Dozen it feel good?  So come on down to catch our team in action. Can we make it a hat-trick as Champions? Who will Wenger start? Will we have an Egyptian newcomer in time? Will he “walk like an Egyptian”? ok ok, don’t kill me now.. LOL

Arsenal v Sunderland, FA CUP kickoff at 11pm, Sat 9 Jan at Molly Bras Basah and Dorsett outlets.  The Road to Wembley starts here!

What did she wear? She Wore, She Wore, She Wore A Yellow Ribbon……

Victory Through Harmony,

Dhanesh

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