I don’t often do more than one post in a day but I didn’t really think the content of this ‘extra post’ fit in anywhere else. Remember that you can still check out the Arsenal v Celtic preview and the Arsenal FC Weekly podcast in today’s earlier post.
Here we go…
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Arsenal Player Nicknames
Below is a list of nicknames that I have given to Arsenal player nicknames over the past season or two. I sometimes use them on the blog and I’m sure a few people are thinking – “Who the hell is he talking about”? – when I do. They’re bound to change throughout this season and beyond and I will be adding to the list whenever new ones arise.
+ The Frog – because of last year’s lime-green shirt and Morgana Clarke’s “He looks like a frog!” comment early on in the season
+ Lego Man – because of this season’s gold yellow on canary yellow shirt
+ The Basketballer – because he looks like he could play in the NBA
+ Baby Nasri – because he looks 12
+ Capi – obvious reasons (also now the nickname of one my housemates, who once captained our team on trivia night)
+ Lego Head – again, obvious reasons
+ Muppet – because he looks like one of Jim Henson’s muppets
+ Ross Barclay – because he looks exactly like one of Panda and my mates, Ross Barclay
+ Tadpole – because he’s Almunia’s understudy
+ Barbados Slim – because he looks like this fellow from Futurama
+ Nugget Arse – well… have you seen his arse?
+ Ol’ Pink Boots – because he wore those insane pink Nike boots last season
+ Nikki B – obvious reasons
Can you think of any more?
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Arsenal v Everton – Pig ‘n’ Whistle pub photos
A decent group of Arsenal supporters headed to the Pig ‘n’ Whistle pub in Brisbane for Arsenal’s 6-1 over Everton. I took quite a few photos on the night (and had a couple taken of me) and I’ve included them in the post. There will doubtless be other Arsenal gatherings happening throughout the season at ‘The Pig’ and if you’re a Brisbane Gooner then I encourage you to get in touch with me via Twitter or Facebook to ask me about them.
Myself and the infamous Morgana Clarke
‘Alan Goat’ and ‘The Mime’ enjoy a pint before the game
Alif is happy with the score
Some of the crew pose for the camera
The girls pose in their new Arsenal shirts
Myself and fellow Arsenal blogger Jammathon celebrate at the end
So as you can probably tell, a good night had by all. It won’t always be 6-1 but when you can enjoy watching the Arsenal with all sorts of crazy supporters it doesn’t matter one bit.
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Tottenham fans getting a-head of themselves?
Below is another great football comic by Chris Toy from Studs Up. Just don’t send it to your Spurs mates…
Have your say on nicknames, pub antics or the comic by leaving a comment.