No news to speak of today so I thought I’d set you, the regular readers of the Arsenal FC Blog with a little homework task.
For those that aren’t aware – and I’m sure there are quite a few of you – despite being an Arsenal supporter I am a born and bred Australian who resides in Brisbane. See for yourself. The reason for telling you this is that I am very interested in promoting the community of Arsenal supporters in Australia through this very blog.
There are a undoubtedly a lot of great Arsenal blogs on the internet – Arseblog, Gunnerblog, Goodplaya, The Cannon, A Cultured Left Foot to name just a few – but to my knowledge the Arsenal FC Blog is the only blog from Australia that is consistently updated and has a reasonable readership.
Taking this into account I see quite a good opportunity to use this blog to promote the Arsenal community in Australia. For those that aren’t aware, there is an official Arsenal Australia community that does a similar thing, but this is still in it’s relevant infancy and their website does not have the facility to comment on daily news and opinions the way this blog provides.
Essentially my idea is to get Arsenal supporters in Australia communicating between themselves and with me to such an extent that I can facilitate events on Arsenal game nights at various pubs around the country. This would allow die-hard supporters to get together and share a beer and a cheer at Arsenal pubs late into the night (when games are played here) as well as providing venues for English travellers to follow Arsenal while they are away from home.
Arseblogger does this quite successfully with supporters from Ireland and although I don’t pretend to have the same readership and influence as he does I still feel the potential is there to build something special within the Arsenal community down under.
However, before I pursue this idea further I wanted to get some feedback from any readers of the blog who live in Australia. Basically I’d first like to know how many of you there are, where you’re from and whether you would be open to the idea of promoting some sort of Arsenal communities at various pubs around the country.
If you’re an Australian reader I’d urge you to leave a comment from this post and let me know what you think. If you’re from England or anywhere else in the world and you’re planning on travelling down under at some time in the future I’d also encourage you to let me know what you think.
While I’m at it would also be great to hear from any other regular readers of the blog around the world. Let me know where you’re all from so that we can all get to know a little bit more about each other. I know it all sounds a bit warm and fuzzy but at the end of the day I feel it could well be a good idea.
Cheers in advance.
Let me know where you’re from and what you think of the idea by leaving a comment.