The Arsenal FC Blog is 1 today! Huzzah!

The Arsenal FC Blog is 1 today! Huzzah!

Yep, you guessed it – it’s birthday time for the Arsenal FC Blog today. So make sure you have yourself a beer or something similar to join in the celebrations with Cesc Fabregas, Robin van Persie and Mathieu Flamini as well as me, Spanish Fry.

The Arsenal FC Blog is 1 today!I have to say that starting and running the Arsenal FC Blog for the past year has been an amazing journey for me. Not only has it given me an outlet for sharing my thoughts on my favourite football team in the world but it’s also given me the opportunity to learn from the thoughts of everyone who has ever read and commented on the blog. As such, this birthday celebration is just as much about you as it is about me. So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

When I kicked things off a year ago I was quite clear in what I was setting out to achieve; a unique and thorough source of fun for everything related to Arsenal. A year on I do feel like I am getting close to achieving that and I hope you’ve enjoyed the ride.

And what of the future? Well, to be honest, there a couple things I would like to see happen.

Firstly, I’d like to build up a little bit more of a readership back in home in Australia. As far as I know there are not too many really great Australian blogs focusing on Arsenal around which is a shame considering how much support there is for the club down under. So, if you’re an Aussie who enjoys the blog I’d encourage you to let your mates who are into Arsenal know about it. The more the merrier I say. Being from Brisbane I’d additionally love to use the blog to build up some local Arsenal support at the Riverside Pig ‘n’ Whistle on game nights. I’m currently working on starting a little bit of a partnership with Arsenal Australia so if you live in and around the Brisbane area it would be great to have your support. We’ll see how things go.

Secondly, I’d like to get the Gooner Gazette back up and running before next season. I really enjoyed writing the eMagazine and when it was released I got a lot of great feedback from readers. Unfortunately it was a bit of a mess to compile and simply waaaay too much work for just one man so in the future I am hoping to bring it back with the support of the readers. I’m expecting to have a lot more input from the regular readers of the blog via interviews, competitions and guest articles so never fear, the Gooner Gazette should return in time for next season.

That’s about it really. I just want to thank everyone who has ever read or contributed to the blog because with your support I probably would have gotten bored long, long ago. All the best and remember to have a drink to celebrate the Arsenal FC Blog’s 1st birthday!

Have a great day!

Send your birthday cheers by leaving a comment.


39 Responses to “The Arsenal FC Blog is 1 today! Huzzah!”

  1. Pedro
    March 27, 2008 at 6:24 pm #

    Happy Birthday Arsenal FC Blog!

  2. Scope Knight
    March 27, 2008 at 6:30 pm #

    Happy Birthday Arsenal FC Blog.
    Well Done Spanish Fly

  3. Richard Goh
    March 27, 2008 at 6:45 pm #

    Happy Birthday and Many Happy and Great Years ahead

  4. arseblogger
    March 27, 2008 at 7:10 pm #

    Well done, keep it up…

  5. coys
    March 27, 2008 at 8:03 pm #

    arse will win nothin laaaaaaaaaaaaaaa arse have lost the league of wat a shame “not”……..spurs have a cup a small cup but better then no cup.

  6. RvP Fan
    March 27, 2008 at 8:30 pm #

    Happy B’day SF! Hope there is many years of blogging left in it!!
    On the note of the GG, Id be happy to be an author, write a column or something..maybe you should get it done by Aussie gooners, that’d be a good way to unite fans down under. (No Offence Rest Of Planet Earth!!) 😉

  7. Spanish Fry
    March 27, 2008 at 9:14 pm #

    Cheers all. Thanks RvP will keep it in mind.

    Special thanks to Pedro and Arseblogger for their support of the blog. Keep up the great work guys.

  8. Ollie
    March 27, 2008 at 9:39 pm #

    Hearty Birthday cheers!

  9. millefiori
    March 27, 2008 at 9:48 pm #

    A fine blog……. Happy B’day.
    Have actually begun to wait for your new article after each game.

  10. Spanish Fry
    March 27, 2008 at 9:49 pm #

    I would have disappointed you hugely after the Chelsea game then millefiori :S Sorry about that!

    Thanks all the same buddy.

    Cheers Ollie.

  11. Nick
    March 27, 2008 at 10:10 pm #

    Well done SP, great site and happpy birthday.

  12. Shank Barki
    March 27, 2008 at 10:25 pm #

    Happy Birthday mate….since Arsenal didnt beat Chelsea as per my prediction, you get away with the promise of giving me an Arsenal Jersey….anyways as I had predicted, an unknown, not a regular scorer (Bacary Sagna) scored…

  13. darragh
    March 27, 2008 at 10:55 pm #

    Congratulations again. Always my first stop for gooner news and opinion.

  14. Gooner4ever
    March 27, 2008 at 11:12 pm #

    Happy birthday, keep up the great writing!

  15. arsenal malaysia
    March 28, 2008 at 12:13 am #

    congratulation bro..keep it up!!

  16. angel_CHN
    March 28, 2008 at 12:17 am #

    happy birthday!!!!i love your articles!!!

  17. Gooner for 60 years
    March 28, 2008 at 12:21 am #

    Well done SF. Here’s to the next year. Cheers.

  18. C-Bass
    March 28, 2008 at 1:47 am #

    Happy one year to Arsenal FC blog! Great work mate.

    C’mon Gunners finish strong.

  19. 1979gooner
    March 28, 2008 at 1:48 am #

    happy birthday, well done!

    bad news as regards sagna, at such a key moment, lady luck has not been with us this year

  20. vlcgooner
    March 28, 2008 at 1:48 am #

    Hey Spanish Fry, congratulations on creating a great place to read about and discuss everything Arsenal. I enjoy your articles and enjoy the generally optimistic and respectful tone of the comment board. Here’s to another good year.

  21. ClockEnders
    March 28, 2008 at 6:20 am #

    Congrats from the ClockEnders boys!!

  22. harper
    March 28, 2008 at 6:41 am #

    happy b’day, SF! I lurk around here, have never posted. good take on the Daily Mail’s deliberate distortion of Gallas’ comments. It’s already been reported on other blogs that Gallas’ comments were made to l’Equipe and they were deliberately distorted in translation by the Daily Mail. Gallas does indeed reply to a question about the ENGLAND TEAM, not Arsenal. It’s a perfect demonstration of the deliberate and blatant anti-Arsenal prejudice in these disgusting tabloids.

  23. Kate
    March 28, 2008 at 8:58 am #

    Happy birthday Arsenal FC blog! I definetely would like to join in celebrating how far it’s come in one year. You really should be proud SF. I think your hard work and dedication have truly paid off. This blog is professional, informative and also fun. Congratulations! Here’s to the future! You know you have my support.

  24. Panda
    March 28, 2008 at 10:48 am #

    Hey there – Happy Birthday to the blog! Keep up the great writing SF, I enjoy reading your posts every day.

  25. Spanish Fry
    March 28, 2008 at 10:50 am #

    Cheers everyone. Thanks for all the comments you’ve left over the past year.

    Harper you lurker – get posting. We won’t bite 🙂

  26. C-Bass
    March 28, 2008 at 11:34 am #

    Aye, Harper join in on the fun. The more Gooners the merrier.

  27. Grant
    March 28, 2008 at 3:11 pm #

    Congratulations Spanish Fry! Well done. It’s great to have a level-headed Arsenal supporter out there sharing his thoughts in a coherent manner every week. Keep it up 🙂

  28. GunFan
    March 28, 2008 at 3:44 pm #

    Happy Birthday.. ArsenalFC Blog. Many happy returns.

  29. ArsenalKenya
    March 28, 2008 at 5:19 pm #

    Happy Birthday SF – Keep up the Good work!

  30. Scope Knight
    March 28, 2008 at 7:22 pm #

    Hey Shank,
    U did well.I went hilarious when sagna scored but i could not get any sleep when i heard he will be out for 3 weeks.For me that deepens my worry of winning nothing this season.

  31. brocas area
    March 28, 2008 at 9:32 pm #

    happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. otter
    March 28, 2008 at 10:09 pm #

    happy belated birthday! you didn’t think I was cool enough to post but I have once again proved you wrong

  33. Shank Barki
    March 28, 2008 at 11:19 pm #

    Hey Scope Knight,
    Dont worry abt titles..I think its gonna be CL this season if we can overcome Livpool..looks like Torres cud be out for them..if we beat Livpool, then we can go all the way…we beat the champs already (AC Milan..if we can consume the last-year’s runnersup, we can Win..)..Even I felt sorry abt Sagna..he’s great…one more guess mate, against Livpool at Champs League, Clichy will score his first..

  34. Septimus Osman Turay
    March 29, 2008 at 3:14 pm #

    Happy belated birthday and bravo to Spanish fry . Keep on the try Arsenal am sure of winning the premier and champions league bravo Arsenal.

  35. Joakim-Sweden
    March 29, 2008 at 5:00 pm #

    Cheers for one year from Gothenburg!

  36. amine
    April 19, 2008 at 5:07 am #

    happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!arsenal blog

  37. Iyke
    March 21, 2009 at 3:51 am #

    I love arsenalfc and i want them to be sending arsenal news to my email

  38. david
    May 13, 2009 at 1:51 am #

    i would like to recieve arsenal fc news every day on my email address including the transfer wire


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