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The Arsenal and Me – Danny’s Story

My Mum and Dad were born in Bethnal Green and Stoke Newington respectively and moved out of London to nearby Berkshire in the 60’s. I was born in 1971 into Arsenal blood, When i was very young Liverpool were the big team of that decade, I briefly flirted with them mainly because most of my mates followed them but in 1981 that all changed as i visited Highbury for the very first time, I’ll never forget that day. It was sunny and warm and The Arsenal were playing Crystal Palace, I was 10 and sat in the West Upper, I looked down at the packed North Bank and thought i want to be in there in amongst the noisy swaying masses, I spent the whole game looking at the fans and savouring a London Derby atmosphere, I loved everything about Arsenal, The fantastic Highbury Stadium, The famous Red shirts with White sleeves, The Cannon on the chest. I was hooked.

I went as often as i could after that but still being so young i had to rely on my Dad to take me. I started going regularly in about 86/87 with my older brother and brother in law always standing in the same spot on The North Bank, George Graham arrived and that was the start of a successful new era for The Arsenal after a few barren years. Our 87 Littlewood’s cup victory started off the run of trophy laden years. League titles and success in Europe followed, What a fantastic time to be a Gooner it was mocking my spurs supporting mates season after season. Arsene Wenger arrived and Arsenal continued to dominate English football playing the best football ive ever seen and watching players of the calibre of Bergkamp and Henry week in week out was just Footballing heaven.

I’ve had a season ticket since 2006 after being on the waiting list for 10 years and hardly ever miss a home game, My 3 kids are all Arsenal supporters and will keep the Arsenal supporting family tradition going on for years to come. It’s getting massively expensive now but as long as i can afford it i will continue to go week in week out, what the hell would i do at the weekends if i didn’t, Arsenal is a drug i can’t kick.

Thanks for reading and Up The Gunners!


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Happy New Year from all at She Wore A Yellow Ribbon

Happy New Year to all Gooners across all continents from everyone at She Wore. Without you all, on the Facebook or on Twitter, we would not be here today. In August 2013, we made the decision to break out on our own and start a proper blog to go alongside the banter on Facebook and Twitter. After hundreds of thousands of hits in 5 months, I would say it has been a successful move.

I would like to thank the people who have help make She Wore A Yellow Ribbon one of the best forums out there. To the admins on the Facebook page, thank you for your work. For those who ‘like’ the page and get involved with the banter, it is your comments that keep us interested, that keep us growing. To those on who help with Twitter, with the banter, with the RT’s, with the #FF’s, thanks for your support. To all those who have written an The Arsenal and Me, your contributions have been brilliant (and we need more!). And to those who have written articles for the site, thanks for the blogs, and I hope all of your New Years resolution’s is to write more.

Our ’10 reasons why we will beat Cardiff’ will be posted shortly.

Happy New Year to all

10 Reasons why we will beat Newcastle + likely starting 11+ Pardew facts.

1.. Pardew, what a horrible piece of work he is. From being openly racist about the number of non-British players we once had to now having less British players than us. There’s nothing like having morals and he definitely has none.

2.. Newcastle are sitting in 7th in the Prem, dizzy heights for them and mainly down to having the 4th best home record, sadly for them we have the best away record.

3.. Pardew, again, did i mention he once got right in the face of Mr Wenger after managing a last minute winner whilst in charge at west ham ?? add no class to no morals.

4.. Chesney must be very disappointed in his spillage which lead to the whammers goal, he will be looking to make amends.

5.. Pardew played 4 times for tottenham and was on the pitch for their record defeat in 1995 8-0 away to FC Koln. So no morals, class and played for the scum

6.. Ramsey out, which hopefully will mean more of Podolski down the left and Santi in the middle.

7.. Theo, fast proving everyone wrong again.

8.. We won there 1 nil last season, but don’t tell tottenham fans that, they swear blind Newcastle have scored.

9.. We are the form team of the calender year 2013, 79 points, if we win today we will leave the year top of the Prem. Sadly there is not a trophy for this.

10.. Wenger knows, only a few days until he can buy the striker we need to really make a push for the title this season.

My Starting 11 – Chesney, Sagna, BFG, TV, Gibbs, Flamini, Santi, Ozil, Podolski, Theo, Giroud.