Arsenal v Liverpool Friends & Family Event in Philadelphia

Philly Gooners at Misconduct Tavern

Philly Gooners at Misconduct Tavern

Editors Note: From time to time we see ideas and events from other supporters groups within Arsenal America and from afar. We’d like to highlight one of these event ideas from our friends in the Philly Gooners and would love to hear about and promote events your local group might line up for the future.

By George Sedgewick and Mike Hiddi, co-founders of The Philly Gooners

The Philly Gooners have had loyal members for a decade. We regularly fill Misconduct Tavern, singing, cheering, and happily enjoying sincere camaraderie. This weekend’s match vs. Liverpool, however, marks an opportunity for Philly Gooners to introduce friends and family to the group! Normally, we have a special room for Gooners only. This time, feel free to bring your football-curious friends, family members, or co-workers to see what being a Philly Gooner is all about. We’ll have standing room for many fans, tables and chairs available for families or those needing a place to put their beers and snacks. We’re catering especially to families with children—we have several such groups already—as well as football friends who are on the fence! Bring them to Misconduct on Saturday for the 1:30 kickoff to take part in singing, match-viewing, dining, and a real supporters club experience. For more info, contact us by emailing, following us on Twitter @ArsenalPhilly, or joining our Philly Gooners group on Facebook.

Stoke City v Arsenal – Preview

By Joe-Michael Wright (JMW5280)

It’s impossible to mention Stoke City away without recalling February 27, 2010.  It’s there and will always be there, hanging over this fixture.  That said, I can’t add anything to this topic that hasn’t already been said…so let’s move on to the present.

We all know what Stoke City are going to do.  They are going to defend and they are going to try to kick Arsenal off the pitch.  All of their attacks will come either through Crouch (he scares me) or one of Delap’s stupid throws.  One thing we won’t have to contend with is the rather square face of Dean Whitehead as he is suspended for being sent off vs Reading.  Stoke will probably be unchanged other than that, with likely either Wilson Palacios or the aforementioned Delap taking his place.

Bolton and Chelsea . . . Is Our Season About to Change?

By Patrick Grove

Going into the match against Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday night in the Carling Cup, I expected a tough match for the Gunners.  Owen Coyle’s men have started off the season even more disastrously than Arsenal did.  I fully expected Coyle to play a full strength side, or close to it, as he searched for confidence and form for his team.  There was really much more to play for from a Bolton perspective than from an Arsenal one.  And when you consider Arsenal having to travel to Chelsea at the weekend, it would be easy to believe this match was one that could have been overlooked.  Read More …