Alert: Random Arsenal Shizzle

Discussion in 'Arsenal' started by thebigman, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
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    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
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    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    Don't know, but it seems he pretty regularly trains with the club. I've seen a handful of these types of photos over the last few years.
     
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  2. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
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    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Agreed. I think he has a really good relationship w/ Wenger so he's allowed to train when it works. Henry had a similar relationship before he took on a more official role with the academy and then things turned a little sour between him and Wenger over Thierry's other job: punditry.

    Anyway, while Pires (and Henry) train with us, I've always thought their role is unofficial mentor/coach.

    p.s. I also think the training only works if the ex-player is still quite fit, like Robert is. He was one of the stand-outs in our summer masters game against Milan. But inevitably there will be an end to this in the not so distant future. :(
     
  3. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
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  4. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
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    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
  5. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
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  6. cooper7d7

    cooper7d7 Member

    Feb 7, 2001
    CT
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    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    The Arsenal Innovation Lab, launched in September 2017, with innovation specialist L Marks and after receiving over 250 applications, invited 22 to come and pitch their ideas in a “Dragon’s Den” style event in November.

    The pitch day saw a range of creative and innovative ideas presented with six startups selected to move forward as part of the Arsenal Innovation Lab’s ten-week programme. These six startups will be mentored by senior business leaders from the club and have the opportunity to test and demonstrate products or services. At the end of the program, Arsenal will assess whether to make further investment to finalise and progress the ideas.

    Vinai Venkatesham, Chief Commercial Officer at Arsenal, said: “We are really looking forward to working with these six exciting startups over the next 10 weeks and hopefully beyond. Innovation has always been at the heart of the club since its formation in 1886. Our aim is to create better experiences for our supporters all around the world, from retail experiences to digital content. We are looking forward to taking this next step in the Arsenal Innovation Lab and developing these pioneering ideas to take the club forward.”

    L Marks Chairman Stuart Marks said: "We have selected six fantastic companies developing some truly innovative products, ranging from AI to smart payments and augmented reality. I'm very excited to see what each team will achieve working closely with Arsenal over the next ten weeks and what these developments will mean for the future of the sporting sector."

    The six startups that have been selected are highlighted below:

    Peak is a data analytics company based in Manchester that will focus on helping Arsenal grow using data and artificial intelligence. Founded in 2014, it has grown rapidly and, in 2015, won Tech North’s Northern Stars competition as a ‘top tech startup in the UK’.

    BotNation is a French startup that creates Artificial Intelligence chatbots on messaging apps, voice apps and websites. On the programme they will help Arsenal to provide supporters with purchases on the arsenaldirect e-commerce store. They are already used by 700 companies in 53 countries.

    WoraPay is a mobile ordering and payment technology company. On the programme they will focus on helping Arsenal improve the matchday experience for supporters by allowing them to place orders, make payments and have their food and beverage delivered. Based in London, WoraPay’s tech is already being distributed to UK retailers by the Lloyds Banking Group and Mastercard.

    I like that is a London-based startup that offers a complete and on-demand retail experience where users can purchase directly from international media sites, including Arsenal.com, without having to navigate to the club’s e-commerce store, ArsenalDirect.com. It also provides a revenue stream for publisher websites.

    KonnecTo is an Artificial Intelligence-based data collection and analysis platform, based in Tel Aviv, that will help enable Arsenal to analyse their supporters’ personal interactions with them and to translate that information into actionable insights. They will work closely with the Partnerships team to provide a deeper understanding of Arsenal's supporter base and help identify potential partnerships.

    Aireal allows digital content to coexist in reality using geospatial Augmented Reality, visible through mobile devices. The Dallas based company will help Arsenal to engage with its global supporters by providing them with the ability to place static and moving 3D digital objects, such as players or trophies, anywhere in the world for fans to interact with. This will create infinite ways for the club’s supporters to experience the Arsenal world like never before.

    Source:www.arsenalinnovationlab.com.
     
  7. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
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    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
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  8. Gunning4Chelsea

    Gunning4Chelsea Member+

    Aug 2, 2005
    chicago
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    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  9. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
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    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Such a weird situation
     
  10. Gunning4Chelsea

    Gunning4Chelsea Member+

    Aug 2, 2005
    chicago
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    it really is.....
    it is something sort of a mental block thing..
    reminds of Rick Ankiel situation (if you are familiar with baseball)
     
  11. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Nah wack sport for roided up fat cnuts
     
  12. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
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    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
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    Or Chuck Knoblauch.
     
  13. Gunning4Chelsea

    Gunning4Chelsea Member+

    Aug 2, 2005
    chicago
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    yup

    that was comical...
     
  14. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
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    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
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    Yankees games in that era were a ton of fun to watch because 1) the teams were great and 2) every groundball to the right side of the infield was an adventure. Then the Yankees wised up and moved Knoblauch to the outfield, which ruined the whole show.
     
  15. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    They won a World Series with a second baseman who couldn't throw.
     
  16. Gunning4Chelsea

    Gunning4Chelsea Member+

    Aug 2, 2005
    chicago
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Steve sax had issues too
     
  17. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I wasn't old enough to form memories when Sax played for the Yankees, so Knoblauch is my go-to.
     
  18. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--


    [​IMG]
     
  19. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
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    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
     
  20. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Wiltord was our record signing until Arshavin, no?

    If a 26 year old with those numbers was available today, he'd go for 35 million.
     
  21. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Probably more than that.

    Also, yes on the Arshavin bit.
     
  22. Gunning4Chelsea

    Gunning4Chelsea Member+

    Aug 2, 2005
    chicago
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [​IMG]

    for ********'s sake...as if you needed another reason to dislike Piers Morgan

    This photograph is probably the worst thing on the internet right now
     
  23. Quentin

    Quentin Member

    Jul 12, 2008
    Eleanor, WV, USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh god. That is horrible. He would be much more of a United fan.
     
  24. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Such a Cnut
     

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