Alert: Random Arsenal Shizzle

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

  1. MilesW

    MilesW Member+

    Aug 26, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I remember towards the end of last year it was rumored for Arsenal to come to Chicago. Instead we get Chivas vs Roma in Bridgeview.
     
  2. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  3. pookspur

    pookspur Moderator
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    Nov 3, 2001
    Indiana
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    I won an amputee golf tournament once. by a half-dozen strokes, even - blitzed the field. then they didn't give me the prize, simply because I'm not an amputee.

    that hardly seemed fair.
     
  4. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hello????
     
  5. pookspur

    pookspur Moderator
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    Nov 3, 2001
    Indiana
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    :D:D:D

    my dad was a prosthetist. he owned his own prosthetics shop, where I worked summers as a kid. he was also an amputee and an avid golfer. and he (the business) would hold an tournament every summer. there would usually be around 30-40 players, I'd guess.

    anyway, I would always go out and play with them. I'd grown up around all these guys, so I knew 'em all. it was really more of an outing than a tourney, so nobody gave any thought to it. in fact, he had one or two employees who weren't amputees, and they played, too. but there were prizes and stuff, and one year I went out and hung up a 70* (-2). no way was dad gonna give me the trophy, of course.


    *it was on my home course.
     
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  6. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I'm skeptical because it's April 1, but that's a terrific story. :ROFLMAO:
     
  7. pookspur

    pookspur Moderator
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    Nov 3, 2001
    Indiana
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    it's true, actually. the date hadn't occurred to me … perhaps I should go back and make it an even more impressive 64, or have a fistfight break out at the awards dinner, or something.
     
  8. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Don't do that. 70 is impressive enough! Some of us have played for decades and never broken 80, even on an "easy public course". So don't rub it in mate!!!
     
  9. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
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    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    What if, as recompense, you cut off a pinky finger? Would they give it to you then?
     
  10. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
     
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  11. Shen-O

    Shen-O Member+

    United States
    Jul 26, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Arsène: “When I die and meet God, and before choosing between Hell and Paradise, I will ask him where all the refs are.”

    The most gangster of managers
     
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  12. pookspur

    pookspur Moderator
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    Nov 3, 2001
    Indiana
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    The notion that one, after death, gets to choose between Heaven and Hell betrays some serious theological miscomprehensions from Le Professeur.
     
  13. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
  14. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just watched our buddy Vito Mannone playing for Minnesota United (who knew?) and dealing my Red Bulls yet another home loss (go figure). Vito still looks good... perfect level for MLS.
     
  15. maskito

    maskito Member

    Jan 14, 2006
    Minneapolis
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I didn't know this until yesterday either to catch part of the match, and MN United is my home team. Don't follow them remotely close to the Arsenal, but their new Stadium is going to be an amazing venue for matches and other events.
     
  16. AEAAFC96

    AEAAFC96 Member+

    Mar 27, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Like Target Field for the Twins early in the season, it's gonna be murder for you in those frigid late March/early April matches.
     
  17. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've been wondering if the league takes this into consideration when making the schedule? Is there any evidence or precedence of northern teams, e.g. Toronto/Montreal playing more of their home games in the summer and less of them in the colder months?
     
  18. AEAAFC96

    AEAAFC96 Member+

    Mar 27, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    IIRC Montreal luck out because they can play at the aging Olympic Stadium early in the season instead of Saputo. Toronto, not so much.
     
  19. maskito

    maskito Member

    Jan 14, 2006
    Minneapolis
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Any games in late Sept and into the Fall could be brutal as well.
     
  20. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ex-Gunners keep showing up in MLS. Tonight I'm just starting to watch Justin Hoyte playing LB for FC Cincinnati against my NYRB.

    Apparently he's been with them for a few years.
     
  21. Shen-O

    Shen-O Member+

    United States
    Jul 26, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Still remember him getting on the end of a nice move for a goal, nice lad
     
  22. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maybe it's time for all of us who are disappointed and disenchanted with our current manager & players, to shift our support to another team who knows how to:

    * Go away and win a clutch game
    * Do it in some style
    * Winning the league
    * With 1 game to spare
    * With a very small squad
    * And serious injury losses
    * With Man City in the rearview mirror



    KUDOS!! to Vivianne Miedema and the Arsenal Women... and especially Joe Montemurro. Maybe he has a future with another Arsenal squad? ;)
     
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  23. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I went to post this on the official Laca thread:
    https://www.arsenal.com/news/201819-player-season-alex-lacazette

    A totally deserved award. All season long he showed up and stepped up, when many others fvcked up or went missing.

    BUT to my surprise, THERE IS NO LACA THREAD?!!

    A few years back I found the same thing about Sanchez so I started his thread and put "take you for granted" in the thread title.

    But this may take the cake! Sorry Laca, we really do appreciate you. Really!
     
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  24. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Interesting data point:

     
  25. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks to the boys at Arsecast for reminding us that it's GOD's 50th birthday today...



    :D
     
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