The Untold Banner: a brief(ing) update
Having suggested the idea of putting a banner up in the Emirates to mark our appreciation of M. Wenger I must admit to being overwhelmed by the number of positive responses and offers of hard cash from Untold readers. This is going to take some organizing but Tony and I thought it would be a good idea to let you all know where we are at with it.
Since I posted the blog we haven’t had a home game and Tony has been sashaying around Europe while I’ve been hard at work campaigning to get a Green Party MP elected in Northampton (sadly without success!) However, Monday will bring the two of us together again and we will be talking banners all the way to London I expect. But this does not mean nothing has happened.
Several readers made suggestions as to what we put on the banner* and so I’ve tried to come up with a shortlist of idea. This is NOT exclusive nor does it have to be the finished concept: when we have a final shortlist of 3 ideas/designs we will post on Untold and you can vote on them using Survey Monkey [if I can make that work]. [Don’t worry Blacksheep – we have that at the agency so no problem – Tony]
Just so you know how the ideas are coming in these are some of the quotes etc we are considering:
Basically we could go for a banner that clearly shows our support and appreciation for Arsene Wenger and/or his style of play. Or something witty or different that reflects the character of some of our Untold posts. It could carry the word ‘Untold’ or not.
At the moment I’m still undecided; I love the idea of a banner that WE would all know was OURS and had a part in, but have no fixed concept of what I want it to look like or say. So all of that is open to negotiation.
There are some technical issues: the company we would probably use has been recommended by Red Action and it’s www.footballflags.co.uk
But we need a graphic designer or someone who has the skill to make this look good. I’ve tried doing this on powerpoint but it’s beyond my basics. I do know one but she’s very busy and on holiday in a week or two and there may be one of you that has the requisite skills to take this on. Email me at email@example.com if you can help.
Money will be no problem since so many readers have generously offered to help. When we have a design, approved by Arsenal and ready to go to production we will set up kickstarter fund as at least one of you suggested.
So that’s the latest, send me ideas etc (via that email address) and I will collate them and liaise with Tony and Walter.
Thanks one and all, let’s do this!
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9 May 1891: Dr James Paterson born. He was awarded the Military Cross in the first world war and his history at Arsenal is a major factor in exposing the mendacity of Leslie Knighton’s autobiography which misled historians of the club for years.
9 May 2014: Koscielny signed a new long term contract after frenzied speculation about him leaving. Wenger later called him the best value for money player he had at the club.
* most of them printable J