By Tony Attwood
You’ll probably know by now the basic story of how Blacksheep came up with the idea that Untold could have its own banner up at the Emirates. If not, the history thus far is on the Untold Banner page along with our Roll of Honour of everyone who contributed.
That page will be updated during these final stages of the project, and in the not too distant future we hope to have a picture of the banner in position in the stadium on that page too.
The latest is that although we had hoped the banner might be in position for the Emirates Cup this weekend, we’ve been told by the club that this can’t now happen in time, but it will be up for the first home match of the season.
So a slight delay but we are still on track, although we don’t know where it will be in the ground. Blacksheep will as ever be in the North Bank lower next season, but I’m moving across to the East Upper, just along from the North Bank so, if the team from Arsenal are reading, somewhere on the West Stand anywhere along from the 18 yard line to the centre line would be perfect.
Not that we are trying to dictate or anything – just a suggestion.
As always, thanks for everyone who supported the project both those recorded in the Roll of Honour and everyone who sent in their warm regards as the project progressed. We’re nearly there.
By a most curious chance, the next special project is about to be launched just as this one reaches it high point. This next project is in conjunction with AISA and I don’t want to pre-empt the official announcement but in a short while we’ll be up and running with yet another plan.
The Untold Banner is our second project at the stadium – the first as you might remember was the statues around the ground, which we pitched to Ivan Gazidis in the early days of Arsenalisation. I don’t think I’ve been more amazed than when he told me he thought it was a brilliant idea.
So two out of two so far. It will be nice to make it three.
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