From the Brickfields Gunners
Following the great response I received for my article FITNESS TO PRACTICE ABSOLUTE AND TRUE AKBISM at http://untold-arsenal.com/archives/53159, and being totally bored out of my skull during this interlull, I felt it was a good time to call the faithful to the fore.
As the opening day of the season gets close and closer, I started to get that old familiar feelings of hope and positivity, which normally afflicts me around this time. Well for the most part I am a positive person, but the season’s opening day game are always special.
So without much ado, and as the hope in my heart springs eternal, here we go into the new season with this,
AN AKB’s OATH – A REAFFIRMATION OF FAITH .
I do solemnly vow, both to Arsenal FC , and most especially to Arsene Wenger whom I value and hold most dear:
That I will honour the staff, be just and generous to its members, and help sustain them in their service and support of this great club.
That just as I have learned from those who preceded me, so to will I instruct those who follow me in all their loyalty and fidelity.
That I will recognise the limits of my knowledge and pursue a lifelong of learning to better myself and my peers.
That I will seek the counsel of others when they are more expert so as to fulfil my obligation to those who are entrusted to my care;
That I will not withdraw from my fellow AKBs in their time of need; most notably when we are once again gypped by the PIGMOB !
That I will lead my life and practice my support with integrity and honour, using my AKB powers most wisely;
That whatsoever I shall see or hear of the lies and untruths regarding my beloved club that is not fitting to be spoken, I will keep in confidence , or totally disregard and never to transmit nor share it in any way.
That into whatever or whomsoever’s house, website or blog I shall enter, it shall be only with good intentions towards the club and manager .
That I will maintain this sacred trust, holding myself far aloof from wrong, from corrupting, from the tempting of others to vice;
That above all else I will serve the highest interests of my fellow Untolders through the practice of sincerity and truthfulness.
That I will be an advocate of justice for those injured and perjured against by ‘them’, and shall strive for retribution and restitution.
I now turn to my calling, promising to preserve its finest traditions, with the reward of a long experience in the joy of supporting this club .
And may God grant me a long life, and the strength and stamina as well, to sustain me in bashing ‘them’ to my heart’s content .
That I will always, “WOO HOO, HOO ! ” and say, ” Up the Gunners !” on every post on Untold Arsenal as an affirmation of my pleasure and approval .
I make this vow freely and upon my honour. And not caring an iota nor a sh*t for what ‘them’ fools think or believe .
The Brickfields Gunners .
( Sincere apologies to Hippocrates , from whose Oath this oath is largely and almost entirely based. Am most assuredly sure that he would approve. And most probably cheering the Arsenal on from Mount Olympus . Just like the other gods there, he too has given up on Greek football! )
- No apology, no remorse, no honesty. Another day from the Arsenal covering football media.
- Once again the FA, Uefa and Fifa treats football with utter and total contempt. Only this time they all do it at once.
- An interview with Arsenal supporting John-Bull-Brexit by Patrick Chigwell-Smith
- It had to happen: after 21 days we’ve almost run out of players to buy and sell
From the anniversary files
- 22 July 2006: The Emirates Stadium opened with the Dennis Bergkamp testimonial, Dennis’ father kicked off the match. Dennis had played 423 games for Arsenal, and was part of both Arsène Wenger’s two Doubles and the Unbeaten Season.