by Tony Attwood
I seem of late to have annoyed more people than usual with my occasional ramblings on this site, so I guess there might be a little bit of pleasure dished into the lives of one or two people when I report that tomorrow (Friday) I am toddling off to foreign parts; to be precise Australia.
Very long term advocates of Untold will know I’ve done this a few times before, the purpose of the adventure being to visit my youngest daughter who has made that country her home.
Thus I have been practising standing on my head (no change there) and am ready to venture into the land of upside down.
However, as ever, Untold will not stop. Walter will take over the role of publisher and guru in chief, and our regular contributors will still be here. I’m also hoping that by clever use of smoke signals, semaphore and a very long ladder I might be able to contribute the occasional item for your delectation or annoyance, depending on your point of view.
So I don’t want any misbehaviour while I am away, and I shall be asking for a full report from Walter to make sure there has been no monkey business in my absence.
It will of course be the height of summer in Oz while I am there, and it will, I must admit, be difficult to leave the land where the sun sets almost before its risen, but somehow I will be brave and cope. I am told there are one or two beers of choice out there as well, and I might be tempted to try one.
To be slightly more serious for once, I have dropped Walter in a bit of a hole this weekend since he has a big Arsenal Belgium meeting, and what with him being the President and a famous TV personality these days, it is something he has to do. I suspect big speeches will be made.
Thus the post-match instant Walter review of the game won’t be quite as instant as it has been on some occasions. Apologies for that, totally my fault for being seven miles up in the air while the game against Chelsea is played.
Also the regular “on this day” service on the home page might not always be there – and indeed it certainly won’t be there for a few days. But if you want to keep up with the latest you can find all of February’s stories which are the source for the home page information on the Anniversary Files on the Arsenal History Society site. Indeed if you have never ventured to the Arsenal History Society site, might I suggest you might take a look? Here’s the home page.
To the aaa my message is, as always, try smiling while you watch football, you’ll find it quite uplifting. To everyone else, simply thank you for being part of this community.
I shall return in three weeks, immigration, emigration and all the other grations permitting.
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