15 responses

  1. Sammy The Snake

    Tough game for us, will a draw be enough? Dortmund seem to be finding their feet recently.

  2. Passenal

    So are we Sammy!

  3. Genius

    Poor Ref… He should go to England so that he can continue for 30 more years…

  4. Sammy The Snake

    Passanal, yes we are! I just wanted to make sure we all remember it won’t be a walk in the park. We’re on a good run, but let’s not take games for granted.

  5. Cyberian

    Nice article Walter! It is a delight to read your reports because you adapt so nicely to changing circumstances and always produce entertaining and informative posts.

  6. Rambo

    Great article Walter!

    I realize that Tony doesn’t like it when we go off-topic but I’m looking for some help, so I hope he excuses me this time. I was wondering if anyone here could offer me some advice, regarding how to buy tickets to see Arsenal at the Ems. I’m from the Philippines you see, and I will be graduating March of 2012, and for my graduation trip, I asked my parents if I could go to London to watch my favorite team (to which they agreed)! It will be my first time in England and I was wondering how to go about it. I realize that season-ticket holders get first pick, then red members have go, and then tickets are sold to the general public (please correct me if I’m mistaken). I was wondering, since I’m not a season-ticket holder nor a red member, and I really want to watch the Man City – Arsenal match at the Ems (on April 7), and this match is a big one, is my only option to buy from scalpers at ridiculous prices? And will these seats be shit?

    Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

  7. MK

    I’ve heard that a good way is for you to join your local Arsenal supporters club (if you haven’t already) and tell them you are going overseas and would like to see Arsenal play.

    (Arsenal are nice enough to provide some tickets to people from overseas whom haven’t had the chance to see them play yet and they may be able to help organize some for you).

    Or so I have heard.. apologies in advance if that doesn’t work out! 🙂

  8. Aditya


    MK is right. I follow the Arsenal from Singapore and we have a local supporters club to whom AFC gives a small allocation of tickets for matches. Check if you have something similar there.

  9. Brickfields Gunners

    Its not going to be easy ,but am hoping for a win and a clean sheet .

  10. Tony

    Rambo, there is a Twitter list called Arsenal TicketExchange or something like that and they sometimes have tickets for sale between supporters. Also the Arsenal site itself has tickets available quite often – but you really need to be a red member.

    The trouble with touts is not that the tickets are no good – there are no bad places to sit in the Ems – and I have sat just about everwhere. The trouble is

    The prices are very high (I was offered £450 for my ticket for one game last season)

    Touting is a criminal offence, and I believe buying from a tout might be illegal – but I am not sure

    The tout will probably give you a membership card to get you into the stadium, and you won’t know at all if that card is valid or not – so you could easily spend £100s and still not have a card that works.

  11. gartailor

    Looks a real tough game, RVP, has to play from the start. Lets try and get the win that should secure the group. A draw may not be a terrible result, depending on the other game’s score. Dortmund arrive full of confidence and on a good run and will pose a serious challenge. The same team as at Norwich is what is needed.

  12. Rambo

    thanks for all the help everyone!

    I’ll be sure to check at the Philippines Arsenal supporters club (of which I am a member of) to see if they can find a way to get me a ticket.

    Is being a red member the best way to get a ticket? do you advice that i just buy a membership if i’m just planning to watch 2 games (april 7 and 14)?

    also, just curious, how do people without membership cards (people who are neither red members nor season ticket holders) get into the stadium?

    • DogFace

      @Rambo – You get a paper ticket with an RFID in it.

  13. Gord

    Congratulations Gunners! And RVP does it again! A clean sheet would have been nice.

    The only feed I have is the BBC teleprompter. Why did Walcott and Ramsey get carded?

    Of the 4 English teams, only Arsenal is going to come out top of their group, and the other 3 could end up in Europa league. And the news is going to be that Arsenal is a one person team, and there is still no end of problems at Arsenal. And all the bloggers are going to continue to say that Arsenal is looking at every Tom, Dick and Harry playing football, because none of our players are good enough.

    Situation normal.

    I sure wish Gervinho would get that monkey off his back, it sounded like he had another good chance to score today.

    Oh well, on to Fulham on the weekend I guess.

    Is Bender going to be okay? Tough getting kicked in the face.

  14. WalterBroeckx

    Oh Gord, I should take your comment down as you spoil my article a bit. LOL. 🙂 🙂 😉

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