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  1. Woolwich Peripatetic

    About the 1.FC Koln thing, I think this is a German tradition where the ‘erste’ used to refer to the first choice club, rather than the first established. As with all German traditions, it’s somewhat obscure and not easily explained. So in the German parlance, Liverpool could call themselves 1.FC Liverpool to wind up Everton, who spawned them.

  2. colario

    Can we expect a ‘ref report’?

  3. nicky

    How about asking Walter for a consignment of “eau de” while in Cologne to spread around the Lesser Dein?

  4. bob

    now that’s a Song worth imbibing!
    Wouldst that Lesser Dein would imbibe said “eau de” 🙂

  5. bob

    What think ye about the Belgian striker Mirallas, superstar at Olympiakos? Can he do the business?

  6. WalterBroeckx

    Last year when we went we had some “eau de Cologne” after the game. As soon as the game finished it starting raining. No, it started pouring, it was a late hot afternoon thunderstorm with water coming down like in my shower.
    We were wet till the flesh when we got in the car and there was no more time to have a drink or a bratwurst after the game. We went in the car, put the heating on and when we got home some 2 hours later we were just about dry. If you don’t mind I will settle for the usually known eau de Cologne…

  7. WalterBroeckx

    Well we have seen Mirallas play last season with our own eyes.
    Other than that he was two times top scorer in Greece now. Came from France where his career didn’t have any progress any more after a fine start.
    I think he is a bit underrated maybe even in Belgium but that is also due to the fact that the Greece league is not the most appealing of the foreign leagues.
    He is some kind of dribbling striker on his day great when in form. Very frustrating when things don’t work out.

  8. WalterBroeckx

    Ok Tony, will do the parking report don’t worry 😉

  9. slugboy

    Sorry to change subject….Any comments on the Song to Barca rumour?

    I get the impression, that whilst he is one of the best players in the team that we might cash in and get rid of the Dein influence from Arsenal (get some stability amongst the senior players).

    Does anyone know if any other players are with Dein?

  10. Axel

    Hi Walter, we will be at the game. A German and an Indian Gooner. Can’ t miss us 🙂

    I’ll be wearing the shirt of the Invinceables….

    Cheers, Axel

  11. Tony

    I think English clubs should be named according to the year they last entered the top division.

    So we are 1919 Arsenal.
    Man U from memory would be 1975 Manchester

    I quite like the sound of that.

    Have to say Walter I have already started looking forward to the first match at the Ems. It seems like centuries since I sat in my seat in Block 99.

  12. Dec

    Enjoy the game Walter, just another week or so until the boring season is over and normality will return to the world.
    Thank God for the Olympics (Well done London, by far the best best games ever, so nice of you to organise all that just to allow the world’s finest ever athlete – Katie Taylor to show her skills to the world).
    Can I ask what might be a silly question please? is there any liklihood RVP will play on Sunday and is he still the Arsenal Captain or has the armband been given to TV5 officially yet?

  13. ARSENAL 13

    @ TONY,

    Waiting for the 100th anniversary eagerly. ONE question?…….ARE we the only club in history to achieve that feat (when we do it)?

    • Tony

      Arsenal 13 – Arsenal are way ahead of any other club for longevity in the top division. Sunderland managed about 50 odd years (I ought to know how many as I wrote about it recently but my brain is slow this morning) – then they got relegated in the 1950s I believe. No one else comes anywhere near us.

      So two big parties: 100 years since we moved to Highbury (we’re already celebrating that on the Arsenal History Site, following each event as it passes the 100 years mark) and then 100 years in the top division in 1919.

  14. colario

    Let’s not forget 1979 Spuds. Can we ever leave our fiends from down the road out!!!

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