The new issue of Highbury High, on sale against Fulham tomorrow, has been declared a moan-free zone. It is an unusual move as fanzines are usually the ideal place to get things off your chest. So why a moan-free zone. Editor Ian Trevett explains
“Having a good old moan-up has always been a part of going to football. I remember when I first used to go to Highbury in the mid-seventies with my dad and uncle, and listening to fans walking away from the ground, arguing about which players weren’t good enough for the club. A few years on , when I started to go to the pub, there would always be a debate about where Arsenal were going wrong.
In those days there was no outlet for any frustrations with the club, especially not in the official programme.
Then along came the fanzines and they were breath of fresh air with lively discussions and humour. Then we had 606 and Talksport on the radio, websites, blogs, Tom Watt on Arsenal TV and now anyone with a opinion has a voice, which is great. The trouble is that the fans who post on blogs or call in radio phone-ins are almost always the supporters who want to voice their frustration, and it is only the angry voices we ever seem to hear. You never get to hear from the fans who think that Arsene Wenger is doing an excellent job (with difficult financial constraints).
So the new issue of Highbury High is dedicated to the fans who believe in Wenger (and there are plenty of us) and trust him to lead us to success in the coming seasons. We are making a stand for the fans that don’t want to ring up TalkSport and moan about the club.
Not only that, the new issue includes a great article by Tony Attwood of the ever-positive Untold Arsenal, who compares Flamini to a most unexpected ex-player.”
- Arsenal v Leicester footnote: bad runs and past games
- Arsenal v Leicester; the injuries, the team, recent games, ludicrous predictions
- Arsenal v Leicester: comparing the form, and the goalscorers
- Arsenal v Leicester: how will the ref handle Leicester’s multiple tackling?
- What sort of referee is Darren England? The statistics reveal some odd facts.