Gooner Links

There's a lot of Gooners out there in cyberspace producing some great Arsenal content. Here we review a selection of some of our favourites, but alongside is a more comprehensive list of ones which Gooner readers may be interested in taking a look at. If you think we're missing something which deserves to be featured, please let us know by email.

The original Arsenal website is Arseweb which has been around since 1996. Unfortunately, it appears that the man behind it, Rupert Ward, no longer has the time to update it, but there's plenty of unusual archive material such as a list of celebrity Gooners and a section devoted to times when Arsenal have cropped up in movies or TV shows. Great stuff!

Arsenal World is the Online Gooner's big Daddy because it's webmaster Chris Parry was the man responsible for designing the first version of our website back in the late 90s. There's a lively message board, loads of statistics, wallpapers, E-cards, articles, match-reports and reviews.

Arsenal World used to be essential daily reading, but whilst still worth a look it has probably been overtaken by the copious number of top quality Arsenal blogs which are now around. Arseblog is one of the best and certainly the most popular. It's byline used to claim "it's fuckin' excellent" and quite frankly who are we to disagree? A regular morning update, with links, from a highly entertaining site that pulls no punches and will never kick a man when he's down if a steam-roller is available to flatten him.

Arsenal News Review does exactly what it says on the tin with Ian Grant and Myles Palmer reviewing the news stories affecting our club whilst also providing some of their own thoughts on proceedings.

Arsenal's premier Scum bashing website is undoubtedly Up The Arse offering such delights as the Highbury punch bag, the ultimate fixtures list and the most hated ref - which proves beyond doubt the consistency of Graham Poll. It also has the best 'Story of the Gunners' to be found on the web and the legendary Spurs Clock. It would be even better with more regular updates, but I understand that Arnold J Aardvark is a very busy man.

Premier League Heroes is a 'Where Are They Now', website which regularly posts quality content related to ex Premier League footballers providing information on their playing careers and what they are up to now that they have retired. The site features an Arsenal Legends section for heros past.

There are plenty of other general Arsenal sites around which all bring something to the party. Arsenal Land has some great articles, including the most tear-inducing tribute to David Rocastle around. Arsenal Mania always has something to say about the latest news stories involving Arsenal, whilst All Goonerdup has an amusing 'Anorak' section and the GoonerBabe locker room is worth a look!

Supporters Groups

Here at The Gooner we are right behind what the Arsenal Supporters Trust are trying to achieve. Visit their website and find out how they are facilitating supporter ownership of Arsenal as well as promoting the interests of fans who already own shares in the Club. Details of how to join and get involved are also available.

Another group of fans who deserve your support is REDaction who have been behind most of the efforts to improve the atmosphere at Arsenal games over the last few years. If you're in need of the words to a chant you thought you heard at the last game, then the chances are you'll be able to find them here.

The Official Supporters Club has been around for donkey's years - 1949 to be exact! Member privileges include use of the club bar on matchdays and organised travel to away games. They also publish the original Arsenal fanzine Gunflash which needs your support to ensure it continues so look out for it on the streets round the ground.

Finally, Arsenal America is a very decent site for our fellow Gooners across the pond with plenty of articles worthy of a visit and if you do happen to be travelling in the States among the site's many features is a fairly comprehensive listing of pubs which show live matches on TV.

Gooner Stuff

On the other hand, if you want something to remember Highbury by, and who doesn't, then have a look at these Arsenal Images by artist Dick Gilhespy who has painted some stunning pictures of many grounds in the UK.

There have been some terrific Arsenal related books over the years, but sadly many of them had fallen out of print, so we fully support what GCR Books are doing by republishing some of these titles. The republication of Forward Arsenal and The Arsenal Stadium Mystery are already complete and Football Ambassador will be completed before Christmas. More titles are planned for 2010 and beyond.

We hope you will have found something amongst the above to enjoy. Please remember to let us know if there's any sites missing which you think are worthy of our attention.


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