Issue 225 of The Gooner from April 2012. It’s the last issue of the season and the front cover reflects our hope that our summer transfer business is conducted early this year and we don’t don’t wait until the last minute.
Inside, David Oudôt considers what movements we may see during the summer, concluding that there will be more players heading through the departure lounge than there will be in arrivals.
The annual Gooner Survey pull-out does not feature in the issue as the decision has been taken to run the survey exclusively online, but there is a piece which provides a flavour of the questions which will be posed and Bernard Dowling’s article which looks back on the ups and downs of what has been an irregular season, may help clarify some of your thoughts.
There’s a feature in which eight of our contributors select a favourite programme from their collection and came up with an eclectic assortment ranging from 1930 through to 2011.
We also have articles about following Arsenal on Twitter, how long distance Gooners are being priced out and a piece which looks at how today’s squad are being inspired by role models from the Invincibles team of 2003-4.
Plus much more and, of course, many of the regulars – Talking Reds, Mickey Cannon, Highbury Spy, North Bank Times, Anger Management, In the Away End and another fascinating piece on the players who are featured on the stadium cores; this time, goalkeeping legend Jack Kelsey.