Season’s Greetings


73 Responses to Season’s Greetings

  1. goonerkam says:

    even arry. 😆
    But not shawcross nor barton nor the black shawl crowd.

  2. omgarsenal says:

    Same to you and yours Rasp

  3. stevepalmer1 says:

    Many of you will not see this until our next match, But
    To all our regular AAers, and visitors, from wherever you are, A very Merry Christmas and i hope your New Year brings you all what you could wish for.

    Any other Supporters from other clubs, I wish you well We’ll be challenging and we’ll keep on fighting to the bitter end, Have a great Day.

  4. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Happy Christmas Everyone

  5. Big Raddy says:

    Merry Xmas everyone.

    Rasp. Spectacular work – you are an artist.

  6. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Hope The Ceremony went well Big

    Must go. House heaving with children, and Santa’s been 🙂

  7. Big Raddy says:

    Micky. Best wishes from the North

  8. Big Raddy says:

    Just looked out of the window. It is snowing!!

  9. Gööner In Exile says:

    Good morning and Merry Christmas all.

    Onesies on in the Exile household looking forward to a relaxing day of doing nowt!

  10. chas says:

    Photo of you in a onesie please, GIE.

    Happy Christmas everyone.
    Who needs snow when you have a banner like that?

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  13. Eddie says:

    Merry Christmas my friends xxxx

    I wish Chas lots of pies and 1st class trains, Micky great waves, Raddy more holidays, arnie never-late-planes, Rasp peace, Peaches has everything, NB the obvious, GiE a daughter, NB whatever he wants, steve that all the consipiracies be resolved, Rocky time, and al others including myself CL trophy!! Enjoy!!

  14. Rasp says:

    Merry Christmas to one and all. Thanks guys and gals, hope you all have a great day 😀

  15. Gööner In Exile says:

  16. chas says:

    Superb, cheers mate.

  17. arnie says:

    Brilliant brilliant brilliant stuff, Rasp. 🙂

    Merry Christmas everyone. Dont forget the Boxing Day fun! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    The service last night was brilliant. One of the best I have attended. The minister dimmed the lights and then converted into a comedian, speaking about politics, the me generation and the ills of society.

    Very unusual and good fun. 🙂

  18. Big Raddy says:

    GIE. Very festive!

    arnie. Sounds great, wish I had been there. We were ploughing our way through duck and grouse with the trimmings. Heavy work

  19. arnie says:

    GiE. Fantastic. 🙂

    Evonne. what can I say. Very happy that we are all in your thoughts today. 🙂

    Raddy. 🙂 it was really nice. particularly liked the allegory of the three shephards coming from the south to spread the alternative word on DEVOLUTION! 🙂

  20. Merry Xmas everyone

    Hope you all have a special day. Thanks for all your friendship in good times and bad and for helping to keep the blog going.

    Lots of love peaches

  21. GunnerN5 says:

    Here’s a turn up for the books, we are having a green Christmas here in London, Ontario, Canada it’s a balmy 4c and raining.

    Merry Christmas everybody and a big thank you to Rasp and Peaches for all of their dedication in keeping AA as one of the premier Arsenal sites.

  22. Rasp says:

    Thanks GN5, a healthy and happy new year to all the family.

  23. Gööner In Exile says:

    Barolo? Oh go on then….

  24. Gööner In Exile says:

    Tricky situation Mrs Exile shouldn’t really be drinking, we forgot to chill any white or bubbles so had to reach for the Reds, Barolo was the first one my hand came to, like fate. Then realised Mrs Exile should only have one or two before leaving three hours otherwise Harry might get all drunk and disorderly. So that’s a lot of a bottle left for me ….. first world problems.

  25. GunnerN5 says:

    Oh dear the problems of motherhood –

  26. wally says:

    Merry Xmas one and all!

  27. Shubham says:

    All you Gooners, Merry Xmas and Happy holidays!

  28. Big Raddy says:

    Barolo! You guys live high off the hog

  29. Ant says:

  30. oz gunner says:

    Merry festivus AA’era

  31. Gööner In Exile says:

    Haha Raddy, it was a gift from a client, not a bad drop at all

  32. RockyLives says:

    Merry Christmas to all.


    Merry Xmas my dear AAers

    I had a great day. Last night was waiting by the chimney armed with the shotgun when all of a sudden Terry Wogans head appeared from under the floorboards.

    “Fuck off Wogan. Ime not in the mood for wry one liners”

    “haha Transplant. The charm of a Nigerian blarney stone it is. Well, if you dont go round your brothers for Christmas dinner, you will spend the rest of eternity wearing sequins and getting nada points from the German jury”

    Went round my brothers and for the first time did not have a punch up over the political career of Archbishop Makarios

    Instead,had a fist fight over whether the English should adopt Olive Oil as Turkey dressing. Cant breath through my nose at the moment, but at least it eliminates the sacrilegious aroma of that non oiled Turkey

    For some reason I am now softened. No longer scaring passengers by admitting to an alluring fascination of crashing the car with oncoming traffic or warning my annoying nephew that the beating of flash teenagers excites me.

    I feel changed. Tomorrow I might even answer the door wearing clothes and telephone people without the involvement of heavy breathing

    The Ghosts of the Thirties are Stirring

  34. Gööner In Exile says:

    Appears I have made a Barolo boo boo, it seems 2010 was a return to form, and predictions that some will be good for decades, I do hope mine wasn’t one of them as I’m sure both my boys would have enjoyed drinking a wine older than them at some point in the future.

    Expected it to be much heavier but was good for drinking with or without food.

  35. arnie says:

    just to add to the tanks to the custodians of this site, and especially Peaches and Rasp, for the fantastic service to us Arsenal fans. And congrats! 🙂

  36. arnie says:

    lovely photo, Ant n’ Duck. 🙂

  37. HO HO HO Merry Christmas AA’ers and scappy yard nude xx

  38. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Morning all.
    Match Day
    Damn had a good sleep, and that after a two hour kip on a sofa yesterday.
    Feeling guuuuuurrrd

  39. MickyDidIt89 says:

    People slow out of the blocks this morning

    Not looking good for a freshening Boxing Day Surf, but snow forecast for tomorrow. Yippee. Got hills, have sledges, can build jumps

  40. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Best of the transfer gossip is Schneiderlin. Mind you, that’s pretty good news.

  41. GoonerB says:

    A merry christmas to you all from snowy Norway. Terry’s input yesterday evening was brilliant and in some way i think we should use it every festive season as an AA ode to christmas.

    Micky you are up at silly o’ clock even on boxing day. Do you never have a lie in? My hat off to you Sir crack of dawn.

    Gie dont concern yourself with having drunk the vintage barolo. It would probably take until your kids are mid 30’s before they distinguish a barolo from an alcopop anyway and in that time it would have driven you mad looking at it. You are going to be Arsene’s succesor anyway so when you are on your shiny 7mil pa salary you can buy up all the remaining barolos from that year then.

  42. GoonerB says:

    Off up onto the slopes soon Micky.

  43. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Morning GB

    10 Hours sleep in the last 24 🙂

    Norway? Sounds wonderful. What’s the Christmas Day/Eve grub of choice>

    Noticed Raddy went through Grouse and Duck. Mighty impressive, I thought.
    I believe some Norwegian speciality is smoked sheeps head 😦

  44. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Yip, sheep head. Smalahove, just looked it up.

  45. Eddie says:

    you cannot beat jellied pigs’ trotters, delish!

    what did Santa bring you micky and GB? I’ll be judging if you were good guys

    2014 sporting highlights on beebs, fantastic!

  46. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Morning Eddie

    I got this book.

    If you love superb photography, the Outer Hebrides, Harris Tweed, and the art of connecting lansdscape, seascape, culture, craft and tradition, then it’s unbeatable.

  47. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Looks like I’m going to Poland early in the New Year. Never been. Really looking forward to it.

  48. GoonerB says:

    Micky we had Ribbe for xmas dinner but on the 24th as is the tradition here. I was actually the cook for the day. We drove up to the mountains yesterday while all in blighty were having their dinner. Only a mere -14 degrees while unloading the car.

  49. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Sounds great GB.

    Ribbe: “The Ribbe (roast pork rib) is a classic on the Norwegian Christmas table. The rib, which is actually a whole side of pork rather than just spare ribs, is very rich and juicy and is therefore served with equally rich and juicy trimmings: Cowberry sauce, sauerkraut, potatoes, thick gravy, Christmas sausage, apples and prunes”

    When you say “unloading the car” up the mountain, to do what? Nordic Skiing?

  50. GoonerB says:

    Just checked the temperature guage Micky. -17 degrees this morning.

  51. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Ok, GB, I’ll admit that’s now getting a little chilly

  52. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All

    Jellied pig’s trotters? Surely a joke

    We were blessed yesterday – first time I can ever remember snow on the 25th (without snow beforehand) and then a clear sunny sky. Effing cold but beautiful.

    Today – not a cloud in the sky which means a drive up North and then a walk along the serene coastland of North Sjælland. Can’t wait.

    Mrs Raddy will no doubt go swimming along with her Viking mates. I have been appointed official towel holder. Don’t know if I can handle the responsibility.

    Right …. short post to write….

  53. GoonerB says:

    No I am doing downhill or “alpine” skiing micky. I have done “langrenn” as they call it here but not this time. You can do it from where we are though. We are at Halfjell resort, one of the 94 winter olympic venues.

    Eddie, merry christmas to you. I cannot let you know what i got for christmas as it is far too early and cold to be judged as a good boy or not.

  54. GoonerB says:

    Well shiver me timbers. I was sure it was supposed to get warmer as the day moves on but it is now -18.5 degrees.

  55. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Had to look up Cowberry Sauce

    moun′tain cran′berry

    a shrub, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, of the heath family, growing in northern regions and having tart red berries. Also called cowberry, lingonberry.

  56. Eddie says:

    micky – are you? Which part? my brother’s new partner is a private tour operator in warsaw, I could negotiate you a special deal 🙂

    I got a fab book with photos too, it is called ‘The Arsenal Shirts’, big fat book it is

  57. GoonerB says:

    Do you mean cloudberry micky?

  58. MickyDidIt89 says:

    The recipe I found and listed above for Ribbe, says Cowberry Sauce, so I looked it up

    Don’t know where. Probably somewhere nasty as I want a factory to make sauce for me, so inevitably industrial and grim. Hopefully, though, I’ll fly into somewhere interesting.

  59. Big Raddy says:

    Oi, you rude buggers. I said Good Morning ….

  60. GoonerB says:

    Oh ok micky. Just i had heard of cloudberry sauce over here but not cowberry.

    Morning raddy. For the next few days i am a fellow scandi to your goodself. Lots of Dansk up for some skiing where we are btw.

  61. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Run away with the towels. Obviously 🙂

  62. Big Raddy says:

    GB. An expensive undertaking. I was asked by some friends to go with them. Too rich for us.

    Micky 😀

    Wonder whether NB and Cockle got a “picture book” for Xmas?

  63. Big Raddy says:

    Anyone heard anything from Kelsey???

    His absence over Xmas is worrying

  64. The Cockie Monster says:

    Ding ding !…….round one…… Boxing Day !.

    I awake to minus temperatures every morning with a frosty frigid missus !.

    Hope you`re right, Didit, about snow tomorrow, I too have my own Piste….5 acres of generously sloping fields !…..not exactly Norway, but beggars cant be choosers !.

  65. MickyDidIt89 says:


    The only thing missing is the -18 degrees, so I have the answer.

    Sledge in Speedos. The effect will be the same, saving £’s on travel.

  66. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Ok, we’re ramping up the numbers even further today. Up to about 16 for lunch. Good news is that every single male is a Gunner, so all well come KO time 🙂

  67. GoonerB says:

    On the bubble lift. Ski conditions seem good. Bit brass monkeys and all that. Just seen some looney zooming past only in a pair of leopard print speedos shouting “ger off my laaand me old china”……..

  68. Big Raddy says:

    No-one around but there is a

    New Post

  69. Oi! Oi! BR, where’s the pre-match?

    ‘morning all, I do hope all you AAers are feeling fine this St. Stephen’s Day.

    All this talk of food just highlights how widespread the AA family is, and how spreadwide some individual members are. 😀

    In this particular Norfolk household, Christmas was put on hold until Sunday. One section of the family being away in the French Alps for a week’s skiing.

    So just myself, my wife, one son and his wife sat down to a meal of English roast beef and in the absence of noisy grand-children, some sensible conversation. Bliss!!

  70. chas says:


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