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Everton is on a nice little run with Ancelotti in charge. Remains to be seen if its a permanent turnaround but so far he's getting results. Everton is one of the sides outside Man Utd, Tottenham and Chelsea I don't like for personal reasons but impressed none the less.

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Very heartwarming Kiwi, time for a forum group hug.

Indeed. But who is Kazakh Boy? A number of members have been on the forum a long time. I first joined in the last three months of 1998, so over 21 years. I know it was around then because I started a new job on 1st October 1998 and it was the first time I’d had access to the internet. One of first things I did on the internet was look for Arsenal chat rooms and decided this one was the best. I think it still is even though many of the posters from that time no longer use it. Hence it is largely made up by newer members.

Bernard I believe 'Kazakh boy' is TAFKAEIN aka Exiled.


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Bernard I believe 'Kazakh boy' is TAFKAEIN aka Exiled.

Is it? Thanks.


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Sheffield United now 8 points ahead of us. If you needed a reminder what an unmitigated disaster this season has been.


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Indeed. But who is Kazakh Boy? A number of members have been on the forum a long time. I first joined in the last three months of 1998, so over 21 years. I know it was around then because I started a new job on 1st October 1998 and it was the first time I’d had access to the internet. One of first things I did on the internet was look for Arsenal chat rooms and decided this one was the best. I think it still is even though many of the posters from that time no longer use it. Hence it is largely made up by newer members.


I started using the forum in 1997 around the time we signed overmars I think, the first time I had access to the internet. At the time I had no idea how the Internet would shape my life, my career or the world.

When I first contacted the site you would post and have to enter your moniker. I chose Gaz. Sometime later there was another Gaz posting and to distinguish I became Gaz from Oz and the other became Gaz from Borewood or something like that & he is still on now and then. Steve, our founder was very happy to hand out suspensions and it was a very interesting time. The only forum member I have ever met was MEA who I met in Cairns for a beer. If you still read here MEA hello.

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Very heartwarming Kiwi, time for a forum group hug.

:laughing7: Yeah I thought so Brom ... just a passing phase , I'll soon be back to my obnoxious self .


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Indeed. But who is Kazakh Boy? A number of members have been on the forum a long time. I first joined in the last three months of 1998, so over 21 years. I know it was around then because I started a new job on 1st October 1998 and it was the first time I’d had access to the internet. One of first things I did on the internet was look for Arsenal chat rooms and decided this one was the best. I think it still is even though many of the posters from that time no longer use it. Hence it is largely made up by newer members.

Bernard I believe 'Kazakh boy' is TAFKAEIN aka Exiled.

Correct ..... Exiled metamorphing into the unpronounceable TAFKAEiN is like a cool sleek leopard changing into an amblypigid .

The name change probably has some romantic connatations ...an anagram for Tara , Agnes , Fiona , Katrina , Annie , Elizabeth , Ingrid and Nelly his first eight sweethearts ... the reason Ingrid is lower case i ...she was only a one night stand .

No idea how long the Gleiber has been going , I joined when Granty Boy had a computer downstairs I'd have thought 1995 .


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Just had a sudden thought while welding something in the shed ; hold on you dopey old f*******

.... a word made from using the first initials is an acronym not an anagram .


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No idea how long the Gleiber has been going , I joined when Granty Boy had a computer downstairs I'd have thought 1995 .


Yeah - Steve and I were doing our web pages around the same time - I think about '95 or so.

The earliest I can see of Steves page is here :

https://web.archive.org/web/19970517002 ... e/home.htm

I did a guest book for people adding comments to my site then a bit later on I helped him use the same code for a guest book for people posting Arsenal stuff.


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Dele Alli proves he is at the right club

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Post #509451  Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:18 am 
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Seen some reports that Juve are looking to sell Ramsey already, and some Arsenal fans want him back. Not a chance this will happen or that we should do it. He's on £400k per week, is still injury prone and is 29 years old. If he'd had his Arsenal career at, say, Chelsea there is no way any Arsenal fan would want him, not based on ex-chelsea but based on his inconsistent record. His running beyond the strikers is something our team drastically needs but there are much more sensible purchases out there. Just all the more annoying that we didn't extract a £30m+ fee out of his sale.


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Post #509452  Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:25 am 
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joeheadland wrote:
Good morning everyone,

I hope this is okay to post here – if not, moderators please move or delete as appropriate.

I’m part of a team at the University of Sheffield, led by Dr Chris
Stride. We've published a number of academic papers and magazine
articles relating to football history, on subjects such as statues and
replica shirts (see, for example sportingstatues.com, and
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10 ... 19.1578255).
Our current project is investigating the music that football teams have
run or walked out of the tunnel to over the years.

We are looking for the music that Arsenal have run out to, for as
many seasons in the past as you can recall. We are simply interested in
the title of the song, the artist who recorded it, and for which seasons
Arsenal ran out to this. Any help you can give us to
piece together the different songs that your club has run out to would
be hugely appreciated.

If you have any personal anecdotes around the reasons for the songs
being used, or the changes between them, that would also be fantastic.

I should also add that we are not interested in goal music, or a song
that is played at the final whistle, but just the song that is on the
tannoy system as the players enter the field.

If you think someone else may be able to help, or you have any
questions, please let us know! We would be very happy to discuss the
project.

Thanks for your time guys,

Joe Headland


At the moment they rotate

Talking Heads - Were on the road to nowhere
Stealers Wheel - Stuck in the middle with you
Faith no more - Falling to pieces
Pink Floyd - Goodbye Cruel World


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I started using the forum in 1997 around the time we signed overmars I think, the first time I had access to the internet. At the time I had no idea how the Internet would shape my life, my career or the world.

When I first contacted the site you would post and have to enter your moniker. I chose Gaz. Sometime later there was another Gaz posting and to distinguish I became Gaz from Oz and the other became Gaz from Borewood or something like that & he is still on now and then. Steve, our founder was very happy to hand out suspensions and it was a very interesting time. The only forum member I have ever met was MEA who I met in Cairns for a beer. If you still read here MEA hello.

Yes so many lost souls

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joeheadland wrote:
Good morning everyone,

I hope this is okay to post here – if not, moderators please move or delete as appropriate.

I’m part of a team at the University of Sheffield, led by Dr Chris
Stride. We've published a number of academic papers and magazine
articles relating to football history, on subjects such as statues and
replica shirts (see, for example sportingstatues.com, and
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10 ... 19.1578255).
Our current project is investigating the music that football teams have
run or walked out of the tunnel to over the years.

We are looking for the music that Arsenal have run out to, for as
many seasons in the past as you can recall. We are simply interested in
the title of the song, the artist who recorded it, and for which seasons
Arsenal ran out to this. Any help you can give us to
piece together the different songs that your club has run out to would
be hugely appreciated.

If you have any personal anecdotes around the reasons for the songs
being used, or the changes between them, that would also be fantastic.

I should also add that we are not interested in goal music, or a song
that is played at the final whistle, but just the song that is on the
tannoy system as the players enter the field.

If you think someone else may be able to help, or you have any
questions, please let us know! We would be very happy to discuss the
project.

Thanks for your time guys,

Joe Headland

At the moment, and has been for a few years, it’s London Calling by The Clash.

No idea about the reason for the choice, apart from Arsenal being a London club.


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At the moment they rotate

Talking Heads - Were on the road to nowhere
Stealers Wheel - Stuck in the middle with you
Faith no more - Falling to pieces
Pink Floyd - Goodbye Cruel World


Oh my ....
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The Arsenal today in 1940 featuring in Picturegoer magazine.

Bonus points if you can name two earlier films which heavily featured The Arsenal...


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kiwipete wrote:
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Bernard I believe 'Kazakh boy' is TAFKAEIN aka Exiled.

Correct ..... Exiled metamorphing into the unpronounceable TAFKAEiN is like a cool sleek leopard changing into an amblypigid .

The name change probably has some romantic connatations ...an anagram for Tara , Agnes , Fiona , Katrina , Annie , Elizabeth , Ingrid and Nelly his first eight sweethearts ... the reason Ingrid is lower case i ...she was only a one night stand .

No idea how long the Gleiber has been going , I joined when Granty Boy had a computer downstairs I'd have thought 1995 .


Agnes? Behave.

Not sure when I started posting but I do know that your posts were often very useful in figuring out how far you could go before Steve banned you...


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Sheffield United now 8 points ahead of us. If you needed a reminder what an unmitigated disaster this season has been.

We don't, but thanks anyway.


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The Arsenal today in 1940 featuring in Picturegoer magazine.

Bonus points if you can name two earlier films which heavily featured The Arsenal...


The Arsenal stadium mystery & The Poseidon Adventure.


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Didn't realize how many billionaires owned clubs. Not so when I first became a fan.
When I became a fan there were few billionaires anywhere in the world. A millionaire was something astonishing, certainly in the UK anyway. It is most likely that the cumulative total of Arsenal spend in the transfer market in the first 100 years of the club was less than one month of Özil's current salary.

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When I first contacted the site you would post and have to enter your moniker. I chose Gaz. Sometime later there was another Gaz posting and to distinguish I became Gaz from Oz and the other became Gaz from Borewood or something like that & he is still on now and then. Steve, our founder was very happy to hand out suspensions and it was a very interesting time. The only forum member I have ever met was MEA who I met in Cairns for a beer. If you still read here MEA hello.

Yes so many lost souls

EEG was always entertaining and shared a similar sense of humour. Choc and Cannon were bonkers

Shame US Martin w as banned. Others were Chippys Chisler, Eskimo, Manoj, Ragahav, Spencer, Vince Ordinaire....etc.

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Yes so many lost souls

EEG was always entertaining and shared a similar sense of humour. Choc and Cannon were bonkers

Shame US Martin w as banned. Others were Chippys Chisler, Eskimo, Manoj, Ragahav, Spencer, Vince Ordinaire....etc.


I remember all those Zed. Andreas XavT Odysseus Truegooner Juliano Gaz (BWood) Spencer (tosser) Babu(s) and of course Fishbar.

No idea when I first posted but I'd stalked this place for a while before diving in. I used to post as DonHowesDad because I thought t'internet was the sole prerogative of the young - and I wasn't. Didn't realise most on here were as old as Methuselah and that relatively speaking, I was a slip of a lad. Later I took East End Gooner's cue (EEG) and shortened to DHD. Got banned several times too.


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Lurked for quite a while. Joined in late 2000 I think. Other names from the time were Cannon Balls and Chocolate Gooner and Singapore Gooner.

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Does anyone remember Nico? And how about Noggin? They both became close friends of mine. As did Gaz (Borehamwood), Truegooner and the sadly deceased Fish Bar who have already been mentioned. There was also Sabir, N5er as well.


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Pete in N5 was another excellent poster, who later became Pete by the sea. He was firstly Kingston Pete. Tells me he still occasionally looks at the forum. Has anyone mentioned the famous Harlow Gooner?


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We haven't seen John's dancing leprechaun in quite some time.

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Some memories there with the old names. Daz vs Choccy was always good for a laugh. Been some debates on here as well. I remember well the great 'mesh' debate.


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Yes so many lost souls

Shame US Martin w as banned. Others were Chippys Chisler, Eskimo, Manoj, Ragahav, Spencer, Vince Ordinaire....etc.


Wow...so many memories. Met one or two on that list.
Chocolate Gooner invited issues. Daz trolled him merciliessly (I know trolling...lol) and it can be argued CG deserved it but still....there is some point you can just ignore the posts and posters you don't like Cannon Balls, well...less said the better, but I miss him actually and the only poster I feared getting on the wrong side of, no one else. haha

Then there are those who have passed on. RIP.

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DHD wrote:
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Shame US Martin w as banned. Others were Chippys Chisler, Eskimo, Manoj, Ragahav, Spencer, Vince Ordinaire....etc.


I remember all those Zed. Andreas XavT Odysseus Truegooner Juliano Gaz (BWood) Spencer (tosser) Babu(s) and of course Fishbar.

No idea when I first posted but I'd stalked this place for a while before diving in. I used to post as DonHowesDad because I thought t'internet was the sole prerogative of the young - and I wasn't. Didn't realise most on here were as old as Methuselah and that relatively speaking, I was a slip of a lad. Later I took East End Gooner's cue (EEG) and shortened to DHD. Got banned several times too.

Same here DHD. I looked in for awhile as well before joining. I liked the the Arsenal info and the rollicking banter. I remember Spencer not being very well received on here. Mee had passed away. Same as Fishbar. Oh well. I do miss some of them.

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Got banned several times too.


Really?! Why? Did you claim RvP was a decent header? :1laughter:

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I stayed for the stories. At the time as far as I know had the oldest support. I spent a lot of time on youtube and bought a shed load of DVDs because of this forum. Who do I send the bill to?

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Unai Emery blasted for leaving Arsenal 'sick and weak' before Mikel Arteta arrival

Former Arsenal star Emmanuel Petit has let rip at Unai Emery, for the state he left the Gunners in before his dismissal back in December

https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/soccer ... l-21466599


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Saw this on Twitter And found it the perfect example of what we are missing right now

https://twitter.com/thearseneview/statu ... 16704?s=21

It’s not even a striker running on to it but Özil who isn’t the quickest. I can’t recall when the last time I saw a ball like this from one of our current players. Feel free to correct me


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TAFKAEiN wrote:
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No idea how long the Gleiber has been going , I joined when Granty Boy had a computer downstairs I'd have thought 1995 .


Agnes? Behave.

Not sure when I started posting but I do know that your posts were often very useful in figuring out how far you could go before Steve banned you...


:laughing7: I honestly didn't think calling Steve Gleiber a great effeminate poofter would cause offence ...but obviously he did

From the mists of time vault ....... Trish XXX , Mickey Sloane , Geoff from Budapest , BMurph .... the latter annoyed me at one stage , I tried to give him a kick in the nuts , he skillfully avoided the jibe , I laughed , we became good mates , his sister lived in NZ ,

Later he PM'd me said he was terminally ill so sadly I'd say he has passed on .

Shakespearean Pedant he had Daz's number big time .


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Unai Emery blasted for leaving Arsenal 'sick and weak' before Mikel Arteta arrival

Former Arsenal star Emmanuel Petit has let rip at Unai Emery, for the state he left the Gunners in before his dismissal back in December

https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/soccer ... l-21466599


Get real you pony tailed fairyfloss ........ your ponsy anorexic zip challenged countryman is more to blame for this current shower of sh**t than the speaking with a mouthful of marbles Spaniard .


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kiwipete wrote:
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Unai Emery blasted for leaving Arsenal 'sick and weak' before Mikel Arteta arrival

Former Arsenal star Emmanuel Petit has let rip at Unai Emery, for the state he left the Gunners in before his dismissal back in December

https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/soccer ... l-21466599


Get real you pony tailed fairyfloss ........ your ponsy anorexic zip challenged countryman is more to blame for this current shower of sh**t than the speaking with a mouthful of marbles Spaniard .


Emery didn't make it easy for himself by allowing so many experienced players go in one summer. Čech, Kos and Monreal... plus Ramsey... and to a certain extent Iwobi and Mkhitaryan. Elneny too. Think it destabilised the squad.


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Every year we hear of players being touted around for £100m+. It got me wondering actually how many of these absolute blockbuster signings are ever a true success? Also, any player going for £100m is likely to be the highest earner at your club with wages north of £250k per week minimum on a 4 year deal minimum I'd guess. More and more we are seeing huge money signings being loaned out, or clubs wanting to get them off their books asap.

I'd bet there are very few £100m players that would prove better value for money than the correctly scouted player, or number of players for a fraction of the cost.


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There are some interesting players out there with gettable release clauses.
Werner from Leipzig at £50m
Pellegrini looks like the creative box to box we need - available for £25-30m
Hwang Hee-Chan from Salzburg available for £20m
Grealish £45m

Even Haaland who's just signed for Dortmund looks like he has a cheap release clause of £65m considering what he's done this season and is still only 19

If we lose Aubamayang this summer (which I think we have to if he won't sign, and it actually makes more sense to sell him now than sign him on a £300k per week 4 year deal) then I'd go all out for Werner. Pretty much a goal per game in Germany, very quick good all round striker.


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