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I Need The Help Of Chelsea Fans

As regular readers of this site know, I'm a keen advocator of the promotion of more vocal fan support in our new home, indeed I found the decision to confiscate a drum from an Arsenal fan sat in the red section completely baffling, but the measures brought into play to create more noise at the recent match with Newcastle were the work of the devil.

The future & indeed the present of Arsenal football club, from a fans perspective, is the kids who attend matches, indeed it was pleasing to see at the Newcastle match yesterday so many keen young Gunners, and not just those sat in the family enclosure.

We need to nuture these kids, and make sure they learn the songs (the clean ones anyway) to ensure the future of Arsenal's fanbase is a noisy one. However, the person who thought up the idea of issuing 'LG Arsenal Thunder Sticks' should be strung up.

We all want a noisy stadium, to make our home at intimidating as possible, and for we Gooners to become the twelth man is paramount, but this noise needs to be uniformed and have some kind of structure and organisation.

The whacking together of two plastic inflatable sticks is not my idea of support.

Maybe I'm being a miserable old sod, or maybe it's because I was sat next to one of these 'Thunder Stick' wheelding children who, on many occasions, proceeded to tonk me on the head when ever said child felt the need to randomly twat these sticks together, but my idea of support is singing, chanting & clapping and not handing out 6000 pieces of plastic to kids, who lets face, always enjoy making a racket.

I believe time would be better spent teaching these kids what following Arsenal is all about, rather than distracting their attention from the game itself by offering the most annoying invention known to man.

So, with regards to the article title, I just wondered if the boys from the Bridge could knock me up one of those threatening letters they so create so often so I may send one to the inventor of 'Thunder Sticks'

No? Ok then.

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The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday November 19 2006

Time: 6:39PM

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i wondered what i was about to read then, from that title!!! »»Arsene Knows««
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19/11/2006 19:22:00

this is the first i've heard about these things - what the ******* hell are they??? I get the distinct impression that they are a right old pile of crap... »»Arsene Knows««
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19/11/2006 19:30:00

Simple...yet effective. I like it!
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19/11/2006 20:55:00

Rocky, at least we haven't stooped to the "Thunder Stick" level yet, maybe Henry is behind them? As for the threatening letters, sorry mate, but we used all the good words already!
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19/11/2006 21:27:00

West1, it's not like we handed them out to the hardcore supporters, it was for the kids, good intentions if not a little misguided.
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19/11/2006 21:42:00

They were indeed a complete pain in the ar*e. I haven't seen them for years thankfully, but the unwelcome return on Saturday got on my tits too.
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20/11/2006 08:07:00

especially when the kids were decided to use them as swords around the concourse and i nearly got whacked in the face ! grrrrrrrr....... for me it is simple, if they played actually sing a long arsenal songs to get the crowd going, i went to united away coupleof seasons ago and was impressed at how many United songs the play before the game, the crowd gets going and creates a good atmosphere.
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20/11/2006 09:51:00

funny article.. agree with the plastic sticks though..give them all a good old fashioned football rattle....
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20/11/2006 11:37:00

so can someone enlighten me as to what these 'thundersticks' chappies are??? »»Arsene Knows««
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20/11/2006 16:14:00

Indeed they are a heinous carbuncle on modern supporting. Re the death threats why not ask for help from those nice Gooners taunting Rodder about his life threatening brain tumour, or the West Ham fans that did the same, or the Pompy fans who suggested they were glad that Lua Lua’s baby had died earlier this year, or the Tottenham fans that sung the vile Campbell song? Nah. Let’s stick to Chelsea, they are the only set of fans with one or two moronic nutters that give the rest a bad reputation. After all the press reckons so, so it must be true, right?
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20/11/2006 16:43:00

That was just written in jest, Jak, we're all more than aware that all clubs are awash with their fair share of bad eggs and sickos, not just the Chelski. It's just that 'letters' story referred to in the article was one of the most recent examples of the idiocy of some suppoorters. »»Arsene Knows««
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20/11/2006 18:13:00

Don't worry Wingston, I'm sure Abramovitch will buy them all a sense of humour anytime soon.
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20/11/2006 18:35:00

Were you at the game blindjak? At what point did Roeder receive abuse from Gooners? Might I suggest deafjak would be a more fitting log in name?
Little Dutch
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20/11/2006 20:21:00

I wouldnt bet on it, Rocky. seems like Mourinho's 'siege mentality' approach has spread to some of the fans now, too... »»Arsene Knows««
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20/11/2006 21:34:00


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