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New Names For The Stands At Ashburton Grove

With the news that the Gunners are looking to 'Arsenalise' Ashburton Grove, comes the possibility of us getting new, more 'human' names for our stands rather than the silly 'quadrant' bollocks we've got going on now

So we here are Vital Arsenal have come up with a list of suggestions to pass on to the hierarchy at Highbury House.

The Backhand Stand - A stand named in the memory of Sir Henry Norris, a dedication to the man who not only helped forge Arsenal into one of the most decorated clubs in English football, but also shaped the future of Tottenham Hotspur and set them on their way to becoming the club we all know and love (to laugh at) today.

The Tony Adams Stand - Every person attending a game in this area of the stadium will get a free pint of lager, a fire extinguisher and shite opinion with every ticket. Be careful when driving home after the match.

The Ashley Cole End - This end of the stadium was due to become a legend in football stadium folk lore, but there is a high possibility that the seats will all turn blue after the Arsenal board remove 5000 of them.

The Arsene Wenger Stand - All seats in this stand will come with restricted views only.

The David Dein Terrace - Formerly the Orange Quadrant.

The Le Grove Section - For Arsenal fans who want to boo, scream, cry and shit their pants every time something doesn't go our way. This section is also know as the 'Away End'

The Juande Ramos Stand - Named in honour of Ramos for his services to Arsenal Football Club.

The John Jensen End - This end will only be open for one game in it's history, but be sure to have a ticket for that game, as it will be a screamer.

The Robert Pires Stand - Oh the irony.


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The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 25 2009

Time: 11:04AM

Your Comments

Quality stuff! I like the idea of the Glenn Helder stand, looks absolutely spiffing at first viewing, but then completely crumbles thereafter. Turns up shirtless on the poker channel in about four years time.
Little Dutch
Or the Adebayor stand- prices rise as performance dips. Stand also features a thirty foot high perspex wall to protect supporters when Adebayor is through one on one with the keeper. Then they should rename Club Level the Alex Hleb enclosure- because there's no noise.
Little Dutch
LOL! Nice stuff .... if everyone chips one or two in I'll do a "part 2" article with all the members suggestions!
Good stuff Rocky :).
The Tomas Rosicky Stand - Has good wheelchair access, close to the First Aid centre and the chairs fold backwards into a treatment bed.
Nice CR!!!
The Jens Lehman Stand - Instead of a scarf placed on every seat is a straight jacket
And a set of nunchucks.
Rocky7,17033,8652_5512563,00.html And with that comedic timing.
Little Dutch
Ha! great suggestions and indeed great news, quadrants my arse.
Now get rid of that **** Elvis song which I have absolutely no attachment to (as an Arsenal supporter) and we're in business
I think the song issue is being looked at- I have to say I don't find it as bad as most make out. Arsenal fans have never been imaginitive enough to adopt their own anthem so we're going to have to buy one in "off the shelf" anyway and I really don't see why the Elvis one is so bad considering the song is going to have to be cheesy and anthemic. Personally, I'd love it if we came out to some bizarre Autechre b-side or Pendulum's 'Tarantula'- but that would alienate about 99% of the ground. The quadrant *****e was always a terrible idea. After three years I honestly couldn't tell you without looking at my ticket which colour quadrant I sit in. I sit in the East Upper as far as I'm concerned.
Little Dutch
We Will Rock You was played at some point - can it get worse?
And if they were gonna colour co ordinate the qudrants- would it have been to much to ask to at least go Red, white, yellow, blue?
Little Dutch
I would like to suggest The Paul Davis Stand. The building is elegant and unhurried, and packs a real punch.
The Paul Davis Stand would also have a healthy dislike of Cockerills!
Little Dutch
LD we might have to explain our comments to the ' younger ' viewers !
The song is appalling, no 2 ways about it. I'd love to hear 'NightBoat to Cairo' if Suggs weren't such a massive Chelsea fan, Madness are from round the corner and a few of them are still well known to some Old School
Could call the away section the Ian Wright stand, cos the only noise that comes from it is *****e no Arsenal fan wants to hear
Ozi Gooner
haha, i've got a mate who looks a dead ringer for a young Suggs
Ozi Gooner
LOL Cockney! And can someone please explain the irony regarding the Robert Pires stand? I feel really dumb for asking, but I just don't get it no matter how much I think about it, and it's starting to ***** me off.
I kind of like the song now. Yes they could do better, but its not that bad. How about Eye of the tiger, or Ante up by MOP
Fantastic stuff guys!! :D
If we had of won the champions league semi-final "The wonder of you" would have been synonymous with that victory. I couldnt believe I was singing it so loud that night and I would have sung it all the way home if we had won! Once we pick up a few pots and its blared out at Wembley a few times it will catch on. Arsenal have just sold me a season ticket for £3000 in the Gilberto Silva stand, they assure me I am sitting behind a state of the art invisible wall.
I think as part of the 'Arsenalisation' process, all toilets in the ground should be fitted with Tottenham Hotspur toilet paper.
Afri-gooner - The irony is that it's called the Robert Pires STAND .... he spent most of the time on his arse!
The only thing about that Alex-pig is they have a cock as their logo... and whiping your arse with a....
Just put it in the ladies loo's then.
haha @ tony adams stand
This was hilarious reading! And I like arseblogger's choice for a song, London Calling. But I'll consider almost anything ahead of Wonder of You, I'm totally with shewore on that.
Millwall use London Calling at the Den, so it's already taken.
Little Dutch
Come to think of it, Chelsea use London Calling too. I think the whole point is the song would have to be original, anthemic enough to catch on and chessy enough for it not to alienate any music taste. It's a harder job than it sounds! I can see why they went with the Wonder of You. I always thought 'I Can't Help Falling In Love With you' would have been better as an Elvis tune but.....Sunderland use it!
Little Dutch
"My Generation" The Who - It even fits in with the whole "project youth" theme. I think a Who song would be appropriate as Daltrey is a Gooner.
There's the other difficulty, I think the song has to be less generic than that. My Generation is like London Calling, it can be applied to too many teams or situations and is not idiosyncratic enough for a set of fans to really take to their hearts. United use the Stone Roses really well cos they know that all four members of that band support United (Brown and Squire are still season ticket holders). For instance, Stoke fans sing 'Delilah.' Has nothing to do with Stoke, but they just took it on as their own, who knows why? What does 'I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles' have to do with West Ham? Chuck in the fact that Arsenal fans are very unimaginative (I dare you to try and start a chant at an Arsenal home match that isn't to the tune of 'Bread of Heaven' or 'Volare' and see how far you get- even at away games you have to reeeeeally persist with something not of those two signature tunes). It's a difficult job, I think The Wonder of You is fine but most people decided they wanted to moan about it from the off. From the club's POV, perhaps they could have got the supporters to vote. But in the words of Super Hans, "People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis. You can't trust people."
Little Dutch
I am sure I heard "We Will Rock You" as they entered the field - was that the "anthem" or just played after? My Generation is good enough for me. I wouldn't mind a Bloc Party song to be honest.
My Generation is way to hard to sing as an anthem sort of song. Think of all the best football anthems, Bubbles, You'll Never Walk Alone, Blue Moon, etc., all slow easily singable songs. Also, I sort of agree that a good football anthem needs an element of corniness and romance to it. My Generation, although a good song, has none of these things. Personally, I thought Lean on Me was the best suggestion of heard. Pretty tacky song, but the lyrics really go with the crowd-to-player dynamic an anthem is intended to create.
Ozi Gooner
*I've heard
Ozi Gooner
David Seman Stand - Be careful, you constantly have balls being lobbed over you. Lean on Me? ....Maybe a little too corny?
I think "The Wonder Of You" is a perfect song. It's cheesey, it's singable, it's a "raise your scarf in the air" kind of song. I don't think there are many other songs that work. As Niko said .... all it needs is one good night of it's own and it'll have a bit of meaning.
For me, it has to be "The Impossible Dream" anyone fancy it? I think it would *****in rock the place. It is massive, epic and I love it. ********* I'm starting a campaign! Lyrics to follow, try to tell me it would not be awesome!
To dream the impossible dream, to fight the unbeatable foe. To bear with unbearable sorrow, to run where the brave dare not go. To right the unrightable wrong, to love pure and chaste from afar. To try when your arms are too weary, to reach the unreachable star.

This is my quest, to follow that star. No matter how hopeless, no matter how far. To fight for the right, without question or pause. To be willing to march into Hell For a heavenly cause!

And I know if I'll only be true, to this glorious quest, that my heart will lie peaceful and calm when I'm laid to my rest. And the world will be better for this, that one man, scorned and covered with scars, still strove with his last ounce of courage......(EVERYBODY!!!)

Got shivers thinking about 60,000 people belting that out before games. God damn. Link if you haven't heard it.
How about something which we can add some moves to. 57000 people doing the macarena would be awesome and intimidate our opposition
Oooh, THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM is a pretty damned good candidate. Didn't know London Calling was already used but yeah, it is a pretty obvious choice. Also not rousing enuf.
Join the debate on the forum! Thread titled "The New Arsenal Anthem" Add your suggestions and reasons and I'll whack a poll up eventually for the most popular. We'll harrass red action when the time is right.... cheers
I wanted the impossible dream initially, i would love it!
My suggestion would be: Sepultura - "we who are not as others" Would surely scare the living daylights out of any team daring to step on our pitch. I must admit though, it probably isn't going to be. But, just for a second, picture 60.000 voices roaring up "We who are not as others".... nigthmarish!
"Should I Stay or Should I Go", "A message to You Rudy", "Parklife", "That's Entertainment" or "A Town Called Malice" would be my ideal ones to be honest. But I am that kind of guy...

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