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'........ We're The Clock End Of The Grove'

Is Ivan Gazidis one of the best signings Arsenal football club have made in a long time?

Despite what 'some blogs' might tell you, Ivan Gazidis is not the anti-christ, infact ever since he came to our club, only good things have happened (crippling injuries aside). Gazidis has 'Arsenal-ised' our stadium, listened to the fans, and has given the 'soul-less bowl' some identity.

And now we're hearing some of the best off field news I've heard in a long time. According to the the Daily Telegraph, Gazidis hopes to bring in the old Highbury Clock from the cold into the warmth of the stadium, and not only that, plans are in place to rid the Grove of the stupid Orange and Yellow quadrant nonsense and revert back to the Clock End, North Bank, East and West Stands.

'We want to bring the clock back into the stadium and we will move back to having a Clock End, a North Bank, and East and West stands, we want to make sure it is the best stadium in the world, five, 10 and 15 years from now.' Said Ivan

'We want to make it not just a technological marvel but a place that our fans can feel the traditions of the club.'

All together now ..... We're the North Bank, we're the North Bank, we're the North Bank of the Grove!

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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday March 2 2010

Time: 1:25PM

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02/03/2010 13:29:00

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02/03/2010 13:37:00

They missed a trick first time round but they're getting absolutely right with this move. Not sure the North Bank chant (or it's Clock End response) would sound right without " 'igh - burr- reeee! "on the end instead of Grove. Maybe the supporters club could earn a few bob in sponsorship every time we sang " We're the Norf Bank -We're the Norf Bank -We're the Norf Bank Em-muurr-rets" though
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02/03/2010 13:39:00

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02/03/2010 13:40:00

I think it's up to the fans to make it sound right. As strange as it was walking past Highbury to get to the Grove at first, we got used to it eventually. I'm sure the song will roll off the tongue after a few years, especially when the younger end of the fan base gets older and the Grove is pretty much all they will have known.
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02/03/2010 13:44:00

I reckon Ashburton, rings better, same syllables as Highbury too! Meh, whatever it is it'll come from the crowd organically. All I know is this is fantastic news, and beats the crap out of the quadrant rollocks.
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02/03/2010 13:47:00

Well done Ivan
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02/03/2010 13:58:00

It on the Toriegraph website?
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02/03/2010 14:13:00

shame it's all ticket, was good fun kicking the crap out of the north bank
spu 4 life
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02/03/2010 14:22:00

Been reading books yid?
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02/03/2010 14:29:00

What mdid I say at the time? You can trust nothing more than a man who accepts his baldness.
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02/03/2010 14:49:00

Great idea indeed! Saw this in Sky Sports, quoting the Telegraph. In the Telegraph article, I didn't see the Clock End bit, but it says that they moved the whole Boardroom and MD office from Highbury to the Grove too. The club management keep saying that we're deep in history but had to move to the new stadium for our long-term growth and so we're doing everything we can do keep that sense of heritage alive in the new place, and seeing these moves you have to believe them.
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02/03/2010 17:58:00

i remember being at the north bank of highbury when i was 12, it was amazing, they should definitely bring that back. we won 3-1 btw
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02/03/2010 18:21:00

Going in the right direction at any rate. Quadrants! Puh-lease!
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03/03/2010 09:08:00

That's Brilliant News, those Quadrants ARE so WRONG! Cheers Ivan!
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03/03/2010 18:55:00

I can finally wear the grey t-shirt that I bought in 1982. Across the front, in red writing, it proudly says " Clock this......The Clock End fear no one."
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04/03/2010 13:19:00

lol - hanging on to tradition - all rather sad!
Al Billy
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04/03/2010 20:10:00


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