Category Archive: Global Gooners

Forever Arsenal in Northern California

The failure to lift silverware has been felt by Gooners the world over, yet despite this we saw in stunning detail the global appeal of the Gunners with that sheer welcome that Arsenal received on their pre-season tour of Malaysia and China, with the players and manager were welcomed by thousands of Arsenal fans every step of the way. Over on the other side of the world in San Francisco, the home of the loyal Bay Area Gooners watched keenly. At one stage, the US provided a pre-season option for Arsene Wenger to take his team, but with so many other Premiership clubs visiting the US, perhaps Wenger will allow that in the near future.

San Francisco Gooners celebrate Arshavin winner

Meanwhile, a whole continent and a massive eight hour time change away from north London proved to be no barrier as die hard Gooner regulars at Maggie McGarry’s establishment in San Francisco’s north beach celebrated as Arsenal beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Champions League last 16. These true Arsenal fans meet for every Arsenal fixture, [...]

India shows Arsenal passion with Mumbai Gooners

In a country that is obsessed with cricket, it may come as a surprise to some that Premiership football in India is actually very keenly followed. Indian football fans are keen avid supporters of the English Premier League, with Saturday afternoon’s seeing all the matches beamed live across India, and watched with just as much [...]

Cape Town Gooners shine in South Africa

With the FIFA 2010 World Cup due to start in a matter of months, football fans the world over will witness for themselves, that there can be fewer places on earth better to watch a football match than in and around South Africa’s beautiful Western Cape. When they get there, fans will experience a warm welcome, be amazed at

The Bay Area Gooners

Matchday rituals can be very particular. Whether it’s a lucky scarf, a favourite pre-match eating place or a certain bar to meet up in before kick-off. These and other match day routines will be as important to fans as the full-time result itself. So consider the setting, nearly 5,500 miles from the Emirates Stadium and a whopping eight-hour time change away,