Folks often wonder, what sort of people go to a pub at the crack of dawn to watch a sporting event taking place some 5,000 miles away in another continent? The Bay Area Gooners are a rare breed, intelligent enough to support a club like Arsenal, obsessed enough to lose sleep to watch their matches, yet down-to-earth enough to drink beer at 7 in the morning.
To help better understand the group psychosis, here’s another profile of one of our loyal members.
How did you become an Arsenal supporter? Always loved how Arsenal played football but I lived in London a couple of years ago and really got to watch the matches in a great atmosphere, so it made it even easier to be a full supporter
Favorite current player or favorite all-time player? Favorite player now would be Andrey Arshavin- just pure class. From back in the day it would have to be Overmars on the wing.
How do you rate AFC’s chances for silverware this year? Silverware is a must and I think the urgency is there this year. For sure one of the domestic cups.
Favorite Arsenal moment? Lehman stopping Riquelme’s penalty in during the Champions League Semi-Final, but also Arshavin putting down 4 on the Scousers was classic last year.
Would you date someone who supported Chelsea, Tottenham, or Manchester United? That would be an absolute tragedy, but possibly after an elimination of hatred, maybe Chelsea. I think I hate myself just saying that and God willing doesn’t happen!
Anything else you’d like to share? Could be one of my favorite Arsenal chants:
He’s got dodgy hair,
But we don’t care,