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Lurd Ishanovic
Lurd Ishanovic

Good news

Arsene's zip
Arsene's zip

I was reading about what Kronke is doing with the Rams…. it’s disgusting.

The word “franchise” should never be applied to sports CLUBS.

Doug
Doug

What he’s doing with the rams is bringing them back where they belong.
They were based here in L.A. for 50 years until 1994 and Im delighted they’re coming home.
It’d be like criticising an owner for moving MK Dons back to Wimbledon.

Andy Mack
Andy Mack

The Rams moved away from LA as a ‘franchise’ and now they’re moving back as a ‘franchise’.
It’s the way American sport is, but it doesn’t work outside North America.

Would it be terrible if MK Dons moved back to Wimbledon and changed their name back?…. Probably not.
Would it be terrible if Lincoln Town moved to Stepney?….yes and it won’t happen because their existing fans wouldn’t go and people in the area would think of the club as an outside club, which wouldn’t generate enough money to cover the expense of moving…

The MK Dons move is still an issue however many years after it happened.
I can’t see anyone thinking it would be a good idea again for many years to come, and for AFC where would be better than being a London club….

Canonbury
Canonbury

MK Dons change their name ‘back’ to what? They are a new club. AFC Wimbledon is Wimbledon’s football club – clue is in the name mate.

Andy Mack
Andy Mack

If they changed their name back to Wimbledon FC of course!

New guy
New guy

With apologies in advance for being boring…technically speaking, the NFL teams are in fact franchises. Most American sports leagues are set up very differently than, for example, the Premier League. It is much more in the form of a league that has clubs rather than clubs that came together to form a league. Here the 20 members are the shareholders of the PL. There, the NFL “owners” are actually owner-operators of a franchise, not unlike what you might see at a place like McDonalds, KFC etc. In MLS the league actually owns all the teams and contracts directly with all the players. Really different model.

Also as noted by Andy Mack, the Rams are moving *back* to LA. The story of how they left for St Louis in the first place is much more shocking (and significantly predates Kroenke’s ownership). They were actually one of three teams that applied to move (back) to LA in the last few weeks. Moving a franchise requires the approval of the league (i.e. of the trade association consisting of all the owner-operators) and the move was approved 30-2 (guess which 2 voted against). While one can feel bad for the poor people of St Louis – the 60th largest city in the US – let’s not forget the huge package of taxpayer-funded incentives they promised (but did not deliver) to get the team in the first instance.

The more I learn about all of this, the more impressed I am that our CLUB (by far the greatest team the world has ever seen) managed to self finance a stadium in a place as expensive as London. That’s simply amazing.

Me So Hornsey
Me So Hornsey

I don’t know why but I read that in a friendly and intelligent American accent.

Second coming of Eboué
Second coming of Eboué

I was thinking Arseblog is so high brow even the Americans are smarter and know more about football than me.

Rectum_Spectrum
Rectum_Spectrum

lol

Highberry
Highberry

The only thing I’d share with sp*rs or Chelski is a disease. Preferably uncontrollable vomiting and diarrhea combined with hiccups and toothache

cazorla's smile
cazorla's smile

why? just let them have it. no need to share anything with those cunts

Keiran
Keiran

Oh yeah I remember a hangover like that.

Sonic Gunner
Sonic Gunner

The Emirate stadium is not a national nor London pie to be shared. We paid the price for this edifice and were consistently mocked for it by these same cunt shits.
It will be interesting to see how sp’rs will fair in the Pl in that period. I bet they will go down in the 1st two seasons.
The Roman cunts will certainly experience a decrease in “BOUGHT” success, a stable manager which will make the Russian super cunt depressed for lack of funds to do what he delights in – Sacking managers. Ultimately their “BOUGHT” racists will desert them for Leicester who will reject them and will be left with no choice but Mordor.
Wenger’s intergrity paid so much for the Emirates including from our own fans so he ain’t gonna share his success with those two shitty cunts.
Now Arsenal univers will be more valued for standing by our club without the sugar daddies.

New guy
New guy

wait, Chelsea is moving to Stoke?

Arshavin's fake moustache
Arshavin's fake moustache

Interesting point. I wonder if moving and building a new ground now would be significantly harder than when we did it. You’d think so given the improved quality of the ‘lesser’ teams this season.

PartyPalour
PartyPalour

haha thanks blogs great article

Goonerrific
Goonerrific

Loving the rationale for the 61000 capacity.

Of course convincing 61000 to watch Arsenal reject Kane win fuck all might be a challenge.

Spurs logic – Arsenal good, Arsenal new stadium, Tottenham bad, need new stadium to be good.

Wanders.

TheDream
TheDream

*60001

Harsh

nope, it is actually 61,000. i think that’s a mistake in this article, arseblog.
http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/new-scheme/stadium/

Bob
Bob

I think we should be gracious enough to allow Sp*rs to play their matches in The Emirates’ toilets at least, so they could get used to playing in those conditions for when they move into their own toilet.

Actually na, let’s not even allow the scum that.

Goonerrific
Goonerrific

Wanders – autocorrect! You know what I meant!

aaron
aaron

Massive bunch of wanders! The lot of em

Papas
Papas

They can swivel on my wand…

O2ba
O2ba

Pmsl had to share the stadium. Quality!

Gooner
Gooner

No way..this should not happen ,especially with Spurs or Chelsea

Arsenalboy
Arsenalboy

TLDR:
F*ck Sp*rs and the racists.

Mike
Mike

The idea may be initially distasteful, but if we were to say “you can use it if we get to keep 75% of the matchday revenue; take it or leave it” then it’d be very hard to be upset by the decision. We already earn the most matchday revenue in the world, which is, admittedly, shameful, so having additional revenue could take us to oligarch levels of wealth.

If we had a flatmate, we could reduce ticket prices (lol), buy some shiny players, or, best case scenario, a nice juicy dividend or two.

Bob's Mexican Cousin
Bob's Mexican Cousin

Nah, I say fuck’em

sambo
sambo

If the revenue gets us top players while one of said two clubs doesn’t get them and we further a gap between them then why not? But be prepared to reinstall every seat and bathroom every weekend due to their shitty graffiti on every panel accessible to be vandalised. What if it funded a huge move for Pogba? would we say yes or no

Bould's Eyeliner
Bould's Eyeliner

fuck pogba. This isn’t about money, this is about our pride as a club. And if we’re talking financials, letting them use the Emirates is an insanely valuable option for their club while renovating.

Fuck all of them, fuck all the rest.

spinner
spinner

What Bould’s Eyeliner said x10. Fuck Pogba, it’s the principle – nothing to do with money.

gawd
gawd

If we shared then our pitch would turn into a muddy mess and our already injury prone players would be the ones to suffer. No no nonononono

the only sam is nelson
the only sam is nelson

the proposed chel$cum ground looks like an egg slicer, too

so. a toilet and an egg slicer.

sums up both clubs in so many ways

sixteen swans over ainola
sixteen swans over ainola

Nice how Wenger framed his distaste in terms of the impact our stadium had on our transfer spend.

It’s bad enough Man City and West Ham freeloading off the back of Arsenal Supporters’ taxes. So fuck Sp*rs and fuck Chelsea and while we’re at it fuck Platini for relaxing FFP in the face of lawsuits and the lack of a resolute spine.

We earned our stadium. Let them earn theirs the hard way.

Cliff Bastin
Cliff Bastin

Hahaha

Saffa Gooner
Saffa Gooner

It would be fucking hilarious of Sp*rs’s home game were at the Emirates. That would surelt put that whole issue of us moving to “their” turf like a hundred years ago to bed.

Ben
Ben

It would be hilarious! But it would also be insurmountably disgusting.
(imagine laughing while being sick).

Uwot?
Uwot?

Agree Staffa.however,that really isn’t an issue or should ever be as we all know the swamp dwellers moved to north London from Middlesex in 1965. We were in north London first.fact!

Rafferty
Rafferty

I’m also not against that move if we get a good deal (20+ millions per year) from them.
It truly would be hilarious to watch them have their “home” games in Ashburton Grove. Not only isn’t it their most hated ground, they can’t put out their signs and stuff meanwhile they’d have to admire all of ours during all the home games. See all the years we’ve won trophies and dream that they’ll win something too.
Forever in our shadow

Andy Mack
Andy Mack

We’d have to get the place fumigated after each of their matches, plus they’d break anything they could (they have problems with difficult mechanical things like door handles) which would take a big chunk of the 20+m….

Arsenalabbie
Arsenalabbie

And what about all the red? – can’t see Chelsea or Spurs fans sitting in a red stadium with red seats surrounded by pictures of Arsenal legends week in week out. How does that even work?

TeeCee
TeeCee

Well it made me chuckle at the thought of how upset the cunts would be, so I reckon it works quite well.

spinner
spinner

Well the cunts want to use Wembley, all the seats are red there too. Haha!

Naija Gunner
Naija Gunner

Not gonna happen, infact Never gonna happen…Never Ever!

Kahn?Kanu!

Spuds won the league?! Must have been crazy times in 61

the only sam is nelson
the only sam is nelson

it led directly to the Cuban missile crisis.

FACT

samba
samba

I’m sure Sp*rs will win the league at 2061, a year after relegated from premier.

Arsepedant
Arsepedant

They might do that in 2021, after they have to sell every player on their squad to pay for their empty new stadium.

No, what am I thinking? They won’t win the title after being relegated, they’ll just get relegated again. By 2061 they’ll have the biggest and emptiest stadium in the Conference South.

Nycpunk77
Nycpunk77

If overcharging Chelsea or Spuds rent to play a season at the Emirates means more money for Arsenal to purchase high caliber/impact transfers, count me in.

Santi's Smile
Santi's Smile

What about West Ham? Knowing that they’ll be moving into a government-financed stadium next season without really taking on any of the challenges Arsenal overcame (and other London clubs now face) is a disgrace. After hearing for years how funding the Emirates impacted the club and seeing the relative ease with which the Hammers will slide in the Olympic Stadium infuriates me.

Vonnie
Vonnie

They’ll never own it and they won’t have control over it, so they’ll have to share it, with things like rugby and maybe horse shows and things. Hopefully lots of things that fuck up the pitch. It will never be their home.

sambo
sambo

Wouldn’t it be sad if they did get our ground as a ground share, and still gave their season tickets to their fans at a lower cost?

TeeCee
TeeCee

They’d have to. We can charge what we do because there’s always an emiratesful[1] of fine people prepared to pay that much to see Arsenal.
I’m not sure that there are enough wealthy, tasteless cunts in the world to do that for Sp*rs or Chelshit.

[1] This is so a word.

Shafi
Shafi

As someone from Albuquerque. I would welcome my team with open arms. 😀

Victor
Victor

Albuquerque. Would be nice. I dont know where that is but I love Breaking Bad very much. So anything for Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hope Pinkman… im drunk folks.

Midfield Corporal
Midfield Corporal

I’m pretty sure neither the Spuds or Chelski are even considering asking to share our stadium, it sounds like one of those questions that they put to Arsene and see if they can squeeze a juicy story out of it. The back of tomorrow’s Daily Mail will probably spin his response into ‘Wenger calls Spurs a bunch of cunts”…..which is probably the only truth they’ll print this year.

Patrick Mitchell
Patrick Mitchell

As I was born and raised in Albuquerque and a lifelong Arsenal supporter nothing could make me happier than that move. However, keep those twat waffles out of our Emerates and off our pitch. Though the shit football they play would make a good fertilizer

Victor
Victor

Sorry can’t do. They need to suffer like we did. And even if they don’t suffer, its not us who are going to facilitate their relief.

Its true most Chavski fans will immigrate to Leicester or Liverpool. Others will simply hibernate before resurfacing a season or two as City (any city) fans.

Meanwhile there’ll be less revenue for them to service the stadium debt. Less revenue to purchase success. More boredom and agita for their whimsical sugardaddy . Possibly subsequent desertion to concentrate with his charcoal business. Wilting, decay and damnation for the racists. Relegation in the season we do the quintiple Football wins!

Yorkshire Gunner
Yorkshire Gunner

Think of the poor stewards having to police that rabble!

I wouldn’t be surprised if there were planning restrictions on the amount of games per season anyway.

Aleph_The_Nemesis
Aleph_The_Nemesis

As a Gooner from St. Louis, MO, USA I must contend that Kroenke is an incorrigible cunt who enjoys bumfunnery to an unprecedented degree. I’m thankful he doesn’t own the Cardinals or Blues since the city would have no sports teams if that were the case. May a speculum enter his rectum and get stuck wide open in there.

Alexis The Beast Of London
Alexis The Beast Of London

Have I ever stated how much I love this site? Just in case I haven’t I f*@&ing love this SITE!

Dan Hunter
Dan Hunter

Expand the Emirates, possibly? Interesting blog post

http://untold-arsenal.com/archives/45764

lordgunner
lordgunner

expanding the number of seat isnt the problem , the stadium was built for around 80 000 i think , thats why we get larger seat, the problem are the facility around the Emirates std specially transport ,so the council limited the number to 60 0000 until the underground get upgrade

Skinnyarse
Skinnyarse

I wouldn’t even share their toilets.

non.flying dutchman
non.flying dutchman

im open to spuds paying extortionate rent so long as its written into the tenancy that we get to ram our greater success down their throat – I.e Pochateno has to do his half time team talks in our trophy room

spinner
spinner

Never going to happen. Regardless of how much money is offered.
It feels like allowing someone to sleep with your Mrs.