November 5, 2009
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Hello fellow Gooners!
I'm Mike, an Arsenal supporter who lives in Connecticut (U.S.A) and may be known to some of you as "GunnerGriff" on MySpace or "mikeg28" on Soccernet. Like some others on the Web who have decided on starting up regular blogs focusing on The Arsenal, I've also made the jump to begin such an adventure and have named my site Gunners Grove (located at gunnergriff.wordpress.com).
While many in the U.S. pay little attention to world soccer, the growth of the Internet and the emergence of a few “soccer-only” television channels have been a godsend for those of us who follow and appreciate the “beautiful game" here. I now wake up to a daily reading of a couple Arsenal-related blogs and in the past decade have switched from ESPN as my channel of choice to Fox Soccer Channel and Setanta for daily viewing. This has allowed me to become fully immersed in the soccer (football) leagues in England and Europe, yet I've seen no other team in the world play such a stylish and attractive brand of football as Arsene Wenger's side.
I'm sure most other Gooners feel that way about the club, which has brought much joy for us throughout the years but has also caused some sorrow and frustration in more recent seasons. It may seem strange to some in England, but there are club supporters elsewhere in the world -- even here in the U.S. -- who "live and die with their club."
Besides Arsenal (and world soccer/football), I am also a big follower of college basketball and tennis (and plan to write on those sports topics in the future as well). Other interests include foreign and independent films, landscape/travel photography and Native American cultures.
With both FIFA and PES coming out, I thought I'd write an article about them.
Hope you enjoy it.
Got a letter from Rafa, check it out
Hope you like it Mike
Save Yourself. The End Of The World is Approaching Us - Manchester United lost to Burnley!
Take a peek and just a peek, nothing more.
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Hey, I have a new piece on Denilson, Diaby, and Song out. Check it out and leave your thoughts.