So guess what? I'm over a week late for my own anniversary!!!
It all started on the 16th February 2008, when the blog was created. My first phrase in relation to the blog was...
“The blog will be random and a complete mix of topics, but hey… that’s what they’re all about!”
And a year on, that’s still an accurate description of the World of Arsenal. Throughout the last year and a bit, we’ve looked at signings, matches, players, managers, the boardroom and created a community on the web of regular readers and regular commenter’s.
The early days of the blog kind of talked about the title challenge and the bad form around January last year and then of course, the Arsenal vs Ac Milan preview… http://worldofarsenal.co.uk/2008/02/18/arsenal-vs-ac-milan-early-preview/
My excitement always comes through:
“Wednesday brings us the first leg of the mouth-watering clash between the year before last’s finalists Arsenal and last year’s winners, AC Milan. I am sooo excited about this clash, it’s poised to be a great European night!”
I actually went on to write 5 blog posts before the game, discussed each player in length and reviewed the goalkeeping of Milan, team preview and line ups. We drew at home 0-0 and the title of the blog was:
“A clean sheet, a good performance or a wasted opportunity?”
And the same can be said of yesterday’s performance against Roma… A clean sheet, a good performance or a wasted opportunity? This time we’re 1-0 to the good, so all in all, a better result than last year?
Of course, post Milan, we had the Birmingham game and the Eduardo injury, subsequently to that was the collapse of our season…
Last summer proved interesting, with many people expecting a lot of signings, but instead we witnessed the departures of Flamini, Gilberto, Lehmann and Hoyte permanently and of course Senderos and a few others on loan. We did sign Nasri and Ramsey amongst others.
In August 2008, saw the launch of the Commenter of the Month, which Kieran Delaney went on to win and subsequently get a hat-trick of awards.
In the turn of the year, of course, we had the 24: Arshavin saga, which ended up in us signing the Russian… which kind of brings us full circle…
Thanks for all your support for the blog and partcipation in the comments – it wouldn’t be the same without you…
Here’s to another year of blog writing and hopefully…………. a trophy?]]>