The Other Arsenal

Arsenal Tula fans

You take your son down the Gunners. You wrap him up in 4 layers and the same red and yellow scarf you wore as a boy to protect him from the -10 degrees. Boris at the kiosk hands over the sunflower seeds, yesterday’s newspaper to sit on and vodka to suppress the bitter cold. Teenage gopniks catch your eye opposite the underpass, grimy faces squatting by a burnt out car. They spit in your direction, your hand tightens around your son’s.

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Rest in Peace Megan Pratt

This story deserves full recognition, so we wanted to write this piece to inform the international Football community who many not be familiar with it. In early 2016, Megan Pratt, a young school girl from Hull, was taken to hospital after jaw and facial complaints. What was originally suspected to be a tooth-abscess turned out to be a cancerous tumour, later determined to be terminal.

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FBTG on Tour; March 2016

3 games in 7 days for FBTG. We start off with Hertha BSC hosting Eintracht Frankfurt at the Olympiastadion on Wednesday the 2nd (having managed to bag tickets in the Ostkurve). The following day will see us at St. Andrews in Birmingham with Hull City, the game pulled forward two days for TV reasons. But the final game is the biggest; the 5th round FA Cup replay back at the KC Stadium against our newest nemesis.

From Boothferry to Germany March

See you on the terrace.

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