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      04.09.2012 02:38
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      A near perfect official football club website.

      I have been on this a lot lately and in fairness, there is nothing that I Google more than 'Arsenal' - everyday. Official football websites are not like other things whereby you can compare them to their rivals because there is no real reason a non-Arsenal fan would spend much time on here, nor would many of our fans spend much time on anyone else's website. I have been on a couple of other club's websites but very rarely. Football websites have one duty really: to serve their fans.

      Sometimes you have to go through a commercialised page to enter the site, usually advertising the kit or something.
      When you do enter the main page you'll find arsenal.com is set out in the team colours of red and white as one would expect, with the logo and a big banner across the top with the club's name, in its modern design. There are plenty of options along the top and down the left side, too many to state here but they include latest (official) news, the team, tickets, fixtures, the usually successful ladies team, history, youth teams, the stadium, charity work, coaching staff, loanees, hospitality, podcasts, even wallpapers.

      They've touched on their global fan base as there are choices to enter one of their international sister sites: Japan, Korea, China or America - just click on the respective flag at the top of the page. Obviously there are in their respective languages but in design, they all differ from one another. The Japanese site is in more of that maroon colour that the old Arsenal played in and that they wore in tribute during their final Highbury season. At the moment it seems out-of-date with a picture of the recently departed Robin van Persie on it along with some of his then teammates and centering around the summer's Asia tour, which of course was in pre-season. The Korean one is certainly up-to-date though, with a picture of Lukas Podolski and a report of the weekend win away at Anfield. Having gone on the Korean website, there is another option which isn't shown on the club's main website and that is a Thai website - again, available via clicking on the Thai flag. However having clicked on it, my screen was completely blank so I've no idea if that's me or the Thai website has its own problems. Someone tell them we've scored now ;)
      The American website is set in the same design as the main one but with less clutter, and the token stars and stripes. There is also a section on the MLS's Colorado Rapids, with whom Arsenal partner and link with. They've also cleverly included a drop down on English football, including a quick run down on each of the teams and their ground, local rivals and shirt colours: "Based in West London, the Blues are currently enjoying the most successful era in their history, thanks in no small part to the riches of Russian owner Roman Abramovich." Wink, wink. There is also a long list of Arsenal supporters clubs, bars and pubs across the United States of America.

      Back to the main website and everything is included that you need to know about the club's stature, history, current team and how to make it easier to follow them, from traveling to tickets to safety (their updates during a few European games is particularly crucial). There are bits and bobs taken from the official magazine such as player interviews.

      The main page also consists of the latest news, usually with a large photograph and headline across the centre and several other news stories underneath. If you want to be sure what is reported is true and official, then the official club website is of course the first port of call. When Arsenal made several signings last summer during the final hours of the summer transfer window, this website crashed due to the fans' enthusiasm.

      There is always a match report after every game and yes, they can be slightly biased. If the opposing team should have had a penalty but didn't get it, let's face it, they won't exactly hang around and debate it, but they do report such incidents, in fairness. Sometimes they hint at a slight agenda such as this season some fans may have noticed when two of our players departed the site left them a quick good luck and thank you message but it differed slightly. On the one to Robin van Persie they wished him well but didn't exactly thank him, whereas Alex Song received a thank you. :O

      They also give you the chance to vote the man of the match as well as goal and player of the season and so on. Everything is there: every reserve match, every under-19s score, every signing and so on. There's a lot of focus on the youth, ladies and something Arsenal do well is their charity and community work which has dedicated pages here.

      Their ladies coverage is impressive and whether there is another club which supports its women's side better, I'm not sure. If you click on the drop down option under 'ladies', you get a whole twenty options. Very good in a part of the world where the women's game is only just taking off. This gives you the latest scores, the team, the history and so on. I can understand why the Arsenal Ladies have been so influential and successful over the years with such support.

      My favourite part is 'history' which gives you the option to read about certain segments in the club's past, which can be really underappreciated compared to other English clubs - from the day they began in south London through to my personal favourite era in the 1930s to the '70s and so on. There's a really impressive and simple timeline to indicate when the club did what and won what. There are pages dedicated just to certain iconic moments, such as the league win in Liverpool in 1989 - I was two months old!
      There are photographs and interviews and it's all tastefully done - what'd you expect? ;)

      They have a database with every player in the club's history on there; where else would we know about Jack Ashton's fifteen appearances in 1900? It is great to see pictures of the likes of Alex James and Ted Drake in their '30s gear - these were the Bergkamp or Podolski of their day, after all. They were stars. I know, I know, I probably don't belong in civilised society with all the other girls but truly, I could have a field day on here. This is basically an Arsenal Football Club treasure trove. Whatever era is your favourite or whatever era you enjoy recapping from your youth, you are sure to find plenty of detail on the website.

      They haven't left the old Highbury / Arsenal Stadium behind either with plenty on that as well as their 50 top moments, players and goals in the club's history.

      They also take a keen interest in the media / social networking side of things as our players are quite into that. This website broadcasts our players every twenty first century Tweet - I suppose they know that, right? It seems a long way from a black & white Ted Drake and his baggy shorts and comb-over, anyway. If you register with the website you can also receive the manager's email - no, nothing personal. He just talks about the recent game and so on. Arsenal will send you newsletters as well, but the one good thing don't do is spam you. They're regular but not annoyingly so.

      Other than that the rest of the website is made up of commercial partners and advertising, whether it be the new kit or subscribing to their online video player. Fly Emirates, Lucozade, Carlsberg, EA Sports, Indeset, some big names at the bottom of the screen there, just to remind you all that 'football is now a business and not just a sport.' Like everything, really. Seeing Citroen's name just reminds of that terrible advert featuring some of our players dancing with ballerinas.

      To the right of the screen is the Arsenal Player - now this is the catch, and this is what annoys me. Many fans pay over the odds to watch a game or own a season ticket at the Emirates Stadium - in fact that is an understatement. We are one of the best supported clubs around the world, hence the extra international websites - presumably this means that fans from the USA to Nigeria to Japan buy merchandising and shirts. In fact, they do buy these things. People go into the club's shop, The Armoury and buy things. I have done. They have rich and famous sponsors such as those listed above. They get plenty of money. Yet to watch about 80% of the website's video content you have to pay. Some videos are free and usually pretty short but good: such as their mini package of the highlights of the latest game - but this is only about three minutes' worth. Interviews with players and the manager costs either a £1.50 one off payment to have a day's access to the content or an annual pass which costs... £36. I can understand why you have to pay to listen to the commentary or watch the match but why they won't make the interviews free is pure stinginess. That said many of them turn up on YouTube anyway. What you get on the Player is pretty good and often never takes itself too seriously. They did a really wonderful series (admittedly free) called Fans from Afar in which they spoke with some international fans from a different nation each time: Denmark, Russia, Bahrain, Brazil, USA, Australia, Uganda and so on. It's still available on the website though.

      There's a search bar at the top of the page as well which I can confirm is very handy, it gives you the latest news or articles regarding your particular search.

      One other thing, and this is one more extra website to accompany this main one is one of my favourite things on here: Junior Gunners. Technically you are on the same website when you click on this link but its bright, fun pink and purple background make it seem like an entirely different site since the rest of the pages keep the same red and white colour scheme as the main page. Firstly you'll notice a lovely animated picture of our mascot Gunnersaurus sitting at the top of the page and some of the font, is in a childish uppercase yellow and white. There are competitions, games and a chance to get to know the kids' heroes and so on and it's written in a simpler style. So call me a seven year old but you can print off big pictures of the club's badge, players and mascot to print off and colour in. Exciting! It's just sweet. (Some of this does need updating though as it too has pictures of ex players).

      There you go, that's my guide to the excellent Arsenal website. There are newspapers and other sites such as goal.com to get news but you have to put up with warring fans and gossip, so this is a lot more tasteful. Of course if you're not a fan then it'll be no use to you, it's not written in an original or creative way that would keep the attention of a non-fan. It might not be a lot at first, just a check of the latest news but click a few links on this website and any Arsenal fan might find that the next time they check their clock, they were supposed to have left the office two hours ago! This is the only place to go to find everything Arsenal.

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        01.04.2010 23:11
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        Good information for all football fans especially Gooners

        Arsenal are one of Britain's most successful football clubs and they have a massive following all over the world and a great way to stay informed about everything relating to them is by making good use of arsenal.com. Like other club websites you can obviously read the latest news pertaining to Arsene Wenger and the players, you can check fixtures and read match reports. You can book tickets to attend matches at the Emirates stadium although they are not available on general sale too often; you really need to join the Arsenal membership scheme which gives you a better chance of purchasing them, details about this being on the site. Arsenal TV online is a subscription service where you can watch highlights; pre match and post match shows, press conferences, interviews and all sorts of other club related broadcasts. From the store you can order replica kits and varied accessories.

        The features I really like though are the ones that you can use at no extra cost. One of the options is a virtual stadium tour; you can actually get views from the centre circle on a match day, the player's tunnel or the director's box. If you are an amateur John Motson you can find a number of statistics on the site, for example how many appearances Theo Walcott has made in the season or how many goals Nicklas Bendtner has scored.

        History is divided in different categories starting with laying the foundations, Herbert Chapman, post-war and there is a timeline you can navigate to check milestone events. Further to these there are the seventies, Graham's glory years, the Wenger years and a tribute to Highbury, the former home of the club. Club records, honours, former players and managers are also available to research. Inevitably there are also interviews and items regarding their most famous night when they beat Liverpool 2-0 at Anfield in 1989 to win the league championship as immortalised in one of my favourite films, Fever Pitch. Finally take a look at the 50 greatest moments, players and goals.

        In the fan zone you can download wallpapers plus screensavers and there are some really simple but addictive games you can play. One of these involves you having to try and score with a volley against Manuel Almunia which is a little tricky.

        There is so much on arsenal.com that you can benefit from; it is fairly easy to navigate and is smart in appearance.

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          22.03.2010 14:17
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          This website is a must for any Arsenal fan.

          Arsenal.com is probably my favourite football website. The website covers everything you'd expect from an official football team website such as the latest news, player profiles, match reports etc.

          The website is updated multiple times per day. When Arsene Wenger (manager) has a press conference, parts of it are written into articles which are very useful if you don't have Arsenal TV Online access.

          Arsenal TV Online is a subscription service, costing £3.99 per month. You can listen to live commentary on all games, watch classic Arsenal games and highlights and see full length press conferences and player interviews. You used to be able to watch live reserve team games on it, but this was stopped, apparently due to low viewer numbers which is disappointing. However, to the best of my knowledge, they do still show some pre season games on there which is good, as these aren't televised anywhere.

          Other sections on the site include an online shop, ticket centre, club history and a multimedia section. In the multimedia section, a new wallpaper will be made each time arsenal win a match, which is very good for keeping your desktop wallpaper fresh!

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          12.01.2010 00:28

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          nothing spectacular, more personality than most official sites of other clubs

          being an arsenal supporter, this is obviously my favourite official site. this means on one hand that you know the stories are reliable and that it is the first point of call if you want clarification on something, for example a transfer, a player signing a new contract, ticket prices, and fixture list saying whether the game is on live tv.
          however, interviews and stories are, as would be expected, censored by the club which often exclude or ignore what the genuine fan wants to see or know. i am not a member of arsenal tv, so could not comment on that, but it is quite annoying that absolutely everything is on it. i mean that for example, the managers pre or post match interviews are not always covered in detail in articles.

          i do check the website occasionally, but usually look to a number of other avenues for football news

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          30.09.2009 18:12
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          Wouldn't like to be without it

          Being an Arsenal fan I have to go to the Arsenal.com official web site everyday to check on the latest news. They have news not only about the first team but about the reserves, the youths and the ladies team too as well as anything going on at the stadium to do with the club.

          My favourite part of the site is the Arsenal Tv Online and this is what I am going to review. Its really good for the football fan. On match days you can log on and listen to pre match reports then they have the commentary of the matches live. There are usually two people commentating and they read out emails and text messages during the match from people listening in. Some days I am amazed at how far away people are but still listening in to the same thing I am, like the other day there was someone emailling from Iraq and then someone from the US. During the match they can not show you live footage due to the rights of the tv companies showing the matches but sometimes they show still pics about every 6 seconds or so of what is happening on the pitch so you get the feel of the match.

          After the match you can stay on and listen the the after match show where they talk about the game and have people ringing in to talk to them. They also bring interviews with the manager and players if they can.

          Other things you can do on Tv Online is watch matches that have been played in the past. Usually you can see the game at 12pm on the night its played but that is too late for me so you can access it anytime and watch either the full game or just the high lights.

          They also have lots of interviews with players past and present and tours round the ground to watch or you can watch videos of when the new stadium was being built. There is always something interesting to see (well to and Arsenal fan lol)

          To subscribe to the Tv Online the subscription is £3.99 a month or £45 a year which I think is excellent value for what you get.

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            12.05.2009 00:49
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            Official Arsenal site

            It could be worrying when one hears your boyfriend on the internet groaning with pleasure and drooling over pictures of things he desires however in my case as often as not when I go snooping on his surfing history I will find that he has been spending time on arsenal.com which is one of the many Arsenal related sites that he visits although effectively their season ended on Wednesday night at the hands of the Mancs so maybe he will be spending more time on porn sites at least until the start of the transfer window in the summer.

            The site itself is very red and white in colour to reflect the team colours, you can access a lot of the information without logging in however you can also register to access additional information and get e-mail updates, the site has lots of news on it about not only the first team but also the other Arsenal teams including the very successful ladies team who according to one of the headlines have just done the double so better than the mens team I guess.

            The site also has detals of fixtures and also how to purchase ticketsthrough the various schemes, access to the ticket website can also be gained from the site.

            Overall it is a well set out site which is quick to load and easy to navigate, I can see wy the other half enjoys it even if the content would hold little interest for a non fan as it is rather biased in its coveridge as you would expect from an official club site.

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              03.12.2008 15:52
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              Arsenal.com rocks!

              I am a big fan of the arsenal.com website, from the layout to the content.
              On the website you have links to the homepage, news, fixtures, tickets, the match, first team, reserves/youth team, ladies, the club, history, fanzone and betting and gaming. On the website in the news section you are able to access all archived articles that have been posted on the site. These vary from interviews with the player to the boss, or merely arsenal statistics. You can also view any updates to players regarding injuries. This is updated by Colin Lewin the club Physio. Other areas of interest are stadium and community news and the managers email. The fixtures section of the website incorporates senior team, reserve youth and ladies fixture lists as well as the current league table. In the tickets area of the website, you are about to gather any ticket information allowing you to access prices and dates and also directions of the various ways in which you can get transport to the Emirates stadium. The match segment of the arsenal.com website allows you to download the wallpapers that you can put on your computer. You can also gain access to first team stats here. Player and coaching staff profiles are available for viewing under the first team heading. Here you can read about the current arsenal players careers at the club to date. The reserves and ladies areas also allow you to read about the players, current news and injuries and their position in the league. The website is easy to use and navigate around. My favourite article on arsenal.com is the question and answer after an arsenal match. I also like the format of including picture, comments and match report in one area which is newly implemented.

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                As a major force in English and world football, a person would expect Arsenal to have a site reflecting their status. The Arsenal FC official website (arsenal.com) provides latest flashes on match previews, breaking news, full details on forth-coming fixtures, and everything a fan could wish to know. Like all good football websites, Arsenal.com is full of information about the club including a profile on each Arsenal player, transfer market, latest news on the club etc. One of the best features on the site is the 3D virtual stadium tour, allowing visitors to wander round Highbury pitch, dressing room, and all four stands. Arsenal.com has a clearly laid out structure with its useful contents not more than three clicks from the homepage. There is a list of contents or a site-map with links to every page and each webpage has links back to the contents, and other appropriate pages. A fast and powerful search tool is provided, giving extremely accurate results. Arsenal?s website is kept relatively simple and easy to use with only a few fonts and colours on each page. The page is unified with a common theme ? the team colours. For its members, Arsenal.com also provides Radio Arsenal, and Arsenal TV, which are services that form part of the subscription and carries interviews and highlights with players, and general match reports. Subscription is charged at a minimum of £45 a year, or a current offer is given as £3.99 a month. Match day programmes, competitions, detailed stats, and full site access are accessible for members. The site provides fast and reliable online shopping with ideas ranging from clothing to personalised cards all to do with the club. Each item is supported with pictures to help the potential buyer, and the club accepts all major credit cards. The shop navigation and details are clear and easy to follow, meaning the buyer should be left completely satisfied with their shopping experience. There are a series of adv
                erts within the Arsenal website, offering a range of official merchandise or club related products, in addition to some commercial advertising. Arsenal.com also provides its visitors with the choice of an internet access at competitive prices. A complete service of technical support is available for people using any computers or browsers. The site also strives to entertain its visitors by providing an interactive betting service supported by Ladbrokes, not only on football but also on other sports. Music is also part of the entertainment the site provides to keep its visitors hooked. From a fans perspective, Arsenal.com provide practically everything ? but at a cost. Currently, when logging onto Arsenal.com, the visitor is greeted with huge advertisement attempting to persuade fans to subscribe to Arsenal Plus for a special price of £3.99 a month. Included in the benefits of this membership scheme are match highlights, statistics, and match commentary ? all of which are provided on other sites, such as Fulham.com, for at no charge. In addition, the ?exclusive? match commentary provided on the Arsenal site is actually Capital Gold radio, which is free on their own Internet site. The same text commentary service can be found through BBC?s sport pages, again for free! It is clear to see that Arsenal recognise the potential of using the website as a tool for business and generating extra income. To benefit from some of the main aspects of Arsenal?s site, fans are almost forced to subscribe. Wealthier fans may not be concerned, but for others, it?s a real pain in the Arsenal.

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                  14.12.2001 20:42
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                  I am a big Arsenal fan. So like many other Gooners, I was getting excited about the new look design website. To my disapointment, it wasn't everthing it's cracked up to be. Don't get me wrong, it's a very good site in the fact that you get all the latest news out of Highbury as well as fixture and ticket news. The layout and design is o.k. not the best I've seen. They keep the traditional red and white format that the old design failed to adopt. There are plenty of moving images to keep you interested while your looking about. The site has kept it's regular features such as "predict-a-score" and updated wallpaper for your PC. The biggest downfall of the site is that you have to pay for the best things that appear. You can see all the goals that Henry and co. score throughout the season but it comes at a price. You might as well wait for a hour or so after the game and watch it on ITV for free. At £45 per year you can get this exclusive footage. Also you get to listen to the game online. The actual commentary is Capital Gold's normal commentary so thats not exclusive. If you wanted to you can just listen to Captal Gold on a normal radio and save yourself a few pennys. If you don't have access to a radio then you can listen to the game online through Yahoo which is free and it's still Capital Gold's commentary. You also pay for a thing called Arsenal Text which just updates whats going on in a game live. This is not exclusive either. On the BBC website they provide this free for every Premiership, Div one and Scottish Premiership club. Overall, it's an o.k. site but it's not worth the fees they ask for, especially when you can get the same things free elsewhere.

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                    I recently visited Arsenal’s website and found it to be very good mainly because of the players profiles. They have a shop online facility were you can purchase Replica Kits sizes are between 4yrs – XXL. They sell babywear like 0-3 Rompers and 0-3 – 9-12 babygrows. They don’t go as small as Liverpool’s website do in Replica Kits. They sell videos, gifts, leisurewear and books. You can download ringtones and icons, which include football anthems, national anthems and 70’s & 80’s. On this website they take visa, MasterCard and switch for payment. Arsenal’s website also have a Virtual Tour of Highbury same as Manutd have a Virtual Tour I really think these make a good website. The presentation of this website is not as good as other football websites like Liverpool’s website e.c.t. Arsenal has superb history on most things like training ground, of the club 105 years worth and loads more . There players profiles are brilliant as they include Place of birth, weight, height, joined arsenal, arsenal debut, previous clubs, position and player watch is where they focus on a player and show their statistics and player talk where the player leaves messages. They do profiles on young professionals as well.

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                      I am a massive arsenal fan and I have been since I have been able to kick a football. I n my view Arsenal are the best team in the Premiership so they deserve to have there own website. I used to go on it when it was at Arsenal.co.uk and it is a lot different now then it was then. The have brightened up the site from a dark blue to a nice bright red which attracts more attention to it. On the site it contains everything you would need to know about the club and other aspects as well. You get to the homepage and you can see a lot of information on the front page which is good if you need to brush up on the latest news. There is a moving news reel at the top which moves along when there is some new news to tell the fan. In the top left hand corner there is a list of things you can progress onto such as The Fixtures: This tells you who and when they are playing teams throughout the season. The League Table: This obviously shows you the league table through the season. Reserves and Youths: This tells you how the young players and reserves are also doing. Ladies: The same as the one above apart from that it is about the women’s team. General Forum: This takes you to the Arsenal World section which contains, Match day Programme which shows you everything in the programme from the latest game, Match day Commentary which you can tune into and listen to the game live. Arsenal Buddie which allows you to send messages to friends that are also on the site. Aresnal Forums which allows you go to forums of Arsenal players, Junior Gunners and Betting as well. Arsenal Polls were you can have your say on issues brought up by the site and the Arsenal superstore were you can go and purchase any official Arsenal goods and you can also get member special offers. First Time User: This helps new people on the site to get around the site a lot easier and find things a lot quicker and easier. Arsenal Newsletter: Th
                      is contains all the important news from the club and if there have been any happenings or transfers going on and it is updated regularly. Aresnal.Com FAQ’S: This is a page were if you have any questions need answering most of them are on here and you won’t be dissatisfied with it. Club Sponsors: Pretty obvious what this is it just takes you through all the sponsors they have for shirts and things like that. Asia.Arsenal.Com: This is not for you unless you can read Asian this is just an alternative to all the newly recruited Asian fans Arsenal have managed to get. Also on the front page you have all the latest news on the front page which you can go into more detail if it interest you. There is also a little calendar telling you all the things that are happening to the club over the next few days such as Reserve games or England qualifiers. Also below the categories in the top left hand corner there are some more just below it which you will be interested to know about which are News Extra: This takes you to extra info happening at Arsenal such as Behind the Scenes which does exactly as it says. There is The Frank Stubbs Diary which is what Frank Stubbs thinks about the Performance of Arsenal and what the fans think. (If your wondering Frank Stubbs is a Fan). There is an Oi Referee section where Former Referee Ken Goldman gives his views on some of the talking points of the week. The Sound Bytes Section just allows you to listen to all the latest Arsenal news. Laleh Guilanpour is another fan who writes about the Arsenal games and writes the fans diary for this season. The paper round contains all the news that has been speculated in the press. Big Brother is a section which concentrates on several players over the season and what they have been doing. AFC TV: This is a section where you can relive some of the better moments of Arsenal performances over the past couple of years and you can als
                      o search for your favourite moments as well. Player Files: This is a section that analyses the players at Arsenal careers info about them such as height and weight, how many times they have played for the club and his performance so far this year. On the actual front page of the player profile section there are 4 different areas which are Form Guide which tells you the best 6 players in the squad at the moment. The Pick of the Month tells you which player has been the most effective for the club in that month. Player Watch is again another section that tells you latest information like player comments and there is an archive you can gther older information from and the Forum Latest where members you can into forums about certain topics and add you two penny’s worth and what you think. Super Base: This is a search engine where you can find out about Arsenal performances over the past few seasons. Such as information on League and Cup matches against certain teams. The Club: This goes through the whole entire 105 years of the clubs history. You can find out the records that the club have set and it has an A-Z of Arsenal where they go through everything to do with that letter. The Virtually Arsenal section takes you on a tour around the Arsenal ground which is a great feature because it is so realistic. Your Turn to Play: This is more of the fin area were you really get to enjoy the Arsenal experience. There is a fan of the week section were you get to see a picture of the fan and hat they have to say. Magic Moments takes you back to a special time in an event such as when Ian Wright broke Cliff Bastin’s Arsenals goal scoring record. There is a games centre where you can have some fun and play on games such as Trivia(where you have to answer some simple questions), Swap it (this is were you can re-create some action and make a scene), Fifteen (you have to rearrange the Arsenal players into the right order) and Free Kick (
                      you get to practise free kcks in a real situation). Cyber Gunners is were a fan gets to tribute an Arsenal player past or present and the Daily Bulletin were you can E-Mail a fan and have a chat with them. Junior Gunners: This is for the younger Arsenal fan to go and visit and gives them lots of information for them and they get to talk to other children there age. Tickets and Travel: In this section it gives you the chance to see if there are any tickets available for certain games and prices as well as telling you if they can provide travel there. Mobile and Internet: This is a section for the p to date sort of person. You can receive text messages about the latest news when it happens. You can also buy a mobile package from the club. You can also get your own E-Mail address of the site and you can choose from hundreds of different ring tones and logo’s. So there is the Arsenal site in detail for you. I think it is a very reliable source of detail and has bags of information and well worth visiting by anyone.

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                        01.09.2001 18:29
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                        Arsenal.com is back - revamped and vastly improved. Gone is the old, somewhat dull format of a black background and frames, and it has been replaced with a more colourful, professional looking homepage, jam-packed with facts, figures and the latest Arsenal news. By all accounts, the previous version of the official Arsenal website was not a bad one, but it did prove to be a little difficult to find your way about and the frames meant that you couldn't fit much information within the page. Now I'm not a Gunners fan, but I do visit their webpage fairly frequently for the latest transfer gossip, and I have found the enchanced homepage much more efficient. The front page has just about everything you could ask for - you are immedietely greeted with the latest five news stories from Highbury, accompanied by a seven day planner of all the important dates and fixtures for Arsenal FC. In addition, the website has a very useful and innovative feature - On This Day - which looks back at key moments from years gone by. You'll also find a scrolling newsticker and a search facility, allowing you to locate what you're looking for either on the site itself or on the internet in general. You'll also find an interactive online poll where you can have your say directly to the Arsenal staff and another interesting feature allows you to search the website for items to buy at an auction. So whether you're a programme buff trying to get that issue you missed from 1972 or a fed up fan wanting to sell his season ticket, then this feature will prove more than useful for you. The site has lots of detail and features, including detailed player profiles for every squad member as well as information on reserve, youth and ladies teams - information which many other Premiership clubs do not provide. There is also information on the Matchday programme, the Arsenal Independent Supporters Club as well as ticket and travel information. And i
                        f that's not enough for you, you can check out the online club shop where you can buy the top Arsenal products directly from the club at competitive prices. Arsenal.com is potentially the best official website in the Premiership and has more information that you could imagine. This is an essential starting point for all Gunners fans, and an interesting read for everyone else.

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                          29.08.2001 01:56
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                          When a Football Club creates their website the main emphasis must surely be in the lines of “What more can we offer the supporter that they do not already have or know”. One look at Arsenal’s website at www.arsenal.com would surely satisfy the appetite of even the most die-hard supporter. The site offers comprehensive coverage of just about every aspect of the Gunners. This is what one would expect from an official site of a football club. Latest news, transfer information, interviews, reports on matches played, information on forthcoming matches, statistics etc etc. These are all covered in great depth. There are however a few exceptional sections, of the site, that I felt were worthwhile delving into a bit further and these are: Arsenal World ------------------ You can join this for free by completing a simple registration form. This will gain you access to the following: 1) MatchDay Programme Access the entire programme the Monday following the weekend match or the day following a weekday game. 2) MatchDay Commentary Listen to Capital Gold's unbeatable commentary wherever you are in the world. 3) Arsenal Buddie Know when your friends are on Arsenal.com and send them instant messages. 4) Arsenal Forums Access over 20 Arsenal.com forums including players, Junior Gunners and Betting. 5) Arsenal Polls Have your say on all the key issue revolving around the club or the team. 6) Arsenal Superstore Buy all your official Arsenal merchandise from our easy to use store and enjoy some exclusive member special offers You can also join Arsenal World Plus at a cost of: 3 months - £13.00 6 months - £25.00 12 months - £45.00 This will entitle you to all the areas covered in the World program and will additionally include: 1) Access to Arsenal.com's online TV ch
                          annel which brings you all the action including: aa) AFC|tv.One Highlights of all this and last season's matches bb) AFC|tv.Goals Current Premiership and classics cc) AFC|tv.Gold Some of the greatest Gunner moments dd) AFC|tv.Talk Exclusive interviews and match analysis 2) Exclusive Arsenal.com articles, interviews, behind the scenes content and much, much more. 3) Show you're a Gunner with every email you send. Whether you're a campbellfan.co.uk or just feeling boringboringarsenal.co.uk you get a choice of over 30 ways to show your affection. At present there’s a One Week Free Trial version available. So if your interested you better rush as they will soon be discontinuing this. Player Files -------------- This is split up into four sections: 1) Form Guide – This give you the top six players, in the team, according to form. The players name, position and rating are listed. This will be updated after every match. 2) Pick of the Month – The player of the month is listed here. At present there is not listing since we are still in the first month of the season. An archive link is also available to check all previous players on the month. 3) Player Watch – Latest information, players comments, managers comments are all listed here with the complete story. An archive link is also available for complete listing, as the main section will only show the latest six. It is very updated. 4) Forum – Once you are a member of Arsenal World you can join in the forum and submit your message, views and questions. Other members can then comment directly on the Forum. Much like a Message Board but only Arsenal related. Super Base ------------- This is a very useful Search Engine. It enables you to find out about the performance of Arsenal in a season, the performance of Arsenal against other sides in various competitions or the
                          performance of a particular player against any side in any given season in any competition. Simply enter the year of the Season in question, the competition (i.e. FA Cup, League) and then the opposition. This is really very useful indeed as the coverage on this extends way back. I always have a niggling feeling when I can’t remember a certain player who scored for us in a certain match. This Search features sort that problem out. Your Turn to Play ---------------------- This is really very lovely and is something like a Community Center. -You can submit a message on this page in the form of an Announcement. Things that -Birthday or Anniversary greetings are favourites here. -The Fan of the Week is also pictured here and you can read what he has to say as well as his contact details. -Magic Moments about an interesting event, submitted by a member, are listed here. -Games Center gives you the four very interesting games to play online. These are Trivia, Swap-It, Fifteen and Free Kick. -Tributes to great players, by members, are also listed here. -Daily Bulletin, by one fan a day, is listed here. A clickable link to his/her e-mail address is provided, if you want to chat with them. Superstore ------------- You can purchase just about every single Arsenal related product here. From Replica Kits, Leisure Wear, Gifts, Nike Accessories, Kids products, Books & Videos and Baby products. The choice is phenomenal. They even have the “Inamoto” shirt up for sale. He’s the Japanese new signing. Most major credit cards are accepted and these are Visa, Mastercard, Solo and Switch. The latest Basket and Checkout system is used in this Superstore. These were basically the ones that I wanted to specially mention. Off course as mentioned earlier in this opinion the site has complete coverage about everything to do with Arsenal.
                          Subscribe to the Free Newsletter. This is sent to you monthly with all the latest news, reports and other important matters. Overall I was very satisfied with this site and will begin to use to more frequently. After all you can’t get everything on the telly.

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                            15.05.2001 02:07
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                            I don’t support arsenal but I like watching them play and I am getting more and more annoyed with arsene wenger. When arsenal was under the management of George graham they were amazing! But all of a sudden when that French geezer came along they might as well of turned their name into FBFC (French black football club). Don’t take this the wrong way I am far from racist. Arsene wenger introduced too many French players into the side. I will name some off the top of my head now; Viera, Pettit, anelka, Henry. The list is endless. France is a wonderful side but I don’t see the point of introducing all of the French side to an English club. I wanted Brazil to beat them in the world cup (many moons ago now) just because of their playing ability. If the FA decided to introduce that law where the club had to have a certain amount of English players on the team. Them arsenal will be stuck because seaman’s a coffin dodger and so is Dixon and Adams. Right enough of that I will move onto the good sides of such a talented side as they are. They play very well as a team when they have a full side out. They pass amazingly and can score goals from nearly anywhere. The back four needs a lot of life to be stuck in there cos Adams as I said earlier is too old and grimandy is even worse than ever at this time. When man u thrashed them at old Trafford that was the best game of this season. Most arsenal players will place the blame onto grimandy and Adams for not being there! But, you cannot blame a single person (or in this case two people) for losing a game 6-1. I must agree that man u did play outstanding that day and the goals were excellent but none the less it’s the whole team not just one player.

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                              28.03.2001 04:06
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                              Arsenal.com is the official website for Arsenal football club, and therefore it is obviously going to have a lot of reliable information about the team. Arsenal.com has a pretty good design, with a rather unusual an attractive linkbar going around from the left of the page, across the top, and down the right hand side. That bar is always there as it is in seperate frames from the rest of the page. The site not only has stats such as the League position and the squad, it has those stats visible on the front page as you enter the site. On the red bar on teh right hand side, the squad is displayed with links for further information, and across the top of the page it has a pictogram showing the club's current league position. Navigation is good as there are lots of links on the site as well as a dropdown select menu at the top of the screen to guide you to different areas of the site. Other items on the red linkbar include links to the sponsors Nike and Sega, and links to Arsenal text Messaging, the Arsenal Newsletter, and emailing Arsenal. Features of the site include News Headlines, and Online shop, audio interviews iwth the players and manager, lots of information about everyone from the first team to the youth team to the ladies team, and an interactive section with games and competitions, including a Penlty shootout game which is great. The site also has a lot of info about Highbury and the proposed new stadium. You can subscribe to the Arsenal Magazine, read diaries from the fans, find ticket informationa nd look at Arsenal's history. there''s even a virtual tour around Highbury. In my opinion, the great thing that makes Arsenal.com different from other Arsenal sites, is that all information printed is official and therefore reliable and true. that means no stupid stories or false rumours. The Arsenal.com site offers a load of information and lots of fun features that allow you to spend
                              a long time on the site without getting bored. FOr that reason, I rate it 5 out of 5.

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