Now that the “Asia
Tour” seems to be a permanent feature in the Arsenal calendar, this is my
request to get the next years jolly extended to an “Australasia Tour
have discussed this topic on my Twitter feed in the past and the usual
responses were based on the population in Australia (22 million) and therefore
the lack of potential earning from such a small possible extendable fan base.
the past four years, three Premier League teams have made the long hop to The
Far Side to explore the possibilities/reward the fans and give them a chance to
pray to their respective Gods, in person.
made the trip in July 2010
marketing department thought long & hard about the title!
played Sydney FC, Melbourne Heart and Brisbane Roar in front of a combined
attendance of 80,000 and secured a 5-1 aggregate win in the process.
United were in Sydney 10 days ago and I couldn’t walk round the CBD (Australian
for city centre – Actually stands
for Central Business District! – ed.) without
seeing those god awful ‘AoN’ shirts everywhere. It felt like a night out in
the only culture the Opera House (last weekend) was in the yoghurt
went onto beat the ‘A League All Stars’ 5-1, in front of 83,000 at the ANZ
week Liverpool played Melbourne Victory, winning 2-0, to a full house of 90,000
at the MCG.
points for missing a goal in this game
sort of attendances are usually reserved for AFL games between Collingwood and
have a massive fan base in Australia and are as passionate as ‘The Home Fans’. After
all, we all get up at 3am to watch the team week in, week out!
fans down here would travel from all over OZ just to get a chance to see the
team and it would give a chance for the Australian Arsenal Twittersphere to all
finally meet up.
and Liverpool proved that big, historical clubs can pull big numbers (No, that
doesn’t include you, Ch€l$ki or Cit¥) and every Aussie needs an
English team to follow because the ‘A League’ isn’t all that!
Arsene Wenger, when you’re looking to book next years holiday, take a trip to
The Far Side and show England that we aren’t just Kylie Minogue loving
(although I would!), Neighbours watching, Fosters drinking, flaming galas and
we do understand what real football is!
Also offering his services as The Arsenal Roving Reporter In Australia?