The inaugural ‘Great New Blog’, thanks to some handy nominations and a fresh contribution to the wide world of Arsenal blogging, goes to our friend ‘Q’ at The Arsenal Way.
The Arsenal Way, while having not hit the heights of fame (yet), came onto the scene with some surprisingly in-depth statistical analysis of the then-man of the moment, Eduardo da Silva. Since then, the blog has come along in a modest but very readable way, giving some keen insights into the performances of our players with statistical backing, coupled with a great, fresh presentation.
It is my view that the blog deserves a handsome influx of readership, to develop the interest in more non-UK Arsenal blogs. We’re just as valid as the United Kingdom denizens, you know.
Congratulations, The Arsenal Way.
The inaugural winner of Third-Gen’s Arsenal Blog of the Week is announced – Goonerholic scoops the prize for his efforts from last week.
The award goes his way after some excellent tracking of the Setanta Sports and Arsenal TV debacle, after the channel stumbled over a major botch up in Premier League television rights. Many Gooners are still reading up on the progress being made, given the subscriptions many of us pay.
Goonerholic also wrote a lovely article on one Billy McCullough, a former Arsenal left-back who plied his trade in the late fifties and early sixties. ‘holic’s ‘maturing age’ allows him an almost unparalleled reminiscing talent over many other blogs, and serves Arsenal’s history to fans as a real, living and breathing thing for us to enjoy.
Other blogs worthy of note from the past week have been Goodplaya, who wrote some excellent articles on Gael Clichy and Mathieu Flamini, as well as providing some photos from the stands which give a little different perspective of the players. Arseblog continues his fantastic work with the Arsecasts as usual, which given the quality of the production, draws fans and bloggers together in a rather sumptuous fashion.
While Manchester United did the ultimate choke in dropping 2 points to Spurs in the league and Chelsea shared a similar fate at the hands of Portsmouth, Arsenal played Manchester City off the back of their own turf, thumping Sven-Goron Erikson’s side 3-1 to return to the top of the table.