This is proof that recommendations sent through the email is encouraged greatly at this site. Just less than a week ago, a nomination for the second ‘Great New Blog’ award came through recommending Chris at the new ‘GunnersLive’ blog – and boy, was I more than impressed.
There is not much to say, other than the site is exceptional in content, clarity, writing style and design. This is all coupled with fantastic analysis and focussed angles on news stories surrounding Arsenal FC.
The Blog has already been listed as one of the ‘fastest growing’ on WordPress, but give it some further impetus, and pay it as many visits as you can. Favourite it, even. I already have.
Chris at GunnersLive: Exceptional work. May the blog last longer than a Lindsay Lohan rehab session. Good tidings…
With a computer up and running once more, the old graphics can be tinkered with here and there. This week’s award goes to Jamie Sanderson over at YoungGuns, after some continued sterling work following the popular team known better as The Arsenal Reserves.
Simply put, the work the young renegade puts in following players on loan, reserves plying their trade within Arsenal’s fence and the work people like former-gunner Danny Karbassiyoon are up to outside the club has been exceptional, and the quantity of articles that the kid is able to churn out a day is matched only by their quality.
This is no tribalfootball operation – Sanderson has produced a blog rich in content, high in information and completely in-depth in its analysis of players trying to make it big at Arsenal. Though he, myself, and the rest of us are prone to hype our reserves up too much every now and then, you cannot blame yourself when you read through the news YoungGuns is able to source up.
To YoungGuns and Sanderson – Keep up the excellent work.
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.