The first article we ever published on Arseblog News detailed the FA Cup heroics of the Arsenal Ladies. The second was about Nicklas Bendtner wanting to quit the club. The fifth was about Denilson looking for a move.
Two years and 2,323 posts later and you’d be forgiven for thinking that for all the drama we’ve endured, things haven’t changed that much…
Well maybe. But f*ck it. Our top four credentials remain unblemished (just), Sp*rs and their supporters have made tits of themselves again and for the first time in living memory it looks as though we won’t spend the summer collectively pooing our pants at the prospect of our best players leaving.
On any normal day that would be excuse enough for jelly, ice-cream and excessive amounts of cake…but today we’re definitely indulging as it’s our 2nd birthday.
To celebrate we’ve put together a special ‘by the numbers’. Cheers for reading and enjoy the stats.
2,325 – Arseblog News posts in total
734 – number of days since Arseblog News launched
3.16 – average number of posts per day
1 – major site redesign since launch
1068 – posts by @Arseblog
992 – posts by @AAllenSport
115 – posts by @JeorgeBird
104 – posts by @7amkickoff
25 – posts by Sul
1 – Deleted post by Sul in which he announced the signing of Santi Cazorla before we signed Santi Cazorla. But then we signed Santi Cazorla. #sulknows
21 – posts by others
65 – number of times mainstream media have copy and pasted our dodgy interpretation of Google translated articles from foreign press.
10,194 – YouTube views of our interview with Mikel ‘the hair’ Arteta
147,148 – approved comments
3,041 – The combined total of all the player ratings awarded after each game
30,774 – followers of the @ArseblogNews Twitter account
6091 – days Arsene Wenger, now the longest serving Premier League manager, has been in charge at Arsenal
39 – games to go until the current Arsenal squad match the ‘Invincibles’
7 – points in the ‘gap’ before Spurs choked again
13 – The average number of seconds between the final whistle of an Arsenal game and the match report being posted
1 – fight we’d like to see between a honey-covered RVP and a swarm of killer African bees
2 – number of times a day people still ask about our p1r.es link shortener on Twitter
1 – missing equaliser at St James’ Park
0 – number of goals Nicklas Bendtner scored for Juventus this season
6 – Gareth Bale bookings for diving
241,380 – transfer rumours ignored by Arseblog News since May 2012
145 – miles per hour achieved by Andre Santos on his way to training
3,600 – pounds paid in fines to Hendon Magistrates’ Court as a result
6.5 – strength of earthquake felt on outskirts of Warsaw when Szczesny Senior saw his son had been dropped
100% – chance that all these stats are giving @7amkickoff a stiffy
Thanks again all, please help yourselves to a Rice Krispie cake, and we’ll get the party games started in no time. Now, where did we leave that bottle?