Happy 2nd Birthday Arseblog News

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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.

10,194YouTube 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

2 – incredibly helpful Gooners in @SiuFay and @RYO_cleverfish who continue to scour the web for Arsenal stories

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?

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goonerbynature
goonerbynature

Happy birthday! Here’s to many more. Can’t imagine not checking Arseblog News on my phone every half an hour.

Henners
Henners

I never believe a story related to arsenal unless it’s on arseblog news, good rule to have

Gervinho fan
Gervinho fan

I remember when the Gunninghawk was the website to go to for all the latest Arsenal news, and if it wasn’t there it wasn’t true. It shut down about 2 years ago, so thank god Arseblog timed its arrival to perfection!

Frrrred
Frrrred

I think I’ll wake up early tommorow morning and check up le grove or just see what the talk sport/shite guys are upto……….

SAID NO ONE EVER!!! well perhaps only piers morgan….

crazeemunky
crazeemunky

god bless ye good folk 😀

Mongolian Gooner
Mongolian Gooner

Thanks for all the Arseblog goodness. I remember when you started the News site, and all I could think of was “YES! MORE ARSEBLOG!”. you didn’t disappoint, and the quality of your coverage is remarkable in its consistently consistent consistency.

Parisian Weetabix
Parisian Weetabix

Indeed, it consistently consists of consistent consistency.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Considerably

New guy
New guy

and not just in patches!

Bansi
Bansi

Happy birthday, keep up the good work!

paddlejack
paddlejack

No idea it was so young! Happy birthday, and thankyou for the often humorous way you all break Arsenal news

Gunner From Another Mother
Gunner From Another Mother

Indeed. And I love the references to some of my favorite shows ever.

POP! POP!

DAAANGER ZOOOONE!

kkc
kkc

5 – the number of time i refresh the page daily hoping for a rumour about we signing Messi.

Subeyr
Subeyr

Love from Australia , thanks for keeping us posted . who else is from here ?

Paul
Paul

Love from Namibia (Southern Africa)! …from close enough to you Subeyr. LOL! HBD! The humor here is a daily treat. …by the way, I learn a lot of grammar and vocabulary here too.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

I’m here, but I’m not from here, if you see what I mean.

Lulu
Lulu

Happy Birthday

Arsene's stylist
Arsene's stylist

Can you please fix Arseblog News for iPad 3? I used to check this website first thing in the morning, but now it just crashes.

Oh and happy birthday Arseblog.

My favourite memory here: when you posted the link to this:

http://www.somethingawful.com/flash/shmorky/babby.swf

I never laughed as hard my whole life (at work!).

arseblog
Admin

It works fine on my iPad. I assume you mean the website and not the app?

Arsene's stylist
Arsene's stylist

Yes, I mean the website. I downloaded the app as a result but it doesn’t include the comments, which are a big draw for me as well.

It’s an iPad 3, and tbh I think this is the only website that crashes Safari. It’s a real shame, can you please look into it?

arseblog
Admin

As I said, it’s fine for me on iPad 3 so try deleting the cache from Safari?

Can you also check if it works in Chrome on iPad?

Arsene's stylist
Arsene's stylist

My iPad 3 is a 5.1.something.

And again, all other websites work well on it, as did the previous version of Arseblog News.

Even when I remove all other apps from running in the background, it still crashes.

I would be very grateful if you could look into it please.

🙁

Parisian Weetabix
Parisian Weetabix

I’ll have you know I only watched that clip three times before I stopped dying of laughter.

i want to boff giroud and im not even gay
i want to boff giroud and im not even gay

Great work gays, sorry I keep mucking about xx

Arsene's Nose
Arsene's Nose

Keep up the good work mates.. Cheers

Only1Arsenal
Only1Arsenal

Happy birthday blog news and Dennis Bergkamp/God (same thing really) bless you!

Anon
Anon

Best Arsenal-related news site, best blogs

Santi Cazorla's coming to town
Santi Cazorla's coming to town

Very happy birthday mates! Long may it continue. I love it! Thanks

Micko
Micko

Happy birthday and long may it last as I now totally addicted to it and spend most of my working day checking what is happening in the world of goons.

Comedian
Comedian

Happy birthday to all arses.

Goonerfanindia
Goonerfanindia

Arseblog has come a long long way… bk in 04 was when i visited the site for the first time, still as entertaining, congrats and good luk

guna
guna

Bless you!!!

sanago's stremgth
sanago's stremgth

happy birthday blogs

godonner
godonner

Happy birthday arseblog and here’s to many more

Grattie
Grattie

Happy Birthday Arseblog news! Brilliant Stats!

Rad Carrot
Rad Carrot

Happy Birthday! Love this place, can’t imagine my days filled without it.

SouthAfrican_Gooner
SouthAfrican_Gooner

Happy birthday Arseblog all the way from cape town SA.. Helped me grow into a better gooner.. most visited sight by far.. And special thumbs up for the windows phone app.. Simple yet thought out..

Gunner Rik
Gunner Rik

Thanks from South Korea for all the good work you folks do. The blog, the news, the book all help me love the club that much more.

BringBackSeaman
BringBackSeaman

I’m a relative newcomer to some of these posters – came across the blog 2 years ago and i laughed so hard I kept coming back for the comedy value about somthing I loved. Then the Arse Cast, then the news.. you grew on me 🙂

My morning just doesn’t start till I read the blog.

Happy Birthday Bloggs and looking forward to many more – your genius 🙂

Arsene's stylist
Arsene's stylist

Oh and since you’re reading this:

PLEASE BRING INTERNET JOE BACK!

Thank you.

SB
SB

Congrats.

I particularly like the stat on total Arsenal rumor ignored – it’s the largest service you are doing to the Goonerdom. Every agent work his salt uses Arsenal to engineer a better deal for his client, so there would be many disappointed fan where it not for this site.

Having said that, hoping to see a few rumours, here, about us signing some top, top quality players soon.

Zack

241,380 – transfer rumours ignored by Arseblog News since May 2012

Most grateful for this. And many more!

Mooro
Mooro

Great work fellas. Thanks and keep it up.

Now if only you’d said a Smartie caterpillar cake…

Mooro
Mooro

Oh and today is also my birthday. Fuckin forgot as well, which only shows I might be slightly older than Arseblog News.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

So you already got a Smartie caterpillar cake then? Lucky you. Happy birthday.

ghanagunner
ghanagunner

just started following this blog last year. Didn’t know it was so young.. keep up the good work mate oh and i love the way you don’t mince words (uncensored) with the arsecast.

Boz
Boz

Happy Birthday Arseblog News!

Dial square
Dial square

Happy birthday, two candles on the cake and two fingers up to spuds, ps is it true that monkey boy is the most booked player in premier league history for diving??

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Hopefully he won’t be in the Premier League long enough to get that record. He needs to move to Spain NOW!

I an Right
I an Right

Happy birthday from Singapore!
Always looking forward to your articles which helps me sleep at night

Nelson
Nelson

The first article I read on arseblog was about a dog that had passed on…I think blogs’ dog. sorry blogs. Anyway, that is the same day I quit reading shady blogs such as le grove.Happy birthday Arseblog

Nelson
Nelson

How old is the blog in football years?

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger

Younger than two years because it got injured when fatgooner joined.

Dobromir
Dobromir

Happy Birthday from Cape Town, South Africa! Love the Arsenal and love your website! Keep up the good work and here’s hoping for success and awesomeness on the Arsenal front for years to come 🙂

pak gooner
pak gooner

I swear to God, Arseblog makes me happy every time I read an article of it. Mostly articles about when we finally finished this season above the Spuds and also got UCL spot. Happy fucking birthday, may you guys live on forever. Never knew I could call my own family “legendary”
– from Pakistan

mjb
mjb

Many, many, many more happy returns of the day Arseblog!
No other Arsenal website comes close IMHO.
Keep it up! (fnah)

😉

Gunsen Gunner
Gunsen Gunner

Happy Birthday Arseblog News!!!
Been a loyal follower these past few years.Keep up the good work.

Fatgooner
Fatgooner

You’re not as good as Le Grove!

Just kidding!

Happy Birthday! Keep up the good work!

the only sam is nelson
the only sam is nelson

ha, is this where you come when you want to get wound up enough to post over there?

*not angry enough yet, must visit arseblog and become driven to rage at all the people who don’t think the sky is falling in NYARRGHHH* <– something like that?

Fatgooner
Fatgooner

No.

My posts are the only rays of truth on a dark and largely ignorant website. The problem with this place is that there are too many people in denial.

I am the truth and the light – so just listen to me.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Ha, not today…wearing sunglasses 🙂

Frog
Frog

I remember when this thing started and I called 7am a few bad things and got banned for a few days. That sucked. I’m glad I apologized and the ban was lifted. Heh.

Osama
Osama

Hells yeah!

gooner from India-unhappy anniversary
gooner from India-unhappy anniversary

Don’t know weather to wish happy birthday or not? reason, there should be some happiness in my heart to do so, which i feel is not forthcoming… me not feeling happy is not about the sad condition the club are in (8 year drought + lack of ambition+….), the gradual softening stand of the blogger towards our clubs apathy… its not like i dont like the blog, i am reading it for past three years or so….
i remember a particular blog post our emphatic collapse in carling cup final, FA cup and champions league all in two weeks period, the blogger made a frustrating attempt to make an assessment of our season which was a failure in his opinion even though we had second leg of champ league to play (to overturn 4-0 deficit) and 4th place fight still not yet started, he criticised wenger, the board, the owner for their role, the nonperforming players and all….
fast forward to this season, he seems happy for 4th place finish or atmost contempt, most of his rating for the players are above 7, some even 8.5 as if they won the treble and only missed the forth trophy,… no criticism for loss agnst lower league teams, a/c to the bogger, wenger has done extraordinarily well for substituting kos for ver and playing a second choice keeper when the first was out of form months before, even though it took 3 extra months and three trophy challenge collapse for wenger to recognise that.
what is more frightening and appalling is, all the while the blogger was saying we have money to spend this summer and wenger will spend big, but when the actual summer started, he is campaigning for cheaper options and also those who are past their prime years (david villa) when he should be pressuring the club to sign quality player who could make the difference (like lewandowski or jovetic or cavani)….
my fear is, has the club effectively bought all the bloggers, so that there wont be a movement of revolt against the club policies,… i often wonder why the blogger is so averse to the idea of usmanov in the board, when everyone knows the board needs a major reboot…
i have become tired of such fixing news in our newspapers(IPL)… dont want to learn that our blogger is also infact a paid employer of club to aliniate the reader’s(fans) thought process to benefit the club’s policies… please dont become one…..

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

A simple “Happy Birthday” would suffice. He’s a blogger, not an Agony Aunt. What I like about this blog (though it’s the Blog News we’re celebrating today) is that Blogs tells it how he sees it. If he sees it differently to me, or you, is that any reason to write an essay berating him, twisting his words tosuit your own agenda, and accusing him of being bought by the club?

You, sir, are a prize plonker.

Count
Count

*finishes reading epistle* oh wow! That was errr…long?

Voldermort
Voldermort

It’s not arseblogs thought. You do know that don’t you ?

Count
Count

Greetings from Nigeria. Happy birthday arseblog news. This is more than just a news site, it’s a community, a place where gooners can get together and share views. I’m proud to be a part of it and I hope it continues for ages. Cheers!

jarl ovesen
jarl ovesen

Thank you Arseblog for all your fine work. Greetings from Norway ♥

Mutiu
Mutiu

Happy birthday Arseblog. I really love this site. Oh… U forgot to write this 12345-no of times v. Persie was labelled cunt after just a year he left arsenal.

Frog
Frog

Can you not reply to an individual post in this new format? I wanted to call that guy up there a cunt, but to no avail.

Frrrred
Frrrred

@frog You’re a c*nt.

Have you tried this format of replying?

JL
JL

cunty, cunt, cunt.

Did it work?

Bould's Eyeliner
Bould's Eyeliner

Happy Birthday Arseblog news, may you live long and prosper 🙂