Friday, 22 August 2008

POLL: Your country or your club?

On the top right is a poll. Please cast your vote.

Now before anyone says I'm only saying Arsenal because of the usual shit like Arsenal have no English players that's not true.

I'd love England to do well. But if I had a choice between Arsenal or England I would choose Arsenal all day long.

I can not raise anywhere near the same passion for England as I can Arsenal. I see Arsenal every week and it seems hard to support players who I normally cant bear to see do well.

Rooney, Gerrard, Lampard etc,.......

Obviously the Internet is worldwide so I'd love to hear people's views from other countries.

For example if you are French, it is Arsenal or France for you?

It should be interesting.

Keep it Goonerish.........

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

No two ways, I'd rather be at the Emirates watching REAL FOOTBALL!

Gunner #1

Anonymous said...

Funnily enough, I was talking about this with two of my freinds last night (both Chelski supporters) and we all agreed that we dont care about the England team. Noone wants to watch these poor freindlys rather than club football. Even if we win there is no real satisfaction attatched with England winning crappy freindlys. Arsenal all the way!

Sue said...

The mighty Arsenal every time!

Beast said...

Wrighty

I don't give a fuck about England. The team is full of Manu and Chelsea scum so why would I care about them?

I cheered when they got knocked-out!

Anonymous said...

the reason why yall said ur club is becos ur not used to see the english national team winnin an i dn't blame u. but wen u from a question who wins in age level, like da olympics, then u have the same luv u hv for ur country, for ur club

Anonymous said...

Arsenal or team USA? tough one...

Anonymous said...

arsenal all the way!

Stone said...

I´m from Iceland and I love to see our national team do well. I have not often been as proud in my life but when we almost knocked out the world champions, France, from the EC. France got 2 goals ahead in Paris but we didn´t give up and equalized before Trezeguet saved the day and scored the goal that got them to Holland and Belgium.

So I am very proud of my national team, but my passion for it is nowhere near my passion for Arsenal. I like to see Iceland play against Spain and such, but I would watch the Arsenal U-18 against Bristol City.

So Arsenal all the way for me. I think the national teams are more important for people from small nations like me. Part of the reason might be that all of the players in the national side don´t play in Iceland. So those who are playing have not been competing against my local team, and therefore I don´t hate them like I hate John Terry or Jermaine Jenas.

Anonymous said...

i say england. don't get me wrong i love arsenal, always will and would do anything to see us win things. however imagine the scene. a warm july evening in 2010 the whole of the country tuned into england v Germany in the world cup final. Almunia (Englands Number 1) Plays a long ball forward in extra-time and Theo Walcott latches onto it, skins two defenders and slots it past the keeper and england win the world cup. Personally i dream of witnessing that moment and i can only imagine the euphoria that would surround the country after. everyone together united with the same joy. i was in italy when they won the world cup and if that could happen to england i would die a happy man. You should always care about your country no matter what.

French Fred said...

I'm French, but there is simply no comparison, I fucking love Arsenal. I've seen France win things but it doesn't do the same for me. Arsenal is a passion, France is an interest. Maybe if I was Brazilian I may be more into international football, but the quality of international football is just not the same.

Anonymous said...

Imagine a warm evening at Old Trafford in April. Arsenal's number one Almunia plays the ball to Walcott and he runs past two men and scores in the last minute to win Arsenal the league. I know I'd prefer that to England winning the world Cup!

greek gooner said...

The Arsenal anytime...

Anonymous said...

Let me start off by saying im not English.

It's all the same with England, same players, same captain and same boring football... noone can blame you for not being passionate about your country when it's football is in the state its in.

It the same ol same ol all the time with England, playing the same players wont change anthing, they are the same players and will always produce the same boring football.

Anonymous said...

Imagine a warm evening at Old Trafford for some meaningless friendly in April. Arsenal's number one Almunia (who was recently selected to play for England) plays the ball to Walcott and he runs past two men and scores in the last minute to win for England. Nah, Arsenal all the way.

D said...

Arsenal always.

Anonymous said...

Arsenal all the way...... international football sucks and i'm not English btw, it's a view shared by a lot of mates of mine.

Good blog, keep it goonerish matey!!

Anonymous said...

Frankly, I find the international matches as irritating breaks from the Arsenal season. The Euros were a nice little distraction this summer, but I also had the chance to watch so many Gunners that it made it more interesting than it otherwise would've been. National team is an interest, Arsenal is a love.

Anonymous said...

this is like having to pick favorite between your Mum and Dad!

French Gunner here.

All the afore-stated arguments by fellow gooners are perfectly valid, and while I'm definitely more obsessional about Arsenal, I am still very passionate and involved whenever France enters a tournament. The humiliation of Euro 2008 and the 2002 WC are still scars, the defeat in the 2006 WC was torture. Conversely, winning World Cup in 98 was something unparalleled.
When Arsenal wins the CL I suspect it'll be a smiilar feeling, maybe even better (knock on wood) but until then... that has to be the highlight of my football-watching career.

there are similarities too: whenever France beats Italy, it's as satisfying as the Gunners beating Spurs. A defeat to the macaronis on the other hand is as humiliating and impossible to live with. So you can imagine the contrasting emotions of winning the EUro 2000 Final and losing the 2006 WC final.


So I'm sorry, I'm going to have to straddle the fence and call it a push. Club and country alike.

bhave said...

I am from India so not as much passion for country football as u guys in eng,france,germany etc but its still a proud moment to see my team do well. But because arsenal play some awesome football i think i ll still put them ahead of my country. Little tough call though.

Tia said...

South Africa or Arsenal...?

Please, SA shouldn't be allowed onto a football field. Arsenal always!!!

Johnny Gooner said...

Country.

Johnny Gooner said...

F*ck me, i'm way too stoned, club, obviously club.

Jonny said...

Saw another article about club vs country at http://www.maisyweb.co.uk/blog/index.cfm/2008/8/21/Club-vs-Country. Must be a that time of the season.

Anonymous said...

Arsenal OR belgium? Lol
Arsenal all the way!

Mabbs said...

This blog is sick in the head and insane in the membrane.

Anonymous said...

As an Australia and with our appallingly bad football history, I would definitely be more passionate about Arsenal on a day to day basis and cannot wait to go to my first game.
However, when Aloisi slotted that penalty to send us through to the WC for the first time in 32 years I destroyed my lungs. This was also the case when we beat Japan and I broke the remote when that diving scum Grosso put us out in the second round.
But Arsenal is still so much more enjoyable to watch, even over the transfer season and whenever we beat Tottenham or win a major trophy, well that is just special.

Anonymous said...

I wasn't aware you had to choose! I would rather watch Arsenal any day of the week as their style and play is out of this world. I find the international friendlies and build up to the tournaments as much fun as watching paint dry and the management and team selections frustrating to say the least, Mclaren and Erikson killed any flair and passion the England football team had with their boring style.....However I could not have been more gutted in the fact we were not even competing in the Euros and would give anything to see England lift a major trophy. With the English youth coming through the Arsenal academy it is possible we will be watching a national team with a fair amount of Arsenal influence in years to come, with that must come style and flair. I have passion behind both teams, although at present get far more excited about The Arsenal....2010 - Arsenal do the Quadruple unbeaten and England lift the World cup, Platini puts caps on club spending, Abramovich and the Arabs take their interest and money into Baseball and Tottenham go skint.....I can but dream!!
London Gun.

aqqe said...

I'm Swedish and I'd choose Arsenal over Sweden 7 days a week.

Danijel said...

I'm from Croatia and I really love Arsenal but... Croatian national team is no 1 to me, sorry