January 1, 2014

Review: So Paddy got up - an Arsenal anthology

So Paddy got up - an Arsenal anthology
So Paddy got up - an Arsenal anthology by Andrew Mangan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It's very different becoming a fan of a sports team and not knowing any of the history. I experienced this for the first time when I became a student at Maryland. About 2 years ago, I had no knowledge of Arsenal's tradition or history. I picked them as the team I'd root for mainly because they weren't Manchester United and hadn't won a title in a few years. The writers in this book made me feel the passion and drama that only sports can provide. I look forward to many years of Arsenal drama.

My favorite quotes:

  1. "It is not what you are made of that counts, it is how it all comes together."

  2. "Arsenal, irrespective of the team's up and downs, gives all of us [hope]."

  3. "I threw my program onto the pitch and got so drunk on the train I ended up in Cardiff."


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