Club Secretary Position – Open to All Members


As posted today Dave Harrold is stepping down after six years as Club Secretary.

We need a new Club Secretary which is open to all Members interested.


Any member wishing to be considered for the position of Club Secretary should formally contact ‘by email only’ either the Chairman Mike Buchanan or myself Martin O’Donnell and saying why you think you would be a good Club Secretary.


We may look to split the Secretary tasks from the Membership management tasks in order to spread the workload. The Management Committee need to look into that soon.


Dave has kindly outlined the key tasks of the position.


  • Liaising with Arsenal
  • Corresponding with Bob Wilson, our Honorary President
  • Corresponding with Management Committee and the Regional Representatives
  • Working with the Executive (Chairman and Treasurer)
  • Occasional newsletters – using Mailchimp
  • Setting up the Annual General Meeting in July/August each year.
  • Emergency General Meeting – not had one yet
  • Fielding enquiries by email and distributing them – e.g. ticketing
  • Setting up meetings
  • Managing complaints

.    Managing the membership list

.    Managing renewal fee’s each year

.    Managing the new memberships applications all through the year

Dave Harrold – Club Secretary

After six seasons Dave Harrold is stepping down as our Club Secretary.
In the time that Dave has been our Secretary he has revised our club constitution, club rules and has redeveloped our website, all to the extent that we now have a wider committee of experienced members who actively serve our club and Arsenal.
Dave always says that this was the boring bureaucratic stuff, but we all know that someone has to do these tasks and if you do them ‘damn well’ to the extent Dave has, we can all be proud of his efforts.
I am sure that you would join me in thanking Dave for his work, which as you are aware, has been challenging for our club.
Dave remains a member of Arsenal Scotland and will
continue to manage our membership (which has doubled during his tenure) until the end of this season.
In the meantime we will seek candidates for our new Club Secretary probably over the next couple of months after we put it out to our members.
I am purely standing in as acting Club Secretary, short term:
Martin O’Donnell

Manchester City Tickets

At very short notice (Friday 2nd Dec) Arsenal have confirmed how many tickets we have got and along with other tickets sourced the total is only 22 tickets for our members to this game. I was hoping for minimum 20 but as many as 25 or 27 depending on credit numbers but 22 it is.
The game is on Sunday 18th Dec (2 weeks from today). As Chris Alexander and Mike Buchanan are both heading out to Basel early tomorrow for four days and bearing in mind Christmas post, they drew out the full list of request names on Thursday and have already texted the first 15 who were successful. The rest will also be texted.
The unlucky ones will be texted during the course of today. The tickets come to me first and I will send them out or someone will hand them out at the Etihad.
As I say give the guys some time to get the texts out to you, I understand there were about 50 on the request list.

The Long Sleep

Our Chairman – Mike received this – looks a good read

Hi Mike

This is John Sowman, lifelong Arsenal fan and author of the recently published ARSENAL: The Long Sleep 1953-1970, at 384 pages, the biggest book ever written about Arsenal Football Club.
Bob Wilson, your Life President kindly agreed to write the foreword and we made a joint presentation/book signing at the AISA (Arsenal Independent Supporters Association) AGM in London on 6th September last. AISA,of which I am a member, also made a similar cheque donation to yours to the Willow Foundation on that night and I was able to make my own first donation to the same charity from royalties from the book and the Kindle version.
What I am asking is would it be possible for you to make all your members aware of this new publication through my new website  ? On it they would be able to see what the book is all about and read how Bob has really enthused about it. And hopefully, even make a purchase !
Many thanks in advance and hoping to hear from you soon.
Best wishes

Willow Foundation Donation

Bob Wilson (Ex Arsenal) with a cheque from Arsenal Scotland for the Willow Foundation. Arsenal 2:1 Southampton. Premier League. Emirates Stadium, 10/9/16. Credit : Arsenal Football Club / David Price.
Bob Wilson (Ex Arsenal) with a cheque from Arsenal Scotland for the Willow Foundation. Arsenal 2:1 Southampton. Premier League. Emirates Stadium, 10/9/16. Credit : Arsenal Football Club / David Price.

At The ASSC Annual General Meeting in August departing treasurer Chris Durling was delighted that his final action in the role was to be able to make a donation of £2,500 to the Willow Foundation – the charity set up by Arsenal legend and Arsenal Scotland honorary president Bob Wilson OBE.

The cheque was presented to Bob before the Southampton match at the Emirates by Chairman Mike Buchanan, his son Kyle and ticket officer Martin O’Donnell. Another legendary Bob (Robert Pires) also got in on the action.

If you would like to know more about the Willow Foundation please click this link.


**ASSC in top 15 Arsenal Supporters Club Plus**

From Mark Brindle, Arsenal Supporters Liaison Officer, – this shows the high regard ASSC is held at The Arsenal!!!!
Supporters Club Plus
Dear All
Firstly apologies for the delay in announcing the clubs that have achieved ‘Supporters Club Plus’ status for the season 2016-17. The final 15 from the large number of applications we had in has caused a lot of debate amongst the committee of people who had to choose the clubs. 
If you are not on the list below please do not be despondent we will rotate the ‘Plus’ status each season and there will be some new faces each time, so make sure you get your applications in again.
So here we go:
France Brittany
South Wales
China Shanghai
We will email each of the clubs above by tomorrow latest with the next step.
Up the Gunners

Arsenal Scotland Player of the Year 2015/16 Announced

The results are in and we can finally reveal the winner of the Arsenal Scotland Player of the Year 2015/16 with 51% of of the vote is none other than…..

Mesut Ozil


Congratulations Mesut from all at Arsenal Scotland!

In second place with 21% of the vote was Alexis Sanchez followed Francis Coquelin with 10%.