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


Members please note:
Arsenal have advised all Supporters Clubs that there have been recent cases where a member has posted images of match tickets clearly showing the ticket numbers. Ticket touts have found these images and used them to pretend to unwary buyers that ‘they’ were selling these tickets. As a result payments were made , but NO tickets turned up!
Arsenal fully appreciate that we can be excited about tickets arriving by post but they ask that you do not post images on Facebook.
Recently I posted a picture showing Barcelona Away tickets – but you will note that no numbers were visible.
The advice is – don’t post images of your precious tickets.
Martin O’Donnell
Ticket Manager
Arsenal Scotland Supporters Club

Reminder to All Members

If for any reason you cannot attend a match you have purchased a ticket for, for whatever reason. Tickets must be returned to Arsenal Scotland.

Arsenal Scotland will in turn deal with the tickets returned as necessary.

Re-sale of tickets are not permitted at any time.

Former Arsenal Scotland Chairman selected for new Role

Today it was announced that former Arsenal Scotland Chairman Martin O’Donnell has been selected by Arsenal FC to sit on the supporters forum. Current ASSC Chairman Stevie Clark was delighted to reveal the news this morning stating ‘I see this as Arsenal recognising the great work Martin has done on behalf of ASSC over the years but also it indicates the high regard that Arsenal show for our club.’

Martin will take up his role as the UK Supporters Clubs representative on the Forum for the next 2 years.

Congratulations to Martin and also to all of our members.