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

**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

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.

The Big Match – Pictures on The Gallery

The Big Match
Great day yesterday, well done to all!

Final Score

Yellows 3 (Unen, Diaby, Alexander) Reds 2 (Wighton, Bendtner )

Man of the Match

Yellows –  Michael Böyd
Reds – Martin Donohoe

In the interests of openness:
Raffle Winners:
Picture of Goonersaurus – Tich Wighton
Red Signed Shirt – Christopher Pullinger
Blue Signed Shirt – Raymond Paterson
Signed Team Photo – Michelle Pullinger
Weekend in Blackpool – Craig Morrison
£495 was raised for SIMBA


10 Year Celebration!

Arsenal Scotland 10th Anniversary Celebration!

Date for you diary – 13th June 2015 at The Spartans Football ground, Edinburgh.

The provisional plan is that there will be the annual ASSC East of Scotland vs West of Scotland football match, kick off 15.00.

After the match there will be a buffet and on the big screen in the clubhouse will be the Euro Championship qualifier between Ireland and Scotland, kick off 17.00.

We are planning an informal day with a couple of speeches from the ASSC team and a raffle.

The bar of The Spartans clubhouse will be open all afternoon.

We want as many members to attend as possible. If you have any suggestions for the day let me (or any of the ASSC team) know.

Keep an eye on the ASSC website and facebook page for further updates.


ASSC Banner


The superb ASSC banner has been hung at the Arsenal stadium, we have a great location – behind the goal at the North Bank end. Check the Gallery page for the first pictures.