Following a difficult eighteen months caused by the pandemic, where many of us lost family members or friends at a time where it was almost impossible to visit them during their final days or even attend their funeral services after they’ve passed, the return of supporters to football grounds for the 2021-22 season offers a significant lift for many match going fans such as myself. Prior to March 2020, match days represented a huge part of my social life and I enjoyed spending time with my ever expanding Arsenal family. Sadly, two faces from my regular match day experience, won’t be there to greet us when we return.
A funny memory that sums Danny up for me, was the time he came up to me at an away game against West Ham and asked if we were still winning 1-0. The genuine surprise on his face when I told him we were 5-1 up still amuses me. Judging by how unsteady on his feet he appeared to be, he’d spent the most of the game at the bar. This left me spending the last few minutes of the game holding on to the back of his coat, worried that he’d lose his balance and topple head first down the stairs! Whenever I was drunk in his company, I took some sort of comfort from seeing Danny, as he was usually worse!
Passionate Gooner born in 1984. I often get called negative but personally, I prefer the term honest and honesty is something that I pride myself on. I joined the Gunners Town team after penning several ‘Dear Arsene Wenger’ letters on my Facebook profile, several years ago, and sharing them in Arsenal supporter groups. These were met with praise and the encouragement to start writing my own blog, from fellow Arsenal supporters, who felt my words summed up their own feelings perfectly. So here I am…..