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Dear Gooners across the globe, thank you for taking the time to read this instruction manual.It has been circulated to every fan that is registered with us, and in light of recent events over the last few seasons we think it is time we acted.
Football fandom has changed inexorably with the explosion of social media. Before, if any of you wanted to share your opinion with the world, then the post-match phone-in was king.
Now, everyone has the power to broadcast their own views upon anyone who is willing to listen. Thanks to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Snapchat, any impulse to air your voice can be acted upon.
It is both a blessing and a curse.
Surfing the web is now packed with interesting articles and compelling videos, as well as some material that is well worth swerving.
This is where we would like to step in.
We have kept our fingers on the pulse and noticed the rise in mobile broadcasting from within The Emirates during matchdays.
Our home becomes a hive of sharing, and we would like Arsenal to become the face of such activity.
We already have the most popular internet show, and we feel that every one of our fans can only add to our power on the web.
We not only want to become the biggest club on the pitch – we want to become the biggest club on the world wide web.
So it is with this in the forefront of our minds that we issue you all with some helpful tips and instructions to aid you all in becoming a modern fan and embracing the power you all have at your fingertips.
Become an Arsenal Web Icon
1 – Before Kickoff, locate your nearest Arsenal Fan TV outlet, which will be conveniently located at handy places throughout the stadium. This will help when your opinions before the game starts need to be aired.
2 – All cameras must be turned inward to face yourself. Video’s and pictures during the game of you singing and shouting are welcomed. Remember – if you don’t record it, it didn’t happen.
3 – Success is found in retweets and number of shares. The more vocal your response, the better you will be received. Show your passion not with singing like in days of yore, but with videos!
4 – No matter what the result, you must focus on something that is completely irrelevant. If possible, you also must conveniently forget your basic vocabulary and make up words. This sends the internet into a frothing frenzy and aid our climb toward the top of the internet rankings!
5 – Finally, you may face adversity from some. Pay them no heed, your rise will be parallel to the club. Your passion for The Arsenal shines too brightly for some.
Thank you all and together, we can make Arsenal the biggest thing on the web since ‘Covfefe.’