Mike Griffin

Mike Griffin


Hello fellow Gooners!

I'm Mike, an Arsenal supporter who lives in Connecticut (U.S.A) and may be known to some of you as "GunnerGriff" on MySpace or "mikeg28" on Soccernet. Like some others on the Web who have decided on starting up regular blogs focusing on The Arsenal, I've also made the jump to begin such an adventure and have named my site Gunners Grove (located at gunnergriff.wordpress.com).

While many in the U.S. pay little attention to world soccer, the growth of the Internet and the emergence of a few “soccer-only” television channels have been a godsend for those of us who follow and appreciate the “beautiful game" here. I now wake up to a daily reading of a couple Arsenal-related blogs and in the past decade have switched from ESPN as my channel of choice to Fox Soccer Channel and Setanta for daily viewing. This has allowed me to become fully immersed in the soccer (football) leagues in England and Europe, yet I've seen no other team in the world play such a stylish and attractive brand of football as Arsene Wenger's side.

I'm sure most other Gooners feel that way about the club, which has brought much joy for us throughout the years but has also caused some sorrow and frustration in more recent seasons. It may seem strange to some in England, but there are club supporters elsewhere in the world -- even here in the U.S. -- who "live and die with their club."

Besides Arsenal (and world soccer/football), I am also a big follower of college basketball and tennis (and plan to write on those sports topics in the future as well). Other interests include foreign and independent films, landscape/travel photography and Native American cultures.

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  • Mohamed Eldin Masri posted 3039 days ago

    Mohamed Eldin Masri

    With both FIFA and PES coming out, I thought I'd write an article about them.

    Hope you enjoy it.


  • Mohamed Eldin Masri posted 3041 days ago

    Mohamed Eldin Masri


    Got a letter from Rafa, check it out

  • Mohamed Eldin Masri posted 3074 days ago

    Mohamed Eldin Masri


    Hope you like it Mike

  • Salaar Shamsi posted 3078 days ago

    Salaar Shamsi


    Save Yourself. The End Of The World is Approaching Us - Manchester United lost to Burnley!


    Take a peek and just a peek, nothing more.


  • Mohamed Eldin Masri posted 3098 days ago

    Mohamed Eldin Masri


    Hope you like it

  • Brian Son posted 3120 days ago

    Brian Son

    Hey, I have a new piece on Denilson, Diaby, and Song out. Check it out and leave your thoughts.