We now head to the smallest state in the union -- Rhode Island. The Ocean State's small size definitely has it's advantag as the group's members come from all over the state to gather at their home pub in Pawtucket. If you live in the area, or are just visiting, be sure to say hello. As branch manager Jonanthan McCusker says:
"We are a very new group and we have had some very successful viewing parties at a couple different pubs in RI. Being new it has yet to be 100% consistent, but the more members we get, the more we will grow and be able to pull this off every single week."
Group Name: Rhode Island Arsenal Supporters
Location: Pawtucket, RI
Year established: 2009
Number of active members: 15
Where we watch matches: We gather at We gather at Murphy's Law, 2 George St. Pawtucket, RI 02860. (401) 724-5522.
Where our members hail from: Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Tennessee, Ireland
Group's favorite Arsenal moment: I can't speak for the rest of the fellas as we haven't been together long enough. But my favorite moment since our group was formed has to be Bendtner’s goal at Barcelona in the Champions League.
Why we are Gooners: For many different reasons. Personally Thierry Henry and the book Fever Pitch. As for other members they either grew up with it, visited London and attended a match, or they were drawn to the sport and saw Arsenal's way of play and liked it.
Why Americans should be Arsenal fans: I think Americans should be English Premier League fans and choose a team they like. It's the best sports league in the world and US sports fans have no idea what they are missing out on!21 Sep 2011