By Brian Perceful
We're going to Wembley!!!! Which means you should be going the pub to watch Arsenal take down Reading and book another trip to the famous stadium. This Saturday will be a great opportunity for Sooner Gooners across the state to get together to cheer on the club. Skinny Slim's in OKC and George's Pub in Jenks will both be hosting huge watch parties. You won't want to miss it.
If you haven't been to the pub yet, now is a great time. The pubs will be packed and the atmosphere will be electric. You'll get to meet a bunch of Gooners you haven't had the chance to and we would love to meet you! And the beer selection is really good at both pubs. Come on out!
If you visit the pubs only occasionally we definitely need you to come out, especially in OKC. The Chelsea/United match is on at the same time and whichever group has the most supporters gets dibs on the best viewing area. Hands down when we all come out we have the biggest group so this shouldn't be a problem. This isn't an issue at George's since it's pretty much Arsenal exclusive. Slim's is a bit different so all hands on deck!
If you're a regular try to get someone new to come out with you. It's one thing to watch the match at home but a totally different experience to watch it with your fellow Gooners. Every time I talk with someone new that's come out they say they've had a great time. Saturday won't be any different. Let's get some new Sooner Gooners out and get them to be regulars.
I know you're wondering how you can help, right? The first and easiest way is to share stuff you see on social media. We have events set up that you can share on Facebook that will help get the word out. Retweet stuff you see on Twitter as well. Second is just as easy and that's simply word of mouth. The profile of the sport is on the rise here and people are looking for ways to get in. Sooner Gooners is a great way. Get the casual fan out for a match day and watch them become a rabid fan pretty quickly.
Alright I'll get off my soapbox. Hahaha…what can be said about the club that hasn't? We're the in-form team in the league. Eight league wins on the trot. We've worked ourselves into a position where we could possibly challenge for the title. We're on the cusp of a possible FA Cup repeat. Even if winning the league isn't realistic, second place is in our hands which would be our best finish in a decade. It's shaping up to be a really solid season for us.
So here we are in the home stretch. It's going to be an exciting run in. We still have a match at Old Trafford and Chelsea will visit the Emirates. As a group let's finish this season strong. It's a great time to get new Gooners to the pubs and grow our numbers. This will give us something to build on over the summer and into the next season. We have some great events coming up this summer as well. We'll be announcing those soon.
Get in you Sooner Gooners!!!
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