Survey Female Football Fans – Polls

Thank you for all the responses regarding yesterday’s article (HERE), keep them coming!

We’ve created two polls, for women.

Please take some time out of your schedule and tell me your story as a female football fan.
All information is in the post below or click HERE.
Read it and please share it with women you know, on facebook, twitter, wherever.

Twitter: @EvaMcL3
Or leave a comment below.


Calling all female football fans!

There are a lot of female football fans and luckily a lot of them attend games of their favourite teams. Thankfully most of them thoroughly enjoy attending these games, but unfortunately some of them have a negative experience and refuse to attend another game ever again.

As a female football fan myself, I found it difficult to just listen to these (negative) stories and not do anything with it. I personally love going to football games, my favourite ones being Arsenal (away) games. I’ve been lucky enough to attend other big games such as the 2012 Champions League final in Munich and I also travelled to Poland and the Ukraine for Euro2012. I’ve had some negative experiences, but 99% of the time the men and women I meet at games are polite, respectful, friendly and a lot of fun. Better yet, most are happy to see women attending games (for a variety of reasons I’m sure).

I find it extremely difficult to not punch a guy in the face when he blatantly accuses me of watching football for the hot guys and then dares to ask me to explain the offside rule (side note: ladies, punching might help to get rid of your frustration, but the best way to shut them up is by throwing in stats&facts and ask them to explain it in ‘normal English’, works really well if you want a good laugh).
As the granddaughter of an extremely proud Arsenal fan, with mostly sons and grandsons, I was raised with football and football fans all around me -and rugby&MMA, which is a completely different story. Though my father doesn’t like football, anymore, my mother has always been a football fan and proud volunteer at a local club. My gramps always encouraged me to play football, he made me read the game and feel comfortable with the ball, he helped me to understand the game from a very early age, he taught me how to analyse games, think of tactics and possible lineups and he taught me everything his (grand)parents taught him about Arsenal and the club’s history.
So you may understand that, besides my love for Arsenal, I love the game, have a passion for both the game and the club and how annoying it is when certain people keep telling me that I can’t understand because, get ready for this, I’m a woman. My passion for and knowledge of the game has been questioned so many times that I lost count and I keep having to defend myself, simply because I was born as a girl -which isn’t exactly something I can change.

I thought the best way to figure out how the majority of women see this, is to ask them about their experiences.

So if you’re a woman who loves football and attends football games, tell me your story. What is your favourite memory, your worst experience? Should something change within the football world or do you think it’s fine the way it is? Are the football clubs responsible, are fans responsible or is someone/something else responsible? Is there enough room and space for women, or are men still calling the shots, and should this change? What about women working in football, we all know Chelsea doc Eva Carneiro is basically a sex object to most male football fans and therefore accepted, whereas Premier League official Sian Massey gets abuse left, right and centre, should there be more women in top flight football? How many times has someone told you that you only watch football for the hot guys? Do people take you seriously when you discuss football?
You don’t have to answer all of these questions -you can if you want to- I just want to hear your side of the story.

Twitter: @EvaMcL3
Or leave a comment under this post.

OhToBeAGooner(ette): Info on ITK Post and ITK Polls.


I promised to upload some extra information regarding the post I’m working on…

The post is about ITKs, people who claim to be “In The Know”.

Over the last few weeks/months I’ve been keeping track of Arsenal rumours and those screaming them the loudest on everyone’s favourite social media website, Twitter. I carefully wrote down names, tweets, more names, prices and made a lot of screencaptures to use later on.

I personally think that someone should’ve done this earlier, because these people are annoying and ruin the transfer window for me.

What can you do to help?

1. If you have any screencaptures of an ITK tweeting about an Arsenal signing being “done”, “transfer fee has been agreed”, “completed his medical”, “will be revealed soon” etc. let me know!

2. If you know someone who has tweeted a lot of screencaps that meet 1.’s requirements, let me know!

3. If you want to have your say on ITKs or one ITK, let me know!

4. Share this post wherever you can, let’s make it a group effort.

How do you let me know?
Twitter: @EvaMcL3

I will give credit to everyone who helped out. However, I will ask you if you want me to post your name, if you want to stay anonymous, that’s okay too.

Thank you so much for reading this in the first place, and a special thank you to everyone who’s already worked hard to help out.

One more thing. Could you answer these three polls?

Love, Eva



No blog posts this week since I’m on holiday. There will be a Week in Review next Tuesday, and everything will be back to normal then.

We will be posting new videos and collages everyday, just to keep you entertained.

GoonerGolazo will post his Sunday blog this Sunday.

Love, Eva


Welcome GoonerGolazo!

Very happy and excited to let everyone know Ree (@GoonerGolazo) will have a weekly post on Oh To Be A Gooner(ette). Ree will be taking on Sunday’s post. Welcome on board!

Read his first two posts on Oh To Be A Gooner(ette):
Wayne Gooney
Arsène Wenger



Diary of a Gooner: Saturday and Sunday – Emirates Cup 2013 – August 3rd and 4th, 2013

As explained yesterday Eva’s not able to write anything at the moment. She’s rather ill and resting. She’s asked me to write what has been confirmed through the official Arsenal website.

Saturday – August 3rd, 2013

The Arsenal Ladies won their FA WSL game versus Liverpool Ladies with 3-0. Jordan Nobbs (x2) and Alex Scott secured the win for the Arsenal Ladies.
Arsenal XI lost 7-0 in their game versus Luton Town.
On August 3rd 1999, Arsenal FC signed Thierry Henry.

Emirates Cup:

The Arsenal team: Fabianski – Jenkinson – Koscielny – Mertesacker – Gibbs – Ramsey – Wilshere – Rosicky – Gnabry – Podolski – Giroud.
The Arsenal substitutes: Martinez – Sagna – Miquel – Arteta – Zelalem – Oxlade-Chamberlain – Walcott – Akpom.
Halftime score: Arsenal 0-2 Napoli.
Fulltime score: Arsenal 2-2 Napoli.

Sunday – August 4th, 2013

Emirates Cup

The Arsenal team: Szczesny – Jenkinson – Sagna – Mertesacker – Gibbs – Arteta- Ramsey – Oxlade-Chamberlain – Cazorla – Walcott – Sanogo.
The Arsenal substitutes: Martinez – Miquel – Koscielny – Zelalem – Podolski – Giroud – Akpom.
Galatasaray team news: Former Arsenal player Emmanuel Eboue appointed as captain.
Halftime score: Arsenal 1-0 Galatasaray,
Fulltime score: Arsenal 1-2 Galatasaray.

Eva will be back tomorrow.


No blog from me tonight…

Due to personal and medical issues there won’t be a blog from me tonight. I’m terribly sorry, I’m just not able to write a blog at the moment. One or two Gooners might write something down later tonight/early tomorrow though.

If you fancy to help out/write something on the blog, could be today, or later this year, feel free to contact me on twitter (@EvaMcL3) or email ( – xx


Collages, new layout and thank you.

As most of you know, I love making collages, I’ve decided to put them on Oh To Be A Goonerette as well. Have a look HERE. Of course there’s also the Media page, created to make you feel better. Check that out HERE.

Oh To Be A Goonerette’s layout has changed a bit as well. Let me know what you think. Feedback is always appreciated!

A massive thank you to everyone who’s supported this blog so far. Special thanks goes to @iamjoeking, @RyanSparkes and @AFCSportsBlog for their help, support, feedback, proofreading and editing. Couldn’t have done it without you, thanks guys!