Launched in September 2008, The Gunning Hawk grew at an incredible pace as it became a favourite amongst Arsenal fans who want to be updated on a daily basis with what is going on with the Club, the players and the team. The objective of the blog has always been to deliver the opinion of its authors regarding latest Arsenal news in an objective and professional way, making sure not to use capitalised or misleading headlines that don’t really say what the article is about.
Our promise, to you, as a loyal reader, is to strictly keep it to Arsenal football: no jokes, no sexy ladies and no unnecessary material will ever be published just for the sake of publishing something or making hits. If however, this is what makes your day, we are sure you’ll find plenty of places that can satisfy your needs.
Featured on Eleanor Oldroyd’s BBC blog, Arsenal.com’s Media Watch and Talking Heads and networks/aggregators such as Google News, NewsNow.co.uk, GoonerNews.com, ArsenalNews.net, Arsenaldailynews.com and ArsenalNews.co.uk and often linked in message boards such as BBC’s 606, the work of the team does not go unnoticed and in fact, in early 2009, we were asked to join The Fifth Medium after our blog stood out from the rest. Our space on their website can be found here.
On August 2009, we were selected as the best independent Arsenal blog by World Sports Network and another award was assigned on January 2010, as we placed third in A Different League’s Top 10 Arsenal Blog Awards.
For every Arsenal match, you will find seven standard posts, all of which became incredibly popular with our readers.
On the day before the match(sometimes on matchday), Chris will publish the match preview and his favourite line-up. On match day, Renzo will make sure to help all those who cannot watch the game by providing streaming links just before kick-off and Chris will make sure to publish the team line-ups and open the chat room for all those who want the company of fellow Gooners during the game.
When the game is over, a full time report including the popular player ratings is available and a couple of hours after that, match video highlights and a poll are published. Finally, on the day after the game, Chris and the rest of the team will provide their day-after thoughts, pin-pointing what went right, what went wrong and what comes next.
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In January 2009, we launched the “By Our Readers” section, which allows any Arsenal fan to write her/his own articles and have them published on TGH. For a full explanation of the section and how to become a collaborator, please read this page.
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- Our members are not journalists. All opinions and views posted in the blog are just personal comments by Arsenal fans, which by the way, are never direct attacks to Arsenal players, coach or staff.
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