Gooner or Gunner?
June 4, 2010
This has been one of my internet, blog world, pet hates for a while.
So now, with all this “Joe Cole is a Gooner” or “Joey the Gooner” baloney over the blog world, it’s time to set something straight.
I totally respect all the newcomers to the World of Arsenal FC, the internet has done wonders for our following across the globe.
There is however a fundamental screw-up that many make.
A “Gooner” is a fan of Arsenal Football Club.
A “Gunner” is a footballer who plays for Arsenal Football Club.
Far too often I read the two terms mixed up and used incorrectly.
Of course, a Gooner can be a Gunner, Ian Wright is a good example, TH14 glowingly calls himself a Gooner, to this day.
Apologies for what may be seen as slightly pedantic tendencies, but this educational post just had to be written.
There is a difference in the two terms, and they need to be used correctly.
Even our Queen has admitted to being a “Gooner”, but certainly not a “Gunner”.