Raffle, Craig Murray, Xmas Party tickets and Newcastle vs Liverpool @ The Rocket!

Last updated : 22 November 2007 By Ben Dimech

Okay, not literally. Now that the miss-a-pass-tastic drudgery of international football is firmly behind us like an overweight panto villain, it's time for the real stuff and what better way to feed our appetites than by hosting a managerless Wigan? It'll be interesting to see if the boss gives Robin, Theo, Diarra and Diaby starts as Gilberto comes back from Brasil and we nurse our injured troopers. Also, will a certain suspended Francesc Fábregas Soler be gorging himself on Krispy Kreme doughnuts while blaring out Aphex Twin in the players' car park? We shall have to sit tight and see.

So what's happening at The Rocket then? Well we're raffling stuff including the Toffs replica Anfield '89 shirt signed by the two goal scorers Messrs Smith and Thomas plus many more prizes to be confirmed. The draw will be made at the Spurs match and monies go to charity! We'll also turn our sights to the big screen to see Fat Sam's Newcastle try to outhoof Liverpool. You'd have to go as far back as 1996 to watch an interesting meeting between these two teams but…fingers crossed we'll see the ball in play for longer than 20 minutes.

In keeping with our recent coverage on Arsenal share activity, we're delighted to be able to host the political activist and former ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray. Mr Murray will be fielding any questions you may have about Alisher Usmanov as well as giving us his candid insight into Arsenal's second-highest shareholder.

The second north London derby of the season is not too far away now! Sat 22nd December will also be the second time this season we'll see Juande Ramos at our place and I'll certainly hope for a repeat scoreline of 3-0! We'll be hosting our REDaction Christmas Party at The Rocket and those who have been to previous ones will know we'll have loads on! Ex-players, four live acts, DJs, a f*cking tough Arsenal quiz, exclusive raffle and auction items as well as the usual drinks promos and big screen entertainment. Party tickets are just £5 and donations will be made to Treehouse and Willow.

Victory Through Harmony.

The Rocket is open every weekend home match. At present, it will not be available for weekday matches. The address is 166-220 Holloway Rd, N7 8DB (opposite Paddy Power and five mins walk from the ground). Please be aware that some of the vocal performances at The Rocket are of an adult nature so parental discretion is advised. Feel free to contact The Rocket directly on 020-7133-2291 for venue information.

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