Also, as an amateur footballer..

..I’m recovering from “professional” knee injuries since 2016, progressing well and now aiming to return to pitch in near future.

Fun fact 1: When people ask me to repeat my name in a phone call I always say “Fan, F-A-N, as in ‘football fan’ “. Yet in most cases they still think it is Sam.

Fun fact 2: my favourite club Arsenal and my hometown club Beijing Guo-An(国安) have so much in common:

  • Both won quite a few domestic cup titles, not so many league titles, and none continental cup..
  • Both from capital cities and owns the best football stadium with no doubt.
  • Both rank 1st in the league table alphabetically.
  • Arsenal in English can also mean “a place where weapons and military equipments are stored”, whereas Guoan(国安) in Chinese can also mean the Ministry of State Security. Same!
  • Last time I checked they both ranked 4th place in the league table…

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