Here at FAwL, we provide a platform for writers from all over the world to share their passion for Vitesse with a rapidly expanding audience of devoted readers. Our four writers share 4,300 miles between them from one end to the other and our worldwide exposure is astounding.
From Arnhem with Love has, so far, been enjoyed in 134 countries (Almost 70% of all the countries in the world) around the world so, from Colombia to the Cayman Islands, Aruba to Bangladesh, Puerto Rico to the Philippines.
“But just who are the four Vitesse supporters making the magic happen?”, I hear you ask.
Look no further, as we introduce you to our fantastic team.
Ram Srinivas (@rramesss)
Ram Srinivas is an 18-year-old Computer Science and Engineering student currently based in Bangalore, India. He began to follow football (and supporting Chelsea) after one fine day in 2007, after watching the Blues trump Manchester United via a Michael Ballack penalty. Growing fond of the youth players Chelsea had in store at the time, such as Patrick van Aanholt, Joshua McEachran and Gael Kakuta to name a few, he began following Vitesse Arnhem in 2012 to keep track of his favourite, van Aanholt, in particular. Gradually, he grew extremely fond of Vitesse Arnhem and the love for football that the club and its fans represent, and has never looked back since.
Ram is a huge music enthusiast and loves playing the bass guitar, making and listening to music. He is also a keen reader, and has always wanted to write or contribute in some journalistic capacity. Also being passionate about following and playing football, the opportunity to write for From Arnhem with Love and subsequently Chelsea blog, We Ain’t Got No History, was simply the best of both worlds. Ram loves what he does!
You can read Ram’s articles here.
Jordan McNamee (@)
Jordan is a 20-year-old Project Management Business Trainee for BAE Systems, one of the world’s leading defence companies, where he has worked for a little over 2 years. Alongside this, he attends Lancaster University once a week with the aim of achieving a Bachelor’s degree in Project Management.
Jordan has been passionate about football from a young age and has been a Season Ticket Holder at Manchester United since the 2004/2005 season. He attends every United home game and some away games (It’s pretty hard getting tickets). Jordan is also a keen follower of the United States Men’s National Team and make every effort possible to travel to their matches; over the past year he’s seen them play in Jacksonville, Boston, London, Dublin, Prague, Amsterdam, Cologne, Aarhus and Zurich.
Vitesse have held a special place in Jordan’s heart for the last 4 or so seasons, the Alexander Büttner transfer to United really affirming this. After made the trip to Arnhem to watch the Eredivisie game vs PEC Zwolle in March 2013, it’s probably fair to say that he’s eagerly anticipating his return. He has also watched Vitesse play in England last summer, in their pre-season game against Bolton Wanderers at the Macron Stadium.
Jordan is the newest member to the ‘From Arnhem With Love’ team and we hope you all enjoy reading his articles.
You can read Jordan’s articles here.
Lars van Maanen (@VitesseCFC)
Lars is an 18-year-old college student. He was born and raised in Arnhem and has been supporting Vitesse all his life. He got his first season ticket when he was six years old and has never missed a season until now. He used to watch the Vitesse matches with his family, but has now bought a season ticket on a different spot in the stadium where he will sit with friends.
He started tweeting about Vitesse for a Dutch site (which stopped after just two months) in August 2013 and has continued doing that during the years. At first he tweeted in Dutch, but since December 2013 he switched to English as he had quite some Chelsea fans following him. Lars is also a Chelsea fan since summer 2010,when he visited Stamford Bridge. The partnership between both clubs has developed during the years and that’s where his Twitter account is mainly focused on.
You can read Lars’ articles here
Cian Woulfe (@cian_woulfe)
Cian is a 19-year-old student, studying Sport Journalism at Southampton Solent University. Born in Essex, near London, Cian is a devout Chelsea supporter and has been since the age of seven, but refuses to be called a ‘glory hunter’, due to his love of Frank Lampard leading to the initial infatuation with the Blues – not the club’s coincidental back-to-back title win!
Naturally, he, like others, sat up and took notice of the partnership with Vitesse that began to blossom from around 2010. It wasn’t until the summer of 2014, however, that he really followed up on his interest, writing exclusively about the Eredivisie for a website called “Futbol-Analysis”.
Unfortunately, that website is no longer active, but in 2015, Cian decided he should start up the first ever English-speaking Vitesse fan site, to provide news and opinions about the club for an increasingly-interested English audience.
Despite only being in its infancy still, it has taken off incredibly well, as shown by the map at the top of the page and it will continue to grow.
So, from all of us here at FAwL, once again, we sincerely hope you enjoy your time on this site.
You can read Cian’s articles here.