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A Fan’s Firsthand View of Arsenal’s 70/71 Historic Double – The Finale

The season was reaching its climax with Arsenal on 61 points from 39 matches and Leeds on 60 points from 40 games. The stakes were sky high as Arsenal travelled to Yorkshire to meet their title rivals knowing that a victory at Elland Road would win us the title for the first time since 1953. […]

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A Fan’s Firsthand View of Arsenal’s 70/71 Historic Double – Part 2

The cold snap over Christmas continued into the New Year and Arsenal’s FA Cup third round tie against non-league giant killers Yeovil Town was postponed due to a frozen pitch. Many a big club had come unstuck on their infamous sloping pitch and the non-league side were angry and upset about the referee calling off […]

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A Fan’s Firsthand View of Arsenal’s 70/71 Historic Double – Part 1

Everyone at Highbury and all the fans including me were looking forward to the new season with great excitement and expectation after the team’s success in the Fairs Cup. However Arsenal couldn’t have had a tougher start to the 1970-71 season. Away to the Champions Everton at a raucous Goodison Park. The Gunners were one […]

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A Fan’s Firsthand View of Arsenal’s 70/71 Historic Double – The Prelude

This week marks the 50th anniversary of The Arsenal winning their first ever historic Double. I’m 64 years old and back then as a 14 year old living in South Woodford recently moved from Hackney. I used listen to The Beatles singing “When I’m Sixty Four” and couldn’t imagine being that age as that seemed […]

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Love Arsenal Hate Kroenke

We’ve won the battle but not the war – we cannot let up until we get #KroenkeOut

That was the most dramatic 48 hours in football. Fortunately the European Super League has been stopped in it’s tracks. The six billionaire owners overplayed their hand completely underestimating the reaction from the media, the government the future King of this country and most of all the fans. I felt so proud when I saw […]

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Four Arsenal stars who went from hero to villain…

FRANK STAPLETON (1975-1981) Frank Stapleton was one of the three outstanding Irish talents that came through the youth system and became massive stars for The Arsenal in the 1970’s. The other two being  David O’Leary and Liam Brady. Cultured centre back David O’Leary stayed and played for the Gunners for 18 years and became our […]

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Don’t let the Billionaires destroy our game with their European Super League!

I’ve written on this subject on a number of occasions. However I feel so strongly about this I phoned the club to tell them exactly how I felt about the prospect of a European Super League (ESL) and all that entails. I know that call means nothing to Arsenal Football Club and I was only […]

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A 9/10 Transfer Window as Arsenal strengthens – but two players still to be culled from squad sheet. (Who?) The transfer window has shut and all things considered it’s been a very good one for The Arsenal. Had the Gunners also managed to sign Aouar and move on two or three other players deemed surplus to requirements it would have been a 10/10 window. But I’m going to give them a 9/10. When […]

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Good old Arsenal, bad old FA!- Are they making the Magic of the FA Cup disappear?

When I was a kid growing up in the 1960’s and 70’s it’s hard to imagine now for the younger generation but the FA Cup meant everything. Every Monday lunchtime that the FA Cup draw was taking place we’d be glued to the radio listening to hear our teams’ fate. Every FA Cup tie was […]

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It’s time for action against KSE

It wasn’t long ago that fans were saying we can still make the top four. However we are playing badly enough to become embroiled in a relegation battle with nine games without a league victory. The Gunners are hovering just five points above the bottom three and I cannot see where the next win is […]

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