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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 – 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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Worst Start since 1974/75 and lessons to be learned from an Arsenal Manager who blooded Youth to save his season.

I have been writing for a while now that Arteta might give some of the younger players with a point to prove at Arsenal, a chance in the Premier League. These players are playing with imagination and fluency, admittedly against weaker opposition in the Europa, whilst the experienced stalwarts are stuttering from bad to worse […]

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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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Highbury Hero: Arsenal’s Suave 007 “Stroller” George Graham

It’s time to take the dust cover off the time machine and transport us back in time to the swinging sixties. When one of Bertie Mee’s earliest signings arrived at Highbury in September 1966, he came as a striker from Chelsea but ended up as a stylish midfielder at The Arsenal. It’s the man nicknamed […]

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No Excuses left Wenger – You are killing my club and my passion for it. Please leave

It is nothing-personal Arsene. I will always appreciate everything you have achieved for Arsenal Football Club, which is considerable, winning more trophies than any previous Arsenal manager has done. Nevertheless, it really is time you handed over the reins to somebody else. It sounds like Arsene Wenger in no mood to relinquish his job next […]

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Arsenal’s Youngest Captain – Too Much too Young for Eddie Kelly

This week’s trip down memory lane takes us back to the 1970’s, when a young Glaswegian was making his mark at The Arsenal. He wasn’t one of the first names that fans would mention when talking about the 1971 Double squad. Nevertheless, Eddie scored two of the most important goals in the history of Arsenal […]

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Geordie in a classic Arsenal away kit

The Greatest English Player Never to play for England – Highbury Hero Geordie Armstrong

Quite a long back trip in the time machine to revisit this week’s Highbury Hero, it’s back to 1961, when Arsenal signed a talented young kid from the North East of England, who went on to become a huge Arsenal Legend. Though small in stature he was a massive part of Arsenal’s 1971 Double side […]

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David with Tony Adams Wembley 1987

“Dedicated to Arsenal Football Club – I owe them everything.”

. We are going back to the seventies for this week’s Highbury Hero, to look back on a player who had an Arsenal career of remarkable longevity, playing under four different Arsenal managers from Double winning Bertie Mee, through the Terry Neill and Don Howe period and beyond, well into the George Graham reign. Nobody […]

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The Gentleman of ‘ The Arsenal’ – Bob Wilson, 75 Not Out!

For this week’s Highbury Hero we’re travelling back in the time machine to the swinging sixties. To remember the bravest goalkeeper I’ve ever seen. Arsenal’s Double winning goalkeeper Bob Wilson. Although Bob was an excellent all round sportsman and a very good keeper, athletic with great agility, he was a little bit raw when he […]

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