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Peter an Arsenal warrior

Arsenal’s Greatest Enforcer or just another tall ‘Storey’?

My Highbury Hero this week is another legend from the 1971 Double team. Arsenal’s famous enforcer Peter Storey; the man who kept Arsenal’s Double dream alive by scoring a last minute penalty, against the World’s number one goalkeeper Gordon Banks.   Storey had a reputation as a hatchet man. There is no doubt he was […]

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149 Undefeated – A ‘Raddy’ Good Centre Forward

This week’s Highbury Hero features an integral member of the legendary 1971 Double side. As Bob Wilson put it so eloquently; “The 1971 Double side was like a jigsaw with all the pieces fitting together perfectly”. John Radford or Raddy, as he was affectionately known, was a big piece of that jigsaw. John Radford was […]

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JON SAMMELS (1962-63 to 1970-71)

“Sammels, Sammels, I’d walk a million miles for one of your goals Jon Sammels” – Highbury Heroes

As this is the first in a series of Highbury Heroes. I’ve decided to start where it all started for me watching The Arsenal back in the 1960s and an early favourite of mine Jon Sammels. Jon came from Suffolk, near Ipswich and joined Arsenal in 1961. He was an outstanding young prospect and it […]

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If the Best Pundit Neville can’t succeed why listen to those criticizing Wenger who have not tried management or failed at it

No question it is a difficult time to be an Arsenal supporter. Things are not easy. There are a number of problems. We are under-achieving. This was to be our year. We were settled – funds at our disposal, just signed a top keeper and the season beckoned. But we have fallen short. Premature to […]

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A double v Man City 45 Years ago in 5th Round

Is Alexis our 2016 Charlie George? – Echoes of 71 as 5th Round FA Cup Victory the catalyst for Double Glory

Supporting Arsenal is a lifetime commitment. We never switch off. There are highs and lows and sometimes summer sports intervene but come July we are scanning the internet for news of possible new arrivals and arrangements for early season fixtures. Today is the 45th anniversary of Charlie George’s two goals to beat Manchester City at […]

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Learn from Bertie Mee

The Rise and Fall of Bertie Mee Part 2 – ‘The Fall’

The Fall The first major error in the decline of Arsenal under Bertie Mee started the very next season. Losing Don Howe to WBA was a hammer blow for the manager and his players. I felt Arsenal should have done more to keep Don at the club and could have maybe made him joint manager […]

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Mee historic Double 71

The Rise and Fall of Bertie Mee – Part 1 The Rise!

The Rise The 1965-66 season had been a bleak one for The Arsenal. Dumped out the FA Cup in the 3rd round by Blackburn Rovers 3-0 at Ewood Park. Finishing 14th in the League and playing in front of a pitiful 4,554 in our final home game against Leeds United. The fans had voted with […]

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Current Squad Improving?

Arsenal History proves squads can improve and win without signings – 71 and 02 Double Winners?

Post transfer-window, one of the arguments I saw posed by fans was that the current squad cannot win the league because the current squad hasn’t been able to do so for the last two seasons. On paper, that makes sense.  How can the same group of players, who have failed to put up a challenge […]

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Forever in our shadow

Arsenal are a larger club than Tottenham: this shouldn’t even be a debate

For a couple of years now I’ve tried to grasp the concept of Arsenal and Tottenham hating each other on all levels: from fans to the board. I do realise that emotions are irrational. You hate someone just because you hate someone. Full stop. And yet, and yet… Surely fans aren’t born with this. It’s […]

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My Top 10 Worst moments as a Gooner – Not all Highbury Highs under North London Skies

Delighted to welcome back our good friend @garythegooner56 with a superb guest post We are now deep into the close season and social media is in full swing relentlessly churning out bullshit rumours linking The Arsenal with player after player. I don’t know about you but I’m fed up with reading about it. So I […]

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