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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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Arsenal’s Master Game Reader – Highbury Hero Bob McNab

We’re going all the way back to the swinging sixties for our next trip down memory lane, when The Arsenal bought one of the shrewdest full backs ever to have graced the game. It’s our 1971 Double winning left back Bob McNab. Bob was a superb left back for Arsenal. Maybe not lightning quick but […]

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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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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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