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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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Trust Mikel and Edu, the new Custodians, to sell what it means ‘To Play for The Arsenal’

Surely, even in modern football, it can be about tradition, history, previous glory and a desire to return to those times. Can’t it? Please tell me it can, or the game truly has gone to hell in a hand cart, as the old saying goes. Now is such a time for the new dynamic duo […]

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A young fresh faced Pat Rice

Arsenal for life: local lad and Highbury Legend – the one and only Pat Rice

It’s back once again to the swinging sixties in the time machine for the latest Highbury Hero. In December 1964 a young local lad signed Schoolboy forms to join The Arsenal. Never has a player been so determined, so driven and worked so hard at his game to reach the standard to be an Arsenal […]

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The Invisibles, Henry and Ozil

The Invisibles, Henry and Ozil  On Sunday, it was one of the most emotional days in the history of Arsenal football club, as the club and its fans bid Arsene Wenger Adieu at The Emirates. Fans and players alike were given an opportunity to pay respect, saying thank you for all the great man has […]

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Wenger is not the problem – Modern Football is. He deserves more Respect.

By Guest Writer Arse Or Brain The debate rages on: the following article is a well-thought out response in the comments section of a Gunners Town article by Nick Birch posted earlier, that suggests the following: It would be better to fix the thing that is breaking the team, than trying to fix the team […]

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“Magnificent” Two-term Highbury Hero John Lukic

For the latest Highbury Hero I’m setting the time machine’s dial back to 1983 when Terry Neill bought a goalkeeper to understudy and eventually replace the great Pat Jennings. He is also part of a very select group of just four players who’ve played top flight football in four different decades. The other players being […]

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The Tollington Crew having a bit of a do

The Tollington Crew do the Arsenal Foundation Community Ball – Rogues Gallery

The Arsenal Foundation’s ‘A Night To Inspire’ Raises Record Fundraising Total The Arsenal Foundation’s flagship annual fundraiser, A Night To Inspire, hosted by comedian and Arsenal fan, Matt Lucas raised an incredible record total of £464,841 at Emirates Stadium tonight (Thursday 18 May). Thanks to the generosity of the Arsenal first-team, manager, Arsène Wenger and […]

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