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30 Years On this Midfield Hardman and Playmaker would walk into Arsenal’s Midfield

So it is back to the 1980’s for this week’s trip down memory lane to revisit a player whose time with The Arsenal was all too brief. It was said at the time that when he played well Arsenal played well. It is our highly combative midfield playmaker Steve Williams.   Willow could control the […]

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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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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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From Shattering Disappointment to Arsenal Fan Power Dismissing Manager – The Terry Neill Years 1979-83 Part 2

I left you will Terry’s first tastes of glory and Arsenal’s first in 8 years in Part 1 and the story continues…… 1979-80 remains for me the most heart-breaking season Arsenal have ever had. A season that promised so much, yet we ended up with nothing. A gruelling marathon of a season where we played no […]

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From Despair to Glory and back to again – The Terry Neill Years 1976-79 – Part 1

With the interlull upon us, I thought now was as good a time as any to take another trip down memory lane. Following on from The Rise and Fall of Bertie Mee I thought I’d talk to you about The Terry Neill Years. So without further ado here we go. It was the long, hot, […]

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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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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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Arsene Wenger Leaving Arsenal Football Club Part 2 – Dealing with the change!

Welcome back to my 2-part series of posts on dealing with change as a fan.  I suggest you read the first part here for some background. George Graham’s Era to the Fans & the Wenger Parallel George Graham won 6 trophies with Arsenal – 2 league titles, 2 League Cups, 1 FA Cup, 1 European […]

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