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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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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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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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Being part of the Arsenal Family – Reflections on the family I chose

  “…So please, be tolerant of those who describe a sporting moment as their best ever. We do not lack imagination, nor have we had sad and barren lives; it is just that real life is paler, duller, and contains less potential for unexpected delirium.” (Hornby, Fever Pitch) Years later when I am asked what […]

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