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World Cup and Highbury Hero – Arsenal Midfield Dynamo Alan Ball

We travel back in the time machine to the Seventies for this week’s Highbury Hero. One of the finest players of his generation. A world class midfield dynamo. It’s 1966 World Cup Hero Alan Ball. Bally in his pomp at Highbury Bally was perpetual motion, who was a master of one and two touch football. […]

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It is not Tactics, Formations or Players to Blame, it is Poor Mentality and Weak Mindset –

The Watford defeat hurts big time. It doesn’t go away. Three days on and the frustration at missing the opportunity remains and the questions remain unanswered. Why were we not “mentally prepared” as Wenger admitted? How could Watford, with such a poor run coming into the game, be sharper, quicker and more committed? Was the […]

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Player Positional Changes working for The Arsenal – Part 1.

There is never a shortage of items to write about re Arsenal FC. It could be the significance of a last second winner v Burnley; the switch from Plumstead to Highbury and the pain it still causes some fans of THFC; Alex James, Jimmy Logie and  George Eastham; comparing the turnaround skills of Chapman and […]

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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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Arsenal’s Three Captain Fantastics – Part Two!

By Gary Lawrence FRANK McLINTOCK Frank was born in Glasgow and grew up fast living in the Gorbals, where you soon learnt how to look after yourself. He was a talented young player and Leicester City signed him at 17 in 1956. His mother insisted that before she gave her consent for Frank to go […]

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