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Four Arsenal stars who went from hero to villain…

FRANK STAPLETON (1975-1981) Frank Stapleton was one of the three outstanding Irish talents that came through the youth system and became massive stars for The Arsenal in the 1970’s. The other two being  David O’Leary and Liam Brady. Cultured centre back David O’Leary stayed and played for the Gunners for 18 years and became our […]

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Kos the (former) Boss?

Player power hits Arsenal     The Gunners has been immune, to some degree, from the major player power incidents of other top English clubs. United has the Paul Pogba matter, and Chelsea has had numerous incidents in recent seasons. So it seems – with captain Laurent Koscielny’s refusal to participate in the USA tour […]

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Malcolm warming up before a match

Highbury Hero Supreme, the Swaggering Supermac Malcolm Macdonald

The latest trip down memory lane in the time machine takes us back to the the long hot summer of 1976 when new Arsenal manager Terry Neill smashed the British transfer record paying a third of a million pounds for his marquee signing goal machine Malcolm Macdonald. Supermac a larger than life extrovert was such […]

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Long before Ian Wright Wright Wright there was Alan Alan Sunderland – #HighburyHero

This week’s Highbury Hero takes back down memory lane to the late 1970’s. When a man with a perm earned himself a permanent place in Arsenal’s history, with the last gasp winning goal in the Five Minute Final in 1979. It’s Alan Alan Alan Sunderland. Alan had a fine turn of pace and although was […]

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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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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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Ayresome Park May 6th 1989 – Unlikey Hero Martyn Hayes keeping Arsenal’s Title Hopes Alive

Welcome back to my weekly fix of nostalgia which looks at significant goals in Arsenal’s history.  You can scour through my column for my previous pieces. For us younger fans, 1989 is known for Anfield’89.  I’m sure most of us have seen the highlights of that game numerous times.  Most of us are also aware […]

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