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David Rocastle – The One that Got Away and the Regret of never actually seeing him Play

Every year, on this day, I have the same feeling of regret. On the day that marks the premature loss of David Rocastle, I feel I missed the chance to watch a unique player and character.I’ve been an Arsenal fan for over twenty years now and I’ve watched so many talented footballers and special characters […]

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Worst Start since 1974/75 and lessons to be learned from an Arsenal Manager who blooded Youth to save his season.

I have been writing for a while now that Arteta might give some of the younger players with a point to prove at Arsenal, a chance in the Premier League. These players are playing with imagination and fluency, admittedly against weaker opposition in the Europa, whilst the experienced stalwarts are stuttering from bad to worse […]

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“He’s a Tony Adams type”- Can Daniel Ballard be our 1st Homegrown Centre Back since Captain Fantastic

The next subject in my series on Arsenal Youth Stars is Daniel Ballard, recently in the news for making his debut for Northern Ireland before taking his first team bow for Arsenal. Whilst born not far from Arsenal’s Colney training facility, in nearby Stevenage, Ballard qualifies for the province via his mother and represented NI […]

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‘He is better at 16 than Jack Wilshere was!’ – Charlie Patino, Arsenal’s next Midfield Superstar

It is not often in the modern era that players burst on to the scene at 16, particularly not at Premier League clubs. That said, Arsenal’s youngest league debutant has come in recent times, when Jack Wilshere, aged 16 years and 256 days, took his bow. It is interesting therefore that the subject of our […]

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Liam, Arsenal and me – A Story never finished, a love undiminished

I wrote this back in February I think, but mainly for myself. I was not ready to publish it or sure if I ever would. Certainly, for the family it was way too soon back then. Now – as we approach the first home match of my first season without my son – seems the […]

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Arsenal’s European finals – An Historical Pedigree that needs improving!

The coming Europa League final will be our seventh European final in total. The previous six have had two wins and four defeats, though we obviously will look to make it three from seven very soon. But what’s the story of our European finals?     For a club of Arsenal’s global size, our European […]

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1977:  Portrait of Liam Brady of Arsenal.  Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK /Allsport

Brady Birthday Tribute – ‘Brady Brady’ Born is the King of Highbury

All aboard the time machine. I’ve set the dial back to 1973 for this week’s Highbury Hero. To the time when an Irish wizard with a left foot like a wand burst onto the scene and became one of the finest players ever to pull on an Arsenal shirt. Worshipped by the Arsenal fans, including […]

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Give me an Arsenal Box to Box Midfielder who can play 223 our of 225 Games!! – Noddy Talbot, Highbury Hero

  The latest Highbury Hero takes us back in the time machine to 1979. When Arsenal signed a player who’d been a part of the Ipswich Town side that broke our hearts at Wembley just eight months previously. It’s The Arsenal’s equivalent of the Duracell bunny that went on forever. It’s Brian “Noddy” Talbot. Noddy […]

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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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The FA Cup's most successful manager

Just why the FA Cup will always be a Major Trophy for Arsenal and me

After two successive FA Cups in 2014 and 2015, Arsene Wenger became the manager who had won the famous old trophy the most. For me this was hugely gratifying after a long period of him deciding to disrespect the world’s oldest football knockout competition. I could just about handle Arsenal using the League Cup to […]

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