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The captain, manager and match winner show off the Cup-Winners’ Cup to the Arsenal fans

Part 3; George Graham, The Manager, the Later Years

PART THREE: GEORGE THE MANAGER THE LATER YEARS     If you missed Part 2 you can read that first here. In 1991-92, George was expecting his side to reach at least the semi-finals of the European Cup. George was really looking forward to putting his wits against some of the top continental coaches. Nevertheless, […]

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A Gooner’s Top 5 Memories of White Hart Lane

I cannot let this day pass without writing about Shite Hart Lane, before the glorious sight of the bulldozers moving in to demolish it after Spurs final game there this afternoon. Fair to say it has provided me with so many fantastic moments over the years from my very first away game in 1968, when […]

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Paul Davis: the Highbury Hero with the perfect left hook

This week’s Highbury Hero was a cultured midfielder. Who graced the Highbury pitch for 16 seasons. He also played a part in every one of George Graham’s trophy winning sides. Some of his team mates at Arsenal, such as Tony Adams, Ian Wright, Rocky Rocastle and Paul Merson may have been more high profile. But […]

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15 Years, 15 FanTributes – David ‘Rocky’ Rocastle an Arsenal Legend Remembered

If you are an Arsenal fan born in the mid-1960s – as I was – you were probably a tad late to truly latch onto a favourite player in the 1971 Double winning side. Although for obvious reasons I have latched onto Geordie Armstrong. There is something about the combination of flair with a work […]

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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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Do we have the guts - Giroud does

Arsenal – ‘Great Pretenders’ or genuine ‘Title Contenders’ – Do we have the ‘Guts?’

Steven Howard in today’s Sun continues with his critical note about our prospects to win the Title. He calls us “The Great Pretenders”. It makes for a good headline but in fairness to him he makes a point that is on the minds of all of us. Have we got the inner strength? Can we […]

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The Injustice of the NO CAPs Gunners as Lingard get the England call

ARSENAL’s NO CAP WONDERS Well the North London derby is done and dusted and we’re deep into yet another Interlull, so I thought this would be as good a time as any to talk about six Arsenal players who were criminally overlooked by England. There are some awful players that have been capped for England. […]

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The invisible stalwarts: Arsenal’s most underrated

There are many players who have graced the hallowed turf at both the Emirates and Highbury, who have never truly received the praise that they deserve. Industrious, tireless and with a never-say-die attitude; these players would rarely make the headlines but would always be one of the integral members of the squad. The likes of […]

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