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A Fan’s Firsthand View of Arsenal’s 70/71 Historic Double – Part 2

The cold snap over Christmas continued into the New Year and Arsenal’s FA Cup third round tie against non-league giant killers Yeovil Town was postponed due to a frozen pitch. Many a big club had come unstuck on their infamous sloping pitch and the non-league side were angry and upset about the referee calling off […]

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A Legend was born

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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The Hero Who Strode From Gillespie To Anfield Road

All aboard the time machine. This week’s trip down memory lane takes us back to the start of the seventies to revisit a Highbury Hero who went on to re-invent himself as one of the most decorated midfielders of all time. But Gunners fans of a certain age will remember him as one half of […]

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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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The moment Ray Kennedy secured his place in Arsenal legend!

We won the League at White Hart Lane – 45 Years Ago today

45 Year ago today Arsenal won the league at the home of their arch North London rivals Tottenham. In a superb article originally posted on our sister site 1ND2OU in November 2012 Gary Lawrence relives the day…… The year was 1971 The Beatles had recently officially split up, decimalisation had arrived, Ali was getting it […]

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Learn from Bertie Mee

The Rise and Fall of Bertie Mee Part 2 – ‘The Fall’

The Fall The first major error in the decline of Arsenal under Bertie Mee started the very next season. Losing Don Howe to WBA was a hammer blow for the manager and his players. I felt Arsenal should have done more to keep Don at the club and could have maybe made him joint manager […]

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The Rise and Fall of Bertie Mee – Part 1 The Rise!

The Rise The 1965-66 season had been a bleak one for The Arsenal. Dumped out the FA Cup in the 3rd round by Blackburn Rovers 3-0 at Ewood Park. Finishing 14th in the League and playing in front of a pitiful 4,554 in our final home game against Leeds United. The fans had voted with […]

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