Arsenal Football Programme Collectors Handbook
The latest instalment in Leonard Evans’ series of Arsenal Football Programme Collectors Handbooks covers home and away reserve and youth team matches between 1980 and 2020.
Why did Tottenham poll so few votes in 1919?
If you’re not already aware, following the end of World War One the members of the Football League decided to increase the size of both the First Division and Second Division by two teams. At a meeting held on 10 March 1919, Chelsea were unanimously elected back into the top flight as it was felt that they had been unjustly relegated due to an incident of match fixing between Liverpool and Manchester United players.
The 600th player in the first team, this popular reserve spent seven years at Arsenal before moving to Crystal Palace and then a number of coaching roles.
A record scoring youth team player who went on to appear for Hereford in one of the most famous FA Cup giant-killing games of all time.
A regular at youth and reserve team level during his six years at Highbury.
A short-lived youth player at Arsenal he found his level at the top of the non-league game.
The 728th first team player, Reyes was an Arsenal Invincible who, after leaving, picked up an amazing array of winners’ medals.
The 414th player to appear in the first team, Alan was a short term post-war winger whose early career was blighted by the Second World War.
A quality winger, who was the 481st first team player, he made over 150 appearances for the Gunners, and then post-playing he was a great business manager for Yeovil.
Having been sent a press copy of Darren’s book, I sat down to enjoy it with a cup of tea.