Our classic match report for the Manchester United programme is the one that kicked off a rivalry that lasted the best part of two decades and would see a number of controversial incidents. Again, we’ve included a copy of the programme, in which you can read about the plans to develop the Clock End.

To read the whole programme, click on the cover

To read the whole programme, click on the cover

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We’ve been asked a number of times for a list of Arsenal’s captains. The club has Mikel Arteta as the 46th permanent captain. However, we have 60 and the list is not 100% complete.  During the season prior to professsionalism and the season after it was embraced by the club the captain was set on a monthly basis so there were as many as six captains in a season! The local press regularly made jokes about being unable to keep up with who was the chosen captain at any given point.

Our list shows the players that we can verify were captain and what season’s they captained the team. There are also notes where the captain changed during the season (1955-56 being particularly dynamic). Read More →

Our classic match for this game is described by many who were there as their most memorable Arsenal game ever. It was certainly a rollercoaster of emotions with Arsenal having been three goals down at one point in the tie (in contrast to yesterday when the team were three goals up!) and facing defeat at the final hurdle for the third season in a row. But…

The programme for that historic night Click on the cover to read the whole programme

The programme for that historic night
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In what was to become a landmark season for The Arsenal Football Club, they struggled to overcome a dogged Hull City team who were on their way to be being relegated from Division Two (that’s The Championship to our younger readers). We tell the story of a very feisty FA Cup semi-final replay.

Programme cover for the game Courtesy of Leonard Evans

Programme cover for the game
Courtesy of Leonard Evans

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Arsenal reserves beat Tottenham first team

No doubt many of you will know that in April 1980 Arsenal had a massive fixture pile up caused by progression to the semi-finals of the FA Cup and the Cup-Winners’ Cup which coincided with the traditional Easter football fest. The situation was exacerbated by the FA Cup semi-final taking four games to come to a conclusion. At the start of all this, Arsenal had to play Tottenham on Easter Monday before playing Juventus at home on the Wednesday. Arsenal asked Tottenham if they could move the fixture, Tottenham refused so Arsenal fielded a weakened team and won 2-1.

However, this wasn’t the first time that an understrength Arsenal team had beaten an allegedly strong Tottenham team.

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