Arsenal Managers’ trophy average: a quantitative analysis

Managers’ Trophy Average Co-efficient    

This is an objective historical review of all Arsenal managers who have won a trophy, based very loosely around the theory of a cricket average.  In this fashion the trophy average is worked out by dividing the number of trophies won by the number of trophies entered. The percentage is obtained simply by dividing the trophies each manager actually won against what they could have won in their period managing at the club. The higher the percentage the better the performance. A simple but effective guide. Read More →

Classic Match Report: Tottenham v Arsenal –  4 March 1987

Littlewoods Cup semi-final replay

This match means so much to so many fans of a certain age (ie our own) that we felt it had to be the classic match. Spurs were undone on their own pitch after seemingly being so sure of qualification into the final.

Though there are others that could have been recorded most obviously the 1971 or 2004 League clinching performances at White Hart Lane, but they have recently been commemorated quite brilliantly by a hardy bunch of Arsenal chaps during this summer, on a stag do that looks like it was a lot of fun!

Spursplaque

However, back to 1987! Read More →

Arsenal Kit in each of the previous Finals

By Mark Andrews

As part of the run up to the FA Cup final we will be looking into various aspects of Arsenal’s rich history with the competition. Today we cover kits worn in finals .

AFC postcard 3

A fine depiction of Charlie as he crashes the ball goalbound in Yellow and Blue, by renowned football artist: Paine Proffitt.

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Arsenal ticket allocations: 1930-2014

As part of the run up to the FA Cup final we will be looking into various aspects of Arsenal’s rich history with the competition. We start with ticket distribution in finals.

By Mark Andrews and Andy Kelly

Voucher-no-24

“Criticism is not unusual at a football club office because practically
every supporter can find some fault in the method of distributing tickets” 

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