A couple of weeks ago I was asked by Nik Brumsack if I would like to contribute to the “A Game of Two Halves” feature in the Arsenal Magazine. I was informed that John Cross of the Daily Mirror had first dibs and had chosen Arsene Wenger. That left me to choose between George Graham and Herbert Chapman.
I was lucky enough to have witnessed first hand the effect that Graham had on the team of the mid-1980s. However, I felt that Chapman was the greater of the two for a number of reasons.
Below are mine and John’s articles. I’ll leave you to decide who comes out on top. Click on each image to make them a readable size.
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- Woolwich Arsenal: The club that changed football – Arsenal’s early years
- The Crowd at Woolwich Arsenal – crowd behaviour at the early matches