Woolwich Arsenal Manager Didn’t Win Promotion
During Arsenal’s third match of this season, BBC’s Jonathan Pearce came out with this fact:
“Not since Phil Kelso in 1904 has an Arsenal manager started with just one draw from their opening three games”
He was referring to Kelso’s first three games at the start of the 1904-05 season which was Woolwich Arsenal’s first in the top flight. However, whilst putting together our latest book – Arsenal: The Complete Record – we discovered that this wasn’t correct.
Over the next couple of months, we have arranged a number of events to publicise our two recently released books. These events give you the opportunity to have a chat with us, meet some like-minded Arsenal fans but, more importantly, get your books signed by some proper Arsenal legends. Read More →
Royal Arsenal: Champions of the South – Book Signing at the Gunners Pub
Whenever a new Arsenal player makes his debut, the question “how many players have played for Arsenal?” usually gets asked. Well, here is the answer – every player that has played for Arsenal’s first team in a competitive game in chronological order.
Any player that has an asterisk (*) next to his name scored on his Arsenal debut, and any names underlined will show a picture of the the player if you hover your mouse pointer over the name. We’ll add these as and when we can, but bear with us as it’s a time consuming process.
Where two or more players made their debut in the same game, they are given the same chronological number. If two or more players came on as a substitute in the same game, they are given consecutive chronological numbers dependent upon the order in which they came on.
And one last thing, you’re probably best off viewing this page on a PC or laptop. Read More →
Royal Arsenal: Champions of the South
By Mark Andrews, Andy Kelly and Tim Stillman.
On 24 February 1934, Arsenal travelled north to play Newcastle United at St James’ Park. A 1-0 win saw the Gunners back on track to retain the Football League title which looked like it could be derailed following the untimely death of Herbert Chapman.
On the journey back to London, the train that the players were on was involved in a major accident that resulted on six of the team, including David Jack and Cliff Bastin, being tragically killed.
Dermot Drummy: 1961-2017
Dermot Drummy was a reserve and youth player during the Terry Neill period. Let go by Arsenal he carved out a non league career for himself before finding his niche as a successful youth coach.
Brian Whitehouse: 1935-2017
Brian Whitehouse was Arsenal’s FA Youth Cup winning manager of 1971, but he left soon after with Don Howe to return to his home team, West Bromwich Albion after the board’s slight at Howe’s role in Arsenal’s historic double winning season.