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Tony Woodcock; Entrepreneur who (maybe) links with Hoddle…

By Tony Attwood

How many ex-Arsenal men seem to have felt that knocking Arsenal in general and Arsène Wenger in particular is the best way to get attention, and perhaps a bit of cash on the way? 10? 20? 50? Probably many more for the list seems endless.

And yet there is one who has […]

Celebrating Freddie Ljungberg’s birthday and all he’s done for Arsenal.

There are many series of articles on this site about Arsenal’s history – you can see an index on the right side of this article under “Pages”. Three of the main series are

Henry Norris at the Arsenal: There is a full index to the series here.

Arsenal in the 1930s: The most comprehensive series […]

7 league defeats in a row plus exit from the cup. And beating Tottenham 5-2

One of the interesting effects in gathering together all the Arsenal anniversaries for a single day is the contrasts it can offer up. In 1977 under Terry Neill’s management Arsenal had seven consecutive league defeats – the all time club record. But also during this run Arsenal lost (on this day in the FA Cup) […]

From the earliest press criticism of the ref to the Queen inviting Arsenal to the palace.

To be fair, I can’t say that the 1910 criticism of the referee in a cartoon in the Woolwich Gazette was the first such suggestion of referee corruption but there were not too many such comments around in the early days. As for Arsenal at Buckingham Palace, this was certainly the first time a squad […]

The extraordinary speed of Arsenal’s decline after the first double; the Arsenal anniversaries

While the first Arsenal double in 1971 is of course remembered as a core part of the club’s history, what happened thereafter is rarely mentioned.

Bertie Mee stayed in office and attempted to introduce a military style approach to managing footballers – footballers who now were immortalised and feted after their achievements. Tension was […]

Arsenal beaten 5-1 by Tottenham, and why it didn’t matter a jot.

Looking for a lost Arsenal player? See our article here.

The Anniversaries …

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website. You will also find links to the month by […]

When Tony Adams became captain – just for one day.

The Anniversaries …

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website. You will also find links to the month by month listing of anniversaries in the right hand column […]

When Arsenal changed its name for the 5th and final time – and 50,000 turned up.

Here are the anniversaries, our headline comes from 1919: also the moment of Highbury’s largest crowd to date. Arsenal had previously been Dial Square, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich Arsenal and The Arsenal

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the files of over 6000 Arsenal […]

Thierry Henry hits 100 goals

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website. An index to all the monthly Anniversary files can be found in the right column of this site under “Pages” on the […]

The newspaper tells Arsenal fans, “Abuse of officials and players is not argument.”

Latest article from the current series: Henry Norris at the Arsenal

Summer 1927: Sir Henry Norris leaves the Arsenal

Special features

Highbury: from start to end with previously unseen pictures of the end of the stadium.

Meeting a player you have admired can be such a very strange experience.: Brian Talbot comes to the Arsenal […]

“I took off my shirt and threw it in the manager’s face”

Latest article from the current series: Henry Norris at the Arsenal

Sir Henry Norris prepares to leave Arsenal, his job complete. May/June 1927

Special features

Highbury: from start to end with previously unseen pictures of the end of the stadium.

Meeting a player you have admired can be such a very strange experience.: Brian Talbot […]

If we can’t criticise his football we can criticise his English. The media & Pirès

Latest article from the current series: Henry Norris at the Arsenal

Sir Henry Norris prepares to leave Arsenal, his job complete. May/June 1927

Special features

Highbury: from start to end with previously unseen pictures of the end of the stadium.

Meeting a player you have admired can be such a very strange experience.: Brian Talbot […]

Commemorating the passing of Sir Henry Norris, without whom there would be no Arsenal

 

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Our headline story today comes from 1934; today we mark the 84th anniversary of the death of Sir Henry Norris, the man who rescued Arsenal in 1910, moved the club to Highbury and built the new ground, steadied the club’s shaky finances, and finally brought in Herbert Chapman to revolutionize […]

Arsenal anniversaries and the most curious case of Park Chu Young

 

The Anniversary Files

Here are the Arsenal (and occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the complete files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website. An index to the Anniversary files can be found in the left column of this site under “Pages”

The […]

Arsenal fined for playing a weakened team

 

The Anniversary Files

Here are the Arsenal (and occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the complete files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website. An index to the Anniversary files can be found in the left column of this site under “Pages”

The […]

When Arsenal won the league and last season’s champions were relegated.

The latest post from our series on Henry Norris at the Arsenal

Arsenal Sept 1922: the first Hill-Wood arrives, Spurs seriously warned, Arsenal debts reduced

Here are the anniversaries of today. The headlines come from 1938

7 May 1910: King Edward VII died; the mourning period throwing a spanner in the works of Arsenal’s attempt […]

Why today’s Arsenal fans would have demanded Chapman’s dismissal after 3 seasons

The latest post from our series on Henry Norris at the Arsenal

Norris breaks free, transfer fees spiral, terrorism returns, fixtures look awful. Arsenal – Summer of 1922.

 

Here are the anniversaries for today.

Our headline comes from 1928.

5 May 1893: Royal Arsenal needed to become a limited company to join the […]

The day the modern Arsenal was formed. 78 years later to the day we won at WHL

The latest post from our series on Henry Norris at the Arsenal

Norris breaks free, transfer fees spiral, terrorism returns, fixtures look awful. Arsenal – Summer of 1922.

 

Here are the anniversaries for today. Apologies for publishing yesterday’s again earlier!

 

3 May 1893: George Lawrence signed the documents to turn Royal Arsenal formally […]

The season Arsenal scored 13 goals against Leeds

Below are the anniversaries of Arsenal for 16 April

The full index to what is on this site is here.

The latest article on Henry Norris at the Arsenal is…

Arsenal in Feb 1922. Norris missing, Cup success, relegation threatens, and a monkey

The current series:

Covering all aspects off the life and work […]

Seven consecutive wins for Arsenal and 21 goals

Below are the anniversaries of Arsenal for 24 March.

The headline story comes from 2012.

The full index to what is on this site is here.

The latest article on Henry Norris is

May/June 1921: Knighton the fantasist. The fourth allegation.

The next episode, with further revelations about Leslie Knighton, the man who sought […]

When the anti-Wenger groups protested against Rosický getting a contract renewal.

Here are the anniversaries of Arsenal for 12 March. Our headline story comes from 12 March 2012

The full index to what is on this site is here.

 

Meanwhile, the latest episode in our series of articles about Henry Norris at the Arsenal is now published:

The 3rd Knighton allegation against Norris: did he […]

Arsenal prepare for six consecutive defeats

The anniversary files are edited by Tony Attwood

 

The latest post from our series on Henry Norris at the Arsenal

Arsenal hire a music hall star as their new centre forward. October 1920

Today’s headline story comes from 1927

 

26 February 1887: After a goal total of 39 goals in their first […]

When the media recognised that referees were either inept or cheating

 

The latest post from our series on Henry Norris at the Arsenal

The FA thanks Norris, the League expanded again. May 1920.

Today’s headline is taken from this day in 1910.

 

15 February 1890 Arsenal played Chatham away and won 5-0 en route to winning Kent Senior Cup for the one and […]

An explosion at Arsenal’s stadium wrecks the catering facilities

The latest post from our series on Henry Norris at the Arsenal

April 1920 Arsenal gain mid-table security in their first season back.

 

Below is our daily review of anniversaries on this day in Arsenal’s history (with the odd bit of historical context on occasion as well). Our headline comes from 1907.

12 […]

When the BBC used a rugby expert to commentate on Arsenal

The latest post from our series on Henry Norris at the Arsenal

October 1919: Chapman banned for life, Leeds kicked out, Whittaker joins

Below is our daily review of Arsenal anniversaries taken from the Arsenal day by day files prepared by the AISA Arsenal History Society. We expect to add 1000 new anniversaries to our […]