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When direct attacks on refereeing competence can go unpunished

This is our daily review of Arsenal anniversaries taken from the Arsenal day by day  files prepared by the AISA Arsenal History Society.

Today’s headline story comes in part from 1913 just a few months after Arsenal moved out of the Manor Ground in Plumstead to Highbury, it was reported engulfed in a fire.  And the second part of the headline comes from 98 years later in a comment from Stan Kroenke.

Below are the Anniversaries from 2 October

Yesterday’s anniversaries are to be found at:

Our most recent article on Arsenal’s history…

Arsenal: March – May 1916. The team in decline, entry to football taxed for the first time.

The anniversaries

2 October 1909: Playing with an injured keeper throughout, Arsenal lost 0-7 to Blackburn.  It was one of four defeats by this score that Arsenal have suffered in the first division.

2 October 1946: Albert Sigurður Guðmundsson played his first Arsenal match – a friendly against Sparta Prague, a 2-2 draw.  He played throughout as an amateur, but the restrictive employment regime of the UK meant he had to leave the club shortly after.

2 October 1962: Barnet’s 75th anniversary match ended Barnet 2 Arsenal 5.

2 October 1974: A testimonial match at Reading gave O’Leary, Ross and Rostron their first games.

2 October 1993: Liverpool 0 Arsenal 0.  This was the first of four successive 0-0 draws in the league.  The sequence ended on 6 November with a 1-2 home defeat to Aston Villa.

2 October 2016.  Away to Burnley Laurent Koscielny scored in the last minute to win the game.  Burnley manager Sean Dyche questioned the referee’s competence after the game claiming the goal was both offside and handball.   Although such downright attacks on refereeing competence by managers are prohibited by the PL no action was taken.  

 


 

The current series from the Arsenal History Series being developed on this site is  Henry Norris at the Arsenal, covering all aspects off the life and work of the man who rescued Arsenal from extinction, secured the club’s future by moving it to Highbury, and then brought in Herbert Chapman as manager.

The previously untold tale of how it was that Norris came to choose Highbury as the suitable location for Arsenal’s new ground.

The series is being worked on daily, and the articles thus far are here.

Among the many other series we have run are…

There are details of many other series covered by this site on our home page.

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