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Yesterday’s anniversaries

Here is a list of Arsenal’s anniversaries for 1 March

1 March 1913:  The Football League rejected appeals by Tottenham to prohibit Arsenal from moving to Gillespie Road reiterating, as they had pointed out in the 1910 AGM that League rules gave them no control over the location of each club.

1 March 1914: There are conflicting reports on the date of the birth of Ernie Tuckett but this seems the more likely date.  Ernie first came to notice as an Arsenal man with six goals in a London Midweek League match in 1933 and then moved on to the nursery club Margate between 1934 and 1936 becoming a professional for Arsenal in 1936.

1 March 1919: Arsenal beat Millwall Athletic 3-0 away in front of 14,000 showing how crowds were now returning to football, even though the games were still being played under wartime London Combination rules.

1 March 1924: Arsenal 3 Liverpool 1 ended sequence of six straight defeats.  The result lifted Arsenal to 20th, with just Chelsea and Middlesbrough below them.  It was also the debut of James Ramsay.  Having joined Arsenal from Kilmarnock he went on to play 11 games in the remainder of the season.

1 March 1930: West Ham 0 Arsenal 3.  FA Cup round 6 on the way to the cup final and Arsenal’s first ever major trophy.  Lambert scored two, and Baker the other, 40,797 present.

1 March 1935: Alf Kirchen signed from Norwich (where ex-Arsenal man Tom Parker was manager).  Although his career was interrupted by the war Kirchen scored 38 goals in 92 league games.

1 March 1944: David Court born.  He joined Arsenal during the reign of Swindin, and became the last member of the team of that era to be at Arsenal.

1 March 1969: Sheffield W 0 Arsenal 5. After one win in four the revival (eight without defeat) began in emphatic style.  Radford scored three, Sammels and Gould got the others.

1 March 1975: Arsenal 0 Everton 2; The third defeat in a row making the triumphs of the early Mee era seeming a long way in the past.  It left Arsenal in 18th, one place above Tottenham and just three points above relegation.

1 March 1977: Everton 2 Arsenal 1; 4th consecutive defeat in the worst Arsenal run of all time.  Macdonald scored his first goal since mid-January.    During the eight consecutive defeats Arsenal scored just seven goals.

1 March 1980: Stoke 2 Arsenal 3, Arsenal’s fourth consecutive win. Sunderland, Price and Brady got the goals, to make it ten goals in four.

1 March 1987: Tottenham 1 Arsenal 2. League cup semi-final, 2nd leg.  This was the one when the announcer at half time told supporters of Tottenham how to get cup final tickets.  Anderson and Quinn got the goals.

1 March 1993: Chelsea 1 Arsenal 0.  Arsenal scored four goals in 14 league matches between 21 November and this game.  During that period Arsenal won just two league games, both away, both 0-1 against Man City and Oldham.

1 March 2005: Following motoring offences on 23 January Jermaine Pennant was sentenced to 90 days imprisonment, and required to wear a tag upon his release.

1 March 2005: Sheffield U 0 Arsenal 0. FA Cup 5th round replay en route to winning the Cup.   Arsenal won 4-2 on penalties

1 March 2013: Anthony Jeffrey loaned to Stevenage.  Eventually he moved on to Wycombe and then Welling without ever playing for Arsenal.

1 March 2013.   Robert Pires appeared first in Indonesia and then in China as an Arsenal ambassador.  He later played in India as part of Arsenal’s marketing push in that country.

What’s on the Arsenal History Society site

Our current series is “Henry Norris at the Arsenal”  An index to the various series that contain over 1,900 articles on this site concerning the history of Arsenal appears on our home page.   Previous series have covered Arsenal in the 1930s, Arsenal in the 70s, the Royal Arsenal years, and many individual players.

“Woolwich Arsenal, the club that changed football” and “Making the Arsenal” are both available on Kindle, but currently I cannot fulfil orders for printed copies. Please  see here for more details

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