By Tony Attwood
In association with some colleagues and friends I am looking to gather together all the resources I can find about Arsenal in the 1970s. It would include things like
- A year by year analysis with brief report on each match,
- programme covers,
- league tables,
- player profiles,
- lots of photos of matches,
- newspaper cuttings,
- managers and backroom teams,
- notes on friendlies,
- the reserves,
- the youth set up,
you name it, if it happened to Arsenal in the 1970s it would be recorded in this.
The idea is that if enough material can be collected a book could be published, and that is where I am hoping for your help.
A scrapbook or similar collection of materials would be a godsend to the preparation of such a work.
If you have any such resources, which you would be willing either to scan in, or to lend to me for a short period so that I could do the scanning, I would be eternally grateful. I can’t say I’d pay, but I would give you full acknowledgement in the book, and of course a free copy on publication.
Just to be absolutely clear, I am not wanting anything sent in now, but I would just like to know if there is any chance of gathering such information.
I would also like to get in touch with players from the era, and the families of players. If you are a regular reader of this site you will know that we have had many people from families of players in the Woolwich Arsenal get in touch, and that has really brought this site to life. If you have contact with a player from the 1970s, or if you played for or worked for Arsenal in that period, I would love you to get in touch.
You can write in using the comments section below, as normal, or if you prefer, email me privately at Tony.Attwood@aisa.org All emails are always treated in complete confidence.
This venture doesn’t mean anything else changes on this site – the current series will continue working their way through, and later this year the book Woolwich Arsenal: The Club that Changed Football, will be published. So we are not losing anything by looking at this possibility of a book on Arsenal in the 1970s. If you can help however I would love to hear from you.