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The first time money from an Arsenal fund raising game did not go to those intended

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

Our headline is taken from this day in 1966 – and how it relates to issues today

Here are the stories from this day in history…

 

15 December 1890, Luton offer […]

When did Arsenal play two games at once, and who scored seven in one league game?

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

Our headline is taken from this day in 1889 and 1935

Here are the stories from this day in history…

 

 

14 December 1889: Arsenal played teams in two separate cup […]

Norris at the Arsenal. 1-10 December 1918; allegations of corruption heard in court.

By Tony Attwood

The war was over, the general election was called, Lt Col Sir Henry Norris had been made Chairman of the Ministry of Labour’s Advisory Committee on demobilisation – a very important post indeed – and was preparing himself to stand at the forthcoming general election. Meanwhile differences between the FA and the […]

Ian Wright warned by police about his abusive behaviour towards a group of Arsenal fans.

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

Our headline is taken from this day in 1896.

Here are the stories from this day in history…

 

13 December 1890 Old Westminsters 1 Arsenal 4 in London Senior Cup. Arsenal […]

When were Arsenal forced to play a league and an FA Cup game at the same time?

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

Our headline is taken from this day in 1896.

Here are the stories from this day in history…

12 December 1886: The report of the score of Arsenal’s first match against Eastern […]

How the truth behind Arsenal’s first match was finally revealed.

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

Our headline is taken from this day in 1886.

Here are the stories from this day in history…

11 December 1881 Thomas Tindal Fitchie (only man to be signed by Arsenal five […]

Which Arsenal man said, “It’s never been about money.  For me it is about respect”?

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

Our headline is taken from this day in 2006.

Here are the stories from this day in history…

 

10 December 1892: Royal Arsenal won through the qualifying rounds of the FA […]

November 1918: war ends, FA / League quarrel, Henry Norris is called on (again).

This article is part of a continuing series on Henry Norris at the Arsenal. An index of the 57 episodes of the story so far is published at the end of this piece. However if you are keen to know what happened when Arsenal were elected to the 1st division, and the truth behind the […]

Herbert Chapman looks up at the stadium and says, “I did that”.

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

Our headline is taken from 2011

Here are the stories from this day in history…

9 December 1893: First league game for James Boyle: Northwich Victoria 2 Arsenal 2 in front of […]

Preparing the movie: “How Arsenal’s season was saved by an insignificant win”

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

Our headline is taken from 2012

Here are the stories from this day in history…

8 December 1863: First rules of football published. In 1862, J. C. Thring, head of Uppingham School […]

Autumn 1918: Arsenal winning, the war grinds to an end, crowds return

By Tony Attwood

1918 is primarily remembered as the year the first world war ended. But it was also a time when a rising awareness of socialism and communism spread through parts of Europe following the collapse of Russia in 1917 and the rise of the power of the Communist Party in that country and […]

Arsenal’s most prolific scorer dies in a car crash

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

Our headline is taken from 1940

Here are the stories from this day in history…

 

7 December 1886: The most likely date for Eastern Wanderers to have agreed to play Dial […]

When Arsenal wrote to an unknown team and said “Would you like to play us?”

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

Our headline is taken from 1886

Here are the stories from this day in history…

6 December 1885.Angus McKinnon, was born in Paisley. He played with the junior league team Petershill in […]

The FA acts to wind up women’s football and demand clubs’ compliance.

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

Our headline is taken from 1921.

Here are the stories from this day in history…

 

5 December 1885 Millwall beat Eastern Wanderers 3-1 at Glengall Road. This game in itself takes […]

The Arsenal man who by the age of 19 had won the League, FA Cup and been capped for England

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

Our headline is taken from 1991.

Here are the stories from this day in history…

4 December 1909: Arsenal beat Tottenham 1-0 in their first ever league encounter. Lawrence scored in front […]

The 1917/18 season; Arsenal’s players and the final league table

By Tony Attwood

Through the work of Andy Kelly of TheArsenalHistory we have a list of players who played for Arsenal during the 1917/18 season of wartime football – the third such season.

Looking at the players there are some whose names continued all the way through the wartime campaigns, such a Bradshaw, Chipperfield, Ducat […]

Arsenal players caught smoking at half time

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

Our headline is taken from 1949

Here are the stories from this day in history…

3 December 1904: David Neave first match; Small Heath 2 Arsenal 1. He was born in Arbroath […]

Arsenal man is youngest ever to score in the League Cup

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

Our headline is taken from 2003.

Here are the stories from this day in history…

2 December 1899: Arsenal 2 New Brighton Tower 0 – NBT were one of the clubs created […]

Arsenal prepare to play their very first game and prepare to change their name (twice)

This is our daily review of Arsenal anniversaries taken from the Arsenal day by day files prepared by the AISA Arsenal History Society. I am sorry the service is intermittent at the moment, as I am in Cyprus rather than England, but I will try and get some days’ anniversaries up while I am absent.

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Happy Birthday George Graham

This is our daily review of Arsenal anniversaries taken from the Arsenal day by day files prepared by the AISA Arsenal History Society. I am sorry the service is intermittent at the moment, as I am in Cyprus rather than England, but I will try and get some days’ anniversaries up while I am absent.

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Arsenal deemed to have boosted income illegally; manager fined.

This is our daily review of Arsenal anniversaries taken from the Arsenal day by day files prepared by the AISA Arsenal History Society. I am sorry the service is intermittent at the moment, as I am in Cyprus rather than England, but I will try and get some days’ anniversaries up while I am absent.

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12 men played football and cricket for England. 3 of them played for Arsenal.

This is our daily review of Arsenal anniversaries taken from the Arsenal day by day files prepared by the AISA Arsenal History Society. I am sorry the service is intermittent at the moment, as I am in Cyprus rather than England, but I will try and get some days’ anniversaries up while I am absent.

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Arsenal in the summer of 1918. The new league planned as the end of the war approaches.

By Tony Attwood

May 1918 saw the end of the third wartime football season which we have covered in previous articles. Arsenal ended up fifth in the ten team league, and after a very healthy start the level of the crowds had fallen significantly.

But then football was hardly a major issue during that […]

When the entire Arsenal squad was almost wiped out in a plane crash

This is our daily review of Arsenal anniversaries taken from the Arsenal day by day files prepared by the AISA Arsenal History Society. I am sorry the service is intermittent at the moment, as I am in Cyprus rather than England, but I will try and get some days’ anniversaries up while I am absent.

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Two forgotten men leave Arsenal

 

This is our daily review of Arsenal anniversaries taken from the Arsenal day by day files prepared by the AISA Arsenal History Society. I am sorry the service is intermittent at the moment, as I am in Cyprus rather than England, but I will try and get some days’ anniversaries up while I am […]