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Three European wins in a row and the Finance Minister plays 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.

 

Below are the Anniversaries from October 19.

Our headline is taken from stories in 1946, 2010, 2011, and 2016.

19 October 1889: Arsenal beat Dartford Working Men’s Club 7-1 in […]

Arsenal in February 1917: Arsenal on the up, George Allison’s contribution.

By Tony Attwood

Although this is primarily a history of Arsenal, and its chairman Henry Norris, who by February 1917 had been promoted to the rank of Captain in the British army, I am including brief elements of the war, as this obviously dominated the news and affected everything that happened.

And it has always […]

After two Arsenal wins in eight, not many people will predict winning the Double.

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

 

Below are the Anniversaries from October 18.

Our headline story comes from 1997

18 October 1919: First match for Stephen Dunn – a 1-1 home draw with Everton. He was […]

Arsenal forward makes it ten goals in nine games.

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

 

Below are the Anniversaries from October 17.

Our headline story comes from 1914.

17 October 1902: Fergus Hunt rejoined Arsenal from WHU. However he only played three games but then […]

January 1917: Arsenal’s upturn continues, gang culture in London, turmoil in Russia.

By Tony Attwood

We have seen in previous episodes (and as always there is a full index of this series at the end of each episode) that Captain Henry Norris had worked for the War Office in Worthing, and now returned to London, where he had been appointed to the London County Council, as well […]

After just one Arsenal win in nine should the manager be sacked?

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

 

Below are the Anniversaries from October 16.

Our headline story comes from 1926.

16 October 1909: Arsenal lost away to Sunderland 6-2; goalkeeper Hugh MacDonald returned but was probably still […]

An evening with Eddie Kelly: Double Champion.

by Tony Attwood

Eddie Kelly spends an evening talking with members of the Arsenal Independent Supporters’ Association.

Eddie Kelly is what you might call an unreconstructed Glaswegian. The accent is as thick as ever and there are occasional lapses into the vernacular. And both somehow emphasise his passion for football and his passion for Arsenal […]

Arsenal’s most prolific scorer suffers a broken ankle.

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

 

Below are the Anniversaries from October 15.

Our headline story comes from 1894.

15 October 1894: Henry Boyd, Arsenal’s most prolific goalscorer had his amazing run stopped by a broken […]

The Arsenal man with the shortest ever career who rescued children from the war in Libya

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

 

Below are the Anniversaries from October 14.

Our headline story comes from 1997

14 October 1893: Arsenal’s record FA Cup score of all time came in their first FA Cup […]

The men who gave Arsenal the nickname “The Gunners”

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

 

Below are the Anniversaries from October 13.

Our headline story comes from 1906

13 October 1894: Henry Boyd, Arsenal’s most prolific scorer ever, scored his 8th goal in five games. […]

Arsenal’s chairman plays for the Gunners!

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

 

Below are the Anniversaries from October 12.

Our headline story comes from 1893, Arsenal’s first season in the Football League

12 October 1893: Arsenal beat London Caledonians in a friendly […]

Arsenal’s chairman becomes a referee, and isn’t very good.

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

 

Below are the Anniversaries from October 11.

Our headline story comes from 1890.

11 October 1880: Birth of Jimmy Sharp who played over 100 times for Arsenal between 1905 and […]

Mr Kroenke fails in his pledge to 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.

 

Below are the Anniversaries from October 10

Our headline story comes from 2013

10 October 1896: A 5-1 home defeat to Millwall Athletic showed that even three years into their league […]

Arsenal in wartime: November and December 1916

By Tony Attwood

At the start of November 1916 the London County Council (the body that oversaw the workings of the capital as a whole) confirmed the decision to appoint Henry Norris as one of Fulham’s two councillors. Normally LCC councillors were elected of course, but these elections, like those to the local council, and […]

The run of successful Arsenal managers comes to an end.

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

 

Below are the Anniversaries from October 9

Our headline story comes from 1910.

Yesterday’s anniversaries are to be found at:

The man who played 172 consecutive games for Arsenal.

 

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The man who played 172 consecutive games 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.

 

Below are the Anniversaries from October 8

Our headline story comes from 1932

8 October 1891: Royal Arsenal beat Royal Engineers Training Battalion 8-0.

8 October 1930: Arsenal won the Charity […]

Arsenal Oct 1916: a tragic death, a slow recovery

By Tony Attwood

I’ll begin this section of the story with an amusing and trivial note: on 6 October 1916 an Army Order removed the requirement for soldiers to wear moustaches. I have no idea if this order had been enforced up to this point – I’ve not seen any references to men being punished […]

From village team to the world cup finals in five years

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

 

Below are the Anniversaries from October 7

Our headline story comes from 1976.

Yesterday’s anniversaries are to be found at:

Tottenham 3-0 up against Arsenal in 26 minutes and still can’t […]

Tottenham 3-0 up against Arsenal in 26 minutes and still can’t win.

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

 

Below are the Anniversaries from October 6

Our headline stories come from this day in 1962

Yesterday’s anniversaries are to be found at:

Arsenal’s floodlights turned on, and when the Minister […]

Arsenal at war; Tottenham move out of WHL, Arsenal hit rock bottom. June to Sept 1916.

By Tony Attwood

In the last episodes of this series we saw how the initial war-time leagues in 1915/16 panned out, and how Henry Norris rose to the rank of Captain, taking on full time work with the War Office; a job that had him posted outside of London, and thus away from engagement with […]

Arsenal’s floodlights turned on, and when the Minister of Finance 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.

 

Below are the Anniversaries from October 5

Our headline stories come from this day in 1923 and 1953.

Yesterday’s anniversaries are to be found at:

Arsenal score six, each goal from […]

Arsenal score six, each goal from a different player

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

 

Below are the Anniversaries from 4 October

Our headline story comes from this day in 2009.

Yesterday’s anniversaries are to be found at:

When Arsenal lost 7-0, and from that moment […]

Arsenal wartime league tables and player appearances: 1915/16

By Tony Attwood

Arsenal, as we have seen, played in two competitions through the 1915/16 season – the London Combination and then the London Combination Supplementary competition.

The London Combination was put together quickly, organised locally, seemingly without any input from the Football League (which set up the two northern leagues, abandoning the clubs in […]

When Arsenal lost 7-0, and from that moment the footballing world changed.

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

 

Below are the Anniversaries from 3 October

 

Yesterday’s anniversaries are to be found at:

When direct attacks on refereeing competence can go unpunished

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Were you at the Arsenal game against Dynamo Moscow?

By Tony Attwood

I have received this message relating to the game against Dynamo Moscow in 1945.

I have pointed out that any of the people he is looking for would have to be 82 years old at least, but the documentary maker is keen to try any avenue.

Here is the documentary maker’s email […]