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Sir Henry Norris promoted to Lt Colonel in recognition of his work in the War Office

By Tony Attwood

In recent articles we have noted that Henry Norris has been given a knighthood in recognition of his work in forming and paying for the Footballers Battalion, plus his exemplary work in running his recruitment office in a way that few other local authorities were able to do.

We have also noted […]

Arsenal score 3 goals in 6 games, all scored by 1 player, winning 2, drawing 3.

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 1998

Special feature:

Highbury: from start to end with previously unseen pictures of the end of the stadium.

Below are the Anniversaries from October […]

Henry Norris is knighted for setting up the Footballers’ Battalion. June 1917

By Tony Attwood

If you have been reading this series from the beginning you will know that Henry Norris spent a huge sum of money recruiting two football battalions drawing on players initially from the London area and then beyond, after the outbreak of war.

However you may have been a little confused in that […]

The Man U pitch: a danger to spectators and players alike.

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 1909.

Special feature:

Highbury: from start to end with previously unseen pictures of the end of the stadium.

Below are the Anniversaries from October […]

Journalists berate bi-lingual Arsenal player for speaking poor English!

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 1973

Special feature:

Highbury: from start to end with previously unseen pictures of the end of the stadium.

Below are the Anniversaries from October 29.

29 […]

Two Arsenal players suspended for playing an unofficial 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 1912

Special feature:

Highbury: from start to end with previously unseen pictures of the end of the stadium.

Below are the Anniversaries from October 28.

28 […]

Norris at the Arsenal: Arsenal Players in the wartime league, 1916/17

by Tony Attwood

With thanks for the list of players and their games played in 1916/17 to Andy Kelly. The figures for games played and goals this season come from TheArsenalHistory website.

1916/17 was the second season for the wartime leagues, and the first in which a London league (known as the London Combination) had […]

Arsenal man scores hat-tricks in three consecutive games!

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 1951

Special feature:

Highbury: from start to end with previously unseen pictures of the end of the stadium.

Below are the Anniversaries from October 27.

27 […]

Arsenal: From the worst start in 15 years, to the best possible start 1 year later

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 26 October 2002 and then 2003. In 2002 Arsenal did have their worst start for 15 years. One year later they were top of the league and […]

Which Arsenal player said of whom: “I watch him in training and it is a joy.”

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 25 October 2004

Special feature:

Highbury: from start to end with previously unseen pictures of the end of the stadium.

Below are the Anniversaries from October 25. […]

Highbury: from start to end with previously unseen pictures of the end of the stadium.

Photographs by Richard Smith, text by Tony Attwood; AISA Arsenal History Society.

Arsenal’s move to Highbury has been covered in detail on this site – but I am returning to this topic now and pulling the articles we have published on this together because a member of Arsenal Independent Supporters’ Association has just made […]

Arsene Wenger finally speaks out and accuses the ref of bias

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 24 October 2004

 

Below are the Anniversaries from October 24.

 

24 October 1883: George Allison born in County Durham. Bernard Joy said “he lacked […]

Arsenal in April and May 1917. Norris goes missing, Arsenal continue winning.

By Tony Attwood

As we have seen in previous chapters, 1917 was the time when Germany, through a reversal of its policy of not attacking non-military vessels, attempted to win the war before the United States could enter the conflict. Meanwhile the weather, food shortages, and a terrible measles epidemic, meant that for the majority […]

Arsenal’s assistant coach says Wenger has humiliated him.

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 23 October

Below are the Anniversaries from October 23.

23 October 1893: Woolwich Arsenal beat Roston Bourke’s XI 4-3. It was one of many friendlies […]

Arsenal reduced to playing the brother in law of the club doctor due to injuries.

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 22 October 1920

Below are the Anniversaries from October 22.

22 October 1920: Dr Jimmy Paterson joined as an amateur. He had won the league […]

Arsenal – March 1917. Measles, price rises, women start to serve.

 

By Tony Attwood

We have something of a conundrum on 3 March 1917 with a contradiction in the football records. As the severe weather continued Sally Davis tells us “there was snow on the pitch at Highbury for Spurs v Portsmouth”. However Andy Kelly shows that Arsenal beat Clapton Orient at home 3-1 in […]

An almighty Arsenal victory over Manchester United

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 21 October 1961

Below are the Anniversaries from October 21.

21 October 1912: Athletic News announced, wrongly, that Arsenal would move to Harringey Park the following […]

Arsenal deducted points for bad player behaviour

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 20.

Our headline is taken from 20 October 1990.

The latest post from our series on Henry Norris at the Arsenal

Arsenal in February […]

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 […]