This is an index page from the Arsenal History Society Blog for the Arsenal Manager Herbert Chapman. More articles will be added over time
As you might expect, the Arsenal History Society site has a mass of articles about the great man – and we ourselves have done a little somethng to help commemorate Mr Chapman, for it was at a meeting between AISA Arsental History Society and Ivan Gazidis, the CEO of Arsenal, that the idea of a Chapman statue at the Emirates was first discussed.
But before we get into the full details of Herbert Chapman, who might like to put his work in context by having a look at our Index of Managers – complete with statistical comparisons. Or if you have already seen that, then you might like the latest piece of research on this site: Herbert Champman and the red and white shirts
And then you’ll be ready to dive in. The indexation is by no means perfect here, but it gets better each time I attack it…
- Herbert Chapman: the Northampton years
- Herbert Chapman at Huddersfield Town
- The advert that attracted Chapman to Arsenal
How Chapman built his winning teams
- Chapman’s real innovations as a football manager
- From Failure to Excellence: Knighton to Chapman
- Arsenal’s first FA Cup triumph
- Chapman smashes the world transfer record
- Did Chapman really introduce a new playing formation in 1925?
Chapman – the players who won the league for the first time:
- Arsenal’s most prolific goalscorer opens his account…
- The players who won the league for Arsenal for the first time: Keyser
- David Jack: sublime genius
- Harold Peel – not all the signings were superstars
- Bill Seddon: the signings of Chapman
- Jo Hulme: Chapman’s brilliance with wingers
- Bill Harper, an Arsenal player who went to the USA
- Tom Parker: 172 consecutive matches and the first Arsenal man to lift the FA Cup.
- Andy Kennedy – one of the men who didn’t make it under Chapman
- 14 February 1912: Bryn Jones (whose transfer smashed the transfer record) born in Merthyr
27 February 1986: Pat Beasley, one of Chapman’s signings, died
- Andrew Kennedy, bought by Knighton, sold by ChapmanAndrew Neil, bought by Knighton sold by Chapman
- Tiger Hill
Chapman’s men, position by position
- Chapman’s number 11.
- Chapman and the inside-left position
- Chapman’s centre-forwards – stranger than you may thinl
- Chapman’s problems with the number 8
- The outside right under Chapman
- Knighton’s greatest triumph – Chapman’s number 6
- Chapman’s centre halves – the number 5
- Chapman’s problems with the number 4
- Chapman’s left backs
- Chapman and the issue of right backs
- Chapman’s problems with keepers
Season by Season
- From Knighton to Chapman – did Henry Norris really change the club rules to accommodate a new manager – or was that just a Knighton fantasy?
- Chapman’s first season – an amazing 2nd place
- Chapman’s second season – genius, or…
- Chapman: the third season – still no trophies
- Chapman in season four – new players but no trophies
- Chapman – the fifth season and the first trophy
- Arsenal 7 Blackpool 1, Dec 27 1930. George Male appears; first championship in site
- Arsenal 9 Grimsby Town 1: Arsenal’s biggest League win at Highbury
- March 28 1931: Arsenal head for their first league title
- Arsenal win the league for the very first time: 1931
- Chapman wins the league on 22 April 1933
- The achievements of Herbert Chapman – an overview
- How Herbert Chapman finally took power from Sir Henry Norris
- The day Herbert Chapman resigned
- In commemoration: Herbert Chapman dies on 6 January
- 28 January 1931: Arsenal’s biggest win at Highbury
- Arsenal smash the world transfer record – but did Herbert Chapman REALLY hustle the Bolton directors?
- Herbert Chapman: the Northampton Town years
- The Chapman formation: did he really create something new?
- Herbert Chapman did not change the name of the club. The evidence, the proof.
- Chapman’s last Cup game – the disastrous Walsall Experiment
- When shirt numbering started – and what happened
- How the boo-boys of the 1930s almost destroyed a wonderful player
- During and after Chapman: Three championships, three managers, and Tottenham relegated