By Tony Attwood
Just look at these events all of which took place on 3 July.
The revolution in tactics
3 July 1925: Charles Buchan, the man who helped develop WM, re-signed by Arsenal in £100/goal deal
An England goal by the man who challenged the whole “retain and transfer” system
3 July 1966: George Eastham scored for England in his 19th and final international
The signing of the genius
3 July 1995: Dennis Bergkamp signs for £7.5m – a record
The signing of the Player of the Year – and the man who enabled Henry to thrive
3 July 2000: Robert Pires signed from Marseille.
The signing of Sol
3 July 2001: Sol Campbell signed after 11 years with Tottenham
Just follow the links for each story.
- Making the Arsenal – by Tony Attwood – how the modern Arsenal was born