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Hanging on to a win against Charlton.

The latest article on the Henry Norris years

When Arsenal were willing to criticise the press; Arsenal in November 1920.

Yesterday’s anniversaries

Arsenal player suffers serious assault and is then jeered by local nutters

 

Here is a list of Arsenal’s anniversaries for 28 February

28 February 1891: Royal Arsenal 3 Clapton 2. London Senior […]

When Arsenal were willing to criticise the press; Arsenal in November 1920.

By Tony Attwood

The month of November 1920 started with the table looking like this

Pos Club P W D L F A GAv Pts 15 West Bromwich Albion 12 3 6 3 14 18 0.778 12 16 Arsenal 12 3 5 4 13 17 0.765 11 17 Oldham Athletic 12 2 5 5 15 […]

Arsenal player suffers serious assault and is then jeered by local nutters

The anniversary files are edited by Tony Attwood. Please note that as I’m currently travelling the time at which the files appear each day may vary considerably from the norm.

 

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

Arsenal hire a music hall star as their new centre forward. […]

Arsenal prepare for six consecutive defeats

The anniversary files are edited by Tony Attwood

 

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

Arsenal hire a music hall star as their new centre forward. October 1920

Today’s headline story comes from 1927

 

26 February 1887: After a goal total of 39 goals in their first […]

 Henry Bergkamp and Vieira all play and we still lose 6-1.

The anniversary files are edited by Tony Attwood

 

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

Arsenal hire a music hall star as their new centre forward. October 1920

Today’s headline story comes from 2001.

 

25 February 1886: Wally Harding born in Greenwich. Aside from playing for Arsenal […]

Arsenal hire a music hall star as their new centre forward. October 1920

by Tony Attwood

Arsenal entered October 1920 just two points and a couple of goals off the relegation places in 15th

Pos Team P W D L F A GAvg Pts 1 Aston Villa 8 6 0 2 19 12 1.583 12 2 Bolton Wanderers 8 5 1 2 19 7 2.714 11 3 Huddersfield […]

The Arsenal man who went on to manage Genoa, Roma, Napoli and Milan. Revered in Italy, forgotten by Arsenal

The anniversary files are edited by Tony Attwood

 

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

Arsenal’s second season back in the 1st division: Aug/Sep 1920.

This daily review of Arsenal anniversaries is from the Arsenal day by day files prepared by the AISA Arsenal History Society. We expect […]

When the match was replayed because Arsenal had won.

The anniversary files are edited by Tony Attwood

 

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

Arsenal’s second season back in the 1st division: Aug/Sep 1920.

This daily review of Arsenal anniversaries is from the Arsenal day by day files prepared by the AISA Arsenal History Society. We expect […]

As recompense for Liverpool’s match fixing, Chelsea elected to the 1st Division.

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

Arsenal’s second season back in the 1st division: Aug/Sep 1920.

This daily review of Arsenal anniversaries is from the Arsenal day by day files prepared by the AISA Arsenal History Society. We expect by the end of this year to have approaching 6000 […]

The media gets excited with the sensational new Arsenal strip

 

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

Arsenal’s second season back in the 1st division: Aug/Sep 1920.

This daily review of Arsenal anniversaries is from the Arsenal day by day files prepared by the AISA Arsenal History Society. We expect by the end of this year to have […]

Arsenal’s second season back in the 1st division: Aug/Sep 1920.

By Tony Attwood

And so we come to the start of Arsenal’s second season back in the First Division. It was also the moment in which the Third Division was launched, being made up primarily of clubs from the old Southern League with the addition of clubs from the north of the country planned for […]

How low does a manager have to sink to want to libel a deceased club owner?

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

Exposing the second libel against Henry Norris: the summer of 1920.

 

This daily review of Arsenal anniversaries is from the Arsenal day by day files prepared by the AISA Arsenal History Society. We expect by the end of this year to have […]

When Ian Wright alleged racial abuse against him by Schmeichel

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

Exposing the second libel against Henry Norris: the summer of 1920.

 

This daily review of Arsenal anniversaries is from the Arsenal day by day files prepared by the AISA Arsenal History Society. We expect by the end of this year to have […]

The Arsenal “penalty king” who only ever took two penalties

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

Exposing the second libel against Henry Norris: the summer of 1920.

Today’s headline is taken from this day in 1901.

18 February 1888: Arsenal v Erith – continuing the development of Royal Arsenal through the club’s first full season. This is the first […]

Exposing the second libel against Henry Norris: the summer of 1920.

By Tony Attwood

If you have been following this series of articles you will know that I’ve gone to some lengths to expose the first libel against Henry Norris – that he somehow managed illicitly to fix the election of Arsenal into the first division in 1919.

That was such a gross libel that has […]

Arsenal concede their first goal in two months

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

The FA thanks Norris, the League expanded again. May 1920.

We hope to publish a new episode with further significant revelations about Sir Henry Norris’ reputation and behaviour this weekend.

Today’s headline is taken from this day in 1999

17 February 1902: 1000 […]

When it got so bad that the ground was only half full for the north London derby.

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

The FA thanks Norris, the League expanded again. May 1920.

Today’s headline is taken from this day in 1974.

 

16 February 1886: Andy Ducat born. It was his transfer from Arsenal after 175 league games that signalled that the club would sell […]

When the media recognised that referees were either inept or cheating

 

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

The FA thanks Norris, the League expanded again. May 1920.

Today’s headline is taken from this day in 1910.

 

15 February 1890 Arsenal played Chatham away and won 5-0 en route to winning Kent Senior Cup for the one and […]

When Arsenal first played without an Englishman in the side

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

The FA thanks Norris, the League expanded again. May 1920.

Today’s headline is taken from this day in 2005.

14 February 1891. Arsenal beat Crusaders 1-0 in the London Charity Cup This was Arsenal’s second and final entry into what is a rather […]

The FA thanks Norris, the League expanded again. May 1920.

This article updated June 2018 to include the reserve team London Combination table for the end of the season.

 

By Tony Attwood

And so, for the first time ever, on 1 May 1920 Football League matches were played in May – this following the decision in the spring of 1919 to extend the Football […]

When Arsenal scored after the ball was thrown back, and then agreed to take a replay.

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

April 1920 Arsenal gain mid-table security in their first season back.

 

Below is our daily review of anniversaries on this day in Arsenal’s history (with the odd bit of historical context on occasion as well). The headline comes from 1999.

This daily […]

An explosion at Arsenal’s stadium wrecks the catering facilities

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

April 1920 Arsenal gain mid-table security in their first season back.

 

Below is our daily review of anniversaries on this day in Arsenal’s history (with the odd bit of historical context on occasion as well). Our headline comes from 1907.

12 […]

April 1920 Arsenal gain mid-table security in their first season back.

By Tony Attwood

Please note a list of all the articles in this series so far, appear at the foot of the page.

April 1920 was a most curious month for Arsenal, for as quite often happened at this time, fixtures were packed in around the movable feast that is Easter, and as well as […]

Thierry Henry: his final goal in the final minutes of his final game.

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

March 1920: Henry Norris threatened at Parliament, Arsenal win 2 lose 2.

Below is our daily review of anniversaries on this day in Arsenal’s history (with the odd bit of historical context on occasion as well).

11 February 1888: Contrary to reports, the […]

Just four Arsenal wins in 14, even with Bergkamp in the side!

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

March 1920: Henry Norris threatened at Parliament, Arsenal win 2 lose 2.

 

Below is our daily review of Arsenal anniversaries taken from the Arsenal day by day files prepared by the AISA Arsenal History Society. We expect to add 1000 new anniversaries […]