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Spring 1923: Arsenal clear of relegation; real progress at last?

By Tony Attwood

Having been near certainties for relegation through the first three months of the campaign, Arsenal’s exploits through the winter months of the 1922/3 season had left them in a much healthier position. The eight consecutive league games against last season’s top four at the very start of the season had taken their […]

One of Arsenal’s great managers retires, and his autobiography is completely disbelieved.

The Anniversary Files

Here are the Arsenal (and occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the complete files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website. An index to the Anniversary files can be found in the left column of this site under “Pages”

The current […]

The man who scored 42 goals in 41 league games & Arsenal’s greatest Cup Final of them all

Here are the Arsenal (and occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the complete files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website. An index to the Anniversary files can be found in the left column of this site under “Pages”

The current historical series on this […]

No players, supporters or history, they were given a placed by the Football League

Here are the Arsenal (and occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the complete files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website. An index to the Anniversary files can be found in the left column of this site under “Pages”

The current historical series on […]

Arsenal under Norris: the curious case of Henry White; March 1923

by Tony Attwood

The first event of note in the month came on 2 March 1923 with the transfer of Henry White to Blackpool – and this is an issue that will take up much of this report. Born on 17 April 1892 in Watford, he had played first as an amateur with Brentford before […]

Arsenal anniversaries today: from Reg Lewis to the Horse

Here are the anniversaries for 28 May.

The current series on this site is Henry Norris at the Arsenal. An index of all our series can be found on the home page.

 

28 May 1937: Reg Lewis made first senior appearance in a friendly v Copenhagen and scored twice as Arsenal won 4-1. His […]

On this day, the FBI raided Fifa and Arsenal & Wenger beat the all time Cup records.

Here are the anniversaries for 27 May.

The current series on this site is Henry Norris at the Arsenal. An index of all our series can be found on the home page.

27 May 1926: Innsbruck Select XI 2 Arsenal 4 (scorers not recorded). The sixth and final game of Herbert Chapman’s first summer tour.

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Arsenal win the League, the Youth Cup and the Women’s FAC all on this day

Here are the anniversaries for 26 May.

The current series on this site is Henry Norris at the Arsenal. An index of all our series can be found on the home page.

26 May 1871: Arsenal manager Phil Kelso born. Manager from 1904 to 1908 he was one of the great innovators, paving the way […]

Arsenal History Society: projects, publications and meetings

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For the 2018-19 season The Arsenal History Society is planning a couple of meetings / events well as publication of number 9 in the series of Arsenal History booklets. There will also be a history programme produced for every league match. Below is a brief summary of the Society’s activities […]

When a police officer assaulted an Arsenal player and ended his career.

Here are the anniversaries for 25 May.

The current series on this site is Henry Norris at the Arsenal. An index of all our series can be found on the home page.

 

25 May 1914: Both the Football League and the Football Association held their AGMs in London. Henry Norris used the occasion to […]

3 friendlies against Tottenham reveal warmth not emnity

Below are the anniversaries for 23 May. The current series on this site is Henry Norris at the Arsenal. An index of all our series can be found on the home page.

 

24 May 1890: Ernest Williamson born. He was signed by Arsenal from Croydon Common after that club became the only Southern League […]

A man of supreme importance in Arsenal’s history, but largely forgotten today

Below are the anniversaries for 23 May. The current series on this site is Henry Norris at the Arsenal. An index of all our series can be found on the home page.

Today’s headline relates to Joe Shaw who played for and captained Woolwich Arsenal, The Arsenal and Arsenal, who went on to be […]

Greasborough, Methley Perseverance, Rotherham County & then one of our greatest ever players.

Below are the anniversaries for 22 May. The current series on this site is Henry Norris at the Arsenal. An index of all our series can be found on the home page.

22 May 1902: Jack Lambert born. He played local football for Greasborough and Methley Perseverance, before being rejected by The Wednesday after […]

The winter of 1923. A settled Arsenal and the victories finally start coming.

By Tony Attwood

In December 1922 Arsenal had opened the month with a defeat, making it no wins, two draws and six defeats in the last eight games the club had played. But after the final defeat in the sequence the rest of the month had turned out rather well. The subsequent run of […]

It was his very last kick for Arsenal, and Arsenal won the Cup. But who and when?

Below are the anniversaries for 21 May. The current series on this site is Henry Norris at the Arsenal. An index of all our series can be found on the home page.

 

21 May 1897: Fergus Hunt joined Arsenal after spells with Mexborough, Middlesbrough Ironopolis and Darwen. He immediately became Arsenal’s top scorer, […]

The years when Arsenal finished the season and then went on tour.

 

 

These are the Arsenal anniversaries that we have found for this day.

A full list of all the anniversaries for the year appear in the month by month listings on this site. See the index in the left column or on our home page. Today’s headline story comes many of the results listed […]

The Arsenal manager resigns – after a very short spell in charge.

These are the Arsenal anniversaries that we have found for this day.

A full list of all the anniversaries for the year appear in the month by month listings on this site. See the index in the left column or on our home page. Today’s headline story comes from 1958.

19 May 1905: Edwin Bateup […]

The day Arsenal were within five minutes of going out of business.

These are the Arsenal anniversaries that we have found for this day.

A full list of all the anniversaries for the year appear in the month by month listings on this site. See the index in the left column or on our home page. Today’s headline story comes from 1910.

18 May 1899: James Tennant […]

The Iconic Manager and his Legacy.

Herbert Chapman is an iconic manager whose name will always be remembered fondly by Woolwich Arsenal diehards. The problem is, as the generations move on and the football fans of yesteryear are replaced by modern, equally enthusiastic fans, the fading and finally gone memories, must be kept alive somehow for the latest fan.

Innovations now […]

The signing of arguably Arsenal’s greatest ever player

These are the Arsenal anniversaries that we have found for this day.

A full list of all the anniversaries for the year appear in the month by month listings on this site. See the index in the left column or on our home page. Today’s headline story comes from 1929.

17 May 1901: Thomas Briercliffe […]

Arsenal descend to the depths and miraculously rise from the abyss

By Tony Attwood

As we saw in the last episode of “Henry Norris at the Arsenal” that at the end of October 1922 Arsenal were two points away from the bottom two places in the first division, but with a worse goal average than anyone else.

Pos Team P W D L F A GAv […]

Arsenal concede their lowest number of goals in one season ever

These are the Arsenal anniversaries that we have found for this day.

A full list of all the anniversaries for the year appear in the month by month listings on this site. See the index in the left column or on our home page. Today’s headline story comes from 1999.

16 May 1881: Teddy Bateup, […]

When Tottenham needed just one more point but blew it all away

These are the Arsenal anniversaries that we have found for this day. A full list of all the anniversaries for the year appear in the month by month listings on this site. See the index in the left column or on our home page. Today’s headline story comes from 2016.

 

15 May 1916: The […]

When the Arsenal players gave the Nazi salute

This is part of our regular daily series on Arsenal anniversaries

Our headline comes from 1938.

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

October 1922: Henry Norris withdraws, Arsenal in dire straits

 

14 May 1894: James Crozier signed from Partick Thistle. He played just once for Woolwich Arsenal on […]

October 1922: Henry Norris withdraws, Arsenal in dire straits

By Tony Attwood

October 1922 was scheduled to be a very busy month for Arsenal with not only the regular league games but also some friendlies and London FA Cup matches also. Here is the table for the start of the month.

Pos Team P W D L F A GAv Pts 1 Liverpool 8 […]