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 7
- Our headline story comes from 1976.
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7 October 1908: Debut of Angus McKinnon in game against Rest of Kent. (Woolwich Arsenal won 3-0). Having signed from Petershill he went on to play 211 league games for Arsenal.
7 October 1909: Having lost the previous game 7-1 with the injured McDonald in goal, Fisher took over, but despite being fit was little improvement as Arsenal lost 5-1 to mid-table Notts County.
7 October 1916: Dicky Roose, Arsenal goalkeeper, and one of the most flamboyant of players of the era killed in action in the Battle of the Somme serving his country in the first world war.
7 October 1931: Arsenal beat WBA to win the Charity Shield at Villa Park.
7 October 1933: Final match for Alf Haynes. He moved to Crystal Palace two months later, where he played for three seasons before suffering a very serious injury.
7 October 1947: Birth of Patrick Howard near Barnsley. He played for Barnsley and Newcastle before being brought in as an emergency central defender for Arsenal by Terry Neill, during Neill’s first season as manager.
7 October 1972: Debut for Jeff Blockley in Sheffield United 1 Arsenal 0. He came in as a replacement to Simpson and Roberts who had been alternating at playing at 6. However later in the season he did move across to the number 5 shirt.
7 October 1976: Gilberto Silva born. He started as a footballer in 1997 with a tiny local team, and by 2002 he was playing all of Brazil’s games in the World Cup finals. It was quite a rise to success in five years.
7 October 1986: Arsenal drew 1-1 away with Huddersfield in league cup, Martin Hayes scoring. However Arsenal had already won the first leg 2-0 and so went through.
7 October 2014: Brian McDermott returned to Arsenal as a scout and eventually became chief scout having managed Reading and Leeds Utd.
On this day in 1849 the extraordinary Edgar Allen Poe died, after a round of what might be called in polite circles “heavy drinking”. His style was called “metaphor run man” and he is perhaps best remembered for “The Fall of the House of Usher” and The Pit and the Pendulum. and the poem The Raven.
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