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 historical series on this site is Henry Norris at the Arsenal. An index of all our series can be found on the home page.
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2 June 1891: The International Football Association Board (which at the time was the FAs of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland approved the notion of awarding a penalty for fouls close to the goal.
2 June 1908: James Quayle signed for Arsenal for a second time before receiving an offer from Northfleet where he played for two seasons before turning professional and rejoining Woolwich Arsenal. He made just one appearance for Arsenal on 12 November 1910 but was badly injured and did not play football again.
2 June 1934: Wilf Copping joined Arsenal from Leeds United for whom he had played 162 games. He stayed at Arsenal until 1939 whereupon he returned to Leeds.
2 June 1936: The League announced that Arsenal should pay a £250 fine for playing weakened teams throughout the run up to the FA Cup Final. But giving the earnings from the FA Cup final the accountants probably thought it had however been worth it.
2 June 1937: Reg Lewis played his third game in a row in which he scored, in 3-0 win over Copenhagen. He was one of the few players who played for Arsenal either side of the war, and managed 103 goals in 154 league games. For the tour see here.
2 June 1968: Last appearance for Jim Furnell as David Jenkins scored a hattrick in a friendly in Kuala Lumpar.
2 June 1980. Raphael Meade was given professional status. He had been at Arsenal since 1977 but although staying until 1985 only managed 41 league games
2 June 1985: As a result of the attack by Liverpool fans on Juventus fans at the Heysel stadium Uefa banned English clubs from playing in Europe. The ban prohibited Arsenal from playing in the Uefa Cup in 1988 and 1991 even though Arsenal fans had not been involved in any European crowd trouble.
2 June 1991: Gus Caesar moved to Cambridge United on a free transfer but did not play for the club. He soon moved on to Bristol City, but it was not until he reached Airdrieonians and then Colchester Utd that he showed the form that George Graham suspected he could maintain.
2 June 2002: Campbell, Seaman and Cole play for England in a World Cup game against Sweden.
2 June 2005: Ashley Cole was fined £100,000 for having illegal talks with Chelsea. He claimed he had done so because he was made to feel physically sick by the lowness of Arsenal’s offer in its contract discussions with the player.
The current series: Covering all aspects of the life and work of the man who rescued Arsenal from extinction, secured the club’s future by moving it to Highbury, and then brought in Herbert Chapman as manager, our current series of articles is on Henry Norris at the Arsenal. The articles thus far are here.
“Woolwich Arsenal, the club that changed football” and “Making the Arsenal” are both available on Kindle. Please see here for more details