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9 March: the earliest St Totteringham Day ever

 

Day by Day: the videos – An Arsenal video for (almost) every day of the year in order. 

Day by Day: the stories a key moment in Arsenal and footballing history for each day of the year

Arsenal in March – all the anniversaries day by day 

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St Totteringham Day was celebrated by Arsenal fans worldwide as the day when Arsenal reach a number of points that cannot be overtaken by Tottenham Hotspur.

This year St Totts Day could be the very last day of the season…

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Manchester City 28 22 3 3 68 18 50 69
2 Liverpool 27 19 6 2 71 20 51 63
3 Chelsea 26 15 8 3 53 18 35 53
4 Arsenal 25 15 3 7 41 29 12 48
5 Manchester United 28 13 8 7 45 38 7 47
6 West Ham United 28 13 6 9 46 35 11 45
7 Tottenham Hotspur 26 14 3 9 40 32 8 45

but we can be encouraged not only by our recent form, but also by Tottenham’s

Date Match Res Score
23 Jan 2022 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-0
9 Feb 2022 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton L 2-3
13 Feb 2022 Tottenham Hotspur v Wolverhampton L 0-2
19 Feb 2022 Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-3
23 Feb 2022 Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-0
26 Feb 2022 Leeds United v Tottenham Hotspur W 0-4
7 Mar 2022 Tottenham Hotspur v Everton W 5-0

Three wins and four defeats in the last seven compared with five wins and one draw and one defeat for Arsenal.

Date Match Res Score
26 Dec 2021 Norwich City v Arsenal W 0-5
1 Jan 2022 Arsenal v Manchester City L 1-2
23 Jan 2022 Arsenal v Burnley D 0-0
10 Feb 2022 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal W 0-1
19 Feb 2022 Arsenal v Brentford W 2-1
24 Feb 2022 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-1
6 Mar 2022 Watford v Arsenal W 2-3

But going back to 2003/4 St Tots day was reached with an amazing 10 games to go.  However even that wasn’t the record for on 9 March 2008 that record was smashed again as Tottenham still had 11 games to go when they found to their dismay that they could not overtake Arsenal’s 65 points (currently having just 32 points).  It occurred with nine games to spare. Tottenham ended the season in 11th position.

What made this even more amazing is that this was the year in which it was almost universally predicted by pundits, failed managers and the hangers-on that Arsenal would slip into mid-table and the all-conquering Tottenham would end up 4th.

It did of course eventually happen, although the bit about all-conquering Tottenham hasn’t quite emerged yet


The Arsenal History Society is part of the Arsenal Independent Supporters Association – a body which gives positive support to the club and has regular meetings with directors and senior officials of the club to represent the views of its members to the club.  You can read more about AISA on its website.


100 Years in the First Division: the absolute complete story of Arsenal’s promotion in 1919.

Details of other series can be found on our home page and on the column on the right side of this page.   In particular, you might like to note…

Henry Norris at the Arsenal:  There is a full index to the series here.

Arsenal in the 1930s: The most comprehensive series on the decade ever

Arsenal in the 1970s: Every match and every intrigue reviewed in detail.

 

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