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December 1926: Henry Norris takes on the FA with no holds barred

By Tony Attwood

This article is part of the series “Henry Norris at the Arsenal” – details of which can be found at the foot of the article.

 

Although through the early part of the 1926/7 season Arsenal were clearly struggling to live up to last season’s achievements, not all was doom and gloom […]

In football, “No matter what you say, someone condemns you for a fool”

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Autumn 1926: the Chapman magic fades at Arsenal

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, 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 monthly […]

These figures prove the Arsenal manager lied

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Autumn 1926: the Chapman magic fades at Arsenal

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, 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 monthly […]

Which unlikely person said of Arsenal, “I’ve not seen anything as good as that”?

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Autumn 1926: the Chapman magic fades at Arsenal

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, 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 monthly […]

Scan reveals Arsenal star’s life threatening back problems.

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Autumn 1926: the Chapman magic fades at Arsenal

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, 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 monthly […]

The day it became clear that huge amounts of Arsenal’s history was fiction.

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Autumn 1926: the Chapman magic fades at Arsenal

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, 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 monthly […]

Autumn 1926: the Chapman magic fades at Arsenal

by Tony Attwood

September had ended in disappointment with Arsenal sitting in 11th position in the League having won three, drawn three and lost two games. The prime problem was in attack – the team had scored just 13 goals – which in the context of the change in the offside rule the previous season […]

We predict Arsenal will sign a £40m midfielder.

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September 1926: the great march forwards comes to a puzzling halt

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, 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 […]

The milkman’s assistant chose Kettering and became the greatest full back of the age

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September 1926: the great march forwards comes to a puzzling halt

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, 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 […]

Tottenham player suspended for a month for swearing

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September 1926: the great march forwards comes to a puzzling halt

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, 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 […]

When the missing minutes of an abandoned game were added to the next fixture

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September 1926: the great march forwards comes to a puzzling halt

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, 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 […]

According to the media “Arsenal are confused”

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September 1926: the great march forwards comes to a puzzling halt

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, 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 […]

September 1926: the great march forwards comes to a puzzling halt

by Tony Attwood

This article is part of the series “Henry Norris at the Arsenal” The previous chapter is published at Arsenal in the Summer of 1926: the summer tour and the start of the bus affair.

Details of the whole series be found at Henry Norris at the Arsenal ————–

Although […]

“Arsenal can go unbeaten all season” said the boss, and how the media jeered and laughed.

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Arsenal in the Summer of 1926: the summer tour and the start of the bus affair

The next article in the series will be published later today.

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the complete […]

He’d only ever played 17 first team games and cost £2000. Our greatest ever player.

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Arsenal in the Summer of 1926: the summer tour and the start of the bus affair

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the complete files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal […]

When the aggression was so bad the ref backed off and let the players get on with it

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Arsenal in the Summer of 1926: the summer tour and the start of the bus affair

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the complete files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal […]

Arsenal in the Summer of 1926: the summer tour and the start of the bus affair

This article is part of the series “Henry Norris at the Arsenal” The previous chapter is published at April 1926: Arsenal come 2nd. Details of the whole series be found at Henry Norris at the Arsenal

*** This article was updated 8 October 2018 to incorporate a point I missed in the convoluted bus affair. […]

Arsenal’s chief scout cycles by a playing field, and offers one player a contract

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April 1926: Arsenal come 2nd – the best performance yet – and the National Strike is called

A new article will follow later today.

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the complete files of […]

When the players fought at the meal table rather than on the pitch

These are the anniversary files of Arsenal FC

Today’s headline anniversary headline comes from 1970

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April 1926: Arsenal come 2nd – the best performance yet – and the National Strike is called

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries […]

Osama bin Laden in the Arsenal shop, the Royal Navy goes on strike

These are the anniversary files of Arsenal FC

Today’s headline anniversaries come from 1993 and 1931

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April 1926: Arsenal come 2nd – the best performance yet – and the National Strike is called

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) […]

April 1926: Arsenal come 2nd – the best performance yet – and the National Strike is called

by Tony Attwood

Arsenal opened the final full month of Chapman’s first season at Arsenal in second place in the league while recognising that following their recent stumbles in terms of results they now had no realistic chance of stopping Huddersfield getting their third title in a row.

However Arsenal were still in a good […]

Arsenal’s most local derby ever – and it wasn’t against Tottenham

These are the anniversary files of Arsenal FC

Today’s headline anniversaries come from 1925

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March 1926: The title slips away from Arsenal but second place looks a real possibility.

A new article on the last stages of the season will appear later today.

Below are the […]

When the media declared a player’s guilt before he was charged and after he was found innocent.

These are the anniversary files of Arsenal FC

Today’s headline anniversaries come from 2009

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March 1926: The title slips away from Arsenal but second place looks a real possibility.

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken […]

A 7-1 defeat, 8 games played, bottom of the league, no wins. When and who was the manager?

These are the anniversary files of Arsenal FC

Here’s a clue to the question. Today’s headline anniversaries come from 1953

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March 1926: The title slips away from Arsenal but second place looks a real possibility.

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or […]

Arsenal become a debt free self-financing club

These are the anniversary files of Arsenal FC

Today’s headline anniversaries come from 1922

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March 1926: The title slips away from Arsenal but second place looks a real possibility.

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken […]