090 – Arsenal’s London Irish

In the mid/late 1970s it was almost as though Highbury became an outpost for the Emerald Isle. Whilst slightly more dubious in his Irishness than the others, even Terry Mancini got in on the act. The scans below, although out of sync, celebrate that connection with backslip details copied below.

“September 6th 1982.
Arsenal’s manager Terry Neill at Highbury at the beginning of the 1982/83 season.”


“‘Veteran’ Jennings Still Keeps The out.
April 25th 1983.”


“Long Serving Defender.
July 24th 1980.
Pat Rice, Arsenal’s long serving defender and club captain. A Northern Ireland international, he began his career as an apprentice in 1964.”


“All Square at Highbury.
10.2.79.
Arsenal’s Sammy Nelson, Northern Ireland full back, gets in a cross during the action at Highbury today despite the attempts of Middlesborough defender John Craggs. A dour battle ended in a goalless draw.”


“David O’Leary out jumps Mark Wallington (keeper) to score his second goal.”


“Football at Highbury: Arsenal v IFK Gothenburg.
European Cup Winners Cup Quarter Final – 1st leg.
Liam Brady turns away in triumph after scoring Arsenal’s forth goal during their game against Gothenburg.
5-3-1980”


“Frank Stapleton, the Arsenal centre forward, seen in action during the Arsenal v Norwich City match at Highbury.
22/12/79.”


“Coventry City v Arsenal. March 20, 1982.
Arsenal’s John Devine (left) and Coventry’s Mark Hately in action.”

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2 responses to “090 – Arsenal’s London Irish

  1. Andy Kelly

    Jimmy Harvey played a few games during this era as well.

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