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106 – Random 1980s Press Photo’s (part three)

Last set of random 1980s scans, starting with a rather enjoyable penalty miss.

“London 20.2.88. Arsenal v Man Utd.
Arsenal fans celebrate as Manchester United’s Brian McClair (9) misses a crucial penalty in the fifth round FA Cup match at Highbury today.”

“25.2.89 Arsenal v Luton Town.
Referee John Deakin moves in to book Luton Town’s Mick Harford (2nd from right) for a foul, as Arsenal’s Tony Adams (3rd from right) sorts out harford’s dispute with Perry groves (left) during today’s First Division match at highbury, London. Arsenal won 2-0.”

“Football Team Group – League Champions Arsenal.
25 June ’89.”

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105 – Random 1980s Press Photo’s (part two)

Continuing from yesterday.

“London 14.12.85. Arsenal v Liverpool.
Arsenal’s teenager Niall “Mighty” Quinn (left) making his debut with the team, scores their 2nd goal during today’s Canon League Division One game with Liverpool at Highbury ground, London. Arsenal won 2-0.”

“An artist’s impression of how the interior of the JVC Indoor Training Centre at Arsenal Stadium could look.”

“London. 17.3.87. Soccer – Arsenal v Nottm. Forest.
Nottingham Forest defenders Chris Fairclough (left) and Des Walker (floored) are stranded as Arsenal’s Kenny Sansom follows through during an Arsenal attack in tonight’s First Division match at Highbury.”

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104 – Random 1980s Press Photo’s (part one)

Another few days of scans of random press photo’s. As always any details below the scans are from the backslips.

“Arsenal’s potential new signing, Norwegian star Einar Jan Ass, was training yesterday at London Colney. Einar Jan Ass, the Norwegian star No. 10 with Willie Young.
30-9-80.”

“Arsenal v Swansea 1-1-83.
Petrovic makes his Arsenal debut.”

“Football at White Hart Lane. Spurs v Arsenal.
Picture shows: Arsenal’s strikers Charlie Nicholas (left) and Raphael Meade celebrate after Meade had put Arsenal 4-2 in front at Spurs Yesterday.
26.12.83.”

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100 – We F*ck*d Rushie’s Record Up

1987. George Graham’s young team faced the all powerful Liverpool in the League Cup Final, when the trophy still had merit. Ian Rush, Liverpool goalscorer supreme, had an amazing record of never having been on the losing side for them when he had scored a goal. When he put Liverpool one up no doubt the commentators repeated that stat ad nauseum…until Charlie Nicholas scored twice. One-nil down, two-one up, as in the semi, was the chant that day.

These scans are from a set of slides I was given a few years ago.







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099 – Fanzines

In the late 1980s the fanzine movement moved out of it’s punk beginnings and reached the world of football. Whilst the charge was led by When Saturday Comes very soon their were various Arsenal fanzines available around the ground and in Sportspages. Below are scans of the first edition covers of the earliest Arsenal fanzines.

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098 – Player Instructions and Training Rules

After a few day’s of press photo scans, something different today.

This is a copy of the instruction booklet given to all players in 1985-86 season. I’ve cropped out a couple of small parts just in case as they contained personal phone numbers.











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