In the summer of 1960 Arsenal moved to their new training ground at London Colney, and with it came all manner of new fangled training equipment. The first scan shows coach Ron Greenwood with a radio mic to enable him to communicate with the players on the pitch, and the second is david Herd taking advantage of the epitome of early ’60s high tech training equipment.
Players tune up with radio for the new season.
August 4th 1960.”
“Heads We Win.
The Arsenal Football Club have found new training quarters at London Colney where they are to make a permanent ‘camp’ on the University College ground there… The ground they are using is just 15 miles from Highbury Stadium, and has three pitches and excellent dressing rooms.
Photograph shows: David Herd, Arsenal footballer, connects with the ball expertly, as he tries out a new heading training device at London Colney, herts.
22 July 1960.”
“Tips from Dad.
Three year old John Lishman gets a soccer lesson from his father, Doug Lishman, Arsenal’s inside-left, at their home in Southgate, North London. John wears a football outfit that Dad bought back from a South American tour. Arsenal are now in full training and their first match of the season is away to Blackpool on August 20th.”
“Football. Charlton Athletic (2) v Arsenal (0) at The Valley 10/3/56.
Sam Bartram, Charlton goal-keeper, who was made captain for his last match before leaving for York City to become their Player-Manager, shakes hand with Cliff Holton, Arsenal Captain. Sam has been with Charlton for over 20 years.”
“Herd Scores 1st and 2nd Goal for Arsenal 28.9.57.
Herd, Arsenal centre-forward, No. 9, scores Arsenal’s 1st goal at Highbury this afternoon in the match against Leeds United. It was scored in the first two minutes of the match. Ball is seen going through the Leeds defence.”