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110 – George Graham and Silverware

I’ve tried to somewhat avoid the scanning the obvious press photo’s of people lifting trophies but it seemed like a great way of summing up George Graham’s reign which was loaded with trophies, so here are some scans of trophies being lifted! Haven’t bothered with the backslips for these as they are pretty obvious and as this post is going for the obvious I’ve included a couple of scans of classic trophy winning goals as well.











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102 – Behind the Scenes at Arsenal (part two)

Continued from yesterday.

Today featuring David Miles, Jack Kelsey, George Graham and Theo Foley, and a wonderful shot of the Commissionaire.




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101 – Behind the Scenes at Arsenal (part one)

In the spring of 1989 the now defunct Today newspaper ran a series featuring the backroom side of Arsenal. Today and tomorrow I will be showing slides of some of the photo’s used. Today’s feature Gary Lewin, Ken Friar, Theo Foley and George Graham.




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092 – Random 1970s Press Photo’s (part two)

Details below scans are from backslips.

“Football at Highbury. Arsenal v Derby.
F.A. Cup Fifth Round Replay.
G> Graham (Arsenal) and R. McFarland (Derby) in a duel for the ball.
29/2/72.”

“George Armstrong (Arsenal 13 Mar. ’72.”

“Football at Brisbane Road, Orient v Arsenal.
The Sixth Round of the F.A. Cup.
Alan Ball is hugged by team mates after he had given Arsenal the lead.
18/3/72.”



“24.8.74.
Arsenal v Man. City.
Brian Kidd tries a constables hat for size as he celebrates his second goal.”

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083 – 1970 Fairs Cup and Europe

The Fairs Cup (or Inter-Cities Fairs Cup to give it it’s full title) was a tournament born in the 1950s to promote cities holding trade fairs. Rules of entry changed over the years from the original one city one team rule and it morphed into what is now the Europa League via the UEFA Cup.
After not lifting a trophy since 1953 though it could have been the World Cup the way the victory was treated on the night at Highbury, a 3-0 win overturning a 1-3 first leg defeat, and on a personal note for Frank McLintock he finally had a winners’ medal after 5 losing finals.

First scan is a great press photo from the semi, followed by the large postcard sized teamgroup card issued by the club (front and back). The rest are press photo’s of both the Fairs Cup final, and later European matches under Bertie. Where there is one backslips are copied below.

“The Flying Englishman!
April 8th 1970.
Dutchmen encountered a flying Englishman at London’s Arsenal Stadium tonight (Wednesday) during the European fairs Cup, semi-final first leg between Arsenal and Ajax of Amsterdam.
Arsenal player, Graham flies through the air, and seemingly pushes Ajax keeper Gerrit Bals in the chest, as he attempts to clear the ball. Looking on at the left is Ajax player Rudi Surrendonk.”


“Arsenal win European Fairs Cup.
London: Arsenal’s skipper Frank McLintock holds aloft the European Fairs Cup, surrounded by enthusiastic crowds, after Arsenal had defeated Anderlecht of Belgium 3-0 in the European Fairs Cup Final, 2nd leg at Highbury tonight, to become the third successive English club to win the European Fairs Cup soccer tournament. Arsenal, who led 1-0 at the interval, won the two-leg final tie 4-3 on aggregate.
28th April 1970.”

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