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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.

“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.


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094 – Random 1970s Press Photo’s (part four)

Where available backslip details are below the scans.

“Arsenal v Derby. 16.12.78.
Price scores number 1.”

“Arsenal footballer Sammy Nelson at F.A. Disciplinary hearing.
Arsenal Manager Terry Neill with Sammy Nelson when they arrived at the F.A. H.Q. Lancaster Gate today for a disciplinary hearing.

“Arsenal Training 26.9.79.
Over the top and away! Frank Stapleton in determined mood at London Colney”

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077 – 1960 at Colney

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.

“Calling A-For-Arsenal:
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.”


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