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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.

“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.

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

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073 – Random 1950s Photo’s (part three)

“Arsenal Players Train for cup-tie. March 4th 1952.
Arsenal players in a game of ‘header tennis’ at Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London, as they train to-day (Tuesday) for next Saturday’s sixth round F.A. Cup tie against Luton. Left to right are Lishman, inside-left; Swindin, goalkeeper; and Daniel, centre-half.”

“Arsenal v Manchester City at Highbury 19/9/52.
Tommy Lawton coming out on to the field for his first game against Manchester City at Highbury today.”

“Arsenal Players Report for Training July 27th 1954.
A few words of wisdom from Arsenal Football Club manager Tom Whittaker (front, left) as he welcomes the players outside their Highbury ground today (Tuesday) at the start of their first training perios for the coming season. The footballers are changed ready for a session of road work.”

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011 – Woolwich Arsenal 26 France 1

Yup – you read the score right. A visiting team made up of players from a few different French clubs got a right tonking. Interestingly their goal was scored by the Arsenal reserve Hodges, who was playing for the French as they were a man short. The first two images are scans of postcards released at the time of cartoons from local paper the Kentish Independant which were reprinted a while back by Islington Libraries. The third is from a series of football postcards issued at the time.


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