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.”
Continuing the three part journey through Terry Neill’s Cup Finals. as always details below are from backslips but althought the third mentione Alan Sunderland it looks more like Graham Rix to me.
“Arsenal Ecstasy. May 12th 1979.
Wembley, London, Saturday.
Athletic embrace for Arsenal pair Liam Brady (left) and Alan Sunderland as they celebrate their 3-2 win over Manchester United as the final whistle ends this afternoon’s FA Cup Final at Wembley.
Both played major parts in the dramatic clash. Brady made all three Arsenal goals and Sunderland snatched the winner with just seconds to go.”
Any script below scans is from the backslips.
“Football at White Hart Lane. Spurs v Arsenal.
Jimmy Rimmer (the Arsenal goalkeeper) is put under pressure by Colin Jones (Spurs) but manages to punch the ball clear as John Radford, Eddie Kelly and Richie Powling (Arsenal) look on.
“Arsenal v Manchester United. 18-12-76.
Liam Brady jumps on SuperMac after scoring an early goal for the Gunners.”
“Ipswich v Arsenal. Aug 20th 1977.
Paul Mariner is slide tackled by Richie Powling.”