Denis Hill-Wood Interview, 1979

Here’s an interview with Denis Hill-Wood from the Arsenal programme at the start of the 1979-80 season. There were some similarities with the situation Arsenal are currently in, having just won the FA Cup, their first trophy for eight years. If DH-W’s words teach us anything it’s that the more football changes, the more it…

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Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith of Monaco

Here’s a piece from The Times a few weeks ago, just for your interest. Our old mate Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith, former director of Arsenal Football Club, the first and only female and probably the first person of non-British origin ever to sit on the Arsenal Board, has upped sticks and gone to live in Monaco.…

Arsenal Fans: Let’s Unite

There’s a scene in The Young Ones (1980s comedy starring the late Rik Mayall, for those too young to remember) where, as usual, there is an argument going on and the character of Rick says: “Guys! Guys! Look at us! Squabbling, bickering. Like children. What’s happening to us? We never used to be like this!”…

Arsenal Supporters’ Summer Checklist

How do Arsenal supporters know it’s July? Easy: 1. £100m+ war chest available – check 2. List of overpaid deadwood leaving the club published – check 3. Core players tell everyone how we need a big summer in the market – check 4. Stars long-rumoured to want to leave, leave – check 5. Stars you…