History of the Arsenal Programme – 1975-76 Season

As the 1975-76 season started, with Arsenal having finished 1974-75 in a lowly 16th place, even Chairman Denis Hill-Wood was not brimming with confidence, writing in the first programme: “We must all be rather anxious about what is in store for us.” However, he ended his message with the words: “I am confident that the…

History of the Arsenal Programme – 1973-74 Season

By summer 1973 memories of trophies were starting to fade slightly, despite the good second place finish in the League in May, and the new programme cover for season 1973-74 could only feature pictures from the previous year’s league matches, including the one at Old Trafford, and the losing FA Cup Semi Final match against…

History of the Arsenal Programme – 1972-73 Season

For the 1972-73 season the programme, still retailing at a bargain price of five new pence for 16 pages, featured a cover design showing pictures from the previous season’s FA Cup Final (v Leeds) and what appeared to be a Highbury match against Spurs. As before, the cover pictures remained unchanged throughout, but inside the…

History of the Arsenal Programme – 1970-71 Season

This is the first of a series of articles looking at Arsenal programmes through recent decades. These were first published in The Gooner fanzine. It was only really in the late 1960s that the programme developed from what you might call a ‘statistical pamphlet’ into a magazine, with most of the features we associate with…