25 Years Ago Today: Lee Dixon’s Arsenal Debut

Lee Dixon made his Arsenal debut 25 years ago today in a league fixture against Luton – a club who have since dropped right out of the Football League! Here’s Lee on the front cover of the programme for his debut, and the welcome article inside. George Graham’s page mentions Lee as a footnote, noting…

Jack Wilshere 1 Brazil 0

I don’t normally pay much attention to Tony Cascarino except to disagree with him, so I’m not sure if I should rather parochially point out when I concur with his views, but here goes anyway. These were his comments on Wilshere’s performance against Brazil: “The highlight [of England v Brazil] for me was seeing Wilshere…

Why Arsenal Annoy Me

A wise lady once said to me: Unless you strive for perfection, you’ll never achieve it. And I think it was economist Adam Smith who said about 200 years ago something like: If everyone was happy with the poorest clothing, worst housing and meanest food, that’s all there would be. In other words, why put…

1972: Football Ruined By ‘Weirdies’

These are some extracts from a publication called League Football, ‘The official journal of The Football League’, that was given away stapled into various club programmes in the early 1970s. This particular edition was in the programme for Crystal Palace v Arsenal on October 21, 1972. It’s an odd publication, with a mix of general…