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Football and the drive towards evidence based football commentary
- From Fabianski to Ospina; please try not to undermine our goalkeepers
- At last, after years of our waiting, Arsène Wenger changes his approach.
- Every defeat is the possible start of a new era
- Hysteria and disappointment: the defence of Piers Morgan
- Mike Dean and Arsenal something seriously wrong. More evidence and strange behaviour
- It looks like Platini and the FA are made for each other.
- Ref Review League Cup : Tottenham Hotspur – Arsenal
- As the entity behind shouted “You’re useless Walcott” a dark despair overwhelmed me
- Arsenal – Olympiacos, bouncing balls, own goals, switching off… The CL is haunted it seems
- 3 October 1896: Arsenal played their second game in the United League – a 2-2 home draw against Luton Town – with a not insignificant crowd of 8000 – very high for the United League.
- 3 October 1903: 20,000 in crowd the Man U home game, compared with 1,000 for the next away game! Arsenal won 4-0, making it 21 goals for and 0 against in the first five games of the season. The next game was away to Glossop.
- 3 October 1925: After losing 0-7 to Newcastle Chapman and Buchan transform Arsenal’s tactics – but it is not just WM that makes the difference. This is the third 0-7 defeat for Arsenal in the first division – and certainly the one with the most implications. Buchan’s first signing for Arsenal is here.
- 3 October 1936: 79th and final league appearance of Pat Beasley v Man Utd. He was signed by Chapman but missed out on honours. However he played in the cup final of 1938 for Huddersfield, and guested for Arsenal during the war.
- 3 October 1958: Jackie Henderson signed from Wolverhampton for £17,500. Wolverhampton hardly used him as they became champions and sold him on at a profit.
- 3 October 1958: John Snedden joined as an amateur from Bonnyvale Star Juniors. Turning pro a few months after joining he started his career on 16 January 1960 in a game away to Tottenham, his only game of that season.
- 3 October 1970: On the way to the double Kennedy scored first hattrick as Arsenal beat Nottm Forest 4-0 in match 11 of the first Double season. The start of a 14 match unbeaten run.
- 3 October 1972: John Roberts final game in league cup v Rotherham for £150,000. He later featured for Wrexham and Hull City and finally for non-league Oswestry Town. He subsequently went on to work as a stationery salesman and as a driving instructor.
- 3 October 1989: Arsenal beat Plymouth 6-1 away in the League Cup in front of 17,360. Thomas (3), Smith, Groves and OG. Having beaten Plymouth 2-0 at Highbury Arsenal went on to beat Liverpool before losing to Oldham.
- 3 October 1999: The run of three victories through September is disrupted by an away defeat to WHU. Vieira confronted Ruddock and was subsequently charged, banned for six matches and fined a record £45,000 by the FA. He apologises in a very personal commentary about his family and his brother.
- 3 October 2014: Brian Mcdermott returned to Arsenal after being sacked by Leeds as manager and joined the scouting team, as assistant to the chief scout.
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