Tag: Highbury

London Between the Wars: The Football League on Film

London was an obvious location for the UK’s fledgling film industry, with many early-twentieth century pictures shot in and around the capital. As cinema’s popularity grew in tandem with professional football between the Wars, a number of films naturally made use of London’s football grounds. One of the first of these was The Winning Goal…

By Paul W December 28, 2019 0

Arsenal v Newcastle United, 1976

Arsenal and England striker Malcolm ‘Supermac’ MacDonald was the centre of attention at Highbury on the 4th December 1976. MacDonald came up against his former club Newcastle United, who he had left for a record fee of £333,333 that summer, for the first time in this game. Centre-half Pat Howard made the same move from…

By Paul W December 7, 2019 0

Arsenal v Bristol City, 1976

In the record-breaking summer temperatures of 1976, the Football League resumed on 21 August. Arsenal v Bristol City was one of the most intriguing First Division fixtures on the opening day of the 1976-77 season. It was the Bristol club’s first game in the top division for 65 years. In charge since 1967, manager Alan…

By Paul W August 21, 2018 1