Spurs played their early matches on public land at the Park Lane end of Tottenham Marshes where they had to mark out and prepare their own pitch. Occasionally fights broke out on the marshes in disputes with other teams over the use of the ground.
(Not much has changed over the years – they are still hooligans)
It was at this ground in 1887 that we played our first away match against Spurs in a non-league game, when we were known as Royal Arsenal; the match was called off due to poor light with Spurs leading 2-1.
Tottenham have only won the League Championship on two occasions 1950/51 & 1960/61. Arsenal have won League Championships on thirteen occasions with two very notable victories taking place at White Hart Lane, much to the horror of the local community.
Our first (WHL) League Championship was in a 1-0 victory on May 3rd 1971. We went on to beat Liverpool 2-1 at Wembley to claim our first League and FA Cup double. The second came on April 25th 2004 when we drew 2-2 in our Invincible season. Two incredible seasons for Arsenal and total misery for Spurs knowing they could have been the spoilers. To rub a little more salt in their wounds, we have won the FA Cup on eight occasions since their last win in 1990/91.
(There was something very exhilarating about writing that!)
This was intended to be a post on our away games but I thought I’d spice it up a tad.
Anyway – based on our EPL results we have a 19.2% chance of winning and a 53.8% chance of gaining points. Understandably the odds are with Spurs but as pointed out above we have won in the most difficult of circumstances and it would be just great if we were to put a dent in their efforts to finish first (if any further dents were needed 🙂 ).
Our last away EPL victory at WHL was March 16th, 2014 a slender 1-0 win.
Hold on to your seat belts this may be a rough ride.
Good to see you enjoying writing that. 🙂
Always a pleasure GN5!
Worth a butcher’s maybe …..
Arsene looks more relaxed since he left
Soz, about poor timing of new post call.
What an incredibly boring piece of rubbish. Boring boring arsenal. Boring boring fans
Morning Fellow Gooners,
Here we are again happy as can be all good pals and jolly good company — What boring? Us? 😜
Top, top article GN5 — really enjoyable, thank you.
Trippier hit the ball firmly and at least 2 metres wide of the keeper and just 5 metres (ish) in front of his keeper to score.
Thanks very much. There was an awful lot that was “exhilarating” about reading that passage “-)
Trippier video….absolutely brilliant 🙂 🙂
Going bush until tuesday, so have great weekends all. Naturally hoping to find time/space to join you on the sofa lunchtime tomorrow. Fingers crossed.
Because woolwich have beaten 2 pony teams they think they are world beaters. just remember their stadium is a library and Spurs have got the worlds best.
regards to your sister Teresa
Cheers GN5 🙂
Am surprised to see how crap our overall PL record is at the shitehole. Especially over the last ten years it is nothing to cheer about. Luckily, we are playing at Wembley tomorrow and our record there is pretty great. If we can score the first goal we have a real chance tomorrow. A draw would still be a good result, but these Spuddies are really suffering from the fine weather we are enjoying currently so let’s go for victory,
Watch how Kane and and the dangermen like Eriksen and Son were stifled by Chelsea. If Arsenal want to get anything including a win they must make sure none of the dm are isolated and given time and space to shoot.
I expect a dar
Kane was frustrated in the Chelsea game having been given little room and space.Furthermore when he shot,Chelsea players quickly got in the way of the shot. Similarly Son and Eriksen were hounded .
Hopefully Emery will devise a plan and not go kami kaze on the attack leaving the barndoor wide open like Wenger for Drogba to score a record number of goals.
When I watched how Drogba scored so easily it really angered me.Why wasn’t aplan made to neutralize him like Chelsea did to Messi who was once described by the fm as unplayable.
Even the best striker cant be marked out of the game .
Hopefully Arsenal can win.
1 victory since 2008 and 8 losses…Based on past results, things are not looking too good BUT:
1. Spurs are not having a great time at the moment;
2. We are in decent form;
3. Emery has a knack for games against big teams and will want to avenge the Cup loss
4. Our players know that if we don’t finish in top 4, we should try to finish above Spurs or at least block Spurs from getting to the Top 4 so ultra-motivation…
The players that really cause us trouble are Kane, Son, Eriksen, Allie (will he play), Verthongen and Sissoko…Tottenham has lot a bit of grit in the midfield and this is where I think Emery should crowd our team. We need impact and we need pace
The knuckle draggers are extraordinarily stupid. On an Arsenal website do they expect an even handed post?
Looking forward to writing tomorrow’s pre-match
Do any of you know whether
Kiss meAkismet mentioned below to reduce spam is a choice that one, or all of you, made voluntarily, or did it come ‘ready made’?
I meant to say to Chas, when a number of us were having problems with comments ‘sticking’ in limbo, or being very delayed, that having tried to use my ‘phone a couple of times recently, without success, led me to think that a slow check for ‘spam’ [Akismet] may be the cause.
We all know it is only the Royal Canadian Mounties who like spam.
Chop the spam checkers head orf – it may be putting itinerant bloggers off – and we would not want that! 😃
Akis me ass.
The site has always used Akismet to trap spam.
I only added the Akismet warning under the comment box as it was recommended to comply with new GDPR regs.
If you set up a gravatar, you’ll have no more problems. Use a free email like Yandex, reply to the verification email and stay logged in to WP/gravatar and bobs your uncle”s mother.
Or alternatively set up a WordPress account and have a play yourself. You’ll see how complex it is and how you’re at the mercy of WP for much of the day to day blog business.
My suspicion is that WP made a change to login cookies with an upgrade which caused the recent probs if youre not ‘logged in’ to Gravatar.
Always an interesting encounter when we visit the biggest club in Middlesex, no doubt the drunken hordes from Haringay will welcome us with open arms, beat the drum and chant their chants.
Robbie Pires suggesting The Arse should ignore Monchi and go all out for Marc Overmars at the end of the season, plus his countryman Adrian Rabiot, as a replacement for Ramsey, also on a free.
Great video’s Chas, you have an incredible knack of finding the ideal additions.
I’m surprised that more N17 miscreants have not commented. If Chas had left my original heading in place we would have been deluged – so he did the smart thing.
What exactly does overmars do now?
Another sublime read. A different type of history reading for me.
trippier with quite the finish. Maybe he could show the rest of the spuds how to do that in practice more. Or the Arsenal could just show this video whenever they are feeling down and need a pick me up.
Looking forward to the Arsenal going at it on Saturday.
So darn early of a game for us in the lil’ country.
Come on Emery- keep moving this team forward!
Director of football at Ajax, toether with DB10.
Or ok cool
So why don’t we get Dennis instead
I won’t bother you about it anymore.
The way my mind works – even when I have bagged up the info and put it away in the “did-not-solve” section of my brain, something keeps referring back and saying there has to be a cause and a solution to any given mystery.
Thanks, again, for your efforts to explain, and for your patience. 😀
DB has never managed a club.
DB will never fly with the team for European games
DB is happy working at his Alma Mater
How do them potaters grab you? 🥺
An up and coming Arsenal side in reasonable form against possibly the best Spurs have ever offered (doesn’t say a lot) who are out of form. If it was at home I’d be disappointed with a point, but given that it’s at their (temporary) ground I think I’d take a draw right now.
A win would be marvellous but given our record against the top 6 I don’t think it will happen.
It seems Wengers years were summed up pretty well by our results at the Lane. 1 loss in 12 seasons followed by 1 win and 1 draw in the next 10 years.
I thought it was director not manager we were talking about
Besides the soccer,bear in mind the ref.In last week’s mid week game,the defender tackled the attacker outside the box.The man in black gave a penalty.I cant wait for the var. These refs have shown over the year the kind of errors they make which have a crucial bearing on the game.
As for Arsenal,every game is different.What works against B’mouth may not against Spurs. I have faith in Emery unlike the French guy who had no plan b and always lost to the top teams.
The defence must watch Kane and company and not give them the crucial ingredients: time and space.If not the gunners could be hammered like in the Pool game.
1-0 will do if Emery floods the md and hit on the break.
I am of the conspiracy mind. With such huges amount of gambling money involved in the sport, refs might be paid or influenced to make bad decisions. I wonder if Trippiers goal was not such an accident. Just a thought and without basis
Last 50 NLD goalscorers…..
Some fine pics and vis to start the day. Thank you chas.
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