Woolwich Arsenal

  • Whatever happened to Paul Davis?
    All told Paul Davis played 447 times for Arsenal and scored 37 goals. Paul left Arsenal in 1995 and had a spell in Norway before making a final bow with five appearances for Brentford, retiring in 1995. The following season he joined Arsenal as a youth coach and stayed in ... read more
    Source: Woolwich ArsenalPublished on 2020-04-07By Tony Attwood
    11 hours ago
  • Whatever happened to Lauren?
    Lauren (Laureano Bisan Etame-Mayer) was, of course, one of the invincibles during the unbeaten season.  In all he played 159 league games for Arsenal, having played previously for Utrera, Sevilla, Levante, and Mallorca. He left Arsenal in 2007 and moved to Portsmouth for two seasons before playing a final five ... read more
    Source: Woolwich ArsenalPublished on 2020-04-06By Tony Attwood
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  • Arsenal start out on the longest unbeaten away run in top flight football
    Arsenal hold the record for the longest unbeaten away run in top flight football of 27 games, starting from 5 April 2003. There were the inevitable moans at the previous away league game on 15 March when Arsenal lost 2-0 to Blackburn, a result which was followed by an away ... read more
    Source: Woolwich ArsenalPublished on 2020-04-05By Tony Attwood
    2 days ago
  • Arsenal on April 4: what happened to the club on this day through history.
      4 April 1896: Grimsby 1 Woolwich Arsenal 1.  A goal for Boyd gave him 13 for the season and made him top league scorer as Arsenal moved towards 7th position in the final league table in the club’s third league season.  He became our most prolific goal scorer ever. ... read more
    Source: Woolwich ArsenalPublished on 2020-04-04By Tony Attwood
    3 days ago
  • Whatever happened to Remi Garde?
    Remi Garde, whose birthday it is today, was Arsene Wenger’s first signing as Arsenal manager.  He played 31 games for Arsenal before retiring as a player in 1999. He then worked on French television before returning to Lyon as coach, and later assistant manager.  In 2010 he became the director ... read more
    Source: Woolwich ArsenalPublished on 2020-04-03By Tony Attwood
    4 days ago
  • When the Boxers played the Jockeys at football at Highbury
    On this day in 1951 there was a match at Highbury involving The Boxers v The Jockeys which when you come to think of the size of the average boxer and the size of the average jockey seems a bit unfair. This match was used in order to test out ... read more
    Source: Woolwich ArsenalPublished on 2020-04-02By Tony Attwood
    5 days ago
  • Arsenal anniversaries for 1 April.
    Here are the Arsenal anniversaries for 1 April. 1 April 1889: Debut of David Howat, Arsenal 6 – 2nd Rifle Brigade 1.  He became a league regular in 1893/4 and 1894/5 but then suddenly moved to Third Lanark, and we know no more of him. 1 April 1897: Reflecting Woolwich ... read more
    Source: Woolwich ArsenalPublished on 2020-04-01By Tony Attwood
    6 days ago
  • Whatever happened to Brian Marwood?
    Brian Marwood had played over 300 games for Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday, scoring 80 league goals before he came to Arsenal in 1988.  Across two seasons he then played 52 league games and scored 16 goals, and was a clear fans’ favourite. In 1990 he moved to Sheffield United ... read more
    Source: Woolwich ArsenalPublished on 2020-03-30By Tony Attwood
    1 week ago
  • Whatever happened to Marc Overmars?
    Marc Overmars won the Double in his (and Mr Wenger’s) first full season playing on the left wing using his great speed alongside Dennis Bergkamp.  In March 1998 he scored the all-important goal to beat Manchester United 1-0, and then (as often shown in films) looked around as if to ... read more
    Source: Woolwich ArsenalPublished on 2020-03-29By Tony Attwood
    1 week ago
  • Whatever happened to Rhys Wilmott?
    Rhys Wilmott only played eight times for Arsenal between 1980 and 1989, but did have successful loan career with Herefore, Leyton Orient and Swansea City, before moving to Plymouth Argyle, playing 133 league games for them between 1989 and 1922.  He then played 33 games for Grimsby (1992/4) and 6 ... read more
    Source: Woolwich ArsenalPublished on 2020-03-28By Tony Attwood
    1 week ago
  • Whatever happened to Steve Morrow?
    Steve Morrow played 62 games for Arsenal in the league and 23 games on loan for Barnet, QPR, Reading and Watford.  He signed for QPR in 1997 and played 91 league games for them and finally 41 games for Dallas Burn in 2002/3.  He was also a Northern Ireland international ... read more
    Source: Woolwich ArsenalPublished on 2020-03-27By Tony Attwood
    2 weeks ago
  • Whatever happened to Graham Rix?
    Graham Rix played 351 league games for Arsenal and scored 41 goals.   He then moved on to France and played 89 times cor Caen and 12 for Le Havre, before finishing his career with Dundee (14) and Chelsea 1 game.  However that one game was as emergency cover – he ... read more
    Source: Woolwich ArsenalPublished on 2020-03-26By Tony Attwood
    2 weeks ago
  • The curious case of ex-Arsenal man Mark Randall
    Mr Wenger once touted Mark Randall as a really important player for Arsenal with a huge potential.  But it never happened for him, and he has moved regularly from club to club.   And yet despite that constant urge to move on he has (according to the latest figures) played over ... read more
    Source: Woolwich ArsenalPublished on 2020-03-25By Tony Attwood
    2 weeks ago
  • Whatever happened to Kwame Ampadu?
    Kwame Ampadu played just two games for Arsenal between 1988 and 1991, and had a six match loan spell at Plymouth Argyle during that time as well.  He then moved to West Bromwich Albion (49 games), Swansea City (144 games), Leyton Orient (72 games), Exeter City (162 games), Newport County ... read more
    Source: Woolwich ArsenalPublished on 2020-03-24By Tony Attwood
    2 weeks ago
  • Arsenal fall to their second successive semi-final, but there is better to come
    On this day in 1907 Arsenal lost in the FA Cup semi-final for the second year running.  They did not make it back to the semi-final for 20 years. At the time of writing (March 2020) Arsenal have not only reached more finals and won the cup more than any ... read more
    Source: Woolwich ArsenalPublished on 2020-03-23By Tony Attwood
    2 weeks ago
  • Whatever happened to Nico Yennaris? You might be surprised.
    Yennaris was born in Leytonstone,to a father of Greek Cypriot origin and a mother of Chinese origin.  In view of what happened later, those details are relevant. He played just once for Arsenal and after a couple of unsuccesful loan spells he moved to Brentford and played 144 games between ... read more
    Source: Woolwich ArsenalPublished on 2020-03-22By Tony Attwood
    2 weeks ago
  • Whatever happened to Martin Hayes?
    Martin Hayes was never a particularly favourite at Arsenal, except that there were a few of us who saw exactly what he could do for the team.  And indeed for one season our top scorer, and the player who kept the team in a reasonable position in the league. That ... read more
    Source: Woolwich ArsenalPublished on 2020-03-21By Tony Attwood
    3 weeks ago
  • Whatever happened to Andy Linighan
    Arsenal signed Andy Linighan for £1.2m in the summer of 1990.   Given that we had Tony Adams and Steve Bould, two players revered in Arsenal’s history it seemed something of a strange move by Graham. He had played over 70 games with each of the clubs he had previously been ... read more
    Source: Woolwich ArsenalPublished on 2020-03-20By Tony Attwood
    3 weeks ago
  • Whatever happened to Billy McCullough?
    Billy McCullough was a great Arsenal player from 1958 to 1966 playing 253 league games, who had the great misfortune to play under two managers (Swindin and Wright) who managed to achieve precious little beyond keeping Arsenal in the first division. The league position and cup record were awful, and ... read more
    Source: Woolwich ArsenalPublished on 2020-03-19By Tony Attwood
    3 weeks ago
  • Whatever happened to Frank Stapleton?
    Frank Stapleton played 225 league games for Arsenal and scored 75 goals between 1974 and 1981, before moving on the Manchester United where he played 223 games and scored 60 goals. After that he played for nine more clubs, but only two (Blackburn Rovers and Bradford city saw him knock ... read more
    Source: Woolwich ArsenalPublished on 2020-03-18By Tony Attwood
    3 weeks ago
  • Whatever happened to Luke Ayling?
    In the “Whatever happened to” series, which is written to coincide with an anniversary, we are often dealing with players who simply didn’t make it at Arsenal, or simply didn’t make it at all. And Luke Ayling has the look of one of these players having never played for Arsenal.  ... read more
    Source: Woolwich ArsenalPublished on 2020-03-17By Tony Attwood
    3 weeks ago
  • Whatever happened to Roger Davidson who played but one game for Arsenal
    If you have been glancing at the Arsenal anniversary series you’ll know that we have been running a note at the top of many of the articles with the headline “Whatever happened to…” and then looking at what the player in question did after Arsenal. Roger Davidson is different because ... read more
    Source: Woolwich ArsenalPublished on 2020-03-16By Tony Attwood
    3 weeks ago
  • Whatever happened to Stuart Taylor?
    Between 1997 and 2005 goalkeeper Stuart Taylor played 18 times for Arsenal, as well as having loan spells with Bristol Rovers, Crystal Palace, Peterborough United and Leicester City.  He then moved to Aston Villa, Cardiff (on loan), Manchester City, Reading, Yeovil Town (on loan), Leeds and Southampton.  The 18 league ... read more
    Source: Woolwich ArsenalPublished on 2020-03-15By Tony Attwood
    3 weeks ago
  • Remembering the days when they used to play football. Arsenal events on 14 March
    14 March 1892: Arsenal 0 Third Lanark Rovers 1.  Arsenal played a remarkable nine friendly games in March 1892 as behind the scenes the battle for control of the club’s committee (and thus the club’s future) between the “gentlemen” and the “workers” heated up. 14 March 1894: Henry (Harry) Woods ... read more
    Source: Woolwich ArsenalPublished on 2020-03-14By Tony Attwood
    3 weeks ago
  • Whatever happened to Phil Brown, the man who accused Faberegas and Wenger?
    Phil Brown was the manager of Hull City when he particularly came onto our radar in 2009, accusing Cesc Fàbregas of spitting at Hull’s assistant manager Brian Horton, and being improperly dressed on the pitch, after Hull were beaten at Arsenal Stadium.  Fabregas was cleared of all charges.  Then Brown ... read more
    Source: Woolwich ArsenalPublished on 2020-03-13By Tony Attwood
    4 weeks ago
  • Whatever happened to Loughborough FC? Arsenal’s strange involvement
    Loughborough FC may well not be a club you’ve heard of, unless you study Arsenal’s earliest history, in which case you might know they turn up several times. They won the Midland League in 1894/5 and then were elected to the second division of the Football League.  They didn’t fare ... read more
    Source: Woolwich ArsenalPublished on 2020-03-12By Tony Attwood
    4 weeks ago
  • Whatever happened to Lukas Podolski?
    Lukas Podolski played for Bayern Munich and FC Koln before joining Arsenal in 2012, playing 60 games and scoring 19 goals before going on loan to Inter Milan in 2015.   He then played for Galatasaray, Vissel Kobe and is now with Antalyaspor in Turkey.  Between 2004 and 2017 he played ... read more
    Source: Woolwich ArsenalPublished on 2020-03-11By Tony Attwood
    4 weeks ago
  • When Tottenham were rejected by the Football League, but Arsenal helped them out.
    by Tony Attwood As you can read from the entry for this day in 1905 below, Tottenham made a number of attempts in the early part of the Football League’s history to try to secure their place as the dominant team in the area.  They blocked Chelsea from the Southern ... read more
    Source: Woolwich ArsenalPublished on 2020-03-10By Tony Attwood
    4 weeks ago
  • Could there actually be a St Totteringham Day this year
    By Tony Attwood I ask that question today because this is the anniversary of the earliest St Totteringham Day of the modern era (and perhaps of all time) (see 2008 below). St Totteringham Day is, as you will know I’m sure, the day upon which it is impossible for Tottenham ... read more
    Source: Woolwich ArsenalPublished on 2020-03-09By Tony Attwood
    4 weeks ago