Happy Anniversary Arsenal

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Happy Anniversary Arsenal

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Today 11th December in 1886 the Arsenal played their first game as Dial Square.

Happy Anniversary to what is left of our once great club.

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Remember it well although phone reception wasn't as good in those days. :D

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Wenger claims he worked with his own bare hands eight days a week to build that armaments factory and rolled Plumstead Common with a rolling pin to get the first game on. Also, could have signed Yaya Toure's neighbour's postman's great-great, grandfather that season but didn't think he was super, super quality.

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Perryashburtongroves wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:30 am
Wenger claims he worked with his own bare hands eight days a week to build that armaments factory and rolled Plumstead Common with a rolling pin to get the first game on. Also, could have signed Yaya Toure's neighbour's postman's great-great, grandfather that season but didn't think he was super, super quality.
Didn't he also have a constant leetle beet neegle too though....?

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Wait a minute!

You're telling me that Arsenal played football before 12th October 1996?
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DB10GOONER wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:34 am
Perryashburtongroves wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:30 am
Wenger claims he worked with his own bare hands eight days a week to build that armaments factory and rolled Plumstead Common with a rolling pin to get the first game on. Also, could have signed Yaya Toure's neighbour's postman's great-great, grandfather that season but didn't think he was super, super quality.
Didn't he also have a constant leetle beet neegle too though....?
From what I've read, the price was two shillings to get him but Wanker spent six months haggling over it and only offered a ha'penny and the deal fell through. He then signed a 50 year bloke from Sweden who had a broken back, one leg, cholera and shell-shock from the Crimean War.

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