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The Don had taken over Our godfather, Don Howe had given us hope after Terry Neill. He had done well in the second half of the season bringing us from 16th when he took over to 6th at the end. In 1984-85 we could challenge, we could be Arsenal, again, surely? He was highly respected, a gentleman and true Arsenal. Terry Neill had just brought in Tommy Caton and Howe had brought in good players, Paul Mariner, and in the close season made Steve Williams and Viv Anderson offers they couldn’t refuse. Steve Williams was an Arsenal fan and he did well for us until he fell out of favour under G
A GOOD YEAR, or did we TIRE at the end? There is one thing that is a bit surprising about the Irish that played for Arsenal in the 70’s. The Republic of Ireland ones were Dubliners and the Northern Ireland ones were from Belfast, except for Pat Jennings, who was from Newry. But then Jennings was a goalkeeper and they are not normal, are they? And I suppose someone has to come from Newry. So 2 cities, both capitals, supplied most of the players and the manager. No wonder Arsenal were growing fans in Ireland, with easily the biggest contingent of Irish of any top team with 7 players, althou