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The Creation of a Gooner part 2 Thanks for the encouraging comments last time. I was worried that going back so far would put people off, but it seems Gooners liked my stroll down memory lane. So, I will continue, as was my plan, with a short series of my life with the Arsenal. Last time, I didn’t write about players, and I only mentioned Roger Smart scoring the first goal for Swindon. This was deliberate as it wasn’t the players that attracted me to Arsenal but the way they kept trying to play football, trying always to win that made me switch sides during the match. But from then o
I was up for Swindon Town. The minnows against the crack first division team, who wouldn’t be? I was starting to get into football in a big way, the England win in ’66 being the catalyst and then the magnificent European cup win of Celtic followed by the glorious George Best inspired Manchester United’s win over Benfica in a match where the football reached stupendous levels. And now we were watching Swindon Town vs Arsenal in the League Cup final in 1968-69. Arsenal didn’t have the emotional Irish impact of either Celtic or Manchester United. Everybody supported them, it seemed. My older