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Arsenal Stadium History: The Official Illustrated History of Highbury Stadium - 93 Years of Innovation, Passion and Pride [Hardcover]

Brian Glanville
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15 Oct 2006
In May 2006 Arsenal played its last game at Highbury before moving to the new state-of-the-art Emirates Stadium. It was an emotional farewell to a ground that had witnessed some incredible games and which Arsenal fans had come to love as their second home. Relive those Highbury memories in this lavishly illustrated book that charts the stadium's story from the move to North London, the building of the stands and Chapman's many innovations. It brings to life the stories from the Second World War and the fifties when the team returned to winning ways. Reacquaint yourself with the characters that bought the first double to Highbury in 1971; the celebrations in' 89; the success of the Wenger revolution and the final season at this unique ground. It features rare and previously unpublished photography; exclusive interviews with ex- and current players; key members of staff and fans; and full statistics of every match in Highbury's history.


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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Hamlyn (15 Oct 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0600612171
  • ISBN-13: 978-0600612179
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 284,718 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"It is without a doubt one of the best illustrated books on the
club ever produced..."
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book 21 July 2007
Format:Hardcover
Fantastic book. If you are a Gunners fan then you'll just love Larry Dilworth and the Legends of Football. It has a fantastic chapter on Highbury as well as brillant storylines of Arsenal matches.

There are also fabulous illustrations of Herbert Chapman, Cliff Bastin, Alex James, Ted Drake and Liam Brady ETC.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Interesting Insight..... 27 Feb 2007
Format:Hardcover
to the times and history of Arsenal at the famous Arsenal Stadium (Highbury).

One that you can put down for a while and pick up later at ease due to the layout, worth a read for the non arsenal fan interested in stadium history and I suppose its a must for the arsenal fan.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great nostalgic read 9 May 2014
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For any arsenal fan. Of any age it's is a great read. Brought make some great memories of times gone past
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5.0 out of 5 stars A book that ooze's quality 5 April 2010
Format:Hardcover
This `coffee-table' book oozes quality. Its lay-out with great pictures and inserts of key players gives a very enjoyable reading experience. It really is a must-have book for the shelf for any self-confessed Arsenal fan. The history of Arsenal's famous old stadium, Highbury, is told in compelling story-book style. The chapters present a flowing chronology to the evolution of Arsenal Football Club; from its humble roots in the Woolwich armaments factories of Victorian Britain to a world-renowned club that now regularly competes against the elite clubs that European football can boast.

The people that played a key role in the story are all acknowledged in turn and Brian Glanville has a great way of setting the key incidents in the clubs history into the context of their time. In the early chapters we learn how in 1886 the club emerged due to the vision of pioneer émigrés from the North such as David Danskin and Jack Humble. How it became the most Southern based club in the Football League in 1893 and how it survived in those early days due to a `hard core' of loyal fans from the Woolwich armaments factory and its local environs. Sir Henry Norris was a pivotal figure to the club and it was his decision to relocate the club to Islington N5 in 1913 that is crucial to the story.

Arsenal Football Stadium (Highbury) was hastily constructed for the 1913-14 season and provided the base for the emergence of famous club of today. The book highlights the symbiosis between the success of the team and the magnificence of the stadium. The Chapman and Allinson inspired teams of the thirties won five league titles and two FA Cups.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 29 Dec 2010
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Great Book for those of you who love English "Football." Great pictures and great write up on their history.
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