George Graham

It’s long overdue,
Let’s have some praise , memories for a manger who came from a lower league club , very little money to spend , a manager who took The Arsenal out of football’s wilderness and gave us a winning mentality , Tony Adam , Rocky Rocastle and THE back four .

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Also a part of the double winning side in 1971 as a player. Really is one of the biggest legends in club history.

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My memories are he was manager of Spurs when I started following football :nauseated_face:.

Wish I was 10 years older and started following it in 1988 instead of 1998 :joy:.

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1971 must have been massive for the club, given we didn’t have much success in the 20 years prior to then do the double.

How many years did you miss that by @Stroller?

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Statue needed. If Wenger has one then why not

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Dude, I thought he was dead because of this thread. :grimacing:

Glad he’s not, of course.

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One really. Rember watching the cup final and my dad took me the year after the double.

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Could honestly be a good idea, put all the manager ones close by each other (Chapman, Wenger, Graham, Arteta) and call it “Manager’s Circle” or something.

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79 cup final win over United would have been massive for you as a kid then mate :sunglasses:

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Yeah went to the Finals against Leeds in 72 and Ipswich the year before and killed me losing them both.

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That’s footballing pornography at its finest

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What a day , what a result
Chippy Brady at his unplayable best but , boy Alan Sunderland’s celebration
You farking beauty…

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Didn’t even go to them obviously but losing the 2000 UEFA cup final followed by the 2001 FA cup final ripped my heart out in the early days of being fan.

Anyways better not derail the thread from the Great George Graham.

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What is one of the biggest differences between Graham’s era and Wenger’s reign was the fact that Graham scouted the lower leagues for players, yes Graham signed some overseas players but his scouting took players from the likes of Colchester and used these players to great success.

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72/73 was Arsenal’s last title challenge until the 80s.

A great performance at Anfield that season, too. Alan Ball running rings around the Scousers. 0-2.

Going back to Georgie Graham, I can remember someone uploading a video in which he scored a carbon copy of a goal Podolski scored for us. Graham’s was in black and white, mind you!

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John Radford scored a goal in that game that was Wenger’s side vintage on a heavy pitch.

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Gone out of the limelight now has Radford. Runs a pub

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A very unassuming man him.

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Where would you rank Graham in terms of greatest manager, Strolls?

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