Terry Neill’s Nadir Reached At Arsenal, On This Day, 29th November 1983

Half a century previously, Walsall had been the opposition in Herbert Chapman’s last ever FA Cup tie. The same opposition would provide the last opposition for Terry Neill in a cup-tie as Arsenal manager. I was going to add, “not that we knew it at the time”. In truth we did know it.

Things had been gradually declining at Arsenal since the sale of Liam Brady and the hoped for improvement with signings such as Charlie Nicholas, was not materialising. Neill’s reign at the club limped on for less than a fortnight. Beware Walsall coming out of the hat as Arsenal’s opponents next season.

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One thought on “Terry Neill’s Nadir Reached At Arsenal, On This Day, 29th November 1983

  1. Poor Tommy Caton never really worked out. Managers at the end of their reigns make desperate signings sometimes. TN, GG for two.

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