Frank McLintock Nabs An Arsenal Hat-trick On This Day, 3rd December 1964

I don’t care if it was a friendly fixture or that the opposition was Exeter City; a much-respected Arsenal captain scoring a hat-trick is surely something to celebrate.

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2 thoughts on “Frank McLintock Nabs An Arsenal Hat-trick On This Day, 3rd December 1964

  1. One thing that struck me was that Ure was coming back from a cartilage operation. When was the last time you heard of a footballer having a cartilage operation? It seemed almost mandatory for players up to the mid 1980s to eventually have their cartilages removed.

    Nowadays it’s all metatarsals and mysterious muscle strains.

    • I remember hurting my knee in a muckabout kids game when I was about 6 or 7 and being quite disappointed that I wasn’t having a cartilage operation as a result.

      The foot injuries are the fault of the boots; blades and thin leather uppers are a lethal combination.

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