Pre-Season Photocall For Arsenal On This Day, 26th July 1983

As one Arsenal hero begins to get into his stride, a former one is coming into the twilight of his career. Interesting snippets about Bobby Moore and Bob Hatton. The latter had been a journeyman striker from the mid-60s through to the early 80s at a variety of clubs ranging from Wolves to Carlisle to Cardiff. His post-football career highlighting how the average pro from that era viewed his life after the game. Moore meanwhile spent two years at the helm in Essex at a difficult time for Southend United FC. Struggling financially, they were re-elected in his first season in charge but finished a creditable 9th the following year. He remained at the club on the board after that with former Chelseas defender, David Webb, taking over as manager.

 

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