The Highbury Defence League Formed On This Day, 20th March 1913

An early example of the opposition which football clubs face with the Highbury Defence League convened to try to prevent the move to Islington. Funded by Tottenham, these restless natives sought to force the local council to act against Arsenal. More can be found on this in Woolwich Arsenal FC: 1893-1915 The club that changed football, by Andy Kelly, Mark Andrews and Tony Attwood.

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