New PDF release: Arsenal: The Long Sleep 1953-1970: A view from the terrace

By John Sowman,Bob Wilson

ARSENAL: THE lengthy SLEEP is a close account of the seventeen seasons instantly after the list 7th soccer League championship win in 1953. It follows the fortunes and misfortunes of it is gamers, managers and membership officers in the course of that trophy-wise barren period. Poignant, usually humorous, and sometimes unhappy, it faithfully files how the off and on the sphere occasions have been interpreted through the club's unswerving, lengthy pain enthusiasts, one in every of whom was once the author.

It additionally recollects a time whilst specialist footballers in England have been inextricably tied by way of agreement to their membership and never allowed to earn greater than the statutory greatest salary, as decreed via the governing soccer our bodies. on my own, one guy dared to problem that so-called unmarried 'soccer slavery' and went on a private 141 days strike opposed to his membership Newcastle United. destiny England foreign George Eastham's final triumph within the excessive court docket was once to alter without end the rights and unfettered fortunes that his sleek opposite numbers enjoy.

The lengthy Sleep concludes with that positive evening at Highbury on twenty eighth April 1970 while seventeen years of failure have been swept away dramatically to bring in a brand new winning interval within the background of this well-known and standard club.

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