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Postby Phil71 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:48 am

Anniversary today of the first match played at Highbury.

6th September 1913. We won 2-1 against Leicester Fosse.

Programme front cover, with the first page of the column by 'Gunner's Mate', who was none other than future manager George Allison.

"We are making our re-entry into the Second Division of the Football league with light hearts and unbounded optimism."


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Re: Highbury

Postby Va-Va-Voom » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:57 pm

I believe Cripps was the club mascot for that match.
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Re: Highbury

Postby Ach » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:01 pm

A common mistake

It was my grandson
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Re: Highbury

Postby Callum » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:02 pm

What's Highbury?
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Re: Highbury

Postby Va-Va-Voom » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:06 pm

Callum wrote:What's Highbury?


When you are buried above sea level it's called a highbury.
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Re: Highbury

Postby Callum » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:07 pm

Va-Va-Voom wrote:
Callum wrote:What's Highbury?


When you are buried above sea level it's called a highbury.

Oh, right. Figured it was in reference to getting stoned out of your mind in a town outside of Greater Manchester.
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Re: Highbury

Postby Pudpop » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:58 am

No no no, it's obviously in reference to the formally accepted method of greeting the great Greg Bury, world renowned badminton player and instructor.
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Re: Highbury

Postby Callum » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:19 am

Tbh we all know the truth - it's just some block of flats in north London.
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