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No love lost in North London
New Photographic book remembers the classic derby games
When Football Was Football Rivals
Classic North London Derby Games
Ian Welch
Publication: 06 September 2012
Format: Paperback
RRP: £8.99
ISBN: 9780857331793
For Arsenal and Spurs fans, the North London derby matches are the ones most keenly awaited when
the fixture lists are published each July. Such is the intense rivalry between the two North London clubs,
the pre-match build up is a mixture of trepidation and anticipation in perhaps equal measures depending
on which team has currently had the most success on the field.
The fixture itself dates back to November 1887 when Tottenham Hotspur entertained Royal Arsenal in a
friendly that finished 2-1 to the home side. But it wasn't until December 1909, however, that the pair
faced each other in a competitive match. It was Walter Lawrence who scored the only goal as Woolwich
Arsenal recorded their first League victory over their neighbours. In the intervening years, the two clubs
have met more than 250 times in sometimes epic encounters that include League Cup and FA Cup
Semi-Final ties.
While both Arsenal and Spurs boast a plethora of stars who have represented their clubs in this fixture,
there is one who stands head and shoulders above the rest. Pat Jennings was a regular between the
posts at White Hart Lane in the 1960s and 1970s before a shock transfer to Highbury in 1977 saw him
add an FA Cup winner's medal to his trophy collection.
This book tells the fascinating tale of the North London Derby with full statistics that will end any
arguments opposing fans might have.
Sales Information:
The When Football Was Football Rivals - Classic North London Derby Games will be available from all
good bookshops and direct from Haynes at or call 01963 442030, priced £8.99.
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