Did every club’s philosophy really start with Arsenal?

Did every club’s philosophy really start with Arsenal?

The media has a vested interest in promoting conflict between supporters of different clubs, and so stories get made up and become part of the daily narrative.

A recent one suggests that way back in the 1920 Arsenal poached Huddersfield Town’s manager – and then most of their team, so that Arsenal could win the league as Tony Attwood explains below.

In fact Arsenal didn’t buy a single player from Huddersfield during this era, and it took Chapman five years to win the league after moving to Arsenal. But that doesn’t stop the story taking hold among supporters of Arsenal’s contemporary rivals.


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