The date was Saturday 15th February 1992 and me and my younger brother John had asked our mum for some money to go watch Arsenal play Sheffield Wednesday, but to our disappointment our mum was short of money that day and instead she gave us 50p each to go buy some sweets, we were on the way to our local shops on Woodberry Down estate to spend our 50p pocket money, I was 12 years old and John was 10 years old.
As we crossed the road John found £35 just laying there near a car wheel some poor person had lost their money so we done the right thing and rounded up a few of our mates and paid for them to get in to watch The Arsenal!
As you will know in them days it only cost us £4 (child tickets) to get into Highbury so with £35 in our pockets £24 for 6 of us to get in and enough for a burger and programme.
We watched Arsenal thrash Sheffield Wednesday 7-1 with goals from Campbell(2) Limpar(2) Smith Merson & Wright as a 12 year old watching the team I love, standing in the north bank singing dancing it was a atmosphere which football is missing now and as an Arsenal fan all we have these days are memories!
Well that’s my best Arsenal memory I hope you enjoy.
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I like to think it was a Spuds fan that dropped the money.
I REMEMBER IT BEING SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT! I THINK WE ONLY HAD 10P AND WE’RE OFF TO SHARE A 10P PACKET OF CRISPS! AND NEARLY GETTING HIT BY A CAR WHEN I FOUND THE MONEY I WAS SO EXCITED! I’M JOHN THE LITTLE BROTHER BY THE WAY. 🙂
We had 2 shocking results that season and still finished 3rd. Both were on tv as well so the nation shared our humiliation. Just so you know, you finding that money and not handing it in is theft! I’m going to call the peelers as payback for that thrashing and the 2 cup finals the year after. Oh and relegating us in 2000
I was also at that game and what a game it was. To think it was only 1-1 at half-time. I took a few pics of the game and the North Bank with a disposable camera which I still have to this day. The end of season video titled ’92 for ’92 was a good watch as well.
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