11th November 1912 – Arsenal go nap: 5 straight defeats

by Andy Kelly
This weekly series charts Arsenal’s final season in Plumstead and the move to Islington that, effectively, saved the club’s very existence.
Saturday 9th November 1912
This week 100 years ago, Woolwich Arsenal took on West Bromwich Albion in the Midlands.
Following the debacle of the previous week, manager George Morrell changed the defence for the first team this season. Jack Peart was seen as the scapegoat for the shockingly poor display at the back and was dropped to the reserves. Joe Shaw was moved to left back, Percy Sands moved back to the right back berth and King replaced Sands in midfield. Up front there were the obligatory changes with Common coming back into the team for Spittle and Winship replacing Burrell.
Woolwich Arsenal lined up:
Crawford
Sands     Shaw
King     Thomson     McKinnon
Greenaway     Common     H...
 
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