Arsenal’s oldest player, most goals in a game, craziest tour

Three events on 21 April grab the attention.   In 1908 Arsenal went on a post-season tour of eight matches in nine days in Scotland.  Given that they only took a basic squad with them, and had to travel between each venue, the whole tour must have been tough on the players – but it seemed it was a financial event, and so the club didn’t want the team hanging around between games running up guest house bills.
1930 saw 12 goals in a top division game – I believe this is the only time this has happened.  And on this day we also remember the passing of Jock Rutherford, our oldest ever player, and also a man who suffered terribly as the authorities stopped him playing for a long time to investigate allegations against him – which ultimately proved to be false.

21 April 1880: Birth of Charles McGibbon.  He was th...

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