|Programme Date||18 February 1953|
|Programme Match||Arsenal v Derby County|
|Programme Condition Description||Front page has a tear/Back page shows a little wear.|
|Details||1st Preston Played 27 35 Pts|
5th Arsenal Played 25 33 Pts
20th Derby Played 28 22 Pts
Wed. 3pm K.O.
Prog. Price 6p
Editorial : Received letter from Mr R.B.Thompson ,84 yrs old
a founder and member of the Arsenal 1st Team.
He corrects Bernard Joy of Arsenal editorials on the
constitution of the team in Arsenals first game against
Bernard had given the the left wing as Morris and
Duggan; in fact it was Wells and Thmpson himself.
Thompson scored the first Arsenal goal when the ball
bumped off his leg into the net.
Thompson says the name and colours of the club were
settled at a hotel at Erith after they had played a local
George Smith suggested a uniform dress . They all
displayed their shirts,jerseys ,etc. thet were all
eliminated except 2 , A Red Shirt and A Blue Jersey with
a maroon band. On a vote the red shirt was chosen.
The name was then discussed and Dial Square was
popular as 5 of the most prominenet players worked
there. 5 other players working in the Arsenal bitterly
opposed the name . Thompson was a pupil teacher and George Smith asked
him for his thoughts.
Thompson replied Who outside woolwich has heard of Dial
square, who has not heard of the Royal Arsenal.
The name Royal Arsenal was officially confirmed at a
meeting at the Royal oak
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