Competition: First Division.
In the season1932-33, Arsenal, who were the outstanding team
in the Football League, and
To everyone’s surprise it was
For safety reasons the gates were locked and hundreds clambering on nearby house roofs as well as the Peacock Public House and various vantage points on Beeston Hill, in an attempt to get a glimpse of the action. The record was to stand for 35 years. Victory would have strengthened United’s championship aspirations but they were held to a goal-less draw by the star-studded Gunners.
Arsenal went on to take the Football League Championship that season and were so dominant and overwhelming of all opposition that they went on to complete a treble by winning the Championship again in 1933-34 and 1934-35.
Their team was full of Internationals and household names and they usually lined up at that time with: Frank Moss; George Male, Eddie Hapgood; Frank Hill, Herbie Roberts, Bob John; Joe Hulme, David Jack, Tim Coleman/Jack Lambert, Alex James, Cliff Bastin.
Centre Forward Jack Lambert was a former
Unfortunately United fell away in the New Year and could only manage eighth spot. This was nevertheless, apart from 1929-30, the highest position achieved by LUFC until a John Charles inspired United equalled it in 1956-57, and Don Revie took United to another level in 1964-65.
Arsenal 1932-33 Team
LUFC Team: 1932-33
Back row: O’Grady, Stacey, G. Milburn, Potts, Hart, J.Milburn, Copping. ,
Front Row: Duggan, Hydes, Keetley, Furness, Cochrane.
Unfortunately no Photograph of actual game:
50,000+ crowd. Nothing
changed much at
Herbert Chapman Arsenal Manager LUFC Goal-scorer at Arsenal Charlie Keetley Alex James, Herbert Chapman and Left Half: Bob John
Arsenal Full-backs: Right-Back George Male and Left-Back Eddie Hapgood Wilf Copping was soon to join Arsenal
Centre Half: Herbert Roberts Outside Right: Joe Hulme Inside Left: Alex James
Centre Forward: Jack Lambert as an Arsenal player, and a LUFC player (Right) Outside Left: Cliff Bastin
Inside Right: David Jack Goalkeeper: Frank Moss Right-Half Frank Hill