Rule Number 1

  1. Arsenal 5 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur

    I spent a long time writing this last night. I’d love it if you took the time to read it.


    The North London Derby is a time honored tradition in English Football. It dates back to 1887, one hundred years before your author’s birth, when Royal Arsenal traveled from South London (where they were located at the time) to Tottenham in North London. The proper rivalry began in 1913 when Royal Arsenal relocated to Highbury and painted North London red.

    The match that took place on 27 February 2012 was one for the history books. It was a game of thirds. The prologue labelled Arsenal as being faulty. Tottenham were described by the media as the new big club in North London. This was supposed to be the worst team fielded in 15 years for Arsenal, while our opponents were hailed as the greatest Spurs side in 50 years. The first act did a wonderful job to set up the conflict for our heroes. As the first act came to a close the crescendo of the second act ushered in the final third which saw our Gunners reign victorious and silence their critics.

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