Coming to America and Coming Home: A Conversation with Terry Burton (Part I)

By David Kilpatrick (@DrDKilpatrick)

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Terry Burton joined Arsenal as an apprentice in 1969 and in 1971 he captained the FA Youth Cup winning side. Although he never played for the first-team, he rejoined the club as a youth team coach in 1979, then moved up the club’s coaching ranks to become Reserve Team Manager, before leaving the club again in 1987. Burton recently rejoined the club as Reserves and Head Development Coach last summer. <http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archive/terry-burton-joins-arsenal-s-coaching-staff>

Burton took time recently to reminisce about the first and only Arsenal visit to New York, a 7-5 loss to the New York Express in the inaugural game of the short-lived Major Indoor Soccer League side (played on January 24, 1986 at Nassau Coliseum), as well as reflect upon how much the club has changed in the twenty-five years since he left.

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And the winner is . . .

Interview by Johnny Hayes?

Sometimes it can take a lot of extra effort to support a team whose home is a few thousand miles away.  Waking up early for weekend matches (especially for those on the west coast), coming up with excuses to duck out of work for midweek games (I mean, how many trips to the dentist can I really take??).  In the end however it’s all worth it to be part of the Arsenal. Read More …

Fans From Afar: Arsenal America

Meet Arsenal America’s very own Josh Templeton and a bunch of the Charm City Gooners on their pilgrimage to Emirates.

Fans From Afar, a new series on Arsenal.com, highlights the global support the Gunners receive and what Arsenal means to people from all walks of life. Recently, a contingent from Arsenal America (this link is to the Arsenal USA Fanzone) was in London as part of their annual ‘Road Trip’ to take in an Arsenal match at Emirates Stadium.

Click here to watch the free Vodcast.  Yes, Vodcast!