100 Owners: 98. Henry Norris (Arsenal)


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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5 Responses

  1. Name* says:

    Great piece, I really enjoyed reading it.

  2. Terry says:

    Great article. I hope many Arsenal fans read this and realise how important Sir Henry Norris was in the history of our club. Nowadays football clubs are often successful because of the backing of billionaires. In the early days of Arsenal Football Club Norris’ business vision and influence were equally as important. Woithout him we may have remained a little club in Woolwich.

  3. Great read, really enjoying this series so far.

  4. gordon powrie says:

    If Arsenal had stayed in Plumstead, how would that have affected Charlton Athletic? Another interesting question.

  5. Macca says:

    A club founded on backhanders and corruption. A sorry tale, really. I’m surprised league founders,Aston Villa, did not use their influence to have this corruption thoroughly checked over. Things went to pot when William McGregor died, it would seem.

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