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Peter Hill-Wood's death marks end of an Arsenal dynasty - The Times

After a scrap between Arsenal and Norwich City players at Highbury during the 1989-90 season, the home side’s chairman, Peter Hill-Wood, defended his players at the inevitable FA disciplinary hearing. He had reviewed the film three times and saw only team-mates defending each other.

But he had a word with the captain, Tony Adams, as they waited for the FA beaks to pass down judgment. “Look, you tell your buddies, I don’t much enjoy spending my afternoons at places like this,” Hill-Wood told Adams. “I don’t want it to happen again.”

This was vintage Hill-Wood. Like an officer protecting his tightly bonded troops after a flare-up with another regiment, Hill-Wood could accept players supporting each other, and as a former lieutenant in the Guards he…



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