Arsenal And A Swansea Legend

Thursday, 6 March 2008, 21:19
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It is little known that Robbie spent two days at Highbury (as was then) back in November 1974 – he even played in a game in the football combination – Arsenal reserves were beaten 2-0 by their Ipswich counterparts – before Robbie returned back to Wales suffering from homesickness.

The rest as they say is history.   And now organisers are well on the way to unveiling a bust of Robbie at the Liberty Stadium before the end of this season – just over 10 years since his untimely death in February 1998.

Fans can still contribute to the fund by sending a cheque (payable to The Robbie James Memorial Fund) to

The Robbie James Memorial Fund
c/o 16 Llwyn Arian
Margam
Port Talbot
SA13 2UP

There is also a race night being held this Saturday (8 March) at St Helens in aid of the appeal – there are a few tickets remaining for the event and these can be secured by visiting this link

You can also view the programme article by clicking here

Images courtesy of Getty Images, Athena Picture Agency and Swansea City Football Club.
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