The Black-And-White Years: David Rocastle Dances On Islington Town Hall Balcony After Arsenal’s League Title Victory, 1989 (Photo)

Chris Wright

22nd, May 2014


By Chris Wright

Dated 28th May, 1989: Here we see the late, great David Rocastle dancing (rather precariously) on the balcony of Islington Town Hall, League Championship trophy in hand, as thousands of Arsenal fans pack the streets below during the Gunners’ homecoming parade that followed their title-clinching 2-0 victory over Liverpool two days previous…

Soccer - Arsenal's 1989 League Victory Anniversary Package

What a cracking photo. Here’s a larger version.

Arsenal’s almost theatrically climactic victory at Anfield saw them pinch the First Division league title from underneath Liverpool’s noses on goals scored, with Michael Thomas scoring in the final minute of the final game (followed by that famous “roly-poly-into-beached-jellyfish” celebration!) of the season to snare his side their first title in 18 years…

(Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire/Press Association Images)