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Welcome to the latest edition of Monday 11s, our weekly squad number quiz, this week focusing on Arsenal. Arsenal are a club central to the history of numbering. In 1928, …

Alan Shearer was the archetypal British centre-forward, a true all-rounder – while he was good in the air, it didn’t always have to be with his head, his penalties were …

    This is the Tottenham Hotspur team which started the 1981 FA Cup final against Manchester City, the game finishing 1-1 after extra time, with Manchester City’s Tommy Hutchison …

Instances of players wearing number 5 while operating as wide midfielders are not too plentiful. There was Lee Sharpe at Manchester United and Ruel Fox at Newcastle United in the …

This post had been intended to be about just one thing – a kind-of example of squad numbers in the Football League in the 1-11 days – but further digging brought …

Not so long ago, we marked Morgan Schneiderlin’s arrival at Everton by citing the other hooligans to have worn full-backs’ numbers in midfield. It should of course go without saying …

Jim Hearson is a very engaging follow on Twitter, and he made contact to suggest a post on how Sunday league teams deal with the issue of assigning squad numbers, …

There had been rumours over the past week. You try to prepare yourself, but still, it’s something of a surprise when it happens. 👕 | @SchneiderlinMo4 will wear the number …

We’ve written here more than once about how we actually like the evolution of Liverpool’s numbering system from the 1970s on, even though we probably shouldn’t. Steve Nicol’s versatility, and …

There has been mild consternation at the fact that Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Winks doesn’t wear number 40. The young midfielder wore 29 last season as well as this, but in both …

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