About Us

Highbury House is a new Arsenal Football Blog which welcomes every fan from all over the world.

My name is rico and I’ve been in around the blog world for a few years now. August 2010 I decided to branch out and run my own site, well, I say on my own but HH has a great family of bloggers who are/will be regular writers.

I have supported this great club since the year Charlie George scored that wonder goal in 1971 which topped off my first season as a Gooner.

I respect everyone’s view and insults to the owner/authors and bloggers alike will not be tolorated  and the use of the ‘c’ word will send your comment into spam.

The name, well Highbury House is the business part of Arsenal, where all the new signings go to ink their contract before turning out for the Mighty Arsenal, its one of the most important areas within the club, well off the pitch anyway :)

Finally,  Highbury House has no connection whatsoever to Arsenal FC and any comments left do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the owner either. The same must be said of the guest posts. Fans take time out of their lives to write their feelings down and send them to this site to be shared, those views are not always of the same opinion as mine, but it doesn’t mean they are wrong, just as my opinion is not right. I hold no responsibility, legally or otherwise to any comments left, or anything written in a guest post.

It’s all down to opinion and Highbury House welcomes differing views together with the freedom to express them without abuse.

19 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Seb

    August 27, 2010 at 9:58am

    All the best with the new blog :)

  2. rico

    August 27, 2010 at 10:07am

    Hi Seb, thanks for your good wishes :)

  3. Roy Chappell

    November 6, 2010 at 9:19am

    I too started supporting Arsenal the day when Charlie George laid on the pitch in ’71

  4. didee

    November 10, 2010 at 10:19am

    i started in 1998, thanks to my country man Kanu but since then i’ve loved the club and caught up on her history

  5. Joaquim Moreira

    November 29, 2010 at 10:37pm

    Well, a little bit earlier. I became a supporter since 1970. All the best to you!

  6. stevepalmer1

    November 10, 2011 at 5:19pm

    Highbury House, is my favorite site ,well run good boggers and an excelent Administrator in Rico who runs a very good ship if your an Arsenal Fan, this is the site for you, keep up the good work.

  7. euan boyle

    December 8, 2011 at 11:19am

    My first match was May 1947(Grimsby Town Won 7-0) although a fan prior to this at School. I would be interested to hear from any other of your readers of this VINTAGE!!

  8. John Lloyd

    January 8, 2012 at 10:42am

    My first was Portsmouth, that season. Ronnie Rooke and`Bigead`, etc. I saw Cliff Bastin play and frequently watched the `Head Man` Tommy Lawton – who always regretted he didn`t arrive earlier – at Western Command`s home base. I became a Gunner when we signed Bryn Jones, £13K odd, the world record – to replace Alex James and also the `38 final. My father explained that Cardiff City, “beat the best team in the world` in`27. It was no contest from then on. Had to wait, for some reason until the game restarted before i could visit Highbury. Had to wait even longer for my season ticket – J6 Upper West Stand. Better than driving 42 miles every Monday morning to get the Arsenal result in NSW. My sons and grandsons are as besotted as I was. Guess all this would bore the Gooners to pieces, but it`s nice to know there`s someone left who does not think it all began when Mr. Wenger arrived. Big regret he didn`t bone up on our history and repeated the premature destruction of a great team Regards to you euan.

  9. Bergkamp63

    February 12, 2012 at 5:17pm

    This is something I was asking around about a few days back as you can see below from my blog about shares trading hands in recent weeks so there maybe some truth in it ?

    Usmanov Shares Posted by: Bergkamp63 (IP Logged)
    Date: 10 February, 2012 12:38

    Does anyone know from AST ? when Arsenal are releasing their half year results ?

    the recent 2 shares bought by Usmanov to take him to within 25 of 30% of the club. How do we know he needs 25 and not more or less ?

    The recent purchases show a number of shares changing hands, how do we know Usmanov didn’t buy any of these ?

    10/02/2012 11:31 2 @ 1,400,000.00
    03/02/2012 10:38 2 @ 1,600,000.00
    03/02/2012 09:03 13 @ 1,400,000.00
    01/02/2012 15:39 1 @ 1,450,000.00
    30/01/2012 14:10 2 @ 1,520,000.00
    30/01/2012 13:45 8 @ 1,470,000.00
    30/01/2012 13:42 2 @ 1,500,000.00
    30/01/2012 13:10 2 @ 1,500,000.00

  10. rico

    February 12, 2012 at 5:33pm

    B63 – join us on the post, no-one wills see your comment here….

    Click the home button, then the heading….

  11. Goona

    August 27, 2012 at 10:50am

    Good show! good blog Rico! I always enjoy reading your sensible points of views anyhow, and these latest ones come across as telling us exactly what we need in Goonerland at this moment in time….

  12. Adam

    April 18, 2013 at 10:49am

    This is certainly a great blog. Rico is wonderful but getting an Avatar is impossible if you have a mind as unsound as mine.

  13. Paddywhack

    June 29, 2013 at 3:25pm

    Great blog, started supporting The Arsenal when I came to London from Ireland in 1966. Nearly supported Spurs (brings me out in a sweat just thinking about it).

  14. Paddywhack

    June 29, 2013 at 3:27pm

    Have just moved from Le Grove. Think HH is much better, more discussion and no hate-filled comments. Used to like The Gunning Hawk until it ceased. Good luck with the blog. I will certainly contribute in the future.

  15. Judge me in May

    August 20, 2013 at 12:30pm


    I’d take cabaye for now,
    I wouldn’t mind Richards neither…
    Begovic has to be priority imho..
    TSGH you contradict yourself mate.. How come wenger is the best manager on the planet yet he has never had a balanced team!!. Plus u always go on about his tactics or lack of..
    Something has to give, wenger was a great manager but refused to move on with time..
    What used to cost 10p cost 50p now..
    I thought Robbie savage was the worst football pundit of all time, till I listened to carragher last night.. and I am not talking about his scouse accent..

  16. Judge me in May

    August 20, 2013 at 12:39pm

    that supposed to be on today’s post…

  17. AndrewH

    October 21, 2013 at 7:01pm

    Pleased to join. Seems a constructive friendly site. How forums should be, but sadly many are not. Nice to have a safe haven without opposing supporters making snide comments. Well done Rico.

  18. AndrewH

    October 21, 2013 at 7:09pm

    Ps – was a small kid when my dad took me to Highbury for the first time. First memory and hero was peter marinello!

  19. Yudit Kristianto

    January 28, 2015 at 7:02am

    Hi Rico, first time I visit your page. Surprised Rosicky’s no-look-pass last night was not rated as it should, I was looking for some articles that might discuss it, and found yours.
    Been Gunners ever since I was 11 (in 1998).
    Watched Arsenal from the tribune 2 years ago when they visited Indonesia on the Asia tour.

    Sadly never been to Highbury nor Emirates.
    But I’ve saved up enough money and planning on visiting Emirates on this year’s autumn.
    Wish to meet fellow Gunners and feel the atmosphere of Emirates! COYG!

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