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An Evening with Frank Stapleton
An Evening with Frank Stapleton

Frank was a tough tackling forward who was an especially good header of the ball.  He started his career with Arsenal, joining them in 1972 as an apprentice.  Frank made his first-team debut in 1975 against Stoke City and went on to form a potent striking partnership with Malcolm Macdonald; the two scored 46 goals between them in 1976–77.

Frank was Arsenal’s top scorer for the three following seasons, and helped the Gunners reach a trio of FA Cup finals; he scored one of the goals in Arsenal’s 1979 FA Cup Final 3–2 win over Manchester United and scored 108 goals in 300 appearances in total for the Gunners. His 100th goal was scored in an away game against Nottingham Forest on Feb 21st 1981.

Stapleton went on to move to Manchester United in 1981 for £900,000 and he helped United win the 1983 and 1985 FA Cups. It was in the first of those finals, when he scored against Brighton, in which Stapleton made history by becoming the first man to score for two different clubs in FA Cup Finals.  He left United in 1987, after scoring 78 goals for the club in 365 matches.

Frank went on to play for Ajax Amsterdam, before returning to England with Derby County, Blackburn Rovers, Aldershot, Huddersfield Town (as player-coach) and Bradford City, where he spent three seasons after a brief period at Le Havre in France.

During the evening Frank and Perry will talk candidly about their playing careers and their opinions on the game in general.  There will also be a raffle with some great prizes up for grabs on the night plus the chance to ask these Arsenal legends questions and to bid for some fantastic football memorabilia in a silent auction.      
 
The Wyllyotts Theatre will be open from 7pm with the main event starting at 8pm.  Standard tickets are great value for money starting at just £13.50 and there is also an exclusive *VIP package available for £49 which includes a front row seat, meeting the stars prior to the show, receiving a special signed memento of the evening and photo opportunity.

*Please note that the VIP session starts at 7pm and lasts for approximately 1 hour prior to the main show which will commence at 8pm.

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