I doubt that many here will recognize the name of Joe Baker. It's been nearly forty years since the day my uncle took me to see my first ever Arsenal game. An FA Cup 4th round replay against West Bromwich (we won 2-0). that season Arsenal had two outstanding talents in an otherwise nonsdescript team of journeymen. They were Joe Baker and George Eastham. Joe Baker was the centre forward, our Number 9. He had been bought by Billy Wright (spits) from Torino for the princely sum of £70,000 in 1962. As a player he would take your breath away. So fast. so audacious, a born crowd pleaser. He had a fiery temperament and I remember his fight with the Liverpool captain Ron Yeats. Joe was 5ft 8 and big Ron was not called big for nothing, he towered over Joe. But Joe managed to smack him six or seven times without Ron landing a blow. Both players were sent off of course. He scored 100 goals in 156 games, one of only 16 players to score over 100 goals for Arsenal. I clearly remember where I was when I heard that he and Eastham had been put on the transfer list. As a 10 year old I was adamant that I would never go to another Arsenal game, that soon went out of the window of course. He was sold to Nottingham Forest the next day. Joe died suddenly yesterday of a heart attack whilst playing golf. Thank you for letting me share part of our history with you.