This week 30 years ago: No town hall trophy parade for Arsenal’s Wembley winners

Islington Gazette: April 3, 1987

Islington Gazette: April 3, 1987 - Credit: Archant

Arsenal fans were denied the traditional Islington Town Hall trophy parade after the 1987 League Cup final.

The Gunners were playing Liverpool at Wembley that weekend. Club secretary Ken Friar explained: “We had to say no to the council’s offer. The team has another match to play on Wednesday.

“I have discussed it with manager George Graham who feels the players will have to get their feet back on the ground.” Arsenal would go on to win the game 2-1.

Meanwhile, shoppers in Camden Passage thought they were witnessing the filming of Jaws 4 when chefs transported a monster fish into restaurant Villa del Pescatori. It weighed 154lbs and could barely fit through the door.