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21. Mee time
Into the era of colour TV and decimalisation - and a perhaps unlikely Double.
Bertie Mee had joined Arsenal as physio in 1960, and six years later was elevated to manager. Some saw this as the cheap option, evidence of Arsenal's waning ambition; but the club had tried the big-name manager - Mee replaced former England legend Billy Wright, whose win percentage was the lowest since before the days of Herbert Chapman - and hadn't won a trophy since the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.
Former Army sergeant Mee instilled discipline, respect and authority befitting of the commissionaire stationed at the East Stand entrance. League Cup finalists in 1968 and 1969, Mee's Arsenal came from 3-0 down to beat Anderlecht in the two-legged 1970 Fairs Cup final - and a year later became only the second side in the 20th Century to do the Double, winning the league at White Hart Lane before beating Liverpool in the FA Cup Final five days later.