Sunday 8th February
Ray Parlour Sportman's Dinner Thursday 16th April
Checkout more about the "Romford Pele" on the website at www.rayparlour.co.uk: Ray Parlour was loyal, dependable, tenacious - and a much better player than he was given credit for. Instantly recognisable with his blond curls, the man tagged 'Romford Pelé' by Marc Overmars rose through the ranks and broke into the Arsenal side in January 1992. It was a baptism of fire - he conceded a penalty in a 2-0 defeat at Anfield - but, unabashed, the teenager came back for more. Seven months later, he ran the show at the same ground as Arsenal reversed that score line.
George Graham clearly had faith in the young midfielder and the player himself fitted snugly into a midfield which prided itself on its industry and grit while the likes of Ian Wright and Paul Merson were left to weave the magic further forward.
Ray left Highbury on a high note in the summer of 2004, shortly after Wenger's 'Invincibles' had completed an unbeaten title campaign. He was no superstar but remains one of the most underrated - and highly decorated - players in Arsenal's history.
Tickets for the event on Thursday 16th April will be in great demand so booking early is advised. Tickets cost £40, payable in advance, on tables of ten, available individually as well of course. To book yours please call 01494 783964 or email email@example.com.