Archive for May, 2008

Issue 19


Issue 19 of Soccer History will be available very shortly. The contents include: Robin Pearson on How BBC Television’s Saturday Sport programme coped with the problems caused by the Big Freeze in the winter of 1962-63 The footballers’ apprenticeship scheme in England in the 1960s and 1970s David Allan on the formation of Cowdenbeath FC […]

  Tom Burlison, who died earlier this week, was perhaps the only former professional footballer to sit in the House of Lords. A part-time player for more than a decade, he made almost 200 first-team appearances for Hartlepools and Darlington before embarking on a career as a trade union official and politician.   Born in […]

The next few weeks are quite a busy time for programme fairs. I am hoping to attend the following events: Monday May 26 (Bank Holiday): Greater Manchester Programme Fair. Venue: Cresta Hotel, Church Street, Altrincham. Opens 11 am. Admission £1. Saturday May 31: Yorkshire Programme Fair, Pudsey Civic Centre, Dawsons Corner, Pudsey, Leeds. 10.30 to […]

Tommy Burns


Tommy Burns, who passed away this morning, was one of the great figures in the modern history of Celtic FC. Born in Glasgow on 16 December 1956, he joined Celtic on S forms as a young teenager, progressing through Celtic Boys Club to the professional ranks in August 1973. Tommy made his bow in first-team […]

I will be taking the Soccer History stall to the programme and memorabilia fair organised by Stoke City Supporters’ Club which will take place at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent this Sunday, May 18, commencing at 10.30am. The fair will be held in the Lower Concourse of the Main Stand, entrance via gates 8-14 (just past the main […]