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

Victor Bernard and the rise of Stockport County in the 1960s

Ture Widlund on the life of Sweden’s Nils Liedholm

Jim Murphy on a wartime Irish mystery

More than 60 obituaries of former players including 99-year-old Jack Barnes, Mathematics Professor Ron Mitchell and former Accrington Stanley player and Manchester City chairman Freddie Pye.

Subscriber copies will be sent out over the next 10 days or so. Those wishing to purchase individual copies of issue 19 can now do so through our website at 


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