Archive for June, 2008

29 June 1908


It was exactly 100 years ago today that Tottenham Hotspur FC was elected to the Football League. This solved a major problem for the club, as they had been expelled from the Southern League shortly before this, their crime being to apply for Football League status. When the initial FL election process took place only […]

22 June 1908


On this day in 1908 Queen’s Park Rangers were readmitted to the Southern League, a competition they had won in 1907-08, only to be expelled from shortly afterwards. Thier ‘crime’ was to apply for membership of the Football League. Two other Southern League clubs (Bradford PA and Tottenham Hotspur) had also applied to join the […]

Jimmy Bonthrone


Jimmy Bonthrone was one of the stars of the successful East Fife team of the 1950s and went on to serve the club in a number of different capacities for a total of more than 30 years. Born in the Fife village of Kinglassie in 1929, Jimmy left school at the age of 13 to […]