Archive for July, 2008

13 July 1908


On Monday 13 July 1908 Birmingham FC’s new secretary, Alex Watson, commenced his duties. Watson, who replaced the long-serving Alf Jones, had been joint secretary of Sunderland between 1894 and 1900. He had previously worked as a schoolmaster in  Sunderland for many years and was also a member of the Durham County FA. It was […]

3 July 1908


On 3 July 1908 the death occurred of the Southampton centre forward, George Smith. The following obituary appeared in Birmingham’s Sporting Mail on the following day: “The death took place last night at Southampton of George Smith, the centre-forward of the Southampton Club. He had only been ill a few days, the cause of death […]