Archive for September, 2008

I shall be running a stall at the Premier Programme Fair which will take place this Sunday, 5 October. The venue is the Hotel Russell, Russell Square, Central London and the fair opens at 11 am.

Issue 20 update


The proofs for issue 20 have now been signed off with the printer, the contents being unchanged from my earlier post on this. If all goes to timetable I will collect them towards the end of the coming week and hopefully post out copies over next weekend.

On this day 100 years ago the Daily Mail carried a lengthy article on ‘The cost of professional football’. Included in this was an account of how players of the period trained: “Every day the men, in charge of the club’s trainer, are taken for a brisk walk, gymnastics, ball-punching, Indian clubs, sprinting, and, above […]

The English season was well and truly underway by this date 100 years ago. Here are the results from Division One, with estimated attendances in brackets, for Saturday 19 September: Aston Villa 2, Sunderland 0 (30,000); Bristol City 2, Woolwich Arsenal 1 (16,000); Bury 1, Blackburn Rovers 1 (15,000); Liverpool 4, Bradford City 0 (20,000); […]

Issue 20


Issue 20 of Soccer History is now working with the printers. The contents will include articles on the following topics: Wolves floodlit friendlies against Spartak Moscow and Honved in 1954; How World Cup Willie changed the commercial face of soccer in the 1960s; Brian Belton on Third Lanark’s tour to South America in 1923; Vincent […]