Archive for October, 2008

31 October 1908


This week we take a look at Scotland’s Northern League, which for the 1908-09 season included several clubs that are now Scottish League members: Dunfermline Athletic, St Johnstone, Arbroath, Montrose, Forfar Athletic, East Fife and Brechin City. There were four League games played today with the following results: Aberdeen A 3, Arbroath 1; Dunfermline Athletic […]

This Sunday I shall be having a stall at the Shrewsbury Town Programme Fair which will take place at the club’s Prostar Stadium, Otley Road, Shrewsbury from 11 until 2. As usual I will have a small selection of books and programmes, plus copies of all issues of Soccer History Magazine.

24 October 1908


The final of the Olympic Games tournament took place at London’s White City Stadium with a crowd of around 8,000 present. The United Kingdom (represented by England) took on Denmark, but despite taking an early lead through Chapman they struggled to impose themselves on the game and it was only when Vivian Woodward added a second […]

23 October 1908


On this day 100 years ago the bronze medal match for the Olympic Games tournament took place at White City Stadium. As both French teams had returned home Holland faced Sweden, who had been eliminated in the opening round. By all accounts the match was something of a disappointment, although Holland, despite playing their second […]

22 October 1908


The two semi-finals for the Olympic Games tournament took place on this day 100 years ago at the White City Stadium, London. The match between Denmark and France A, which kicked off at 1.00, was another one-sided affair with the Danes running up a 17-1 victory. The Daily Mail reporter was very critical of the […]

20 October 1908


The remaining First Round tie of the Olympic Games football tournament was played off on this day 100 years ago between the United Kingdom (represented by the England Amateur team) and Sweden. The match at White City Stadium was perhaps not quite as one-sided as the previous day’s fixture, but nevertheless resulted in a 12-1 win for […]

The next programme fair I shall be attending is at Kettering Town’s Rockingham Road home next Sunday, 26 October, starting at 11.30. I shall be selling my usual range of materials (programmes, books, magazines) including the latest issue of Soccer History Magazine.