Archive for November, 2008

Violence on the football field is not a new phenomonen as evidenced by the following report that appeared in the Daily Mail on this day 100 years ago: “At Waltham Abbey Petty Sessions yesterday Joseph Henry Chiswell and Arthur Joseph Frost, young men of Chingford were summoned for assaulting Henry Philip Bolden, of Forest Gate, […]


On this day in 1908 England Amateurs played their Irish counterparts in Dublin, winning 5-1. This is the match report that appeared in the following day’s Sunday Times: “Wretched weather at Dublin completely spoilt this amateur international engagement, exercising a very prejudicial effect upon the attendance and rendering the ground so sodden that the players […]


The next event I shall be attending will be the Wolverhampton Programme Fair, to be held at Molineux this Sunday, 23 November from 11 am to 2 pm. I will have back copies of Soccer History with me plus of course the current issue and a selection of programmes.