Archive for February, 2009

This Sunday, 1 March, I will be attending the Great Lancashire Football Memorabilia and Programme Fair which is taking place at the Swallow Hotel, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, PR5 0UL. The fair opens at 10.30 am and admission is £1. I shall have copies of the latest issue of Soccer History Magazine plus all back […]


Gangs of young men attaching themselves to a particular football club is not just a phenomenon that emerged in the 1960s. Going back 100 years Aston Villa were affected by crowd behaviour problems, as this report from Birmingham’s Sporting Mail for 13 February 1909 explains: By the way, I have received several complaints about the […]


6 February 1909

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100 years ago today Norwich City, then members of the Southern League, went to Anfield to play Liverpool in an FA Cup second round tie and came away with a surprise 3-2 victory in front of a crowd of around 30,000. Here is the match report that appeared in the Daily Mail for Monday 8 […]