Archive for February, 2014

The third article previewed from Issue 32 covers the Scottish Southern League for 1944-45. This is the 11th in a series of 14 articles on Scottish football in World War Two. Details of appearance totals and goalscorers are included for each of the 16 clubs, and as with the previous articles in this series, we […]

The second article previewed from Issue 32 is Dr Catherine Budd’s comprehensive look at amateur and recreational football in Middlesbrough in the period to the start of World War One. Dr Budd, an associate lecturer at De Montfort University, has written and spoken extensively on the development of sport in Middlesbrough. She looks at the […]

Tom Finney


Tom Finney, who passed away on Friday 14 February, was one of the great iconic figures of English football in the 1950s. In many ways he was typical of players of that period – a one club man who spent over 20 years on the books of Preston North End, he gained few personal honours […]

Issue 32 of Soccer History is now back from the printers and is in the process of being distributed to subscribers. The first article offers Part Two of the News Chronicle’s analysis of the state of the English game in the 1959-60. The News Chronicle was a London daily newspaper whose staff at the time […]