Red, White & Khaki - The Story of the 1915 FA Cup...
A new book all about the only FA Cup Final to be played during wartime will soon be published. Written by Matthew Bell (who co-authored Fit and Proper?: Conflicts and Conscience in an English Football Club) it tells the story of how Sheffield United and Chelsea reached the 1915 FA Final amidst the chaos of a world at war. “When, on April 24th 1915, Sheffield United captain George Utley...
British Football's Floodlit Firsts
On this day, the 26th October, in 1955, two simultaneous floodlit firsts took place, the first time in British football history that two such games had been played on the same day. So perhaps it’s fitting given my fascination with floodlit football that we recap a few floodlit firsts of British football. It was the football fans of Sheffield and London that witnessed the two floodlit...
24th October - Happy Birthday Sheffield FC
Sheffield FC - The World’s first football club is 154 years old today. (24/10/11) Here’s a selection of programme covers from landmark games in the club’s history. First up we have the the game against Scotland’s oldest club that was played on 24th October 1957 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the club. Then in 1977 came the club’s finest modern-day moment. A...