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Alexander Jackson on the Football and the Great War

Alexander Jackson on the Football and the Great War

Alexander Jackson is curator at the National Football Museum and author of Football's Great War.
Alexander Jackson

Alexander Jackson, your book deals with Association Football during the First World War. Just how popular was the game in Britain by the time the war started in 1914? By 1913 much of the modern game had emerged. On the one hand, there was a grassroots game, ranging...

To Play On or Not To Play On: Football in the Great War

To Play On or Not To Play On: Football in the Great War

The decision to continue with football matches during the war was a momentous one for the game
Alexander Jackson

Football in the Great War. On the 19 July 1915, a grieving father stood to address the great and the good of the football world. In the room were representatives from clubs in the prestigious Football League. They had come to address the question of the hour: should...