Monthly Archives: December 2011

013 – 1906/07 Team

Today’s scan comes from a magazine put out at the start of the 1906/07 season listing all the players at all the division 1 clubs (or League 1 as it was called).

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012 – The Book of Football

The Book of Football was first published in magazine ‘partworks’ in 1905 and 1906 and featured virtually every football team of the day, including both association and rugby football. Below are scans of the pages featuring Arsenal.






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011 – Woolwich Arsenal 26 France 1

Yup – you read the score right. A visiting team made up of players from a few different French clubs got a right tonking. Interestingly their goal was scored by the Arsenal reserve Hodges, who was playing for the French as they were a man short. The first two images are scans of postcards released at the time of cartoons from local paper the Kentish Independant which were reprinted a while back by Islington Libraries. The third is from a series of football postcards issued at the time.



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010 – CB Fry magazine, 1904

I think this is a bit of a treat. Following on from the last post and an old clip of training here’s an article, in full, from CB Fry’s magazine. One of the greatest sportsmen of his age, CB Fry’s magazine was one of the very few doing in depth articles on sports clubs of the time and this article goes behind the scenes at Woolwich Arsenal for pre-season training and also has interest for details of ground development.









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009 – Woolwich Arsenal training in 1897

Bit different today – I’m going to try and link a video from my youtube page. This is a clip of the team in training in 1897. Unfortunately I can’t say where the clip originates as I came across it on a torrent site a while back.

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008 – Famous Footballers 1890s

A popular quality magazine of the time was called Famous Footballers which was published in an oversized format (hence the pictures and details having to be scanned separately). I’ve scanned a teamgroup and a couple of players, including possibly the greatest name in the history of our club (who was also our first international), Caesar Augustus Llewellyn Jenkyns.



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