Tag: Charles Sutcliffe

The Football League Jubilee 1938

The Football League celebrated its Jubilee in 1938. A number of events and matches were staged to commemorate William McGregor’s historic founding of the world’s first professional league fifty years earlier. The original twelve clubs had grown to eighty-eight across four divisions, reflecting the league’s steady rise in popularity since 1888.   The 1937-38 season saw…

By Paul W August 5, 2023 0

Dynamo Moscow Tour of Britain, 1945

For decades after the creation of the world’s first professional league in England in 1888, British football remained insular, sure of its superiority over the rest of the world. The arrogance of the game’s authorities and their isolationist stance was perfectly captured by FA committee member, Charles Sutcliffe, in refusing to accept an invitation to…

By Paul W November 17, 2018 0