The Professional Foul: 1908

Professional Foul 1908

Courtesy of the British Library’s new British Newspapers 1800-1900 (= about 1910 in practice) service, this image comes from the Penny Illustrated Paper and Illustrated Times of February 15th, 1908.

There are two points of interest here, the first of course being tempora mutantur and that we all agree with the sentiments in the caption.

The other point of interest is that, in two pages of 1908 football coverage, this is the only sketch. The other illustrations are all freeze-frame action photographs.

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One response to “The Professional Foul: 1908

  1. I like the way that the goalie seems to be distinguished by wearing a ratting cap rather than by wearing a sweater.