What effect did the First World War have on football?

This month we’re joined by Dr Alexander Jackson (National Football Museum) to discuss the ways in which the First World War and football affected each other during and after the conflict. Along the way we discuss football as a recruitment tool, tensions regarding amateur status, and the reason why some football pitches aren’t as equal as others…


Jackson, A. Football’s Great War. Pen & Sword, 2022

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