Hints on Association Football, 1934

In a break from our usual royal historical fare, I thought I’d take advantage of the gap between podcast series to take a look at something completely different – (association) football. I inherited some cigarette cards from a grandfather who sadly died earlier this year which provide a charming insight into the tactics and appearance of football from a very different era. With the 2014-15 Premier League starting this weekend, what lessons could Mourinho, Wenger, Pellegrini and Van Gaal learn from eighty years ago?

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