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Preston North End v Notts County
Preston North End v Notts County

Preston North End v Notts County 1905


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Preston North End v Notts County 1905

1 mins United Kingdom

As the players emerge onto the pitch it's possible to make out a tattered notice pinned to the wall of the changing rooms proclaiming 'No Betting'. Gambling on football matches emerged almost as soon as the game, but it was a mostly furtive practice before the arrival of the football pools in the 1920s. The positioning of the notice makes you wonder if it was aimed at the crowds or the players.


Sport Non-Fiction


Czech football clubs Sunderland Football Club Football grounds Football clubs (English) Preston North End Dwarfism Lancashire Preston


Edwardian Football Edwardian Sports




United Kingdom



Production company

Mitchell and Kenyon

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