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Cheers Echo Round the Land!

Hats off to the huge crowds that turn out for the opening day of the football season at Arsenal and Chelsea.

Non-Fiction 1925 2 mins Silent

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Logo for London's Screen Archives


London welcomes the football season with exuberant hat-waving. First it’s Chelsea vs Bradford in the Second Division at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea won 2-0 and the camera captures a goal, as well as one hilarious miss-kick. Next it’s Highbury where Arsenal face Spurs in front of 53,000 – including a couple of women (or “more women fans than ever”, as the enthusiastic caption writer puts it). Spurs won 1-0 but the focus is Arsenal’s big money (“Ј100 a goal”) star Charlie Buchan.