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Preston North End v Notts County (1904)

Preston triumph at Deepdale in an Edwardian contest between two of England's oldest football teams.

Non-Fiction 1905 2 mins Silent


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.