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It wouldn’t have been the premier league at that point but still very cool
It wasn’t called the Premier League until 1992 and the league was suspended during the second world war. Anyone know the circumstances for this game?
As others have pointed out Premier League is a recent thing. I checked and the league was called Football League South. Thank you.
What a crazy time! Imagine having to be this soldier and your entire job is to look out for enemy aircraft during a soccer match. Total opposite of the norm. Awesome photograph!
Charlton Athletic. I’m guessing this is from the south stand (now called the jimmy seed stand, the manager of Charlton the time of this photo was taken) which is facing the covered end. The valley (Charlton’s ground) could fit about 75,000 people in it, although I don’t think it ever hit capacity even in their prime.
cant let the war not let you enjoy little things in life
Is sitting not allowed?
This picture would be perfect with Gerd Müller flying over the ground.
I can’t imagine his neck feeling any good after this…
Premier League? That was ’92. I think you mean 1st Division.
I wonder how many games were stopped due to air raid
if all young men where at war who the hell was playing?
Interesting photo but its not what you say it is and its very badly titled.
Hey, I think I visited that match in 2004, in Highbury.
What a ludicrous display! Arsenal trying to walk it in as always!