Wartime Football In London 1940-1942
189mm x 246mm
In 1941 sixteen clubs in London and the
south-east broke away from the wartime competitions set up by the Football
League and ran their own league. Naturally
this led to the Football League withdrawing their membership rights, which might
have led to some interesting post-war arrangements had the dispute not been
settled quickly. Arsenal finished
top, with Portsmouth and West Ham United in second and third place.
The London Cup was also run outside of Football League control (twelve
clubs in 1940-41, sixteen in 1941-42).
Shortage of newsprint and wartime reporting priorities meant that many of the matches played went unrecorded by the press, and the author is pleased to be able to provide the first full set of match details, with line-ups, scorers and attendances. A narrative account recalls the players and events of the time.
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