Football on the Radio

The first match to be broadcast on the radio was Arsenal v Sheffield United on January 22nd 1927.
Mr. H.B.T. Wakelam and Mr. C.A. Lewis provided the commentary.
The above shows front page of that week's Radio Times. The diagram was devised to allow the listeners to follow where the ball was on the pitch (a commentator, on this occasion Mr Lewis, would say in which square the action was taking place).  It has been suggested that this was the origin of the phrase ‘back to square one’. The match finished 1-1 .