Football: The Association Game (1906)

The following plates are taken from the 1906 edition of Football: The Association Game by C.W Alcock.
It's hard not to smile at the indifferent expression on the face of the goalkeeper - he doesn't exactly look ready to spring into action...

Again, the goalkeeper looks ill prepared considering he's about to face a shot from 4 yards out!

I love this staged photograph. The team in stripes are defending quite deep. The goalkeeper seems to be actually behind the goal line.  Look at the stooping aspect of both attackers and defenders. The goal frame looks exceedingly flimsy...

The book is available to read online here.