Our Winter Game

Summer is here. Time to remember, perhaps, that Association Football is primarily a winter game. Queen's Park started off playing in the summer but on the whole, whether in the Northern or Southern hemisphere it's the winter months that see the bulk of the football action. Those lovely sunlit Cup Finals and sweltering international matches are the exception rather than the rule.
Thursday 14th January 1926, an FA Cup 3rd round replay at Craven Cottage. Fulham beat Everton 1-0 thanks to a Bert White goal. Snow fell throughout the game, which was, according to newspaper reports, played in semi darkness. Here the groundsman is uncovering the pitch markings.

We at Before the D are taking our customary May break- be back about June 5th.