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June 11th, 2016

Football at LSE – in pictures

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LSE History Blog

June 11th, 2016

Football at LSE – in pictures

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Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

These fantastic photos from the LSE Library Flickr site tell the story of men’s football at LSE from the 1930s to1980s. 

Students v Porters Football, 1936. There used to be a match every year between the porters and students for the “Blotto Cup” which was an old tea caddy. There was a dance in the evening following the football:

Students v porters football, 1936. IMAGELIBRARY/349. LSE
Students v porters football, 1936. IMAGELIBRARY/349. LSE

The porters won the match. (Alan Williams back 2nd left, Desmond Leeper middle back, Michael Young back 2nd right, Pearson, back right, Dickie Desborough bottom right):

Students v porters football, 1936. IMAGELIBRARY/343. LSE
Students v porters football, 1936. IMAGELIBRARY/343. LSE

Here is the LSE Football 1st XI 1944-45. (Back row (left to right): S A Crabbe, M C Tubb, R H Brook, G E Mills, R G Sturley, P B Gascoine. Front row (left to right): T J Idigbe[?], C R Furlong, G K Amachree (Capt), T H Connick (Vice Capt), R A Nicku. Taken in Cambridge):

LSE Football 1st XI 1944-45. IMAGELIBARY/1341. LSE
LSE Football 1st XI 1944-45. IMAGELIBARY/1341. LSE

A couple of decades later, here’s the Football Club 3rd XI in 1962. (Left to right: D Walker, P Jones, D Knowles, P Buckle, Bruce Wood, A Yendell. Front row left to right: B Wilson, S Healy, A Rigby (Captain), T Aitken, J Edwards):

Football Club 3rd XI, 1962. IMAGELIBRARY/185. LSE
Football Club 3rd XI, 1962. IMAGELIBRARY/185. LSE

And the Football First XI, in 1963, also for the 1962/63 Season. Back row left to right: Colin Dunn, Michael Summers, Trevor Habeshaw, Alistair Mc Duff, Michael Holmes, D Robinson, Alan Morton. Front row left to right: K Oates, Gordon Scott, David Royle (Captain), Robin Phillipson, Bruce Wood):

Football First XI, 1963. IMAGELIBRARY/190. LSE
Football First XI, 1963. IMAGELIBRARY/190. LSE

Students playing football in the gym, c1981:

Students playing football in the gym, c1981. IMAGELIBRARY/494. LSE
Students playing football in the gym, c1981. IMAGELIBRARY/494. LSE

Lastly, here’s the LSE First XI in 1985-6. Back row, from left to right: Hendrik Meesman (the Netherlands), John Paget (Switzerland/England), ??? (Scotland), Luca Ferrari (Italy), ??? (England), Andy Shingler (England). Front row: Adam Markin (England), ??? (England), Neil Hutchinson (England), John Nolan (England, captain), Martin ??? (USA). Picture taken at the New Malden Sports Ground:

LSE First XI, 1985-6. IMAGELIBRARY/1338. LSE
LSE First XI, 1985-6. IMAGELIBRARY/1338. LSE

Find more LSE archive images at LSE Library Flickr

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