Football’s Golden Years:
The people that help to make the game – From Wembley to The Kop, from the Stretford End to Colchester … and even a famous World Cup final, too
Do you get the feeling this picture was taken in the days before tribalism in the game? This delightful snap shows Sheffield United supporters in London before the 1936 FA Cup final against Arsenal – more than 93,000 watched at Wembley as the Gunners won 1-0.
Millwall fans climb onto the floodlight posts and scoreboard to watch a match against Newcastle at The Den in 1957
I am quite partial to pictures of unusual vantage points, and here people watch from nearby balconies and roofs of buildings as England play Malta in a European Championship qualifier in Valletta in 1971