Ep255 – Association Football on the Home Front – Dr Alexander Jackson

Dr Alexander Jackson talks about his recent book Football’s Great War, Association Football on the English Home Front. Alex talks about the so-called ‘anti-football debate’ that took place in 1914/5 and how amateur and professional players, clubs and the Football Association responded to this debate. He also talks about how football clubs, local amateur leagues and officials supported the war effort through charity work and morale raising activities. This book is published by Pen & Sword. Alex is a curator at the National Football Museum.