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Artist or CreatorTom Webster (1886-1962)
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Extent1 item
Published byDaily Mail
Date9 November 1928
FormatArtwork
Size39 x 32 cms
Techniqueblack ink on card
Embedded text or transcriptScottish league versus English league. Methinks that football is not what it was or else the sting has gone out of the thistle.
The Scottish team dashed on to the field at Villa Park Birmingham full of Flodden Field, Bannockburn, Rabbie Burns and Sauchiehall Street.
The English team forgetting their upbringing came on with modesty and a football, unfortunately for Scotland this football was destined to play a large part in the game.
Full of tradition and with Rabbie Burns eating into their bones the Scottish forwards tried ever so hard to beat the English goalkeeper. The English goalkeeper by the way was
A Mr Hacking of Oldham. Mr Hacking belonging to Oldham had no time for poetry. He just went in for goalkeeping and he stopped them very well.
Forgetting Rudyard Kipling and all the minor poets some Englishman nearly knocked the back out of the net with the first goal.
After that the Scottish team tried to look dour and thought of Willie Maley and Harry Lauder which made them play much worse.
Now we in England don't talk about poets. Forgetting whether it would rhyme or not "Dixie" Dean scored a second goal
As I say we never talk about our poets. "Dixie" Dean may never look like Shakespeare but I'll bet he's got a better left foot.
Person DepictedShakespeare; William (1564-1616)
Hacking; Jack (1897-1955)
Dean; Dixie (1907-1980)
Subjectsfootball teams
football
football league
football matches
professional footballers
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT solo@solosyndication.com
Location of artworkBritish Cartoon Archive
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CodePersonNameDatesAboutMultimediaImage
GB/BCA/50Shakespeare; William (1564-1616)1564-1616   
GB/BCA/8262Hacking; Jack (1897-1955)1897-1955  
GB/BCA/8263Dean; Dixie (1907-1980)1907-1980  
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