Arsenal at war

By R J Nicolle
This is part two of the recollections by R J Nicolle.  To read part one, please click here
Oldham was very good to we schoolboys. Apart from the welcoming folk we were given free visits to the cinemas, swimming baths and, more importantly,free seats at Oldham Athletic.
The peculiarities of wartime football soon became apparent. No player could be paid more than £2.50 a game and the country was split into North and South Divisions to avoid unnecessary travel.
Guest appearances became the norm with many famous players turning out for th...

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