Oct 1924. The press attack Knighton (wrongly), an Arsenal star is born, and changing the offside law

By Tony Attwood
Arsenal entered October 1924 in a very pleasing position in the league.  Yes they had slipped down the 7th, but that was still much higher than their normal position a couple of months into the season, and they were just two points behind the top club and with a better goal average.



Pos
Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
GAv
Pts




1
Birmingham City
12
7
2
3
11
11
1.000
16


2
Huddersfield Town
11
5
5
1
16
6
2.667
15


3
Notts County
12
6
3
3
13
7
1.857
15


4
West Bromwich Albion
12
6
3
3
14
9
1.556
15


5
Sunderland
11
6
2
3
21
11
1.909
14


6
Manchester City
12
6
2
4
27
19
1.421
14


7
Arsenal
12
6
2
4
12
11
1.091
14


8
Bury
12
4
6
2
18
18
1.000
14


9
Liverpool
11
5
3
3
19
14
1.357
13


10
Aston Villa
12
3
7
2
19
16
1.188
13



However despite this improvement in form the club was not resting on its laurels and the local paper was ...
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