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HibeeJibee



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:32 pm 
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Hi, I'm looking for programmes of the following inter-city matches. I'm not 100% sure if programmes were issued for all of them, so if anyone knows conclusively that a certain one didn't, that'd be handy to know.

Glasgow-Sheffield
1949-50... 24 Oct 1949 @ Bramall Lane
1954-55... 10 Nov 1954 @ Shawfield
1955-56... 16 Nov 1955 @ Hillsborough
1957-58... 20 Nov 1957 @ Bramall Lane
1958-59... 19 Nov 1958 @ Firhill

Berlin v London
1953-54... 18 Nov 1953 @ Olympiastadion

Belfast v Sheffield
(maybe billed as County Antrim v Sheffield & Hallamshire)
1959-60... 20 Oct 1959 @ Belfast

London away in Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
1954-55... 4 Jun 1955 @ Basel
1956-57... 27 Mar 1957 @ Frankfurt

Many thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:17 pm 
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Glasgow-Sheffield
1949-50... 24 Oct 1949 @ Bramall Lane - programme exists, ususally goes for £5- £10 on ebay, comes up every 6 months or so

1954-55... 10 Nov 1954 @ Shawfield - don't know on this one. There is one for the 16/11/56 @Shawfield

1955-56... 16 Nov 1955 @ Hillsborough - programme exists, £5-£8 on ebay or try programme shop at Hillsborough (PM if you want details).

1957-58... 20 Nov 1957 @ Bramall Lane - programme exists £5-£10 on ebay

1958-59... 19 Nov 1958 @ Firhill - Don't know on this one

Belfast v Sheffield
(maybe billed as County Antrim v Sheffield & Hallamshire)
1959-60... 20 Oct 1959 @ Belfast - don't know on this one. There is Sheffield v Belfast at Hillsborough, 21/10/58


Sheffield v Glasgow goes back before WW1, one of the oldest inter city games.

I've got the following if you want scans;

24/10/1904 @ Bramall Lane
12/09/1921 @Bramall Lane
14/09/31 @ Hillsborough
23/09/35 @Hillsborough
20/09/1939 @ Belle Vue
24/10/1949 @ Bramall Lane
16/11/55 @Hillsborough
14/11/1956 @Shawfield
20/11/57 @Bramall Lane
11/11/59 @Hillsborough
16/11/60 @ Celtic Park

Also know that Bradford v Glasgow was an old inter city fixture.

Hope this lot helps

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HibeeJibee



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:35 pm 
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Cheers, that's super, I've sent you a PM.

I've a variety of other inter-city games but those are my gaps.


Glasgow-Sheffield ran annually from 1874 to 1913 + 1919 to 1938, and again from 1954 to 1960 (floodlit revival), plus that 1949 match.

Sheffield-Belfast was a 2 match series in 1958-59 and 1959-60, played on the October international midweek on which Sheffield's XI had faced England B in 1957-58 in a match marking Sheffield FC's centenary.

Unfortunately the longstanding Sheffield-Glasgow match and the newer Sheffield-Belfast innovation were killed-off by the Football League Cup, Cup-Winners' Cup and reformed Fairs Cup which all began in 1960-61.


Glasgow-Bradford, certainly in the postwar era, was at Schoolboy level IIRC. Glasgow-London schoolboys also persisted into postwar era.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:48 pm 
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I'm not aware of a programme for Belfast v Sheffield. I didn't actually know about the game. The game in Sheffield is reasonably common though.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:26 pm 
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An original 1949

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sharrowblade/5764676316/


A pirate issue for 1949

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sharrowblade/5764126331/


And another pre-war 1925

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sharrowblade/6596541945/

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:21 pm 
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There are programmes for Berlin v London in 1953 and Frankfurt v London in 1957 (part of the Fairs Cup).

I've never seen programmes for Glasgow v Sheffield in 1954 or 1958.


There was also a Sheffield-Eindhoven series:

27 Aug 1946 @ Bramall Lane / 29 Aug 1946 @ Hillsborough
?03 May 1949 @ Hillsborough? / 05 May 1949 @ Bramall Lane

Definitely programmes for 3 of those: not sure about Hillsborough in 1949.

Were there any other meetings, whether in Sheffield or in the Netherlands? e.g. Sheffield appear to have visited in June 1946.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:19 pm 
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A programme does exist for the Basel v London Fairs Cup match (4 June 1955)
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:19 pm 
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Driver8 wrote:
A programme does exist for the Basel v London Fairs Cup match (4 June 1955)

Btw, what about:

16 Sep 1957 - Lausanne v London (Fairs Cup SF)
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:10 pm 
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Never seen or heard of a programme for the Lausanne match in Switzerland, the only one of London's eight games that is programme-less.

A small copy of the cover of the Basel match is attached. I've only ever been able to find this small scan in confirmation of it's existence.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:33 pm 
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Thanks. Arguably the first-ever European club competition game - as tie preceded European Cup by a few months and Fairs Cup became UEFA Cup then EL.



I also have a programme for Hannover v London on 29 Sep 1954. Niedersachenstadion opening. Programme billed Lower Saxony v London.

I don't think it became a series like Sheffield-Glasgow, Sheffield-Eindhoven, London-Berlin, Sheffield-Belfast.


There are also some one-off commemorations:

23 Oct 1957 - Sheffield v England B @ Hillsborough - Sheffield FC 100th
17 May 1977 - Glasgow v Football League @ Hampden - Silver Jubilee
13 Oct 1981 - London v England @ Highbury - London FA 100th



To that you could add the Staevnet who were effectively the Copenhagen FA XI. They hosted the Football League on 5 May 1953 - unsure why or whether a programme got issued?

They then hosted the Scottish League on 11 Oct 1955 to open the Idraetsparken floodlights. I don't have a copy but there is a programme and it features on the cover of the "Scotland Programme Guide" (2006).
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