Soccer and Society

South Wales, 1900-1939

Martin Johnes

Soccer and Society

Martin Johnes

Distributed for University of Wales Press

238 pages | © 2002
Cloth $54.95 ISBN: 9780708317419 Published January 2002 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Editor’s Foreword


List of Tables

List of Illustrations



1. ‘It’s Coming, and It’s Coming Fast’: The Development of Professional Soccer in Edwardian South Wales

2. The Professional Game, 1914-1939

3. Rag-Balls, Schoolboys and District Leagues: The World of Amateur Soccer

4. ‘The Great Hoarse Crowd’: Supporters and Spectators

5. ‘Part and Parcel of the Town’: Professional Football and Civic Identities

6. ‘An All Wales Occasion’: Soccer and National Identities

Conclusion: ‘Irredeemably Proletarian and English’


A. Average Football League Attendances in South Wales, 1920-1939

B. Directorates of Clubs by Occupational Group



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