Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful, and since we’ve no place to go, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! We thought it an appropriate time of year to publish a winter-themed Vintage post featuring those most awkward of bedfellows – football and snow.
Before the days of fancy undersoil heating, snow was a greater nemesis to the game than it is now. Pitches had to be cleared by hand and players were expected to slither about in treacherous, rock-hard conditions without a murmur of complaint. On the upside, football blighted by winter weather did inspire some wonderful black & white photography as this gallery ably demonstrates.