Saturday, March 7, 2009
Toronto's 1934 Soccer-less Centennial
So, I had this wonderful idea of finding some soccer-related story from the March 6th and 7th, 1934 editions of The Globe (when, 75 years ago, Torontonians marked the city's centennial) to celebrate Toronto's 175th birthday yesterday. Lo and behold, not much of any local soccer was being played, or if it was, it wasn't newsworthy—the big news that day was Toronto Maple Leafs "centreman" Joe Primeau's league goal tally surpassing that of his nearest rival, Frank Boucher of the New York Rangers.
I did manage to find that boss curling ad and this little news bulletin from the "Old Country":
So, you know, things were a lot worse at one point for Aston Villa...although I'm a bit nervous of this "Luck of the Arsenal" thing. That doesn't exist anymore right? I'm also curious as to the gate proceeds all going to Arsenal. Was that because Villa supporters wouldn't have bothered to make the trip, what with their Middlesborough-like standing in the league? History nerds to the rescue!