Yes early kick offs but floodlights would have been allowed if team wanted to use them and had had a generator and the opposition had no objection.No floodlights allowed so all matches would be early kick offs.
i remembered going to an a midweek FACup replay at Old Show Ground, Scunthorpe with a 1.45 pm kick off in case of extra time.
Sunday trading was a joke. You could buy food from a Chinese takeaway, even English dishes, but you couldn't buy fish & chips from the chippyNice piece John....
ah the Sunday Observance Act
From memory, you could buy a copy of Parade or Tit Bits on a Sunday - other publications available in the early 60s were Spic and Span - but it was illegal to purchase a copy of the Bible on said day.
David Evans was the MP concerned and was the Luton chairman. With a ban on away fans and a plastic pitch they had such a ridiculous advantage, that he refused to acknowledge.Sunday 11th January 1987 - KO 15:05
Luton Town v Liverpool FA Cup 3rd Round
At this time Luton had the away football supporters ban on. A few hundred Liverpool fans had travelled anyway as there are means and ways of getting into a football ground.
A few lads had a walk up to the ground and found it quite easy to just walk into it through open double gates alongside the people who were setting up the advertising hoardings. Luckily this was a Liverpool company so it wasn't really that odd for Scouse accents to be heard.
A lot of us went to Celtic Supporters Club and quite a few of the lads there were members of the Luton Town Fan Card Scheme. This allowed them to get tickets for 2 guests. About 15 Celtic lads had were in this scheme and when we were able to obtain tickets they started to contact other locals to come and get some more tickets.
Luton at the time had a high profile Tory MP on their board and he was fuming when he realised we were able to buy tickets and gain access to the ground.
Summerstown Athletic, representing the London F.A., was not only near Wimbledon, but fielded four ex-Dons in the side. Attached is a rather leaning article I wrote some time ago for our history magazine.Sixteen counties entered with only London using a nominated club - Summerstown Athletic, near Wimbledon, and it was they that went on to win the inaugural competition.
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