Flat Cap Keeper

World War 1 veteran Billy Mercer would find this muddy pitch luxury compared to the trench conditions that he served within during war time. The Huddersfield Town goalkeeper made 71 appearances for The Terriers is ready for action in 1924-28. Mud baths, flat caps, jumper and no gloves was the norm back then.

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Football, War and The Military

I have always been fascinated by the relationship that football has with the military and the part it has and continues to play during times of conflict. This led me to be a co-founder of the Football and War Network, that is a diverse group of historians and fellow travellers from many different backgrounds and […]

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