By Tony Attwood
And so, for the first time ever, on 1 May 1920 Football League matches were played in May – this following the decision in the spring of 1919 to extend the Football League by two clubs – thus introducing the need for four extra match days. The first had been on 30 August 1919, and this was the second. The other two games were squeezed in as additional mid-week fixtures during the season.
Assessing the season, Arthur Bourke who wrote as Norseman in the Islington Daily Gazette adopted the tone of football correspondents who seem to suggest that they know more than the manager, argued that Arsenal’s management had not worked in the normal way, suggesting that Knighton was not in full control of the recruitment and selection of players.
This is the theme that Knighton picked up after the secon…