1. Finally, Saturday is here and football fans all over the country flock towards their team’s ground to indulge their passion.
2. Spurs supporters arrive by bus for their Saturday ritual.
3. Long before every supporter had a replica shirt and/or scarf, badges like these are what they spent their pocket money on.
4. In Glasgow, the roads around Celtic Park are filling up with fans eager for another thrilling game of Scottish Division 1 football.
5. Although now long gone, Ninian Park was for many years the place where the Cardiff City faithful came for their weekly dose of the beautiful game.
6. In Manchester, the United fans flock to see what heights Matt Busby’s team will reach this week.
7. Well, there’s no doubting the allegiance of these Wolves supporters…
8. Long before the gates open, these young Spurs supporters are there, ready for the rush for the best spots.
9. …and off they go, young, old, men and women, eager to find the best spot from which to see their beloved Spurs.
10. At White Hart Lane the pre-match entertainment is in full swing.
11. Not sure these boys fully appreciate the brass band.
12. The roar goes up as the players exit the tunnel.
13. And here we go – Spurs kick off against Manchester City.
14. The visitors are pushing hard for a goal.
15. Still no score and there are anxious looks from the home supporters.
16. “If only I had a ticket…”
17. Disappointed Spurs supporters wind their way home or maybe to the pub to discuss what went wrong.
18. Nottingham Forest and Luton Town supporters get ready for the 1959 FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium.
19. Not a single empty space at Wembley as play gets under way for the 1959 FA Cup final.
20. Her Majesty The Queen presents the FA Cup trophy to Jack Burkitt, captain of Nottingham Forest.
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