Arsenal On This Day, 22nd January 1927

An Arsenal first this morning with the visit of Sheffield United being broadcast on the wireless to an expectant nation. The Radio Times had a pitch marked with the pitch divided into grids, the commentary believed to be the original source of the phrase, “Back to square one“.

Thanks to Chris Hobbs for this image.

So what was made of the radio commentary?

So well was it received that the following week’s trip to Port Vale was broadcast in the Potteries,