“I want my gold medal!”

August 5, 1908
“Footballers are notoriously sentimental,” remarked Mr. Wilfrid Firth, solicitor, yesterday, as he applied at Brentford Police Court for a summons against the Brentford F.C. on behalf of Charles Williams, formerly their goalkeeper, for detaining a gold medal. Brentford won the United League whilst Williams kept goal for them, and gold medals were awarded the winning team. Williams, said the solicitor, had made application for his medal, but has never received it, although the Brentford officials had it. The intrinsic value of the medal, Mr Firth added, was £3, but his client valued the trophy he had won at much more than £3. A summons was granted.
(Nottingham Evening Post: August 6, 1908)


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