In 1932 the Albion Secretary omitted to apply, in time, for the Club’s exemption from the preliminary rounds of the FA Cup. As a result, the Club had to play right through from the first preliminary round. Here is the team that did so, their opponents, and the results. After easily disposing of four then amateur sides, the Albion beat two third division teams, Ist Division Chelsea, 2nd Division Bradford, drew with 2nd Division West Ham United and were finally beaten in the replay after extra time. Despite this long Cup run, the support for home league games was so poor that this season’s results yielded only a modest profit of £1575. It was, of course, in the depths of the 1930s depression. The attendance at the home West ham game was 32310, a record, which stood for more than twenty years until the late 1950s. Receipts were £2892. Players in the photograph: l-r. Front Row: H. Marsden, R. Wilkinson S. Webb, E. King, F. Brett, D. Walker. Front Row: S.Thompson, R. Farrell, A. Attwood, T.P. Smith, E. Wilson.

Image Reference: JG_16_091.tif
Date: 1932
Image Details: Copy
Size of Original: 230x192
Place: Hove
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