OTD in 1927οΏΌ The first live radio commentary of a football match anywhere in the world, between Arsenal F.C. & Sheffield United, at Highbury. The honour of being the first commentator of a game fell to Henry Blythe Thornhill Wakelam, a former rugby player with Harlequins. The
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producer at the time, Lance Sieveking, devised a plan of the pitch divided into 8 numbered squares, which was published in the Radio Times. The idea was that the listener at home could follow the play from his armchair using the grid on his lap.
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Many believe this is the origin of the phrase "Back to Square One".πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ˜

Jan 22, 2022 Β· 4:08 PM UTC

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Replying to @keingless
Arsenal won five or six to nil, I expect? πŸ˜ŠπŸ€”πŸ˜Š
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I actually don’t know what the score wasβ€¦πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”
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