CROYDON COMMON FOOTBALL CLUB
Throughout the life of the club, the local newspapers carried regular cartoons based upon the exploits or otherwise of the first team. Bernard Hugh (Croydon Advertiser) and Roy S. (Surrey Echo) covered the early years and George A. Philpot (Croydon Advertiser) covered the later seasons. Bernard Hugh's cartoons were so popular that they were collected and published as a book at the end of the 1910-1911 season.
Click on the thumbnails to see a selection of cartoons from the 1910-1911 season. A George A. Philpot cartoon from 1913 appears on the Strange Facts page.
|Croydon Common won 2-1 at home to Stoke in the opening game of the season ...
|... but were hammered 6-2 in the return just three weeks later.
|The Robins beat London Caledonians 7-0 in the F.A. Cup 4th Qualifying Round ...
|... and then beat Workington 3-1 in the following round.
|Things start to pick up with wins in two of the leagues being contested.
|At Christmas, Croydon Common asks Santa for the Southern League Division Two title (possible) and the F.A. Cup (absolutely impossible).
|A bad run of results sees Croydon Common (as a schoolboy) being mocked by his classmates (all the other promotion candidates).
|When Old Mother Hubbard goes to the cupboard to get vital points for baby Croydon Common, there are none. Under the table, future champions Reading have the jam.
|An advertisement in the Croydon Advertiser for Bernard Hugh's collected cartoons.
|After leaving the Croydon Advertiser, Bernard Hugh drew cartoons for Chelsea programmes. This one was in the programme for the SEL fixture with Croydon Common Reserves on Boxing Day 1912.