In the summer of 1899, football's most famous goalkeeper took on a Sanger's Circus elephant in what was billed as 'The Greatest Novelty in the World' - an elephant-versus-man penalty shoot-out. This is the story of one of the the great football sensations of the Victorian era.
Published in issue 349 of When Saturday Comes.
How did we become football fans? Savage Enthusiasm: A History of Football Fans is the brand new book from Goal Post's Paul Brown, tracing the remarkable evolution of the fan from the earliest origins of the game right through to the present day.
It's available from Amazon.co.uk at the sale price of £10 (
RRP £12.99), and from Amazon stores worldwide. There are also a limited number of signed copies available direct from the author - click here for details.