Produced by Birmingham Evening Mail resident cartoonist Talbot Wilfrid Ellison, this cartoon was featured in the paper for a match between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur.
The cartoon shows the Tottenham Hotspur cockerel reading the Villa Park restaurant menu, advertising the day’s special as “Roast & Boiled Fowl” and is believed to date from the 1920s.
The note from a member of staff at the base reads:
“Visitor from Tottenham ‘Oh indeed! Well he’s got to catch his bird first’”
Although it is impossible to tell, if the note was added after the final whistle then perhaps the result didn’t go Aston Villa’s way…..