Jurryt van de Vooren is pushing back the historical record of the notational analysis of football.
His latest discovery was for a game played in Delft on 1 May 1932.
It is a record of a game between Delfia Hollandia Combinatie (DHC) and Goudse Sportvereniging (GSV).
My research indicates that this was an amateur game of football but I will need to check this with Jurryt. It is an excellent possession map that indicates where each possession ends in each half of the game.
I will return to this notation as soon as possible but I am keen to share Jurryt’s discovery. One line of enquiry I will follow now is whether Charles Reep’s and Neil Lanham’s notations used a similar approach in their early days of recording games.
The 1932 game notation has a record of where possession was won and lost as well as a time (within 1 minute) stamp by each half of the game.
For a more recent discussion see this Clyde Street post.