• Early history of football

    1872-73 - Football in public parks

    The phenomenal increase in the number of football clubs and the need of so many of them to find a regular, well-kept ground on which to play, ...


    No sooner had the season begun than a meeting of The Football Association in London was asked by Wanderers, supported by Harrow Chequers, to agree to the institution ...

    1870-71 - The British weather and early hooliganism on the pitch

    Those for whom the weather is a useful topic of conversation would have had plenty to talk about in the winter of 1870/71. ...

    The first international football game

    England v Scotland 1872 was the first official soccer international

    The story of how international football began is told in "A Century of English international Football 1872-1972" ...

    1869-70 season

    It becomes curiously apparent, when studying the state of football in this season, that the Football Association having provided a set of fixed and defined rules by which the game might be ...
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