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Bell’s Life in London and Sporting Chronicle - 16.01.59

A brief dip into pre-history here. We know that the Football Association Laws of the game didn't just materialise from the ether, and it was a fair assumption that the desire to formulate a  unifying code arose from a sustained period of conflict between the interested parties.
Here in 1859 we find the editor of Bell's Life taking a pessimistic view of the situation that the Association would attempt to resolve some 4 years later. 




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