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More from Vivian Woodward

 Vivian Woodward's career with the full England international side saw him play 23 matches, scoring 29 goals.FIFA also give full international status to a further 30 matches that Woodward played, 24...

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Scotch Professors

The Scottish Umpire, 23.10.88The legalization of professionalism in England led to a surge in the numbers of Scottish players moving south. The days of denial and sinecure posts gave way to an open...

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Some Famous Referees

In the earliest years of the Football Association referees and umpires were drawn from the ranks of current players. Charles Alcock, for example umpired in international matches before participating...

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Wembley 1923

Bolton Wanderers West Ham United Dick Pym GK Ted Hufton Bob Haworth FB Billy Henderson Alex Finney FB Jack Young Harry Nuttall HB Syd Bishop Jimmy Seddon HB George Kay (c) Billy Jennings HB Jack...

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FC Winterthur v FC Zürich 1897

This picture shows the first match played at Winterthur's Schützenwiese ground on 24.10.97. The visitors were FC Zürich.FC Winterthur won 2-0 with goals from  Spinzio and Notz. FC Winterthur FC Zürich...

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Campionat De Catalunya

Hispània AC 1901 Club Español de Fútbol 1904 F.C. España 1913 CE Europa 1923 CS Sabadell FC 1934 P W D L F A 1900-01 Copa Macaya The original Catalan championship was named after Alfons Macaya,...

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Edmund Conen

Edmund Conen's career was divided into two halves; 1934-1935 and 1939-42. The Saarbrücken forward made his debut as a 19 year old, scoring twice against Hungary. His next international came at the...

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Spot the Ball

1925- Championship winners HBS in action against Go Ahead (Deventer). We're off on a ten day break.

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Argentina v Atlético Madrid, 1928

We have seen that Argentina stopped off in Portugal for a  friendly international en route to the 1928 Olympic tounament. They also played 2 matches in Spain.On 08.04.28 Atlético Madrid were beaten...

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Olympia Leipzig

Here's a club that has been through a lot of name changes- currently known as SG Olympia 1896 Leipzig e.V., the club was founded in June 1896 as Ballspiel- Verein Olympia Leipzig e.V.

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Free Kicks at Football

Here is a link to this interesting football pamphlet, published in Glasgow in 1882:  http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/exhibns/month/jan2004.html

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The 'Swift'

This ball was used in the match between Albion and Belgrano Athletic Club on August 12th 1900. The match, a semi-final of the Tie Cup, was played in Montevideo, Belgrano winning 1-0 in extra time....

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Kinnaird's own goal

The Hon. Arthur Fitzgerald Kinnaird (Lord Kinnaird from 1887) has a distinguished FA Cup record.He appeared in 9 finals (he played for Wanderers and Old Etonians), was on the winning side 3 times,...

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Women's Football

A charming illustration of an international match between England and France.

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Burma

Sir George Scott (1851-1935) was a Scottish Colonial Administrator and journalist who spent most of his life in Burma.  In the late 1870s and early 1880s he was a master at St John's College, Rangoon,...

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Lietuvos Fizinio Lavinimosi Sąjunga Kaunas

Lietuvos Fizinio Lavinimosi Sąjunga Kaunas v Rygos JKS 08.06.22 in Kaunas. Rygos (Riga YMCA) were 4-0 winners. LFLS are in the dark jerseys. Lietuvos Fizinio Lavinimosi Sąjunga Kaunas, known as LFLS,...

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3 goals in only England appearance

You might think that scoring 3 goals on your first appearance for England would presage a glittering future in international football. Or at least a second cap. Here are 5 men who scored 3 on debut but...

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Catalunya v France, 1912

This image is from a card issued by Chocolates Amatller of Barcelona. It shows action from the Catalunya v France match played at camp del carrer Indústria on 01.12.12 (the rear of the card dates the...

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Billy Meredith

44,000 were present at Bank Street on Christmas Day 1907 to see Manchester United beat Bury 2-1. United led the table from September and won their first League Championship title by 9 points.Billy...

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Christmas Day 1888

4 Irish teams entered the FA Cup in the 1888-89 season.The  2nd qualifying round  included 2 all Irish ties, as Linfild beat Ulster 7-1 and Cliftonville beat Belfast YMCA 5-0. In the 3rd qualifying...

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