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The FA Tour of Australia, 1925

At the end of the 1924-25 season the Football Association sent a touring party to Australia under the leadership of Mr John Lewis, by now something of a Grand Old Man of the game.Billed in the local...

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Old Carthusians 1903

The Dunn Cup was introduced in 1903 for clubs for former Public Schoolboys, and  Old Carthusians enjoyed a good run of success (they were winners  in 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1908 and 1910).This line...

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The Crafty Berlin Decision

It was the most scandalous incident in the history of international football.Peru were the sole South American representatives at the 1936 Olympic Football Tournament.The 1935 South American...

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Sparta Prague in North America 1926

The voyage  Sparta Prague won the Stredoceska I. Liga (Czech national Championship) in the 1925-26 season. In the autumn of 1926 they undertook a 2 month tour of North America. It was a strong squad;...

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Imports

Hiden In 1930 Herbert Chapman was very keen on signing Rudolf Hiden for Arsenal.  We have seen how Glasgow Rangers had imported Karl Pekarna (sadly the Scottish public did not witness the full extent...

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European International Football 1914-1919

Turin, 31.01.15- Italy 3- Switzerland 1.European International Football 1914-1919 The Central Powers Austria played 22 matches during the hostilities-19 editions of their long running series with...

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Henry Renny-Tailyour

Born in India, raised in Montrose, educated at Cheltenham College and Royal Woolwich Military Academy. Henry Waugh Renny-Tailyour was a great all round sportsman. In May 1870 in the games between the...

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Wilhelmina...

In 1908 a football club was formed in a street corner cafe ( De Vereeniging) in Rotterdam. It has been claimed that the inspiration was the receipt, as a birthday gift, of a genuine leather football by...

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Mr. John Madden

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International Football in the 1870s

13 Internationals were played in the 1870s, with England, Scotland and Wales taking part. There was no international competition as such, all the matches being designated friendlies.The matches:...

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River Plate Football Club

1910   It was an early example of the democratization of football in South America. In 1897, when football was still almost exclusively a bourgeoisie concern, a group of dock workers in Montevideo...

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The Good Old Days...

Yorkshire Evening Post - 07.05.28

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Johnny Campbell

In eleven years Johnny Campbell had a hand in winning 10 major trophies: Celtic 1892 Scottish Cup Winners 1893 Scottish Champions 1894 Scottish Champions Aston Villa 1896 Football League Champions...

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Punditry

The anonymous journo makes light of the fact that Uruguay were double Olympic Champions and that Argentina had put 11 past the USA when they had last met. USA went on to meet Argentina in the...

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Old Carthusians 1903

The Dunn Cup was introduced in 1903 for clubs for former Public Schoolboys, and  Old Carthusians enjoyed a good run of success (they were winners  in 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1908 and 1910).This line...

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Anton Karpacz

I've reblogged this photograph for the simple reason that i think it is one of the most bizarre images that I have ever seen. Anton Karpacz  aka ' Haxen-Toni '- a footballer with the Munich Club Terra...

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Юзовка

The Ukrainian city of Donetsk was originally known as Hughesovka in honour of John Hughes, the Welsh industrialist who founded the settlement in the 1860s. The city is home to Shakhtar Donetsk ,...

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Bohemian F.C

1890 1907 Richfield Sports Club  was founded in October 1889. The following September club members got together to form a football team. The founder members (lads of 17 and 18) were drawn from the...

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Woking 1908

This ball was used in a first round FA Cup tie between Bolton Wanderers and Woking .The Cards were formed in 1889 and joined the West Surrey League in 1895. In the early part of the 20th century the...

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Our Leading Football Players,1888

The term Football was used in the Victorian press to refer to both Association and Rugby, sometimes creating the impression that the differences in the codes were negligible and that the games...

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