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Football: The Untold Story

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The story of the creation of Britain's national game has often been told. According to the accepted wisdom, the refined football games created by English public schools in the 1860s subsequently became the sports of the masses. Football, The First Hundred Years, provides a revisionist history of the game, challenging previously widely-accepted beliefs.
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ebook, 320 pages
Published May 1st 2013 by Routledge (first published July 13th 2005)
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Malcolm
This is a fabulous revisionist history of the emergence of football (soccer) that does not fall into the teleological trap of assuming that the way football turned out must have been the way it was intended. Harvey shows several things: that the Football Association only governs the kicking game seems to have come about by the accident of who was able to get to meetings in November and December 1863; that football as we know it only came about because the stronger football culture of Sheffield ' ...more
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