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Goal-Post: Victorian Football For those of you interested in the very early days of organized football, this book throws some interesting light on players, administrators, fans and officals as it was in the 1800s If you thought the absence of goal line technology is a 21st century problem, think again, as special rules were developed for the absence of goal nets and the occasions of when a ball burst The secret is revealed as to how to custom manufacture a football for professional use you will need a cooperative sheep Entertaining in parts, tedious in others, none the less it makes one want to know about what it was like when an away game was always made by train. What we come to understand today as the game of football, played and watched by millions across the world, began its real development in England during the Victorian era This collection of writing edited by Paul Brown is drawn from library archives from such long lost newspapers and periodicals as, Every Boy s Magazine , The Dart and Chums , from 1863 through to 1900 It covers reports of games including England v Scotland, 1872 , articles from leading figures such as, C.W.Alcock and broaches topics such as Association Football in Scotland For me it was a book best read article by article, so that the content could be absorbed, appreciated and reread One thing that is apparent when reading is the different style of Victorian writing and language used I found it handy to have a dictionary close by when reading and had to stop myself on a number of occasions from thinking that this was some brilliantly written elaborate spoof.Each reader will have their own favourite pieces, but for me I was totally absorbed by the report from the Sheffield Rotherham Independent 15 October 1878 on the experiment of a match with the assistance of the electric light This incredibly atmospheric article from the game held in Sheffield tells the story of the first floodlit match some 70 years before it became a regular part of the football experience.This book may chart the early innocent years of football, but as the editor says in his introduction, it also includes tales of overpaid players, cheating, violence, legal battles an general bad behaviour which show that the game hasn t really changed that much in the 150 years between the writing of the earliest of these pieces and their publication in these pages Ultimately though it is a wonderful journey of discovery, allowing the reader an insight into the birth and growth of football through the eyes of those who were there in its formative years.If you are looking for a thought provoking read and a different perspective on the beautiful game, then this anthology is for you. Goal Post is a new anthology collecting the very best Victorian football writing, covering the birth and development of the worlds greatest game, and written by those who were there to witness it This is a collection of contemporary articles and extracts featuring some of the players, officials, clubs and matches that helped shape and define football In making these valuable, informative and entertaining pieces of writing accessible and available to the modern reader, Goal Post aims to provide a flavour of what it must have been like to have enjoyed football in the latter part of the nineteenth century Included in this volume are CW Alcock on football tactics Interviews with England captains Tinsley Lindley and GO Smith Montague Shearmans history of football Frank Brettell and the making of Tottenham Hotspur The first international football match, Scotland vs England David Drummond Bone on football in Scotland The Newton Heath libel scandal Calcio, or football in Italy by Helen Zimmern Football by electric light TheFA Cup Final, West Bromwich Albion vs Preston North End Henry Leach on life as a travelling football reporter And much

  • Goal-Post: Victorian Football
  • Paul Brown
  • 07 June 2019
  • 0956227031

About the Author: Paul Brown

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