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FREE PDF ¸ BOOK The Rules of Association Football Ç DANPASHLEY Ó [Ebook] ➤ The Rules of Association Football, 1863 ➪ Bodleian Library the – Danpashley.co.uk In 1863 a group of Victorian Oxbridge graduates frustrated by the confusing riot of competing rules that characterized the game of BIn 1863 a group of Victorian Oxbridge graduates frustrated by the confusing riot of competing rules that characterized the game of British football began meeting at the Freemasons Tavern in Lincolns Inn Fields London to codify the rules of the game They uickly drew up the standard set of rules creating the First Rule Book of the Football Association reprinted here in its entirety alongside illustrations and drawings of the game I expected much it says that it contains 72 pages but than half of them are pictures or two three line pages you can say the book contains just 23 pages which briefly summarize the history of the FAit is too basic I already know most even all of the information mentioned in the book anyone can get them easily from the internet even when the 13 rules are mentioned in the book they are mentioned without any clarifications or comments ex the origin of each rule what led the FA to introduce them advantages or disadvantages of them etc I don't mean that the history of the game should be included but at least few lines to comment on each rule

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In 1863 a group of Victorian Oxbridge graduates frustrated by the confusing riot of competing rules that characterized the game of British football began meeting at the Freemasons Tavern in Lincolns Inn Fields London to codify the rules of the game They uickly drew up the standard set of rules creating the First Rule Book of the Football Association reprinted here in its entirety alongside illustrations and drawings of the game Bought for a relative for Christmas not read yet but very small like pocket sized but hopefully they will like it

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The Rules of Association Football 1863In 1863 a group of Victorian Oxbridge graduates frustrated by the confusing riot of competing rules that characterized the game of British football began meeting at the Freemasons Tavern in Lincolns Inn Fields London to codify the rules of the game They uickly drew up the standard set of rules creating the First Rule Book of the Football Association reprinted here in its entirety alongside illustrations and drawings of the game I think it is great that this book is actually available and it is fascinating to see just how much the game has changed For a few uid it is a nice but small hardback and includes a good essay by Melvyn Bragg which actually makes up the bulk of the narrative Each rule is accorded two pages one a fascimile of the original hand written notes and the second a printed copy In most instances these are limited to one sentence At the end of the book the rules of the Association are listed and the whole thing is book ended with a couple of contemporary adverts for outfits and a sport newspaper The only other illustrations are engravings of Victorian footballers Whilst not a great tome in size it is fantastic that the FA have actually made it availableThe main interest stems from the fact that there are only 13 rules and these must have mean't there was still considerable leeway in which the game could be played which would have suited the fact that there must have been almost as many sets of rules and teams in 1863 None of the founding teams exist today other than the reconstituted Wanderers who I am very pleased to say have re emerged in the last few to be sponsored by UNICEF after an absence from the game of nearly 130 years Most people will read the contents of this book in about twenty minutes as there is not a great deal in there However it's impact is profoundly greater than it's contents and ant fan with an interest in the origins of the game will find this interesting if only for the period of a half time interval or extra time at Old Trafford