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Early Football had its challenges,
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This review is from: Goal-Post: Victorian Football (Paperback)
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 more about what it was like when an away game was always made by train.