FA celebrate 150 years

Doing it by the book

January 17, 2013
By Robin Hackett
In 1863, a group of individuals sat down at the Freemasons' Tavern, London, with the intention of agreeing a set of rules to bring some structure to the game of football.

The pastime, despite its popularity over several centuries, had been held back by its very particular regional flavours. For example, some public schools, most notably the Rugby School, saw handling as an integral part of the sport. Others considered 'hacking' - the kicking of opposition players in the shins - to be ...

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