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The World's First Football Club

The World's First Football Club

On the 24th October 1857 the world's first football club, Sheffield F.C. was created. The two founding members, William Prest and Nathanial Crestwick, team-mates at the local cricket club, were looking to stay fit during the winter months and football proved the perfect pursuit. Arsenal was founded 15 years later in 1886, with Manchester United created in 1878. Sheffield F.C. joined the Football Association in 1863, but remained an amateur side when the FA allowed professional football in 1885. They reached the F.A. Cup quarter finals in 1874, 1876 and 1878 and were Football Association Amateur Cup Winners 1904  Since...

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Retro and replica - a 1970s football shirt reminiscence

Retro and replica - a 1970s football shirt reminiscence

A nostalgic wander through the football crests of the past and the old designs which conjure the memories of football gone by

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Evolution of the football shirt number

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Evolution of the football shirt number

When did numbers first appear on football shirts and how have they evolved since?  We delve in to the numbers game and why the football shirt and the number on the back are now inextricably linked.

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Making The Old School, The New School

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Making The Old School, The New School

Check out this unboxing review from the lads at www.ftgig.co.uk   Fashion comes round in circles is what they say. Only yesterday I saw a girl wearing a pair of Adidas poppa trousers on the train home. These were cool 20 years ago, earlier that same day I saw a girl in a hoop stripe pastel colour sweater, these were cool 30 years ago. What is it then that makes all of these things come round in circles. For these people, its not nostalgia, as they were probably only about 20 themselves so would not have even been born when...

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It's OK not to be OK - How can football help male mental health?

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It's OK not to be OK - How can football help male mental health?

Football can be visceral, territorial, furious and all encompassing, yet for some it can also be life saving; a way to connect, a way to unify, a social inclusion like no other.   So, with suicide remaining the biggest killer of men, under 45, in the UK, what can football do to help break the silence surrounding male mental health? According to Colin Dolan, founder of the Mental Health Football Association, “Football saves lives........it saved mine without a shadow of a doubt. If it wasn’t for football, I’d be dead, or in a gutter”. The charity Mind Kicks, formed back in...

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