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New PDF release: In A Class Of Their Own: A History of English Amateur

By Terry Morris

beginner soccer in England, faraway from being the pristine sport that traditionalists portrayed, was once beset by way of divisions, tensions and contradictions in the course of its 9 a long time of lifestyles. This specific survey of the novice online game explores the preliminary glories of the gentleman novice who codified and regulated the sport of soccer, the increase of pragmatic amateurism and the peak of beginner soccer which observed crowds of 100,000 on the FA novice Cup ultimate, to the unexpected abandonment of amateurism as an superseded notion. From the Wanderers to Bishop’s Stortford, this can be the definitive historical past of beginner soccer in England.

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