Modern-day association football is defined by the current Laws of the Game. Nevertheless, early versions of the Cambridge Rules (originating in 1848), the Sheffield Rules (1858), the Uppingham Rules (1862) and the FA’s 1863 Laws of the Game are readily available.
I responded with several posts on a thread on Tony’s Non-League Forum about recent high profile refereeing errors in England. I’m collating them here.
UEFA adopted financial fair play rules last May. As reported at that time in the Guardian: “Uefa has approved plans to force clubs in European competition to spend only what they earn. The financial fair play rules will require clubs to break even over a rolling three-year period if they want to play in the… Continue reading Competition Faced By European Leagues
I hope Mutu succeeds in his appeal.
If the British government and Olympic Committee have their way, a Great Britain national team will take part in the 2012 London Olympics.
So another weekend of refereeing controversies: “Spurs angered by Keane treatment” “Ferguson fumes at Ronaldo booking”
Two major milestones this year: Sheffield FC, the oldest non-university football club, formed in 1857, celebrated its 150th anniversary: “Stars mark team’s 150th birthday” Wikipedia – Sheffield F.C. Wikipedia – Oldest Football Club The Players Union, the precursor to the Professional Footballers Association, was formed on 2 December 1907. The PFA is celebrating its 100th… Continue reading The History Of Professional Football