THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

A new anthology of Victorian football writing

311 Goalpost

There has been a recent growth of interest in Victorian football, possibly because, as the editor here speculates, we "have grown weary of certain aspects of modern football [and] will no doubt find much to admire in the Victorian game". November 2012 saw a restaging of the 1872 FA Cup final at The Oval, next year sees the 150th anniversary celebrations of the FA and there is excellent and revelatory work being done on the early club histories of, for example, Arsenal – as featured in WSC 300. Read more

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