THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

The first season 1888/89

321 OriginsIn 1888, during the early days of professional football, clubs began to look for a way to secure a regular income beyond that generated by occasional cup ties and friendly matches. It was Aston Villa director William McGregor who proposed the solution, suggesting that "the most prominent clubs in England combine to arrange home and away fixtures each season". Read more

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