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The world's oldest soccer rule book has been sold at auction

Postby pimptastic » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:28 pm

The handwritten pamphlet from 1857 was sold at Sotheby's auction house as part of an archive of Sheffield FC, the world's oldest soccer club.

Sheffield FC sold the 154-year-old document to raise money for the club, which plays seven tiers below the Premier League.

The rule book contains many innovations by Sheffield FC that are still part of the modern game, such as the corner kick, crossbar and indirect free kick.

Sheffield FC chairman Richard Tims said "there was huge international interest, reflecting the truly global appeal of both the game itself and its remarkable evolution".

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Check out rule 3). Marks in Football..... Wow, that would make an entirely differant game.
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Re: The world's oldest soccer rule book has been sold at auc

Postby dingo » Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:13 am

Ye, its seems like AFL alright, but technically its closer to GAA, considering we have a goal.

Thats crazy though. I wonder when the "handball" rule was introduced?

I read somewhere that Rugby had evolved from Soccer, when some bloke just picked up the ball and started to run with it. That must have been wrong if you were allowed handle it in the first place!
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