by Tony Brown

These pages are "work in progress". I will add more sections as time goes by. If there is any particular topic you would like to see covered then please mail me at soccer@innotts.co.uk

If google has brought you here, please check out the rest of the SoccerData pages!

Copyright. My views are as follows; if you need any of this for your own purposes, feel free to download it and use it. If you want to publish bits of it, I'll probably agree and make no charge, but you should mail me and ask. If you want to use it for your own commercial purposes, you ought to pay me a royalty. I'm prepared to negotiate!

Copyright © Tony Brown, 2011

Contents so far:

Shrovetide Football in England
The Early Rules of Soccer
Why "soccer"?
The ball
The offside law
Goal kicks and corner kicks
The pitch markings
Notts County minutes, 1890
Complete club record books
Early line-ups

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Please note that short histories of English and Scottish League and Cup competitons can be found on other pages.