20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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  1. Albert Ross says:

    Well of course “the world’s oldest football league” is a bit wide of the mark (as it were). The Victorian Football Association is, after all, still extant having been founded in 1877 and can trace its roots to the late 1850s. The NSW Rugby Union’s inaugural Sydney club competition was in 1874. These were leagues not knock outs or ad hoc fixtures.

    I do appreciate that you are referring to association football but a hat tip to these competitions would not go astray as their example would have influenced the FL pioneers.

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