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The Leaguers: The Making of Professional Football in England, 1900–1939

Matthew Taylor

Abstract

The Football Association of England has become a multi-billion pound industry. But how did English football become not only the defining sport of the nation but also one of the most successful sports in the world? This book tells the story of the early days of professional football in England, revealing the distant origins of today's game. Making use of archival materials from football clubs, unions and associations, the book presents a compelling picture of football teams and players in the early days of the twentieth century, tracing the development of the system of professional teams from t ... More

Keywords: Football Association, professional football, archival materials, professional teams, sportswriters, Arsenal, Aston Villa, modern rules, modern standards, modern structure

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780853236399
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846313486

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew Taylor, author