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clive_road_stamper Posted on 10/07/2018 21:31
If football hadn't been invented in England
 
 
How wide would the goalposts be ?

How far would be the penalty spot from the goal. ?

how far you have to be from a free kick?

Funny that the distances in use in yards are just so right.
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Derek_Duvall Posted on 10/07/2018 21:34

If football hadn't been invented in England

 
It was 'invented' in China.
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clive_road_stamper Posted on 10/07/2018 21:43

If football hadn't been invented in England

 
Didn't realise the chinese used yards.
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borobuddah Posted on 10/07/2018 21:45

If football hadn't been invented in England

 
Tsu choo
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sheriff_john_bunnell Posted on 10/07/2018 21:56

If football hadn't been invented in England

 
Association football was invented in England. Kicking something about wasnt. Dont imagine it was the chinese who first kicked something about.
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Anton_Berg Posted on 11/07/2018 13:15

If football hadn't been invented in England

 
It would be played on clay, and it definitely wouldn't be 'coming home'.
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bear66 Posted on 11/07/2018 13:26

If football hadn't been invented in England

 
China invented the abacus so it didn't matter who decided on what units were used for pitch dimensions.
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Boro_Boro_Boro Posted on 11/07/2018 13:56

If football hadn't been invented in England

 
... IT WOULDNT BE COMING HOME [:D]
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FrozenHorse Posted on 11/07/2018 14:10

If football hadn't been invented in England

 
I thought the Scots claimed it, booting the head of an Englishman back and forth?

Even then, no Scottish team made it beyond the first round.
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turnoffsaysthestar Posted on 11/07/2018 14:34

If football hadn't been invented in England

 
in the i newspaper tuesday from alex orr of edinburgh
if it were truly 'coming home' it would be to scotland for it was scotland who devised the modern version of the game as we know it.
when the football association was formed at the instigation of Ebenezer Morley,what he proposed would be seen now as a basis for rugby with extra violence.Morleys draft laws provided that a player could not only run with the ball in his hands but that opponents could stop him by charging,holding or hacking.
It was the scots who had the notion of distributing the ball among the players.It started with young men from Perthshire and the Highlands who gathered at Queens Park in Glasgow in 1867.They obtained a copy of the FA laws and amended them to conform with a blend of dribbling and passing.
As Scots(not my words)we can feel some pride as England take on Croatia.
To have the English borrowing our history is quite a compliment.
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mikeyyyy Posted on 11/07/2018 14:40

If football hadn't been invented in England

 
They invented football by borrowing an already existing English FA football rule book?

Alright then
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Greenandblack Posted on 11/07/2018 14:50

If football hadn't been invented in England

 
That makes sense. It was considered bad form to pass the ball up to 1914 or so. Players were expected to dribble or rush pass opponents, only using the pass as a last resort if they were about to lose the ball.
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Northoftheriver Posted on 11/07/2018 14:52

If football hadn't been invented in England

 
How typically scottish, Find some way to hang from our coat tails and claim some of our glory, while protesting too much about how they hate us, couldn't bring themselves to leave us and go it alone though, could they eh! [;)]
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Harbottle Posted on 11/07/2018 15:26

If football hadn't been invented in England

 
The dimensions only seem right because that’s what we are used to.
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jono_feds Posted on 11/07/2018 16:14

If football hadn't been invented in England

 
That Scottish claim is pretty much the same as the painters of the Forth Bridge claiming they made the bridge as it only looks that way because they painted it.
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coluka Posted on 11/07/2018 16:59

If football hadn't been invented in England

 
Fancy claiming to have invented a game that your peoples are hopeless at playing. Seems odd
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Sortie Posted on 11/07/2018 20:44

If football hadn't been invented in England

 
How wide would the goalposts be ? 100mm dia

How far would be the penalty spot from the goal. ? 11m

how far you have to be from a free kick? 9.1m

Funny that the distances in use in yards are just so right.
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PRIORYMAN Posted on 11/07/2018 22:42

If football hadn't been invented in England

 
"It was considered bad form to pass the ball up to 1914 or so"

... never mind up to 1914, Sunderland still apply that logic in 2018.
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Liamo Posted on 12/07/2018 06:14
Edited On: 12/07/2018 06:16
If football hadn't been invented in England

 
''if it were truly 'coming home' it would be to scotland for it was scotland who devised the modern version of the game as we know it.
when the football association was formed at the instigation of Ebenezer Morley,what he proposed would be seen now as a basis for rugby with extra violence.Morleys draft laws provided that a player could not only run with the ball in his hands but that opponents could stop him by charging,holding or hacking.
It was the scots who had the notion of distributing the ball among the players.''

That's a gross misrepresentation of how the first set of FA Laws came about. The first draft of the laws was indeed as described, but there is no sign that there was any influence from Scotland or anyone Scottish in the changes that were subsequently made, leading to the final version.

There is however, clear evidence that the members of the fledgling Football Association were heavily influenced by a new version of the Cambridge Rules that was published while the FA Laws were being discussed. In fact, some of the finally-published laws are almost word for word identical to the corresponding Cambridge Rule (the 'offside' law, for instance).

Several members of the FA expressed their admiration for the Cambridge Rules while they were in the process of drawing up the FA Laws, as follows:

''The Cambridge Rules appear to be the most desirable for the Association to adopt.''
J.F Alcōck, FA Committee Member 1863

''They [the Cambridge Rules] embrace the true principles of the game, with the greatest simplicity.''
E.C.Morley, F.A. Hon. Sec. 1863.

It was the Cambridge Rules and the Sheffield Rules that were the real influences on the development of the passing style in the early days of football.

Link: Cambridge Football Rules
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