Merse: Man City Must Beat Liverpool
Phaininda, episkyros and harpastum had been played involving arms and violence. They all seem to have resembled rugby football, wrestling and volleyball more than what is recognizable as modern football. As with pre-codified “mob football”, the antecedent of all trendy football codes, these three games concerned extra dealing with the ball than kicking.
The separate Lancashire and Yorkshire competitions of the NRFU merged in 1901, forming the Northern Rugby League, the primary time the name rugby league was used officially in England. In Canada, the primary documented football match was a practice recreation played on 9 November 1861, at University College, University of Toronto (approximately 400 yards west of Queen’s Park). One of the individuals within the sport involving University of Toronto students was (Sir) William Mulock, later Chancellor of the college. In 1864, at Trinity College, Toronto, F. Barlow Cumberland, Frederick …