A Cultural History of Association Football in Scotland, by Matthew L. Mcdowell, Matthew Taylor

By Matthew L. Mcdowell, Matthew Taylor

This ebook experiences on how football turned professionalized in Scotland within the past due 19th century. It indicates how the game became from an prepared yet leisure pastime right into a for-profit game with paid athletes. football, or soccer because it is named in Europe, turned professionalized within the past due 19th century. this can be the tale of ways the game grew in recognition, and at last turned the important recreation in Scotland. past the mere Rangers as opposed to Celtics competition that has risen to epic, virtually mythological proportions, this ebook discusses the social impression of the game at the whole nation. It indicates how Scotland turned a latest society and its activities and leisure developed besides the remainder of the rustic, and the way football turned a countrywide hobby.

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Janie and Burnett, 211-28; Roger Hutchinson, Camanachd! The Story of Shinty (Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1989). 23 Burnett, Riot, 249-56. ,, 252-53. 24 25 Mayer, 'Leisure Time,' 177. M. Roberston, The Kirkwall Ba'; Between the Water and the Tfra (Edinburgh: Dunedin Academic Press, 2005). A complete examination of active folk football traditions throughout Britain is Hugh Hornby, Uppies and Downies: The extraordinary football games of Britain (Swindon: English Heritage, 2008). Jessica Macbeth, 'Women's Football in Scotland: An Interpretive Analysis' (PhD thesis, University of Stirling, 2004), 96-99.

53 The name 'gymnasium' itself implies educational origins, and it was journalist Richard Robinson's belief that the club was loosely linked to Hamilton Academy. 54 Hamilton Academicals Football and Cricket Club was later founded by the rector of the Academy, James Blacklock, in 1873, and was comprised solely of pupils and foinier pupils of the Academy. The club played its first competitive match against the closely-related second eleven of Hamilton FC in December 1874. 55 Blacklock, trained at the Normal College of the Established Church of Scotland, assumed the rectorship in 1863, when the Academy was at a low ebb in its history, and tied to a programme related to the teachings of the Kirk.

At the meeting of the Lanarkshire Junior FA on 31 January 1891, Haywood FC protested against Blantyre Victoria. One of Vies' players, Thomas Carr, recently played a Charity Cup tie at Motherwell with Cambuslang Hibs against Larkhall's Royal Albert. Victoria admitted that he played the game, but stated that the charity tie was not under the jurisdiction of any association. 60 From the early 1880s, rumours persisted in the Scottish sport press that some west of Scotland clubs were following the lead of working-class clubs in the north of England by secretly paying players, which was illegal under SFA rules.

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