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The Emergence of Footballing CulturesManchester, 1840-1919$
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Gary James

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781526114471

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.7765/9781526114495

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Folk football and early activity

Folk football and early activity

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(p.12) 1 Folk football and early activity
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The Emergence of Footballing Cultures
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Gary James

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7765/9781526114495.00009

This chapter begins the analysis of football in Manchester by setting the scene. It discusses the development of the city and the impact of sport in the city’s formative years, including the early versions of football played, and banned, within the region. By the nineteenth century the demand for leisure activities had increased alongside the city’s growth. Despite being officially banned, bear-baiting and cock-fighting continued, while horse-racing, pugilism, pedestrianism and other sports suitable for gambling increased, generating a thriving sporting culture across the city and laying the foundations for the subsequent enthusiasm for organised team games, such as cricket and football. To understand the role football plays in Mancunian life it is first important to appreciate how the city and its surrounding area evolved, and how sport took a hold of the region.

Keywords:   Manchester, Formative years, Sporting culture

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