“The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) records that the first written use of the word football used to describe a game was in 1424 in an Act forbidding it. sites such as Wikipedia mean well, they are unreliable. I think you meant it to be an introductory paragraph (perhaps with your science background you are used to writing an abstract, which would be unnecessary in an article?) Even today, we have tv programmes such as ‘Soccer AM’, but most people in Britain, still Americans are descendents of England(not all but many) so in essence you are cutting up your hereitage. Why not spread its wings over the Phillippines, I asked myself? It doesn´t matter those explanations, it´s easier than that. For someone that went out of his way to dictate a very long correction to the author, your not understanding a simple question pertaining to your own remark is very odd to say the least. Soccer = sucker! And when laid on to of the fact that the rich represented less then 1% of the world how on earth could they dominate the invention of games like football. They just took the word they heard the British use, and spoke/spelled it to fit their tongue. Thanks for that… I’m not sure I can believe we (English) came up with soccer… all those years I have been calling everyone that calls it soccer a fool, when in fact they are just wana be toffs Maybe I need to change my blog title now! After all, let’s face it, with the isolationism they would never have lifted a finger either, were it not for Pearl Harbour. Here in New Zealand, the term ‘soccer’ is used mostly by die hard rugby fans, but most football fans call the game football. I’m in America dude South America to be precise I call it football and futbol is the same. You claim I am obsessing over Daven’s inaccuracies, you will note that I have replied to many To write an article such as this, you should at least have good knowledge on the history of the game. prohibit football in England. In the eastern states, rugby league and rugby are the major winter ball sports, and both of these are also universally known in those states (Queensland, New South Wales and the A.C.T) as FOOTBALL. I want to like soccer but I still don’t because of diving and cheating pro players who attempt to act at every instant. hahahahaha I wish they had a thumbs up feature. So, in summation, as it’s quite likely that more people accross a greater regional and cultureal spectrum of the world call the Football Association style ruleset for the ball game played on foot using primarilly the foot “football” than call it by the slang term “soccer”, then that is the “accepted” “correct” name for it. Yes there were games known as football that In other words, I don’t think it has anything to do with language differences at all. I don’t know which India you’re talking about. The horseback theory is a modern myth. You cite NOTHING in support of your claims. You also say that in 1863 ‘they formed the rules for “Association Football”’. Daven, did you even do any proper research? So calling it “start stop rugby with padding” is plain bullshit cause at first there were no paddings at all. We know through records kept that these and most reports continued to use ‘British Association Football’ or a variation of it. tickets, posters and advertisements fom the 1860’s and 1870’s, which have hundreds of British Football (2009) Richard Sanders and The Working Class Origins of Modern Football And then, what do you call your sport? @Sharkey: “The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) records that the first written use of the word football used to describe a game…” I didn’t say anything about the word “football” to describe “a game” not being around before Association Football came around. Far too many to list Origin is in offline mode. NO the US does not have a the TOP top players in out national team player pool or even a single player that is going to win the FIFA player of the year anytime soon but ether does England only David Beckham and Frank Lampard made it to Second place. — Babette Smith, Weekend Australian, 5 Feb. 2011. Again it’s basic logic that’s all. Hitler was then free to attack Russia through Poland because for the time being he had won his war and was no longer fighting on any real front. This is a lot of misinformation. This lasted about 30 years before it was shortened to simply the “United States Soccer Federation” in 1975. The reports nearly always used ‘Football’ followed by one of the other terms to indicate what code But I have thought some more, since then, and I have read carefully the treaty of Paris, and I have seen that we do not intend to free, but to subjugate the people of the Phillippines. Just because the author of this article is unable to do proper research and gullible people like you who are so desperate to justify calling the game ‘soccer’ that they are prepared to believe any rubbish they read on the net, doesn’t make it true. Soccer Word Origin comes from shortening Football Association. I mean after all they don’t use the metric system as most other countries do. I enjoy your replies and use of historical facts. “Rugby” was also once known as “Football” and originally had almost the same set of rules as Soccer, though over time increasingly diverged. Also if the horseback theory was true then games such as cricket, hockey, stoolball, bandy, golf and loads more would have also been known as football. Like if you live in Bristol, you might ironically ask “Where’s that to?” instead of “Where is it/that?”. on a personal note, soccer sounds sick. introduced to England in 1834. that splintered from this common root that probably goes back to the days of the Danelaw where, one could conjecture, the common born (who couldn’t afford to use a horse for sport) of neighboring Saxon and Norse/Danish villages/towns/cities could compete against each other in a less lethal manner to vent off the primal pressure of mutual antagonism between two or more disseperate socio-geno population groups. But I digress. And lookie here, it was actually Soccer first. Only 150 million global viewers in comparison to 4.2 billion global viewers by the British premier league . You look like a fool when you comment with such a rant, all the while, proving that you didn’t even bother to take time to *READ* the article in question. Of course none of this has anything to with the subject of the name of football, people like you and Biff should leave the fantasties to Hollywood and leave your comments to the subject of the article. OK. Not sure if I understand the question, or were you just making a comment? They coined the NorthAmerican word for themselves also and culturally colonized the rest of us to think Mexico are not North Americans. I don't know if I was a nerd in high school, but I wasn't the supercute cheerleader. Take Daven’s statement ‘…referred to as ‘Soccer’ preceded the first The word ‘Football’ has been in use in England since at incorrect. I repeat, where are the sources? The word soccer was likely used in oxford area public schools in the 1800s as a result and spread due to its addition to the oxford dictionary, but we now know it eventually faded out when the word ‘football’ was more obvious and to-the-point! existed played by clubs all over Britain. I wanted the American eagle to go screaming into the Pacific.
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