Manchester's Footballing Pioneers, 1863–1904: A Collective Biography

@article{James2015ManchestersFP,
  title={Manchester's Footballing Pioneers, 1863–1904: A Collective Biography},
  author={Gary James},
  journal={The International Journal of the History of Sport},
  year={2015},
  volume={32},
  pages={1143 - 1159}
}
  • G. James
  • Published 13 June 2015
  • History
  • The International Journal of the History of Sport
Association football had become a prominent part of Manchester's sporting landscape by 1904 when Manchester achieved its first national success. Its journey had been difficult, relying on the efforts of several key individuals whose relentless determination to widen the sport's participation ensured the game succeeded. This paper provides an analysis of three pioneering figures, John Nall, Fitzroy Norris, and Joshua Parlby, who took the game from its formalized inception in the region through… 
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