So, you may remember this. Well, the save broke, so I decided to start this again. Second time lucky. Please give me the same amount of support, and I'm sorry. Let's go, Jake Connolly!
Which club and what about them?
For this story, the club will be the legendary Sheffield F.C. Why legendary, I hear you ask? Well, if you are really into your football you should know. Sheffield F.C are the ... Oldest Football Club to be Recognized by FIFA , and have been given the FIFA Order of Merit Find out about this award by clicking this here. I have unlocked the club by using a 'up to Level 8' download.
Further inside the club
The club currently play in the Northern Premier League Division One South, or, for sponsorship reasons the, Evo-Stik League Division One South. The team was originally based at various grounds around Sheffield, including Bramall Lane, the home of Sheffield United. They are now based at the Coach and Horses Ground in Dronfield, Derbyshire. The club are also noted for participating in the world's oldest footballing rivalry. Sheffield competed against Hallam in the world's first inter-club match during 1860 – the match is known as the "Sheffield" derby.
The club's finest hour came in 1904 when they won the FA Amateur Cup, a competition conceived after a suggestion by Sheffield. They also finished as runners up of the FA Vase in 1977. They have been bestowed with the FIFA Order of Merit and commemorated by the English Football Hall of Fame for their significant place in football history.
In 1855, members of a Sheffield cricket club organised informal kick-abouts without any official rules. Nathaniel Creswick and William Prest formed the Sheffield Football Club.
The inaugural meeting of Sheffield F.C. took place on 24 October 1857 at Parkfield House in the suburb of Highfield. The original headquarters was a greenhouse on East Bank Road lent by Thomas Asline Ward, father of the first club president Frederick Ward, and the adjacent field was used as their first playing ground. Initially, Sheffield FC games were played among club members themselves and took the format of "Married v Singles" or "Professionals v the Rest". The Sheffield club is officially recognised by FIFA as the oldest football club in the world.
Creswick and Prest were responsible for drawing up the club's rules of play, which decided upon at the club's AGM on 21 October 1858. They were referred to as the Sheffield Rules. At the time, before the formation of the Football Association (FA), many different kinds of football were popular in England. For example, each of the various public schools played football according to their own individual rules, and these varied widely.
The first rules were distinctive. There was no offside rule and was the first to introduce free kicks for foul play. Australian rules football, which began to develop the following year, resembles the original Sheffield code in various respects.
Sheffield's near neighbour, Hallam, was formed in 1860 and in the same year the two clubs first played each other in a local derby which is still contested today. By 1862 there were 15 clubs in the Sheffield area. These rules were later adopted by the Sheffield Football Association when it was formed in 1867. By this time the club had decided only to play teams outside Sheffield in order to seek a bigger challenge.
They became members of The Football Association in 30 November 1863 but continued to use their own set of rules.
On 2 January 1865, the club played its first fixture outside Sheffield against Nottingham, playing eighteen aside under Nottingham Rules. The rest of the season also saw them visit Nottingham Forest and Lincoln City.
On 31 March 1866, there was a match between a team representing Sheffield and one representing London clubs, at Battersea Park. Rules that differed only slightly from the FA rules were used. The game, played as an eleven aside, was won by London by 2 goals and four touchdowns to nil.
However the matter of rules remained a problem with Sheffield continuing to play by their own rules. A number of rule proposals by the club were rejected by the FA in February 1867 and the London Committee were reluctant to commit to further fixtures over Sheffield's refusal to play strictly to FA rules. Sheffield finally adopted the FA rules in 1878.
Sheffield F.C. currently play at The Coaches and Horses Stadium
To win the Premier League, conquer the Europa and Champions League, take over the world and mark Sheffield F.C. into history for evermore reasons.
The manager is this fella here :
His name is Jake Connolly, he is 25 years old, was born on the 1st of February 1987 and is a fan of Manchester United. He has played in the Sunday League before taking the job and is and unknown Englishman, with Spanish relations. He is fictional and his first job will be taking charge of Sheffield F.C. Can he cement his name in history, just like his club? Stay tuned!
Season : 2012 - 2013
Episode I: Woodhouse Quits Post
Episode II: One of Them
Things to know
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