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What were the rules for football back in the 1800s?

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July 19, 2006 2:43PM

Cambridge rules set up in 1848 to try and get some organisation into the game. Rules not very detailed. FA set up in 1863 FA sets up rules which have been followed to this day FA Cup proposed in 1871 Size of ball settled in 1872 Referee's whistle introduced 1876 Football League set up 1888 Goal Nets invented 1891-2