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Historical Football Stories

A collection of the oldest known football stories including an early P G Wodehouse story: Petticoat Influence - a story told from the point of view of a female Bertie Wooster type, and The Matador of the Five Towns by Arnold Bennett. Many of these stories were first published in 1908.

    There are also four new stories: three of mine and one by Niall Kennedy, a Partick Thistle historian.

    The stories provide huge insights into the obsessions of a certain class, with regards football, at the end of the 19th century. 

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