Own goal

Ian Johnstone's assertion that "fitba was played in Scotland centuries back" is correct, as it was in England and even in ancient Rome.

But it wasn't association football, the game we know today. This variant was first regulated by the Football Association at a meeting held at the Freemasons' Tavern in London in 1863. Scottish representation was at that meeting and Scottish clubs played in FA competitions until the vagaries of the Victorian railway timetables made it near impossible to continue. The SFA was formed in 1873. As the game was "devised in England", contrary to Mr Johnstone's assertion, how is that an indicator of "preferential precedence"?


Maggie Woods Loan

Falkirk, Stirlingshire