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Happy 160th Birthday Melbourne Football Club

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I have dug deeper on information of who played the first game of what ever resembled a football code, it was actually the mighty M.F.C in July 1859 against South Yarra. Sheffield F.C first game was against Hallam in 1860 no mention of what month details very sketchy.

So I'd have to say M.F.C is the first club to put and organised game together against another club. So you would have to say its the MFC. 

There seems to be a more detailed outline on who played for MFC, who was captain etc compared to Sheffield FC.

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Won't lie.... had no idea this was the demons birthday.  That being said, the fact that my son shares the same birthday as the greatest football team on the planet has made my day.  He turned 4 today.  He's a true dee.  Knows the theme song off by heart, kicks the footy around the back yard in his dees jumper.  Knowing I can celebrate his birthday every year and also use the dees in some way has made my day!!

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12 hours ago, wonnabeeri said:

And I stole the letter from demonwiki too. ;)

That's nothing, the MFC lifted their entire article from it!

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2 hours ago, Supermercado said:

That's nothing, the MFC lifted their entire article from it!

And I'm pretty sure they only whipped something up quickly after seeing this thread!

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Worst relationship I've ever been in. Abusive, emotionally and financially draining, incredibly one sided. The Melbourne Football Club is a shitty boyfriend you can never get over.

Bae for life ;) 

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21 hours ago, Salems Lot said:

Yes, I think that is the point that has been made in the past; we are the oldest club to have continuously played at the top flight of its competition

Go Dees

Correct

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I believe the original rules of the game, written in 1859 were the first codified rules of any football code, rugby, association football, American football (oxymoron) etc. included.

Can anyone tell me if players recruited to the MFC are given a thorough history lesson concerning the club i.e. do they genuinely understand the significance of the club they represent not just in sport but in the context of the social life of Australia.

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20 hours ago, McQueen said:

Club has shot itself in the foot plenty of times over the years.

Let that count.

Lets aim the finger more accurately.... & your right, the club has been a let down and this must stop..............

 

the direction of the club.

... its decision makers ARE to Blame...  for any club to be down for 50Yrs without success is a disgrace on the decisions done at control level and something very bad with the culture,,, which was seemingly rarely ever tackled.. PUN intentional.

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Finding out the MFC was born on the same date as myself, was the best birthday present of them all. 

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On 7/10/2018 at 7:26 PM, daisycutter said:

actually soccer was a later offshoot of the original football which of course was rugby football

soccer is correctly known as "association football"

as for being the "beautiful" game......pfffft... they had to invent something to overcome the sheer boredom of the game

I thought it was the other way round. In the book "Tom Brown's School Days", the eponymous character goes to Rugby School which, the legend states, is where a game of football (soccer) was being played when one of the players decided to pick up the ball and run with it, therein inventing the game known as rugby, obviously named after the school in which it was first played.

There's an American sports historian whose name escapes me who once said (and he may have been quoting someone else), "Soccer is a gentleman's game, played by gentlemen; Rugby Union is a thugs' game played by gentlemen; while Rugby League is a thugs' game played by thugs." Not sure what he would make of our game.

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1 hour ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I thought it was the other way round. In the book "Tom Brown's School Days", the eponymous character goes to Rugby School which, the legend states, is where a game of football (soccer) was being played when one of the players decided to pick up the ball and run with it, therein inventing the game known as rugby, obviously named after the school in which it was first played.

There's an American sports historian whose name escapes me who once said (and he may have been quoting someone else), "Soccer is a gentleman's game, played by gentlemen; Rugby Union is a thugs' game played by gentlemen; while Rugby League is a thugs' game played by thugs." Not sure what he would make of our game.

who knows, guess it depends on definitionsand somantics. but try this, maybe it was the ancient chinese 1,000s of years ago?

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Records trace the history of soccer back more than 2,000 years ago to ancient China. Greece, Rome, and parts of Central America also claim to have started the sport; but it was England that transitioned soccer, or what the British and many other people around the world call “football,” into the game we know today. The English are credited with recording the first uniform rules for the sport, including forbidding tripping opponents and touching the ball with hands.

 

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10 hours ago, Demonland said:

 

That is fake news live and in person.

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26 minutes ago, Supermercado said:

That is fake news live and in person.

How do you explain the balloons then? 🎈

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6 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I thought it was the other way round. In the book "Tom Brown's School Days", the eponymous character goes to Rugby School which, the legend states, is where a game of football (soccer) was being played when one of the players decided to pick up the ball and run with it, therein inventing the game known as rugby, obviously named after the school in which it was first played.

There's an American sports historian whose name escapes me who once said (and he may have been quoting someone else), "Soccer is a gentleman's game, played by gentlemen; Rugby Union is a thugs' game played by gentlemen; while Rugby League is a thugs' game played by thugs." Not sure what he would make of our game.

There was always football games being played, but there was never one set of rules or code. Different schools had different rules and so on.

Even Rugby Union wasn't actually a code that it is today until 1871.

 

 

 

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16 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I thought it was the other way round. In the book "Tom Brown's School Days", the eponymous character goes to Rugby School which, the legend states, is where a game of football (soccer) was being played when one of the players decided to pick up the ball and run with it, therein inventing the game known as rugby, obviously named after the school in which it was first played.

There's an American sports historian whose name escapes me who once said (and he may have been quoting someone else), "Soccer is a gentleman's game, played by gentlemen; Rugby Union is a thugs' game played by gentlemen; while Rugby League is a thugs' game played by thugs." Not sure what he would make of our game.

A gentleman's game played by thugs?

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Shame the rifle club part didn’t take off.  I reckon I might have been a chance to pull on the gernsey 

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On 7/13/2018 at 10:27 PM, Demonland said:

How do you explain the balloons then? 🎈

In a tremendous pisstake I looked up while walking around the ground today and they were floating in the club office windows above me.

Hopefully we celebrate the three more realistic birthdays with wins as well, especially when one of the 1858 options was on the last Saturday of September.

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"...it was England that transitioned soccer, or what the British and many other people around the world call “football,” into the game we know today. The English are credited with recording the first uniform rules for the sport, including forbidding tripping opponents and touching the ball with hands."

 

I like that the British have been the leaders and creators of so many sports and sporting competitions - soccer, cricket, rugby, golf, tennis - but are so abysmal at all of them.

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