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Innovations in football 12:41 - Jul 17 with 961 viewsTommyparker

Size of Ball: Fixed in 1872.
Shinguards: Introduced & registered by Sam Weller Widdosown ( Nottingham Forest & England) in 1874.
Referee's whistle: First used on Nottingham Forest's ground in 1878.
Professionalism: Legalised in England in the summer of 1885 as a result of agitation by Lancashire clubs.
Goal-nets: Invented & patented in 1890 by Mr JA Brodie of Liverpool. They were first used in the North v South match in January, 1891.
Referees & Linesman: Replaced umpires & referees in 1891.
Penalty-Kick: Introduced at Irish FA' request in the season 1891-92 season. The penalty law ordering the goalkeeper to remain on his goal-line came into force in September,1905, and the order to stand on his goal-line until the ball is kicked arrived 1929-30.
White ball: First came into offical use in 1951.
Floodlighting: First FA Cup- tie (replay), Kiddminster Harriers v Brierley Hill Alliance,1955. First Football League match: Portsmouth v Newcastle (Div 1),1956.
Heated Pitch: to be used for frost tried by Everton at Goodison Park in 1958.
First Soccer closed- circuit TV : At Coventry ground in October 1965( 10,000 fans saw their team win at Cardiff).
Substitutes: (one per team) were first allowed in Football League matches at the start of season 1965-66. Three substitutes ( one a goalkeeper) allowed, two which could be used ,in Premier League matches, 1992-93. The Football League introduced three substitutes for 1993-94.
Three points for a win: introduced by the Football League in 1981-82, by FIFA in World Cup games in 1994.
Offside law ammend: player 'level' no longer offside, and ' professional foul', made sending-off offence, 1990.
Penalty shoot-outs; introduced to decide FA Cup ties level after one replay and extra time, 1992.
New back-pass rule: goalkeeper must not handle ball kicked to him by a team-mate, 1992.
Linesman: became 'referees' assistants, 1998.
Goalkeepers: not to hold ball longer than six seconds, 2000
Free-kicks: advanced by ten yards against opponents failing to retreat,2000. This experimental rule in England was scrapped in 2005.
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Innovations in football on 12:47 - Jul 17 with 920 viewsEwan_Oozami

Could have saved yourself a bit of effort! :-)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_association_football

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Innovations in football on 12:55 - Jul 17 with 903 viewsgainsboroughblue

Am I right in saying we would have won the league had three points for a win been introduced in the 70's?

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Innovations in football on 12:59 - Jul 17 with 892 viewsDarth_Koont

Considering there have been the biggest advances in player fitness and equipment over the last half-century it's incredible how little has been done to change rules and retain the essence of the game.

They've allowed the game itself to change which is fine but I think there's a lot they could do to make the top level games less attritional and space so difficult to find. It can be a fascinating struggle when your own team is involved (or the very best players are involved) but I find the remaining 95% of elite football remarkably boring.

And yes, I know that's an age thing as well.
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Innovations in football on 13:01 - Jul 17 with 887 viewsgainsboroughblue

Missing on the original post, but I think two subs were introduced circa 86-87.

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Innovations in football on 13:41 - Jul 17 with 824 viewsTommyparker

Innovations in football on 12:55 - Jul 17 by gainsboroughblue

Am I right in saying we would have won the league had three points for a win been introduced in the 70's?


80-81 season
Villa W 26 D 8 L 8
Ipswich W 23 D 10 L 9

81-82 season
Liverpool W 26 D 9 L 7
Ipswich W 26 D 5 L 11
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Innovations in football on 13:44 - Jul 17 with 818 viewsgainsboroughblue

Innovations in football on 13:41 - Jul 17 by Tommyparker

80-81 season
Villa W 26 D 8 L 8
Ipswich W 23 D 10 L 9

81-82 season
Liverpool W 26 D 9 L 7
Ipswich W 26 D 5 L 11


I think it was 74-75. We actually finished third but won more games than the two teams above (Derby and Liverpool).

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Innovations in football on 13:48 - Jul 17 with 803 viewsTommyparker

Innovations in football on 13:44 - Jul 17 by gainsboroughblue

I think it was 74-75. We actually finished third but won more games than the two teams above (Derby and Liverpool).


74-75 season
Champions Derby W 21 D 11 L 10
Liverpool W 20 D 11 L 11
Ipswich W 23 D 5 L 14
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Innovations in football on 13:50 - Jul 17 with 796 viewsTommyparker

Innovations in football on 13:01 - Jul 17 by gainsboroughblue

Missing on the original post, but I think two subs were introduced circa 86-87.


Correct. Two substitutes per team were approved for the league (Littlewoods) Cup & FA Cup in season 86-87 and two were permitted in the Football League for the first time in 87-88 season.
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Innovations in football on 13:14 - Mar 20 with 517 viewsjontysnut

Innovations in football on 12:47 - Jul 17 by Ewan_Oozami

Could have saved yourself a bit of effort! :-)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_association_football


Or that all of football was invented by the Premier League as nothing seems to have existed before then.
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Innovations in football on 13:20 - Mar 20 with 484 viewsbournemouthblue

Am I right in thinking we had the first all seater stadium or was that just the Premier League?

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Innovations in football on 13:27 - Mar 20 with 465 viewsPinewoodblue

Innovations in football on 13:20 - Mar 20 by bournemouthblue

Am I right in thinking we had the first all seater stadium or was that just the Premier League?


Coventry went all seater, for two seasons, in the early 80’s.

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Innovations in football on 13:38 - Mar 20 with 446 viewsgainsboroughblue

Innovations in football on 13:27 - Mar 20 by Pinewoodblue

Coventry went all seater, for two seasons, in the early 80’s.


I think it was Leeds ripping their seats out that made them re-think.

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Innovations in football on 13:40 - Mar 20 with 437 viewsLord_Lucan

Innovations in football on 13:44 - Jul 17 by gainsboroughblue

I think it was 74-75. We actually finished third but won more games than the two teams above (Derby and Liverpool).


Yes. I believe it might be the only time it would have changed the winners - at least that was the case as of a few years ago I'm sure.

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