What is the name of the oldest football club in the UK? A familiar question that often pops up in pub quizzes. The answer is Sheffield FC. But is it, not anymore. According to the FA and the Guinness Book of Records Sheffield FC was founded in October 1857.
New evidence has just emerged that an Essex team, Linford Wanderers FC was first registered as an association football team in 1855. Two years before Sheffield
The find was made during recent minor refurbishment work at council offices in Stanford-le-Hope. An office clerk and pub quiz addict Roger Jarse noticed the date and immediately recognised the significance of the documents. Further investigation of parish records has indeed confirmed the date.
Page Turner, a spokesperson for The Guinness Book of Records told The Essex Herald that thus far the evidence put forward my Mr Chase is really quite compelling and is confident that the next issue of the record book will see a new name added to the sports section. Linford Wanderers will be confirmed as the oldest established football club in Great Britain and the world.
Linford Wanderers FC in 1855 and 2012
Newcastle United have signed a new sponsorship deal with Wonga. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew said his team were 4214% behind the deal. He went on to say that since joining forces with Wonga that “interest” in the club has risen sharply.
Yesterday the sporting world was shocked when
Peter Trubshaw a spokesman for the British Cyclist association said “Mr Ryder was disqualified because of discrepancies with his cycle. The British Cycle Association has very strict rules in order to maintain continuity and fairness”. He went on to say “Mr Ryder’s cycle (a Suzuki 750) may have breached some of these strict rules. I would also like to point out that the disqualification is only pending the result of further enquiries”.
A spokesman for Mr Ryder’s camp said “We will appeal any decision by the governing body. This decision was only made because of a complaint by the runner up (Ivor Saddlesore) who finished 5 hours and 47 minutes behind us” He went on to say. “This is yet another example of political correctness gone mad”
The investigation continues.
Yesterday West Ham United unveiled their new striker, Stanley Arkwright (61). Arkwright is expected to start in his first match for the hammers against
Kick off is at three o’clock and the Herald’s chief sports reporter Mike Shouter will be there to bring you all the action.
The Olympic committee will shortly be returning to