Aug 25
Posted by Ian Nannestad

Football kits were originally designed with practical objectives in mind, indeed the very earliest ‘kits’ from the 1860s and 1870s generally consisted of the same clothes that were worn for cricket with teams distinguished by different colour caps, belts and occasionally badges, scarves or sashes. As early as 1863, for example, the Lincoln Football Club wore a badge of the Lindum heraldic arms which were to be “in the proper colours.” Examples of the team captain wearing a star or symbol on their chest to make them a target of the opposition can even be found.

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Jul 24
Posted by Ian Nannestad

The subject of the songs sung by fans in the pre-1939 era is both fascinating and under researched. We know that fans both sang and chanted during matches occasionally.

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Apr 27
Posted by SoccerHistory

As many readers of Soccer History magazine are probably aware, I am a long standing supporter of Lincoln City, having first watched the team over 50 years ago. All fans know that there will be highs and lows when following a club, even if it’s Manchester United or Chelsea. It’s just that the further your club is from the Premier League elite, the more likely the lows will predominate.

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