But the passing of amateur sportsmen — footballers, cricketers, golfers, tennis players — had implications beyond the playing field. A hundred years later it is a byword for cack-handed incompetence. D J Taylor. He lives in Norwich with his wife, the novelist Rachel Hore, and their three sons.
Our Lists. View all online retailers. A fascinating study of a bygone era: the rise and fall of amateur sportsmen In January , before 20, spectators, Norwich City of the Third Division South went down 0—5 in the third round of the FA Cup to an amateur side composed of ex-public school boys who disdained professional tactics in favour of instinct and teamwork. Read more. Also by D J Taylor. Related titles.
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I'm A Little Special. The Art of Fire. Knowing the Score. Corinthian therefore, banned from playing top home opposition by The FA , increased the frequency of their foreign tours; "Corinthian FC had little option but to concentrate on their [footballing] missionary work overseas and of the matches played before 'The Split' was resolved in January , 72 were played abroad".
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On 12 April , the Corinthians played their last match. Corinthian usually played only friendly matches and the only trophies they competed for were charitable events.
They played in the Sheriff of London Charity Shield nine times, winning three, between and when the match was replaced in the calendar by the FA Charity Shield. Many players played for Corinthian as a secondary club while playing for another primary club. The 17 players  listed below are those that had Corinthian FC as their principal club: . Danish international Nils Middelboe played for Corinthian after finishing his career with Chelsea.
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For other uses, see Corinthian F. Home colours. Among many others: Inspired Spanish side Real Madrid to wear white . Fry : sporting polymath who made 74 appearances for Corinthian FC, described by contemporaries as " Gosling : described by Sir Frederick Wall , the long-serving Secretary of the Football Association , as "the richest man who ever played football for England". Max Woosnam : the English sportsman referred to as the 'Greatest British sportsman' in recognition of his achievements. Smith 7 caps Geoffrey Plumpton Wilson 2 caps. Morris, Terry Chequered Flag Publishing.
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