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First season losses but ‘clean and scientific Soccer’

In the club’s first season it made a loss of £44, 8 shillings and 2 pence. The directors were still upbeat though and noted that the season’s four biggest games had been hit by bad weather and that the new club was operating in a rugby stronghold. They reported that the team had ‘provided the spectators with such clean and scientific Soccer that success was practically assured from the first match’.

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