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Table of Contents

Editor’s Foreword


List of Tables

List of Illustrations



1. ‘It’s Coming, and It’s Coming Fast’: The Development of Professional Soccer in Edwardian South Wales

2. The Professional Game, 1914-1939

3. Rag-Balls, Schoolboys and District Leagues: The World of Amateur Soccer

4. ‘The Great Hoarse Crowd’: Supporters and Spectators

5. ‘Part and Parcel of the Town’: Professional Football and Civic Identities

6. ‘An All Wales Occasion’: Soccer and National Identities

Conclusion: ‘Irredeemably Proletarian and English’


A. Average Football League Attendances in South Wales, 1920-1939

B. Directorates of Clubs by Occupational Group



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