Staveley F.C.

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Staveley F.C. were a football club in Staveley, a village in Derbyshire, England. They were active in the 1880s and 1890s, notably being founder members of the Midland Counties League in 1890 and reaching the fifth round of the FA Cup in 1886,[1] the club were nicknamed 'Old Foot and Mouth' by opponents due to the highly competitive and hard tackling nature of their players (who would "get a foot in") and the vociferously partisan nature of their supporters.[2] Staveley were initially successful but failed in their bid to be accepted into The Football League, partly due to the village's small population and partly due to their decision to sell a large chunk of their land to the railways to enable the building of a new line to Chesterfield.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Staveley". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Gary Armstrong and John Garrett (2006). Sheffield United FC – The Biography. Hallamshire Press. p. 79. ISBN 1-874718-65-2.