1880-81 Season Summary


Huge increase in the number of football match reports published.

Few games played in Leicester compared with towns and villages in the county.

Several matches attracted “large numbers of spectators.”

Leicester FC (Tigers) and several other established clubs played games under both Association and Rugby rules.

Sheffield Rules were played by clubs in Coalville and Ashby.

Several match reports mention a “tape” across the top of goalposts.

Friendly Matches

Additional Information