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Old 08-11-2011, 09:34 PM
Hoolie Hoolie is offline
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Default Why teams are called Rovers

IN the middle 1800's when Football was becoming organized, players were often a collection of men/boys from various towns and schools who would meet and form a team. The Wanderers or Rovers was a reference to the players coming from counties all around the City or District they played in/for. It is also used as a reference to these teams that had to travel long distances to play opposition who had only newly formed teams in the growing Sport.

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Old 08-13-2011, 12:02 PM
Jizay Jizay is offline
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Thanks lad. Always wondered about that.
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