The Miserable Shinners

October 17, 1863
The question of rule rules to be observed at football has been laid at the feet of several Public School Professors of the Art. In consequence of this a new club, members of which belongs to Eton, Harrow, Westminster, Winchester, and Rugby, respectively, has lately been formed, in order to arrange one general set of rules for football. They will play every Saturday afternoon. The name the adopted is, “The Miserable Shinners.”
(Source: Bury Times: October 17, 1863)

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