The FA

The new throw in rule

August 19, 1892
The new rules governing Association football do not appear to be very well understood, especially that relating to the throw-in. The alteration was intended to compel the thrower to use both his hands in dispatching the ball, and is not supposed to move at all, but simply toe the touch-line. The rule relating to the throw-in has caused more alterations than any of the others, and in the matches between Scotch and English clubs some years ago one half of the game was played with the straight throw-in, a la the Rugby code, and the other with the one-handed throw, by which the ball would be sent nearly the whole length of the ground.
(Source: Athletic News: August 19, 1892)


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