A Devilish Pastime: A History of Football in All its Forms

Where did football come from? How did it get to be so popular? And why can't we even agree on what the word 'football' means? A Devilish Pastime traces the intriguing story of how soccer, rugby, American/Canadian football, Gaelic football and Australian Rules evolved from games played in the distant past into the modern, mass-audience sports we know today. Updated and enhanced in 2017. More

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About Graham Hughes

Graham Hughes is a freelance copy-editor and proofreader based in Chester, England. He is also the author of the ebook A Devilish Pastime, a history of all forms of football – originally published in print (as A Develyshe Pastime), by Sportsbooks in 2009. He has additionally contributed to the When Saturday Comes magazine, and to websites such as TimeTravel-Britain.com, Buzzle.com and eSports Media Group.

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