Eldon G. Wolff's Air Guns PDF
By Eldon G. Wolff
В книге рассмотрена история пневматического оружия с древнейших времен по 1909 год, с кратким обзором современного (на момент выход книги) состояния этого вида стрелкового оружия.
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The game didn’t exactly change overnight. English football is famously resistant to anything new or different, after all. But it certainly caught on for, within a decade, football club formations had already changed enough to illustrate how the game was steadily evolving. And all due to a Scot born in India who served with the Royal Engineers in London. It wasn’t as if two sides lining up with 1-1-8 formations guaranteed a glut of goals and feast of attacking football, for reasons that we have already explored.
Blackburn Olympic had become the first northern side to win the FA’s showpiece trophy, something which had virtually become the private property of the ‘chosen few’ in its short history. Wanderers, for example, the stiff upper lip and quivering moustaches galore club that was comprised solely of the ex-pupils from a number of different English public schools, had already won it five times since 1872. Blackburn Olympic had now committed the cardinal sin of upsetting the establishment and the way of things with it, with the Old Etonian team swiftly lodging complaints about Olympic’s new-fangled and deeply, in their view, vulgar approach of not only preparing for matches by practicing but by refusing to play the same sort of game they employed.
He didn’t panic, he was calm and made us calm. Disaster was averted at the most important time. Everyone at Inter will remember him for that and his contribution. He is considered by us all as an important person in our history. ’ Perhaps Jack Hunter would have enjoyed both success and the recognition he clearly deserved as one of football’s earliest pioneering coaches had he been given the opportunity to do so away from the all too often blinkered confines of English football. Football’s growth and popularity in mainland Europe was increasing with, ironically, many English expats responsible, one way or another.
Air Guns by Eldon G. Wolff