The Football Association has released some details of it's eight founders in the hope people will come forward with more information.Read the full story ›
England players Steven Caulker (l), Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (c) and Jermain Defoe (r) hold portraits of Arthur Pember, Ebenezer Cobb Morley and Charles William Alcock, three of the eight 'founding fathers' of football who created the rules of the game 150 years ago.
Now in it's 150th Anniversary year, the FA supports seven million people playing football - but the search is on to find eight more. It's now calling on the public to come forward with any information on the men who established the world’s most popular sport.
The FA has started a search for the living descendants of football's 'Founding Fathers'. Little is known about the eight trail-blazers who gathered on 26 October 1863 in the Freemasons’ Tavern in London to draft the 13 original laws of association football.
Oh, great Greg Dyke is now appointed. That should help us close the enormous gulf between the English and a major tournament performance!
Not having a go at Dyke, I bet he's a gorgeous human being. Its just that football needs football people right now.
- Greg Dyke was born in Hillingdon, London in 1947
- He became the BBC’s Director-General in January 2000
- He was forced to resign four years later in the aftermath of the Hutton inquiry
- Dyke has previously worked as a trainee manager at Marks & Spencers, a local newspaper journalist and a TV researcher
- He has had successful spells in charge of TV-am, LWT and Pearson
The 65-year-old has a long background in Football including spells as director of Manchester United in the late 90s and as non-executive chairman of Brentford Football Club
Greg Dyke is the new Chairman of the FA. He's a good man who loves his football. Think he'll prove to be a shrewd appointment!
Greg Dyke new FA Chairman. Let's see if his natural patter/confidence extends to taking on the Premier League.