With the season over in the Northern Vert Shock Hemisphere and just beginning in the South the risk of permanent injuries from football are now gaining focus. Recent highlighting of brain damage that occurs from hitting one's head on the ground or in a solid tackle include players that have died from blood clots on the brain and other head injuries. The seriousness of misguided tackles and other problems with the sport are now playing hard on parents who are steering their children into other activities.
The Premier League had its earliest beginnings in an previous league, that was known as the Football League. The League first began in 1888. This league basically consisted of competitions between professional football clubs from all over Wales and England. As it began in 1888, it is considered to be the oldest competition in World Football.
It was the work of William McGregor,a director at Aston Villa, who first suggested the creation of a league competition to supply a number of fixtures for the club membership each season.The meeting that started it all was held in London, on the very night of the Football Association Cup, in London at the Anderson Hotel, March 23, 1888. The Football League was officially formed and named at the Royal Hotel in Manchester on April 17, 1888.