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    The Oldest Clubs debate...latest

    I've just noticed this on Wrexham's Twitter bio...

    @Wrexham_AFC

    'The Third Oldest Professional Football Club in the World '

    Firstly why would they brag about being third and secondly surely that's our illustrious neighbours in WB?

    ETA: Actually I've just noticed the year on their badge is a year older than the Nottingham Florists' founding date so perhaps it is true.
    Last edited by SwalePie; 01-08-2021 at 10:58 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwalePie View Post
    I've just noticed this on Wrexham's Twitter bio...

    @Wrexham_AFC

    'The Third Oldest Professional Football Club in the World '

    Firstly why would they brag about being third and secondly surely that's our illustrious neighbours in WB?

    ETA: Actually I've just noticed the year on their badge is a year older than the Nottingham Florists' founding date so perhaps it is true.
    Wrexham have always been the third oldest professional club. Forest's only claim is the EFL which is always weird for me as it's like US baseball teams calling themselves world champions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Balti Pie View Post
    Wrexham have always been the third oldest professional club. Forest's only claim is the EFL which is always weird for me as it's like US baseball teams calling themselves world champions
    Surely Wrexham can claim the prestigious "Oldest Welsh League club"?

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    All the makings of a serious rivalry - the world's two oldest professional non-league clubs duking it out at the top of the NL. Radar v Hollywood, bring it on.

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    Aren't Crystal Palace trying to force their way into this debate now? They seem to think that they're linked to a club that formed in 1861, according to their new kit anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCnotts18 View Post
    Aren't Crystal Palace trying to force their way into this debate now? They seem to think that they're linked to a club that formed in 1861, according to their new kit anyway.
    They are but the FA and I think FIFA have told them to do one. Two totally different clubs akin to Accrington and Accrington Stanley

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    Notts 1862, Stoke 1863 and Forest 1865 that is always been the way.
    It's like Yorkshire trying to claim Robin Hood

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    They're just trying to get a selling point. They're not the biggest club in their city, they're not the best club in their city, not even the most liked club, they have very little about them when they are trying to attract investment

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    Sheffield FC are the oldest football club on the world and that's it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocopops61 View Post
    Sheffield FC are the oldest football club on the world and that's it!
    True, all the other clubs refer to professional clubs.

    Check out Hallam FC.

    https://www.hallamfc.co.uk/index.php...ub/our-history

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