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    United Kingdom Football League

    United Kingdom Football League


    The beginning of the UKFL actually starts with the arrival of Theodore Roosevelts Great White Fleet and a game between the USS Idaho and the USS Vermont in 1910 at Crystal Palace in London, England. These games were a series played by American military before thousands of people and whose winners received the Daily Mirror Silver Cup (later renamed the Duke of Manchester Cup) presented by the Duke of Manchester William Montegu. A second game between the USS Idaho and the USS Connecticut resulted in the Duchess of Marlborough Consuelo Spencer-Churchill presenting the winners with a second cup destined to become the UKWFL's cup.






    All-England Conference

    Liverpool Dreadnoughts
    Manchester Mariners
    Newcastle Reivers
    Yorkshire (Leeds)

    Birmingham Stallions
    Leicester
    Sheffield Crusaders
    Nottingham Rangers

    Crown Conference

    London Ravens
    Bristol Dragons
    South Hampshire Saxons
    Brighton

    Cardiff
    Belfast
    Edinburgh Highlanders
    Glasgow Claymores







    United Kingdom Football Spring Summer League
    UKFSSL


    Northern Conference

    Northumberland Reavers (Northumberland)
    Newcastle Rippers (Tyne and Wear)
    Carlisle (Cumbria)
    Durham (Durham)
    York Executioners (North Yorkshire)
    Blackburn (Lancashire)
    Leeds Crusaders (West Yorkshire)
    Hull (East Riding of Yorkshire, East Yorkshire)

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    Liverpool Dreadnoughts (Merseyside)
    Manchester (Greater Manchester)
    Sheffield (South Yorkshire)
    Cheshire East (Cheshire)
    Derby (Derbyshire)
    Nottingham Sheriffs (Nottinghamshire)
    North Lincolnshire (Lincolnshire)
    Stoke (Staffordshire)

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    Shropshire (Shropshire)
    Leicester (Leicestershire)
    King's Lynn (Norfolk)
    Birmingham (West Midlands)
    Warwick (Warwickshire)
    Northampton (Northamptonshire)
    Wychavon (Worcestershire)
    Rutland Hell Hounds
    (Peterborough, Cambridgeshire represents Rutland)


    Southern Conference

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    Cambridge (Cambridgeshire)
    Ipswich (Suffolk)
    Herefordshire (Herefordshire)
    Oxford Steamrollers (Oxfordshire)
    Milton Keynes (Buckinghamshire)
    Dacorum (Hertfordshire)
    Colchester (Essex)
    London Monarchs (Barnet / Greater London)


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    Bristol (Bristol)
    South Gloucestershire (Gloucestershire)
    Wiltshire (Wiltshire)
    Reading (Berkshire)
    North Somerset (Somerset)
    Guildford (Surrey)
    Medway (Kent)

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    Central Bedfordshire (Bedfordshire)
    Cornwall (Cornwall)
    Plymouth (Devon)
    Bournemouth (Dorset)
    Brighton (East Sussex)
    Isle of Wight (Isle of Wight)
    Southampton (Hampshire)
    Arun (West Sussex)

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    Gaelic Division
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    Aberdeen (Scotland)
    Glasgow (Scotland)
    Edinburgh (Scotland)
    Dundee (Scotland)
    Belfast (Northern Ireland)
    Derry (Northern Ireland)
    Cardiff (Wales)
    Swansea Spitfires (Wales)
    Newport (Wales)






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    Last edited by Armorbeast; August 6th, 2018 at 03:58 AM.


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    So I have a couple of ideas for Peterborough & Rutland -
    Hell Hounds, Black Shucks (both of these from the legends of black hell hound(s) also known as Black Shuck(s) and the wild hunt ... prevalent in this Eastern area but first mentioned in the 11th & 12th century Peterborough version of the Anglo Saxon Chronicles. Said to have flaming eyes like saucers and jet black fur, and to be generally huge. Some say God gave it to Peterborough Cathedral because he didn't like the doings of one of the Abbots, or Bishops ...

    OR the brickies - from Peterborough's more recent history as country's main producer of bricks. Brickies is short for Bricklayers which isn't strictly correct really as Peebo is known for making bricks not laying them

    The Saxons - a lot of Anglo-Saxon history here, Rutland itself was part of Edward the Confessor's lands, part of which he gifted to his wife Edith.

    I'll have a think about some others
    Last edited by lornagracevibert; January 2nd, 2017 at 06:35 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Northumberland - Reivers, or Rebels
    was one of the homes of the Border Reivers see this illustration
    https://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgu...act=mrc&uact=8

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    Gave Rutland (Peterborough) the name Hell Hounds and Northumberland are the Reavers. Will be naming one of them the Saxons but not sure which and never would have thought of the Brickies (lol) but that does sound British and possibly something we might have named a team in the past.

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    Newcastle (on Tyne) - People from Newcastle are usually known here as Geordies - prob something to do with them supporting King George the something during the time of the Jacobite Rebellion in the 1700's

    Also they had the monopoly on shipping coal from very very early on, 1500's or something. Hence the term 'sending coals to Newcastle' as a term for a pointless exercise! So maybe the coalmen or even the hostmen as that was the name of the cartel who shipped the coal. Coalmen or Geordies would prob be better tho.

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    So then we call them the Rippers... can you figure out why?

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    Actually no, I thought of good ol' Jack, and then the Yorkshire Ripper, but nothing comes to mind for Newcastle!

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    Going to split it into two seasons. The Spring / Summer league is the semi-pro season with more teams. The pro season is the Fall / Winter season with all pro players from the semi-pro league.

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    And made Newcastle the Reivers since they're closest to the border with Scotland of the 12 English teams I put in the pro division.

    Now gimme more ideas as I obviously don't know much of anything here lol

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