Mob football is the name given to some varieties of Medieval football, which emerged in Europe during the Middle Ages. Mob football distinguished itself from other codes by typically having an unlimited number of players and fairly vague rules. By some accounts, any means could be used to move the ball to a goal, as long as it did not lead to manslaughter or murder.  These early codes of football were forerunners of modern codes of football such as rugby football and association football. The uncertain origins of these games have attracted explanation by myth and legend. For example, in the United Kingdom, some claim that the games started as a celebration during the 3rd century of the defeat of the Romans. The claim also exists that it was first played with the severed head of a Danish ruler of England who had been deposed. Whatever their exact origins may have been, by the Middle Ages these games had generally become annual celebrations and had a tendency to get quite out of hand. Mob football would have more resembled a riot than any of its descendants. The sport usually involved groups of men from two connecting villages (or two groups from either end of a single village) fighting to move a ball from one side to the other. The games were so unruly that royal bans were often placed on the playing of such sport. On 13 April 1314, Edward II of England issued what is believed to be the first royal decree. He prohibited the "hustling over large balls" because of the impact the sport had on the local merchants. His ban was followed by decrees from Edward III of England, Henry IV of England, Henry VI of England and James III of Scotland. The sport was considered to be "un-Christian" for its lack of order.
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Mob football emerged during the Middle Ages in Europe. It was a local game tradition played annually by a few game rules.
There were different kinds of football played in the Middle Ages, and mob football was one of them. There was no set of rules, except as was agreed upon at the beginning of the game. In the case of mob football, the rules might have consisted merely of where the goals were, and the number of people playing on either side was not stipulate, so the sides could be whoever wished to join in, in whatever number they came.
In the streets. Football as we know it today developed from street football.
There were a lot of martial arts competitions in the Middles Ages. Of these, jousting is best known today. They had a lot of other sports, including bowling in various forms, tennis, mob football and other kinds of football, archery competitions, and possibly early ancestors of baseball.
The focus on small rural communities in pre-industrial Britain was the basis for mob football. It was used as a way for the people to gather, celebrate, and just have some communal fun. The Industrial Revolution led to extensive flight from these communities to the city and devalued the importance of mob football.
AnswerThere was no football in the middle ages. Football doesn't show up until the 1900's. AnswerThere are many different games called football today, among which are American football, Soccer, Rugby, all of which have rules that are pretty well codified. Games that are played informally today generally are based on these written codes of rules, to some degree or other. By contrast, medieval football had very few rules. In fact the rules were so sparse that what was called "mob football" had no limits on the numbers of players each side could have.Please use the link below for more information on medieval football.
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