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There are no Exeter City bathing suits in England’s national football museum, nor even a pair of Grecian Y-fronts. This is not by accident. The absence is, of course, to commemorate the fact that Exeter’s players were totally au naturel when they went for a swim in Rio de Janeiro in 1914, a fact that landed them in hot water with the city’s bizzies. But once wrists were slapped and kits donned, the Exeter lads went straight out and taught a local team everything they knew about the beautiful game. Which wasn’t a lot, as it transpired, as the hosts eased to 2-0 win in what has gone down in history as the Brazil national team’s first ever match. That was 107 years ago to this very day. Heritage, reader, The Fiver knows heritage. And if you don’t believe us, we’ve got a tonne of old jokes we could tell you.

Continue reading…Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!There are no Exeter City bathing suits in England’s national football museum, nor even a pair of Grecian Y-fronts. This is not by accident. The absence is, of course, to commemorate the fact that Exeter’s players were totally au naturel when they went for a swim in Rio de Janeiro in 1914, a fact that landed them in hot water with the city’s bizzies. But once wrists were slapped and kits donned, the Exeter lads went straight out and taught a local team everything they knew about the beautiful game. Which wasn’t a lot, as it transpired, as the hosts eased to 2-0 win in what has gone down in history as the Brazil national team’s first ever match. That was 107 years ago to this very day. Heritage, reader, The Fiver knows heritage. And if you don’t believe us, we’ve got a tonne of old jokes we could tell you. Continue reading…