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As far as I know, MA English uses the American way of spelling things. Since in "Fusion" they call American Football "Football", and in "Let He Who Is Without Sin..." they call Soccer/British Football "Soccer", wouldn't it be easier to have one page "Soccer" and the other "Football", with links to each other at the top of coarse. - AJHalliwell 01:11, 2 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Of course. I think this is a good idea. -- Captain Mike K. Barteltalk 01:12, 2 Aug 2005 (UTC)
If this is followed through with, I believe I made a handful of links to [[American football]] that could be changed. If I get a chance later tonight I can make the above mentioned moves. --Alan del Beccio 05:04, 2 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Done. Pages moved and all links corrected and linked to the appropriated articles. --Alan del Beccio 05:51, 2 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I'm going to ask for this to be undone. "Football" should always refer to the English game of Association Football. The American sport should be refered to as "American Football". Association Football was invented long before the American version. There should be articles entitled Associaton Football (to which Soccer is redirected) and American Football, and a disambiguation page for Football linking to both. People might think that this is a silly issue, but it's very important to British football fans. Alex Peckover 19:22, 3 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Ironically,this debate was referenced in ENT:Minefield :when Archer told Reed England had made it to the World Cup final of "Soccer", Reed quips back "Oh I don't much follow FOOTBALL sir." showing perhaps even the debate over the name survives until then, personally I'm not American, so I go for "football" as the name, but I recognise that as an American show It's bound to follow American conventions. in the same vein as the Doctor Who wikia wanting UK English spelling. 86.177.98.214 16:01, May 28, 2010 (UTC)

Note about name? Edit

Should the note about Football vs Soccer also point out that the name Soccer is derived from the full name Association Football or should it just be left to the link to wikipeadia? Lt.Lovett (talk) 19:28, September 2, 2013 (UTC)

That plus the link in the background note is sufficient, I think. 31dot (talk) 19:35, September 2, 2013 (UTC)

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