Over time throughout the war things changed whether one approved of it or not. The question I am asking is what were the general conceptions of your topic prior to the war? Prior World War 1, football was Europe’s most beloved game with majority of countries having international teams along with club teams based inside their respected countries. A specific example of major change due to the war was in England. England’s Football League First Division was known to some as the best football league in the world. Before the war The Football League First Division consisted of 20 competitive teams competing for the league championship each year in front of thousands of fans at every game. Not until December 12th 1914 did this really start to change when the football battalion was created. Arthur Conan Doyle, before he made his appeal for all football players to volunteer for service, was a Scottish physician and writer and wrote different kinds of writing pre World War 1. Before the war the general conceptions on sports and football were very good and positive. Football throughout the different countries, especially England, brought great positivity to a city and helped the economy in different ways too. Prior to the war the sport of football was very strong all throughout Europe and brought great pleasure to many people and fans.