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League origins

Given that the Chudley Cannons were founded in 1753. They could not have contested the first League Cup in 1674. Instead, suggest the Banchory Bangers participated till they were forced to disband in 1814. It is then plausible that the British and Irish Quidditch League replaced the Bangers with the best amateur team in the country, namely the Cannons. Paul jt (talk) 20:17, June 6, 2013 (UTC)

Or maybe they both played in the league for a period together, meaning the league could have had 14 teams for a while. Marktheseeker (talk) 15:05, June 19, 2013 (UTC)

As the league was created to restrict the number of matches and teams[1]. A cap of thirteen teams would seem a likely constant.

Granted, it is possible the Bangers and Cannons could have been in the league at the same time. The foundation dates of the Bangers and a number of other teams (including the Falmouth Falcons) are unknown. It is therefore plausible several teams have disbanded over the centuries and new teams admitted to replace them. To link the demise of the Bangers and founding of the Cannons maybe an oversimplification.

However, the historical significance of both the Bangers; as the only team known to have been disbanded, and the Cannons; as the only team proven to have been founded, since the league was created in 1674 are notable. It remains arguable to suggest such a link unless evidence exists to the contrary. Paul jt (talk) 19:20, June 19, 2013 (UTC)

Notes and References

  1. Quidditch Through the Ages (real) (Chapter 7, "Quidditch Teams of Britain and Ireland")