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The land of hope and wonder being destroyed by money

The land of hope and wonder being destroyed by money

Football, Sport
In English football there exists a haven. A wonderful place where groups of men meet on Saturdays - sometimes a Tuesday - and they drink beer together. Some of them wait until after they’ve run around a field kicking a ball to drink their beer and others drink their beer whilst watching their mates run around a field kicking a ball. This is non-league football and it’s bloody beautiful. The incredible thing is that this happens in every city, every town, every village and every hamlet; every weekend. Where there’s a field, someone will have painted white lines along it and put up some sticks at either end. Each game noted by the Football Association and used to update league tables that stretch down to the 24th tier - each containing countless divisions. Every last one of these clubs th
How important is history in sport today?

How important is history in sport today?

Sport
The sporting world is ever evolving and thus the history of clubs can often be forgotten. Sports fans are obsessed with success, but more so are obsessed with short term success. If a team begins to falter and fails to match its past achievements, they can lose much of what made them infamous or respected. One has to look no further than Liverpool FC for a clear example of this. To many people who watched football in the 70’s and 80’s, Liverpool were the dominant force in English football, a dynastic club that achieved unparalleled success in Europe and domestically, however now Liverpool’s reputation is nothing like this. Although performing well this season, Liverpool now have the reputation among many young football fans, of a team that relies on its history for relevance. This is
The football hidden in your fashion

The football hidden in your fashion

Fashion, Featured, Lifestyle, Sport
All around the country, there’s a fashion revolution taking place. You might absolutely hate football but take one look through your wardrobe and you’ll see that your fashion has been influenced by the beautiful game. You may not own any football shirts but a common trend in the fashion world at the moment is using the templates of football shirts. Major high street brands like Urban Outfitters stock plenty of these kinds of T-shirts. To you, they may just be a pretty nice shirt, but to football fans, it’s easy to see the influence. We decided to see if members of the public would therefore wear football shirts when out socialising with friends. Most said no, but the common theme was that there is a bit of a trend growing around sportswear. This was echoed by Classic Football Shir
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