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A Culture of Abuse: Booing Your Own Team

In the latest of our series on abuse within football, Gavin Saxton is tremendously puzzled by the curious phenomenon of fans turning on their own players. I couldn’t swear that there aren’t any others, but offhand I can think of just two occasions when...

Then And Now: Red Issue And The Role Of The Fanzine

William Abbs went to Old Trafford at the weekend and picked up a couple of fanzines. He takes a moment to consider the role of the fanzine in the modern media environment. The original article may be found here. A trip to Old Trafford on Saturday has got me thinking...
A Culture Of Abuse: Striking For Respect

A Culture Of Abuse: Striking For Respect

In the second in the series of issues relating to abuse within the sport, Rob Freeman looks at the causes of this weekends proposed strike amongst Scottish referees. Yesterday, the Scottish Senior Football Referees’ Association (SSFRA) notified the Scottish...

A Culture Of Abuse: The World Of The Fanatic

Over the next few days, we will be taking a look at some issues relating to abuse within the context of football. With referees in Scotland threatening to go on strike, teams being booed from the pitch left, right and centre and internet forums and messageboards...