Monthly Archive: July 2008

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea 2

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

League football might just be the greatest export of Victorian Britain. It seems scarcely credible that it was a little short of one hundred and twenty years ago that The Football League kicked off...

The Cost Of Living 2

The Cost Of Living

Reading lists of of football attendances records can make for dispiriting reading. After reaching highs in the late 1940s and late 1960s, crowds at English football went into a tailspin that nearly killed the...

Football, Hooliganism & The United States 7

Football, Hooliganism & The United States

For those of us watching from the other side of the Atlantic ocean, Major League Soccer is, to say the very least, an education. English football developed into what it is today as the...

Quiet Optimism 2

Quiet Optimism

Over the last couple of years, we have been less than complimentary about ITV’s football coverage. However, I’m not one to bear a grudge, and I’m now quietly optimistic that it might be set...

Underneath The Archie 1

Underneath The Archie

For the many things that British football has exported across the world – naked greed, hooliganism, you know the sort of thing – but some of them, just some of them, have been worthwhile....

Too Many Captions, Too Little Time 0

Too Many Captions, Too Little Time

Taken from the inside of the toilets of the Premier League’s headquarters, this photograph is so rich with possibility that I couldn’t not post it up here. I always told you that Richard Scudamore...

Seeing The Wood For The Trees 2

Seeing The Wood For The Trees

If you live in the south of England, one of the biggest myths that you grow up with is the one that says that, “All Manchester United supporters are football tourists from Devon, Surrey,...