Podcast 170: Winning At Dominoes 1 – Those Feet In Ancient Times
This week’s 200% podcast is just me throwing an idea out there, with a view to doing these on a more regular basis throughout next season. This is Winning At Dominoes (if in doubt, crib some words from a jocular Brian Clough quote), a new podcast which is different to anything that I’ve attempted to try before, to tell a story through a podcast, stopping off for the final section to talk in a slightly less formal way, to try and offer some colour on the story that has preceded it.
The first episode is about Muscular Christianity and Tom Brown’s Schooldays,the formation of the Football Association in 1863, the advent of professionalism, the amateur ethos and its wax, wane, and the fairly rapid drop-off of the amateur game from the late 1950s until its abolition as a distinction in by the FA 1974. It’s about class, taking the game to the world and shying away from it, Depending on the reception that this one gets, I intend to try to pencil in one per month. They are quite time-consuming, you know (though the next one is already recorded.)
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