Tag: football

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Culture

The Cult of the Football Stadium

The number of ambitious, cutting-edge football stadia has increased exponentially in the past few decades. But when all evidence strongly suggests bankruptcy, why is there still so much investment?   “The football stadium has always been the place of the game, of violence, of community, of mass cheering and of […]

'How to Get There', London Underground poster (colour litho) English School, National Football Museum, Manchester, UK
Culture, History

10 Iconic British Football Moments

Let’s celebrate the ‘beautiful game’ with a chronological countdown of 10 iconic moments in Britain’s footballing history   1. The Football Association (FA) was formed on 26 October 1863. While it’s highly debatable whether football was invented in Britain (or China, or Greece, or…) it is this sporting body which […]

Ashbourne football (leather), English School / National Football Museum, Manchester, UK
Culture, History

Football: Our Beautiful Game

Dive into the history of England’s football glory with the National Football Museum’s collection of memorabilia. Preparations are underway for a 1966 World Cup exhibition.     Manchester United is not the only reason for a football fan to head northwards; Manchester is also the new home to the National Football […]