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The Cult of the Football Stadium

Posted by Published on May 30, 2017

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 grief…” – Sybille Frank and Silke Streets, ‘Stadium Worlds’   It is easy to be…

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10 Iconic British Football Moments

Posted by Published on February 8, 2017

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 developed modern football as we know it.   2. 1885 saw the first professional footballers…

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