Today’s modern sport system has lost all traces of social value and gradually is losing anything remotely positive about it. Football in Italy has become a degrading experience and we feel that starting from the bottom we can bring about change and promote a sport which is of a social value. The same is happening in other cities all over Italy. — From an interesting read on a new club in Italy, Spartak Lecce. (via pitchinvasion)
Against Modern Football
Go this through the post today. An excellent read and well worth two nuggets of anyone’s money. Buy it, buy it now. Click the link below.
One of the articles I wrote for this blog appears in this brand new football zine! I am chuffed. Lots of interesting articles up in here, check it outttt.
Sheffield United football graffiti - a railway bridge somewhere in Rotherham
Hooligan graffiti at Sincil Bank - home of Lincoln City (via saggarmakers)
Romanian club Arges Pitesti against Hungary’s Ferencváros in the first round of the UEFA Cup, September 1967.
Eusebio in 1972, about to tuck into a massive, 30th birthday spread.
Sheffield United Clockwork Orange
Terrace culture sticker courtesy of Swinton Blades
Maybe if the English has taken their compatriot’s advice …
The Magical Magyars who famously beat England 6-3 at Wembley in 1953
An ‘Against Modern Football’ Football
Bring Tradition Back To The Stadium I by ~KristeLynx
Highbury - Arsenal FC
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(image credit - Praia Copacabana Clima Sextafeira Defesa by ~mauropimentel)
FIFA’s unpopularity with fans is nothing new. Here’s a banner at the 1966 World Cup, hosted by England and when FIFA’s president was English - Sir Stanley Rous. (via pitchinvasion)