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Will England’s World Cup success embolden nationalist Brexiteers? You better believe it......
Wednesday, 04 July 2018 19:21

Will England’s World Cup success embolden nationalist Brexiteers? You better believe it......

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Stuart Cartland responds to Mark Perryman's article with a more cautious assessment of the potential for extracting progressive cultural meanings from the success of the England team. As much as I want to believe in the positive force of seeing a strong and unified young multicultural English team do well…
England expects........the World Cup, anti-racism, and Corbyn's Labour Party
Tuesday, 03 July 2018 07:00

England expects........the World Cup, anti-racism, and Corbyn's Labour Party

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As England prepare to take on Colombia tonight, Philosophy Football’s Mark Perryman outlines what we can look forward to. He discusses the potential of modern football for communicating anti-racist messages, and offers some advice to Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party about developing a cultural struggle to run alongside the labour movement's political…
Willie Young’s elbows have been sawn off
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Saturday, 14 April 2018 17:53

Willie Young’s elbows have been sawn off

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Willie Young’s elbows have been sawn off by Martin Hayes 12 years old and out the station onto Gillespie Road it’s only 40 minutes before kick-off and no tickets in our pockets yetbut that was how it was back then you didn’t need to have saved for over 5 months…
Farmer, be an athlete.
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 31 October 2017 16:01

Sport and the Russian Revolution

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Gareth Edwards considers the changing attitudes to sport that resulted from the Russian Revolution. In 1917 the Russian Revolution turned the world upside down, inspiring millions of people with its vision of a society built on solidarity and the fulfilment of human need. In the process it unleashed an explosion…
Football from Below
Friday, 08 September 2017 07:46

Football from Below

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Mark Perryman of Philosophy Football criticises the commercialisation of football, and explores the possibilities of fan culture as a social movement. During the international break, a mini-spat over the England players’ pride – or lack of – in wearing the three lions on their shirt, provided a helpful starting point…
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 15:30

'That's Capitalism!' Football, Fighting and Fashion

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Martin Cloake interviews Phil Thornton, author of Casuals: Football, Fighting and Fashion - The Story of a Terrace Cult. Phil Thornton’s book Casuals is an insightful cult classic. Easily lost in the midst of waves of football counterculture tales – and fairy tales – that clogged up the sports section…
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