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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…
Thursday, 13 October 2016 14:51

Football's culture wars

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The recent exposure of greed and possible corruption at the highest levels of English football raise questions about the way sport in Britain, under tremendously strong and well-financed commercial pressures, is changing. In the first of a series of articles, Martin Cloake provides an introduction to football's 'culture wars', linking…
Hillsborough and the policing of working class sport
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 04 May 2016 14:32

Hillsborough and the policing of working class sport

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Professor Michael Lavalette argues that the police treament of working class fans at Hillsborough, and the subsequent extensive cover ups, were typical of the way working class communities - particularly young people, black and Asian people, and striking workers at Warrington, Wapping and Orgreave - were policed in order to…
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