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It’s been coming for a while, but now the season’s over I have a chance to make a clean break.

I’ve increasingly found myself consciously decoupling from EPL football. 185 more words


A city of two halves

My Sunday walk took me somewhere different and yet not so different; familiar and yet not so familiar.  My daily dog walk to the park takes me beneath the shadow of the Anfield stadium, the home of Liverpool Football Club, into nearby Stanley Park. 505 more words


Premier League TV Deal

The new £5bn Barclays Premier League TV deal that was recently published is further proof that football has become a huge business for sponsorship and advertising at the expense of the ordinary football fan. 494 more words

Bill Shankly

We are the Champions: Liverpool 1972-73

In 1972,  Maurice Golesworthy published a book that celebrated the league champions from 1888-1972. Game of the People is taking up the story from where he left off. 1,783 more words

English Football

The Manager: The all-seeing, all doing Everyman

Power is a wonderful thing. It gives a man authority. It gives him a sense of one-upmanship over his compatriot. It instills brewing self-confidence. It sews fatal seeds of non-existent capability. 1,496 more words

Football Articles

Book Acquired Recently: David Peace's The Damned Utd

Peace, David. The Damned Utd. 2006. Brooklyn: Melville, 2014.

I recently read Peace’s novel about Bill Shankly, Red or Dead, and enjoyed it enough that I decided to explore more of his work. 130 more words


Red or dead, bill shankly, David Peace

monumentale opera destinata quasi esclusivamente – purtroppo, vista la qualità della scrittura – a calciofili nostalgici. non tanto del calcio di una volta (non scherziamo: il gioco era più lento, gli stadi invivibili e una ripresa tv decente una chimera), quanto delle sue storie edificanti. 148 more words

Andrea Sartorati