Category Archives: Sport

Rugby’s working class rebellion

It was as big a clash off the field as it was on – the ordinary working class lads from the mining and mill towns of the newly industrialised north versus the gentleman players and middle class privilege of the

Rugby’s working class rebellion

It was as big a clash off the field as it was on – the ordinary working class lads from the mining and mill towns of the newly industrialised north versus the gentleman players and middle class privilege of the

When Saturday Goes

Another nail was rammed into football’s coffin with the approval by the Football League of the highly controversial Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP). The plan, endorsed by the sports’ governing body the Football

When Saturday Goes

Another nail was rammed into football’s coffin with the approval by the Football League of the highly controversial Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP). The plan, endorsed by the sports’ governing body the Football

Anarchism and football – tackling from behind

The marriage of anarchism and sport may sit uneasy with some – certainly the idea of professional competitive sports is an anathema to some anarchists – tightly regulated and controlled by a

Anarchism and football – tackling from behind

The marriage of anarchism and sport may sit uneasy with some – certainly the idea of professional competitive sports is an anathema to some anarchists – tightly regulated and controlled by a

Against Modern Football

Football’s amateur rebels The current slogan ‘against modern football’ is gaining currency amongst those independent clubs and dissident supporters who see the game being taken away from them, channelled towards the

Against Modern Football

Football’s amateur rebels The current slogan ‘against modern football’ is gaining currency amongst those independent clubs and dissident supporters who see the game being taken away from them, channelled towards the

Shooting hoops in Somalia

The Somali women’s basketball team finished fourth in the recent pan Arab Games in Qatar, beating the host nation and just missing out on a medal place. The result, remarkable as it is for a country that has no formal

Shooting hoops in Somalia

The Somali women’s basketball team finished fourth in the recent pan Arab Games in Qatar, beating the host nation and just missing out on a medal place. The result, remarkable as it is for a country that has no formal

Justice for the 96

Families of the Hillsborough tragedy still seeking answers They walked down Anfield Road, as they have done each year for the past two decades, family and friends, with quiet resolve and in silent anger, often together in groups, carrying flowers,

Justice for the 96

Families of the Hillsborough tragedy still seeking answers They walked down Anfield Road, as they have done each year for the past two decades, family and friends, with quiet resolve and in silent anger, often together in groups, carrying flowers,

The olympics that never was

Barcelona’s forgotten Olympics – 6000 athletes from 22 countries went to compete in an alternative 1936 Olympics to Hitler’s fascist games. The day before the opening ceremony the Spanish military coup was set in motion, triggering the beginning of the

The olympics that never was

Barcelona’s forgotten Olympics – 6000 athletes from 22 countries went to compete in an alternative 1936 Olympics to Hitler’s fascist games. The day before the opening ceremony the Spanish military coup was set in motion, triggering the beginning of the