a coming of age

Yesterday I went to Wembley to watch a football international. No big deal you may think (although as a football enthusiast I might say that football at Wembley is always an event), but yesterday was unique. It was the first time that England’s Women footballers had played an international at the new Wembley stadium. And… Continue reading a coming of age

football – reflections on travelling away

Coming down to earth after an exciting Cup win at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium last night I find myself reflecting on the enormous paradoxes of English football. 59,600 people turned out on a midweek evening to watch 22 men kicking a ball around a patch of grass. The gulf between the lifestyles of the men on… Continue reading football – reflections on travelling away