Football Cities: Exeter

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in Football Cities | 4 Comments
Football Cities: Exeter

When football writers talk about provincial footballing sides and cities a few familiar names crop up, such as Nottingham and Derby. These definitely fall into the category of “not London” and smaller than the UK’s other major conurbations, but are still relatively large in size and success. When you start heading out to the geographical margins, however, life as a football club is a little less illustrious and more …

Football Cities: Southampton

Posted by on Nov 12, 2015 in Football Cities | No Comments
Football Cities: Southampton

For the ninth part of our now long running Football Cities series, we are pleased to welcome Nick Roberts, trading by the moniker @Nick7_Roberts on twitter and possessor of a Southampton FC blog, The Itchen Perspective. Here, Nick shows how football club, city and community have intertwined in one of Britain’s major ports.

Upon reading BenWoolhead’s piece about Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, I was inspired to highlight another one …

Football Cities: London

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in Football Cities | 7 Comments
Football Cities: London

In 2011, the company I work for chose to shut down their London office and move out of town. After much internal debate, I decided to switch with them. I had never thought I would leave the capital, regarding pretty much anything outside its orbit, aside from Brighton and a few northern cities, to be an incorrigible mix of 4x4s and farmers ready to unload their muskets upon the …

Football Cities: Croydon

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in Football Cities | 4 Comments
Football Cities: Croydon

Before I start, I know that Croydon is not a city. However, if Milton bloody Keynes can be included in this series then so can Croydon. This much maligned suburb of greater London has competed on numerous occasions for city status but been beaten off by the likes of Wolverhampton, Sunderland and Brighton and Hove. The latter of which clearly cheated as it is blatantly two places.

After the …

Football Cities: Nottingham

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Football Cities | One Comment
Football Cities: Nottingham

The sixth part of our Football Cities series sees long time contributor Steve Wright analyse the footballing landscape in Nottingham. As a companion piece to Steve’s post, I’d like to direct you to a recent edition of the outstanding We Are Going Up podcast in which presenters David Cameron Walker and Mark Crossley took a trip to Meadow Lane and reflect on many of the issues discussed by Steve in …

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