Twitter and Football: a Sociological Inquiry

Posted by on Jan 15, 2011 in Uncategorized | One Comment

On a lazy Saturday, getting away from the computer can come as a relief after a week of blogging (not to mention the day job) but the publishing of a small masterpiece of an article has forced me to hot foot it to my local internet cafe. For our close associates at the marvellous Black & White & Read All Over have excelled themselves with this perceptive piece on Twitter and football. It would be very rude indeed of you not to read it – our own twitter highlight thus far saw our Monday profilee Mark Wright of Shrewsbury retweet his own written portrait – Julia Kristeva would have had a field day.

The piece was written by our blogger Ben who splits his time between The Two Unfortunates, Black & White & Read All Over and a couple of first rate music sites. So, while we are on the topic of moonlighting, I’ll also draw your attention to a guest appearance I have made on the ever excellent Viva Rovers, providing my answers to some questions set by Glen Wilson in advance of today’s Doncaster v Reading clash.

Rob Langham
Rob Langham (pen name: Lanterne Rouge) is co-founder of the defiantly non-partisan football league blog, The Two Unfortunates, a website that occasionally strays into covering issues of wider importance. He's 47 and lives in Oxford while retaining his boyhood support of Reading FC. He tweets as @twounfortunates and has written for a number of websites and publications including The Football Attic, The Inside Left, When Saturday Comes, In Bed with Maradona, Futbolgrad and The Blizzard as well as being nominated for the Football Supporters' Federation Blogger of the Year Award in 2013.

1 Comment

  1. Ben
    January 16, 2011

    Cheers for the plug. Quite reassuring to discover that most of the points I was going to make tallied with the academics' opinion!

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