How to buy Mittel, our latest book

Mittel – European Football Stories By Neil Fredrik Jensen Covering football in Hungary, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and other parts of the continent, Mittel is very much a “greatest hits” from the award-winning Game of the People website. Players like Puskas, Netzer, Sindelar, Panenka and Bican are featured, along with teams like RB Leipzig, Ferencvaros, Dukla Prague, Hungary, Young Boys Bern, Honved and Torino. Mittel is … Continue reading How to buy Mittel, our latest book

CONIFA comes to town

I HAD never met anyone from Tibet before, never heard of Abkhazia or Karpatalya, but the CONIFA World Football Cup can open your eyes and ears to the sights and sounds of a very different football perspective. It started with the arrival of the 16 teams in London when young players from Matabeleland and Tibet were unloading their equipment and trying to navigate the student … Continue reading CONIFA comes to town

Defoe, Dybala and Celtic scoop the big baubles in GOTP Awards 2017

WE’RE BACK. The Game of the People Awards for 2017, recognising achievement, effort and providing a reminder that footballers are human, after all. Community Chest award We normally give this prize to a club that has gone out of its way to reach out to the community and offer something extra in terms of stakeholder engagement. But this year, we are extending the velvet glove … Continue reading Defoe, Dybala and Celtic scoop the big baubles in GOTP Awards 2017

Two awards for Game of the People

WE ARE pleased to announce that Game of the People has won two awards in Wordball 2017, the prestigious survey of football writing by Goalden Times. This is the third year running we have won awards, but this year is different – we were the only double winner in the listing. The two articles that were highlighted were our visit to RB Leipzig and the … Continue reading Two awards for Game of the People

GOTP featured again in The New European

GOTP was featured in this week’s New European newspaper, an article about Dukla Prague. We’ve been lucky to have a number of features published in this specialist publication (five to date). As regular readers of GOTP will be aware, we’re big fans of central European football and this article follows similar pieces on Honved and Austria. Continue reading GOTP featured again in The New European

GOTP featured in The New European once more

GAME OF THE PEOPLE gets a mention in this week’s New European newspaper. The article, “The day football beat fascism” tells the story of how football in Britain has – to some extent – defeated xenophobia. Here’s an excerpt from the article: “GLANCE at today’s Premier League and you see a multi-national circus of talent that has – rightly or wrongly – transformed football in England into … Continue reading GOTP featured in The New European once more

Game of the People supports local charity

WE ARE delighted to announce that Game of the People is supporting the Humanitas charity and will donate all proceeds paid to the website for its online content. GOTP is asked, almost daily, to carry advertising for gambling, financial services and other content marketing projects. We are absolutely against any form of gambling and we have resisted the opportunity to make considerable amounts of money … Continue reading Game of the People supports local charity

GOTP featured in The New European

GAME OF THE PEOPLE is pleased to announce that in this week’s copy of the New European, we are featured in an article on the Mitropa Cup. The two-page feature looks back at the inauguration of this ground-breaking competition which many see as the forerunner of the current UEFA Champions League. The driving force being the Mitropa (an abbreviation of Mittel Europa, or central Europe), … Continue reading GOTP featured in The New European

The GOTP Year: March

ONE OF the best overseas trips we’ve undertaken was the weekend in Prague where we visited Bohemians. For an authentic experience, Bohemians is an excellent location. Prague may be a chocolate-box city, but the “Kangaroos” are based in Vršovice, a district to the south-east of the centre, easily reachable by Prague’s excellent tram system. It’s not an area that tourists are likely to go, but … Continue reading The GOTP Year: March

Dulwich, Mosimane and Morpeth win the 2016 GOTP Awards

THERE’S NOT been much to smile about recently in football, but each year at GOTP towers, we get together with those that know to decide who deserves a little piece of Objet d’art for their sideboard. These trinkets are much sought after, as coveted as Tiffany paperweights and pieces of Scandinavian folk-art. So, stop worrying about Brexit, Trump and the price of Christmas for a … Continue reading Dulwich, Mosimane and Morpeth win the 2016 GOTP Awards

Thank you, Goalden Times

HERE at Game of the People Towers we are very proud of our latest awards. For the second year running, we have been named among the Goalden Times Wordball awards, winning an accolade for Contemporary Writing and also a Honourable Mention for another piece of work. The two articles are listed below: Brexit and the Premier: The Goldblum theory THERE’S BEEN  a lot of scare-mongering … Continue reading Thank you, Goalden Times

Suarez, Gamba Osaka, Simeone, Gerrard and Germany scoop our awards

A star-studded cast attended this year’s Game of the People Awards in London’s Leicester Square, and there were some surprises, with Ronaldo and Messi both being snubbed by the judges. The shock winner of the Game of the People Impact Award, given to the player who has made the most influence on 2014, be it positive or negative, was none other than Luis Suarez. The … Continue reading Suarez, Gamba Osaka, Simeone, Gerrard and Germany scoop our awards

Game of the People Insights: Harnessing the Media

Today’s non-league club has many options when communicating with its supporters, its sponsors and the greater community. Things have changed substantially since the days when the local newspaper and the match programme were the only outlets. But the new paradigm delivers many more opportunities for the small non-league club. To see our second Insights paper, click here Game of the People Insights_2   Continue reading Game of the People Insights: Harnessing the Media