The convenience of supporting football: Why the establishment made friends with the game

WHEN football hooliganism was at its peak, culminating in the Heysel Stadium disaster in 1985, the game appeared to have played into the hands of the British government. Repeated incidents during the 1970s and 1980s meant football was already considered … Continue reading The convenience of supporting football: Why the establishment made friends with the game

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 about Brexit and what it means for every corner of society in the UK. As Jeff Goldblum said in Jurassic Park, “life, uh, finds a way” and that’s exactly what half of the country is … Continue reading Thank you, Goalden Times

Game of the People Insights: Global game, global market

Globalisation is a much-used word these days and describes the “no holds barred” approach to business. Boundaries have come down, borders have been crossed, workforces are transient and multinational and the rise of satellite TV has made all things accessible. Football is no exception and today, the top teams are collections of hired hands from all over the world. This has, to some extent, diluted the value and appeal of international football and created a group of “super clubs” that have taken their “brand” global. Historically, of course, certain clubs have always had their overseas fans. Just look at the … Continue reading Game of the People Insights: Global game, global market