A friend of mine is a West Ham supporter, born within earshot of Upton Park and dyed claret & blue. During the last transfer window we were discussing potential departures from West Ham, unfortunately for …Read More →
Monthly Archives: April, 2015
Coaching KidsRead More →
Hong Kong to Vancouver
In 1989 I moved to Hong Kong to work for a small boutique ad agency called Pounds & Shanks. Dave Shanks – the Creative Director – introduced me to the Read More →
September 2014 – and LegendaryFootballGrounds was officially born!
Lunch at Nana’s house (aka Anita my mother-in-law) in September 2014, White Rock, BC, Canada and I finally got to witness the boxes of photographs, stacks of slides …Read More →
We now interrupt our regular programming for a small note on terminology:
I use the terms fan and supporter interchangeably, mostly for variety, but I do believe that there is a difference. The supporter is there when the club fails, coming back the next match, the next season and so on hoping for success but knowing their support isn’t predicated upon silverware. The fan is epitomized by a gentleman I met last summer who informed me he “used to be” a Manchester United fan but after the trophy-less 2013-2014 season he was going to support another team. The fan stands up and is ready to walk away when things go badly while the supporter stands up and sings louder.
Which one are you? Let me know by leaving a comment in the space below…
Watch the first 20 seconds of this clip:
Really it is about 7 seconds that matter: 8-15.
The dummy is a neglected skill, especially at the recreational level, but here we get …Read More →
The earliest memory I have of being aware of Arsenal was sometime after they won the League and FA Cup Double in the 1970-71 season. My grandfather had a colour supplement from an English paper, …Read More →
I called Ian in mid-September whilst deciding if I would have a mid-life crisis or not. During our conversation he mentioned that he had access to a treasure trove of football ground photos, programs and …Read More →