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Le Maillot Gallois: Tour de France 2018
Tuesday, 31 July 2018 08:17

Le Maillot Gallois: Tour de France 2018

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C’est magnifique, Geraint! declares cycling fan Mark Perryman, and calls on Labour to develop a socialist culture policy to encourage popular, grassroots cycling. Britain took 109 years to achieve its very first Tour de France winner in 2012. And now we can hardly stop winning it, with the single exception of Italy’s…
Fields of Play
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 08:07

Fields of Play

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As England prepare for their first World Cup semi-final for 28 years, Mark Perryman joins the dots between pitches and politics and makes a practical suggestion to the Labour Party about developing a 'football for all'. It seems like almost yesterday that ‘Football’s Coming Home’ became England’s national anthem, an…
Here we go, here we go......again: the cultural struggle in football over Englishness
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 06 July 2018 08:54

Here we go, here we go......again: the cultural struggle in football over Englishness

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Philosophy Football’s Mark Perryman dares to hope for victory for an ethnically diverse, working-class England team, and for a progressive outcome to the cultural struggle against a xenophobic, racist populism. The England team's success so far offers an entertaining, enjoyable metaphor for a more co-operative, collective approach to life  –…
Will England’s World Cup success embolden nationalist Brexiteers? You better believe it......
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 04 July 2018 19:21

Will England’s World Cup success embolden nationalist Brexiteers? You better believe it......

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Stuart Cartland responds to Mark Perryman's article with a more cautious assessment of the potential for extracting progressive cultural meanings from the success of the England team. As much as I want to believe in the positive force of seeing a strong and unified young multicultural English team do well…
England expects........the World Cup, anti-racism, and Corbyn's Labour Party
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 03 July 2018 07:00

England expects........the World Cup, anti-racism, and Corbyn's Labour Party

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As England prepare to take on Colombia tonight, Philosophy Football’s Mark Perryman outlines what we can look forward to. He discusses the potential of modern football for communicating anti-racist messages, and offers some advice to Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party about developing a cultural struggle to run alongside the labour movement's political…
Willie Young’s elbows have been sawn off
Saturday, 14 April 2018 17:53

Willie Young’s elbows have been sawn off

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Willie Young’s elbows have been sawn off by Martin Hayes 12 years old and out the station onto Gillespie Road it’s only 40 minutes before kick-off and no tickets in our pockets yetbut that was how it was back then you didn’t need to have saved for over 5 months…
Farmer, be an athlete.
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 16:01

Sport and the Russian Revolution

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Gareth Edwards considers the changing attitudes to sport that resulted from the Russian Revolution. In 1917 the Russian Revolution turned the world upside down, inspiring millions of people with its vision of a society built on solidarity and the fulfilment of human need. In the process it unleashed an explosion…
Football from Below
Friday, 08 September 2017 07:46

Football from Below

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Mark Perryman of Philosophy Football criticises the commercialisation of football, and explores the possibilities of fan culture as a social movement. During the international break, a mini-spat over the England players’ pride – or lack of – in wearing the three lions on their shirt, provided a helpful starting point…
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