Saturday, June 03, 2006
What is football to you...
Although football these days is still a game watched mostly by the working class (although increasingly with a Sky Subscription) it has become almost an obsession of the chattering classes and others. What my mate Ernie calls the 'Honbyisation' of the game, where every middle class prat 'supports' some team or other. Blair with his fake Newcastle memories, Michael Howard who managed to support about 4 teams in a desperate effort to get someone to support him, and Chelsea who seem to attract so many media and political celebs it is a wonder anyone else can get in the ground. Dave Hill ponders the question, "what does football mean to you" in the Guardian uber-blog, and some of the comments are great. Such as this by someone called Betarish... "Dave, if you've had a quick perusal of David Winner's 'Those Feet', you'll discover that football - at least the way it's played here - is all about the projection of late-Victorian masculine values, and the repression of masturbation. I haven't yet seen any convincing evidence that disproves him..." only to be followed by this riposte ... "BetaRish this cannot be true look Manchester United, Chelsea, Sheffield United chock full of wankers."
Posted by Bob Piper at Saturday, June 03, 2006