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Hunter Davies is a journalist, broadcaster and profilic author perhaps best known for writing about the Beatles. He is an ardent Tottenham fan and writes a regular column on football for the New Statesman.
Before games, they would have steak and chips. And, of course, smoke like chimneys.
And yet, for about half of my life there was no regular football on TV. How did I cope?
You don’t always know what Grealish will do next – the vital ingredient all exciting players must have.
I do like to see ‘umble, ordinary northern clubs doing well.
The fame and love for Liverpool in the next ten years will be even more widespread than that for Man Utd.
Our commentators, too, act as if there is only one sodding United.
They were on something called Amazon Prime Video. What the feck is that when it’s at home?
Poor English managers, Turkish transplants and watching rude words on catch-up.
The FA banned the women’s game from its members’ grounds in 1921, when doctors warned it could ruin women’s child-bearing organs. Women’s football went to sleep, until 1993.
A whole new industry has arisen that processes football data from around the world – including the contribution of each player – and sells it to clubs.