Oct 22, 2020
I don’t know about you but I’m finding it harder and harder to be a football fan.
It’s not that I’m not enjoying the standard of football - the quality of the elite game has probably never been better across the top European divisions.
It’s just that I feel increasingly disconnected from the whole charade.
Every year, elite football feels more oriented around the spectacular: it is a show that I am invited to view from a distance but one in which I am less and less able to take part.
I want to feel like a fan again. I want to be part of a community. I want to feel like I belong.
In this episode, I tried to get to the heart of the question: does English football need a more active fan culture?
Stevie Green (@StevieGreenXI) is a writer, editor and podcaster, and a member of Clapton Community Football Club.
Mark Doidge (@markdoidge) is a Principal
Research Fellow at the University of Brighton focuses on the
sociology of European football fan cultures. He is also a fan of
The music for this episode was provided under the Creative Commons license by Blue Dot Sessions.
Slate Tracker - Glacier Quartet - Araby
Willow Belle - Little Rock
Easement - The Bulwark
JoDon - Orange Cat
Rapids - Grey River
Setting Pace - Duck Lake
Peacetime - TinyTiny Trio