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Articles relating to: football

Manchester Utd by Chris Payne

In praise of the beautiful game – and its legions of supporters

October 13, 2016 Comments Off on In praise of the beautiful game – and its legions of supporters

“I have to say I’m involved in a sport that I love and an industry that at times I don’t like.”

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Football gaming

An accidental history of football gaming: the era of evolution

June 13, 2016 Comments Off on An accidental history of football gaming: the era of evolution

The second part of Northern Soul’s Chris Holmes‘s history of football gaming begins under a momentous shadow which revolutionised gaming.

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An accidental history of football gaming: a decade of revolution

March 21, 2016 Comments Off on An accidental history of football gaming: a decade of revolution

Football games have existed since the video game industry crawled from the primordial soup of late 70s coin-ops.

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Bury FC

The Forgotten Fifteen: Bury FC and football’s worst year

January 31, 2016 Comments Off on The Forgotten Fifteen: Bury FC and football’s worst year

James Bentley is a lifelong fan of Bury Football Club. Now he’s published a book about the team’s extraordinary 1984/85 season and the state of British football in the 1980s. He writes for Northern Soul about how it all came about.

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Class of ‘92 – Out of Their League

Class of 92: Out of Their League

August 25, 2015 Comments Off on Class of 92: Out of Their League

If like me you’re a United fan, you’ll have watched the legendary Class of 1992 reign over football for more than 20 years.

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By Far The Greatest Team

By Far The Greatest Team: a new play for footie fans

August 25, 2015 Comments Off on By Far The Greatest Team: a new play for footie fans

Manchester’s Monkeywood Theatre, in association with The Lowry in Salford, is staging the world premiere of By Far The Greatest Team next month, four new stories by four Manchester writers (two United and two City fans) exploring and celebrating what it means to be a football fan in the city. Martin Gibbons, co-artistic director of Monkeywood Theatre and the play’s director, writes for Northern Soul.

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St. James Park

The state we’re in: Newcastle United by George Caulkin

April 17, 2015 Comments Off on The state we’re in: Newcastle United by George Caulkin

On a good day – and it has to be a good day – you can still feel it, a heaviness that hangs in the air like a soupy fog.

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“Nobody dies in football matches in fires. It doesn’t happen.”

March 5, 2015 Comments Off on “Nobody dies in football matches in fires. It doesn’t happen.”

Matt Stevens-Woodhead, artistic director of FYSA Theatre, writes for Northern Soul about the genesis of the verbatim play, The 56: The Bradford City Fire & Testimony.  

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Craig Lindfield gets a shot in

Behind the scenes at FC United

January 29, 2015 Comments Off on Behind the scenes at FC United

It’s almost ten years since a group of Manchester United fans, disillusioned with the corporate greed taking over the game and, in particular, their beloved club, set up FC United of Manchester. 

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Gurning Winners 2013

How To Be A Northern Sports Fan

December 22, 2013 Comments Off on How To Be A Northern Sports Fan

Since the first meeting of the Rugby League in 1895 at Huddersfield’s George Hotel, it’s fair to say that the physical wars of the average match have always made its Southern competitor Union look like the soft option.

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