Jul 24
Posted by Ian Nannestad

The subject of the songs sung by fans in the pre-1939 era is both fascinating and under researched. We know that fans both sang and chanted during matches occasionally.

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Apr 27
Posted by SoccerHistory

As many readers of Soccer History magazine are probably aware, I am a long standing supporter of Lincoln City, having first watched the team over 50 years ago. All fans know that there will be highs and lows when following a club, even if it’s Manchester United or Chelsea. It’s just that the further your club is from the Premier League elite, the more likely the lows will predominate.

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Feb 26
Posted by SoccerHistory

Soccer and the arts are fields that rarely combine successfully. On the literary side Arthur Conan Doyle and Albert Camus are often cited as examples of writers who had played soccer, but Conan Doyle’s links with football in Portsmouth were fleeting and Camus contracted tuberculosis as a teenager thus ending his sporting ambitions. The actor Sean Connery, who won an Academy Award in 1988 for Best Supporting Actor, played soccer but only in the Scottish Junior (semi-professional) game with Bonnyrigg Rose in the early 1950s when he was known as Tom Connery. 

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