Only football…..

The thing about ‘found photographs’ is that you can impose your own narrative. No date on the photograph below, but I’m assuming somewhere in Asia…and I’m fairly certain that the man in the back row with the hat on is my grandfather.

Anyway…..football…..!

“Our grounds rose up near stations in old Victorian times
Most urban centres then were barely towns
Built for our teams, then left in trust to us across the years
By people who loved football, not just pounds
The vulture sees the soaring price of inner city land
An ailing club which he can desecrate
To us it’s pride and history, the story of our lives
To him it’s just some prime site real estate…”

From “Only Football?” by Attila The Stockbroker

Only football...

Only football…

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One response to “Only football…..

  • Chris Lawrence (ogre crowbar)

    yes, JohnnyC that is Grancher in the photograph, do you remember him ? a presence to be sure … an autocrat with a tender side … we are still in France but going back to NY on Tuesday … I will look for other images to tell the story of our ancestors ….

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