Tag: "Dublin"

Poetry | ‘View well this Ball, the present of your Lords …’

We publish an excerpt from Matthew Concanen the Elder‘s 1720 canto describing a six-a-side football match in Dublin—at variance with a traditional view that only the frenzied folk football variety was contested at the time. The players “around the field in decent order stand …” (Mar 13)

The Chinese commentator for whom soccer brought pain

Articles on the downfall of Chinese football commentator Huang Jianxiang and on the end of Lansdowne Road in Dublin.

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