Posts Tagged ‘England football team’

The symbolic politics of England football: an imagined community of eleven people

by Mark Perryman.

Mark Perryman of Philosophy Football explores what Monday’s announcement of the England Euro 2016 squad tells us about modern Englishness I was six at the time of England winning the World Cup in ’66. Despite it remaining somewhat of an obsession of mine – to declare an interest I’ve just edited the collection 1966 and […]

They thought it was all over

by Mark Perryman.

As England prepare for a World Cup Qualifier double-header Philosophy Football’s Mark Perryman reviews the decline and fall of a Football Nation Never mind the debate over the dodgy third goal in ‘66, was it or wasn’t it  over the line. The most famous piece of commentary in English footballing history ‘some people are on […]

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