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Of Empires and Umpires: Cricket and Politics in Pakistan
Wednesday, 02 September 2020 09:17

Of Empires and Umpires: Cricket and Politics in Pakistan

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Sean Ledwith writes about how colonialism and racism has conditioned the history of Test cricket between Pakistan and England This summer’s Test series between England and Pakistan was marked by high quality cricket from both sides, with the emergence of a new generation of fast bowlers being the factor that…
Black Cricketers Matter: Racism, Resistance and the West Indies
Friday, 24 July 2020 10:58

Black Cricketers Matter: Racism, Resistance and the West Indies

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Sean Ledwith shows how cricket can be a site and a symbol of political liberation as well as of racist, imperialist oppression The First Test between England and West Indies this summer was memorable for a number of reasons. It was the first Test match played in the post-lockdown, new…
Changing the rules of the people’s game
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 13 July 2020 13:40

Changing the rules of the people’s game

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Martin Cloake, in the latest in the joint Morning Star/ Culture Matters series on the Covid-19 pandemic and cultural activities, considers its effects on football and what's needed to improve the game During the COVID-19 pandemic the football business has probably experienced one of the biggest jolts of any business.…
Don't just spectate, agitate! Bury, Bolton, and the capitalist takeover of football
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 04 September 2019 18:52

Don't just spectate, agitate! Bury, Bolton, and the capitalist takeover of football

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Doc Ritchie tells us to resist capitalist accumulation in football by tightening regulation and changing the ownership and management of football clubs. Images courtesy of fan-owned Clapton FC Football is a game owned by billionaires, played by millionaires, and paid for by you. Premier League players have no real relationship…
Spring into Sport
Thursday, 09 May 2019 10:36

Spring into Sport

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In the run-up to several of one sport’s major prizes, Philosophy Football’s Mark Perryman reviews Spring books on sport and the perennial struggle against commercialising, capitalist pressures. April. The Carabao, or those of us a tad old skool, League Cup Final is long gone. The FA Cup staggering its past-the-sold-by-date…
Culture Punch: reforming the videogames industry
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 17:16

Culture Punch: reforming the videogames industry

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Paul V. Tims looks at the games industry from a socialist perspective It probably won’t surprise my regular readers to learn that I love videogames. What better way to escape the turgid, late-capitalist nightmare-world we all inhabit than by stepping into an entire other life where you’re an infinitely-customisable mass…
Killing the FA Cup by the pound
Sunday, 09 December 2018 21:56

Killing the FA Cup by the pound

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Martin Cloake criticises the power of TV money over football, and the failure of governance arrangements to protect the integrity of the game. Tranmere Rovers or Southport, will play, Tottenham Hotspur. It’s the kind of draw that makes the FA Cup third round special. League Two or National League North…
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