Tiny Bury was a victim of the global forces draining the life out of football | David Goldblatt

31 August 2019 06:00
The club’s demise shows how comprehensively the game has been hijacked from the fansParliament is to be prorogued, the pound is on the slide, the Amazon and the Arctic are burning. In such a context, the demise of Bury football club, expelled from the English Football League (EFL) after 125 years of continuous membership, might seem regrettable, but hardly a matter of wider concern.One could perhaps make the case that this is another signal of the social and economic decline of England’s small post-industrial towns and cities. However, many of the economic forces and political processes at work in Lancashire are also diminishing and devastating football and its communities across the planet.There is no protection in this world for the social and cultural capital that football clubs exemplify Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian