‘Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.’Bill Shankly
Whether or not the great Bill Shankly had been misquoted, his immortal words are still spouted today by football fans across the world. To many of us its true – football is more than just a game.
We at Outside the Goalpost are like you, dear reader; absolutely mad about football. We love the passion, the drama, the heartbreak, those moments of brilliance displayed on a football pitch. But what fascinates us most of all, are those stories about football which are not told in 90 minutes.
The stories you will find here at Outside the Goalpost are not about football matches themselves. They’re about the moments in history where the beautiful game has transcended from more than just a sport.
We’re getting into stories behind the scenes; the times football has impacted communities, mixed with politics, and sometimes even become the stage of international relations.
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