Historical Football Writing, Est. 2010

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An Old International Football at the crossroads with culture and history

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What is An Old International?

An Old International is not an ordinary football blog. While most football websites and blogs focus on a club, An Old International offers an eclectic mix of football writing with an emphasis on the history and culture in which football is embedded. Football cannot be separated from wider society and is sown into our social and cultural fabric.

Besides the day-to-day issues of football it is also important that we look at the rich history of the game; a history that fuels endless pub talks and fills magazine pages the world over. This is the aim of An Old International: looking at the history of the game, mostly in Germany and Europe. This blog is also looking at current issues with the historical developments very much in mind. There is a treasure to be lifted and An Old International will be the central point for historical football writing. Support this blog in any way you think is possible and you consider is worth helping or funding a one man project.

As David Goldblatt stated in his seminal work 'The Ball is round':

'Whether the historians like it or not, football cannot be taken out of the history of the modern world and the history of the modern world is unevenly, erratically, but indisputably etched into the history of football.'

This quote is my mantra. I am writing about the history of the game but also about the society the game is played in. That is not the day-to-day sports chatter but games, tournaments, players and much else from the vast history of the game. This is what i intend to do and for that i need time to immerse myself in historical writing. With the help of your support this is a goal worth aiming for.

What is happening with this money?

For a start this is a justified question. Writing historical pieces comes with a problem: access to literature and primary sources. Books are expensive, therefore a library subscription is necessary for the French National Library. Running a blog also means to purchase server space, writing/editing software. These are the main issues that need to be covered.

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