By Association

A professional podcast by James Parkinson

a welcome antidote to modern football

At the risk of overstating it a bit, By Association has reconnected me to the multifarious soul of football. Not, as in some quarters, an often falsely-assumed history of local one-club fandom that is the purview of so few these days or, as in others, an interest in the ceaseless and senseless humming and whirring of the global economic behemoth of superclubs, superagents and superbrands. Instead, James Parkinson's earnest interest in following the threads of the global football quilt connects the listener to what makes football so central to the lives of so many: the love of the game and the infinitely varied narratives which surround and comprise it.

crooksandnannies · June 25, 2017