Joshua Flew explores how the British national game became international through industry, and finds out how the world beat us at our own game.
Other than by the Olympians of Greece, sport has not been influenced and organised so effectively before or since the Victorians. Take a selection of sports known and cultivated by the British. I suppose football is on your list, as is rugby and probably tennis and cricket too. The Victorians had a say in all Continue Reading
A quick glance at the Premier League table sees Roberto Mancini’s Manchester City backed by the foreign billions of Sheikh Mansour, sitting smugly at the summit. Following closely are city rivals Manchester United, who can reasonably claim to be the planet’s best supported club. United, by winning their 19th league title in May 2011, overtook Continue Reading