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When the Circus Leaves Town by David Proudlove
Streets of My Hometown by David Proudlove - Book
What happens when Football Leaves Home.
MAINE ROAD . ROKER PARK . HIGHBURY . THE VICTORIA GROUND . HIGHFIELD ROAD . THE VETCH FIELD . FILBERT STREET . UPTON PARK and more
What happens when a football club ups dticks and leaves its traditional home for pastures new? What replaces the terraces, stands and floodlights that tower above old town ventres and terraced streets? how does football relate to the new landscapes that the clubs head to? what happens when football leaves town?
When the Circus Leaves Town: What Happens When Football Leaves Home explores the impact of the ruptures created when clubs and supporters wave goodbye to their homes. It examines disruption to matchday routines, erasure of geographic memories and the difficulties in repairing these, and considers whether such moves have been for better or worse.
Writer David Proudlove walks the streets of towns and cities across the country visiting housing estates, retail parks and shiny new stadiums. He Talks to those involved with the relocation of football clubs - club officials, developers, politicians, fans - to understand the reasons behind the upheaval, and to bring us the full story of what happens when football leaves home.
Published Oct 2022
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