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  1. 1. where football players and fans connect
  2. 2. In 1967, Celtic became the first British team to win the European Cup. The so-called Lisbon Lions beat Inter Milan 2-1 with a squad of players born within a 48km radius of their Parkhead stadium in Glasgow, Scotland. Community clubs matter.
  3. 3. Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilocaliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiicommunityiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigrassrootsiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiifootballiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Former PG Dip Journalism student at London College Communication. Wrote a weekly football column for from 2001-2011. Sam Allen I freelance football writer and sub-editor
  4. 4. Football’s Timeline Mob football/ Folk football Mob.ile football Years ago Today
  5. 5. The annual Shrove Tuesday football event in Bromfield, Cumbria As recorded by P. A. Ditchfield, Old English Sports, 1891
  6. 6. [ o ] A football-centric social network in the blogosphere
  7. 7. The Football Pyramid 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 A network of interconnected communities made up of professional and amateur leagues. The system has a hierarchical format with promotion and relegation between leagues at different levels. There are over 140 leagues, comprising over 480 divisions. The exact number of clubs varies from year to year as teams join and leave leagues or fold altogether, but an estimated average of 15 clubs per division implies that over 7,000 clubs are members of a league in the English football league system.
  8. 8. Manchester united fans Great Chishill fans Fans
  9. 9. Amateur players Elite players Players
  10. 10. Hyperlocal: bottom up approach Engage Empower Entertain
  11. 11. 99 Towns & Villages 99 towns & villages
  12. 12. Abington Pigotts Arrington Babraham Balsham Bar Hill Barrington Bartlow Barton Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth Bourn Boxworth Caldecote Cambridge Carlton Castle Camps Caxton Childerley Comberton Conington Cottenham Cotton Croxton Croydon Dry Drayton Duxford Elsworth Eltisley Fen Ditton Fen Drayton Fowlmere Foxton Fulbourn Gamblingay Girton Granchester Graveley Gt Chishill Gt. Shelford Gt. Wilbraham Guilden Morden Hardwick Harston Haslingfield Hatley Hauxton Heydon Hildersham Hinxton Histon Horningsea Horseheath Ickleton Impington Kingston Knapwell Landbeach Linton Little Abington Little Chishill Little Gransden Little Shelford Little Wilbraham Littlington Lolworth Longstanton Longstowe Madingley Melbourn Meldreth Milton Newton Oakington Orwell Over Pampisford Papworth Everard Papworth St Agnes Rampton Sawston Shepreth Shingay-cum-Wendy Shudy Camps Stapleford Steeple Morden Stow-cum-Quy Swavesey Tadlow Teversham Thriplow Toft Waterbeach West Wickham West Wratting Weston Colville Westwick Whaddon Whittlesford Willingham Wimpole The /cambridgeshire
  13. 13. A world of socially connected football people