The history of replica football kits in this week's podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research. Geoff talks to Dr Chris Stride of the University of Sheffield about the history of the replica kit from its inception in the 70s as a child's plaything to the 90s replica boom when all of a sudden even your Dad thought it was ok to wear a football shirt to the ground.
Of all the restos of my acquaintance in Southend (and I've known a few) Il P reigns supreme.
Chequers, gin, beef, conviviality with a smattering of Stewart Lee, Mark E Smith and Torture Garden. Three hours of pure pleasure.
This last week or so has been an unusually poppy week (being more a classical hound by nature (of which more anon … that’s for another post)) but I wasn’t thinking to write about it until I stumbled across the Secret 7″ exhibition space at Somerset House. By chance it was the first day of…