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Football Homes

We examine the concept of 'home' in different cultures and explore some football homes - from cottages to castles!

Feature articles in this category:

Sven Goran Eriksson - 'Feeling At Home' - Tony Grimes, December 2002

In 2001 the English Football Association appointed the first foreign coach to an England team amid mixed reactions from the nation. Sven Goran Eriksson, a Swedish national, talks to footballculture.net about his relationship with football in his home country, and how he has also settled down in England.

Star Of India Stephen Constantine - Dan Brennan, August 2004

Englishman Stephen Constantine has coached in Cyprus, Nepal, Bhutan, Iran and Sudan and is single-handedly reviving the fortunes of football in India. He told Dan Brennan about making a global impact.

Owen Hargreaves - So Many Homes To Choose From - Mike Lee, November 2001

How many 20-year old English footballers do you know of that broke into the first team squad of a prestigious club, achieved Champions League triumph and ended up having four different countries chasing them to become an integral part of their national team's future?

Old Trafford - Simon Inglis, December 2003

Old Trafford today is effectively the third stadium Manchester United have built on the site (the first was bombed in 1941). The massive new North Stand's roof is the longest cantilevered structure in world at 58.5m from back to front.

Stade de France - Simon Inglis, December 2003

After the investigation of nearly 20 potential sites around the capital, and a much disputed architectural competition, France's new national stadium was finally built on a former gasworks in St Denis, for the 1998 World Cup.

Amsterdam ArenA - Simon Inglis, December 2003

Not a stadium, but an 'ArenA'; an air-conditioned, multi-purpose venue under a roof that takes 35 minutes to close. The pitch is on the third floor, above two levels of parking, with a dual carriageway running under the half-way line at ground level.

Rome Olympic Stadium - Simon Inglis, December 2003

Originally conceived by Mussolini as a 100,000 capacity modern Colosseum, a more modest stadium was built to stage the 1960 Olympics. It was then remodelled for the 1990 World Cup and an elliptical, translucent roof added.

Home Advantage - Keir Radnedge, December 2002

Home sweet home is not merely a sentimental old clich

Home Away From Home - Simon Inglis, December 2002

Want to know the importance of playing at home? Just do the sums. On average, home teams win twice as often as visitors.

Home Is Where The Heart Is (Charlton Athletic FC, England) - May 2001

This is a story of love and loss, of being homeless and coming back home. It's the story of Charlton Athletic fans and their beloved stadium, the Valley.

Dave's Home From Home - Jon Wilkinson, May 2001

The ground is the spiritual home, the heart of the club, the place of worship for the fans. Nowhere else can compete with the atmosphere and warming familiarity of watching your team run out on the hallowed turf. It's the only way to watch your team. Or is it?

Home Sweet Home - by Derek Dohren
After over 100 years and countless glory days at Anfield, Liverpool are debating a move to a new purpose-built stadium nearby. A Liverpool fan contemplates the club's planned move away from their spiritual home.

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