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The Other Northern League

Onagawa Supporters’ Mike Innes has, of course, featured in these pages before. Here he gives us a beginners’ guide to the Tohoku Shakaijin League, putting the plural into Northern Leagues United. As a visitor to ¡Viva Northern League! chances are … Continue reading

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Grassroots International: Northern Leagues United

As part of the build-up to April’s first ever Northern League Day Japanese football fan Mike Innes wrote this post about Cobaltore Onagawa, ruminating not just on the after-effects of the recent tsunami but also on Cobaltore’s integral part in … Continue reading

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What’s the point of a football club?

What’s the point of a football club? Musing on such a question Sir Bobby Robson once remarked that, at its heart, a club was about “the feeling of belonging, the pride in your city” and although what follows is the … Continue reading

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