Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Lets hear it for the Boys

With the 19th Fifa World Cup starting tomorrow on the other side of the globe in South Africa, and all the glamor and glitz that goes with it, lets not forget the lads who show up every weekend for some basic, good old fashioned footy. Who dreamed they would be on the big stage one day, with their hero's, but only made to the field down the road. Doesn't matter, their still playing. And let's not forget photographers like Duchman Hans van der Meer who's project European Fields the landscape of lower league football has become my favorite sports monograph. No screaming fans, no wags, no world renowned stadiums. Just guys, a ball and a pitch. And if your lucky, sometimes a ref. And if your really lucky a pitch that doesn't slope.

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