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September 22, 2004



Wasn't Jimmy Hill a bit of a militant in his day?


Well, he did lead the campaign amongst players that ended the maximum wage. I suspect that you could use the example of Jimmy Hill to structure a Wobbly type critique of the political limitations of craft unions, ie that their militancy is simply a campaign to be included in the system.

Now Bill Shankly, on the other hand, once said that his players should be prepared to play for the hobour of the cause for nothing, if necessary. That's a revolutionary vanguard talking.

I'm actually preparing a very, very long post on the general political economy of football. You have been warned.


I can't remember where I heard it, but I'm sure that Bobby Robson attended tory fundraisers.

Sorry about that.....

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