Map one: The night sky
Map(s) two: Illustrations based on Calvino’s Invisible Cities
Map three: Richard Williams elegiacally maps the hearts of football fans at a Nottingham Forest home game:
And it would be nice to think that the left-back Alan Rogers knows what an honour is accorded him in the shout of “Come on, Tank!” as he races up the touchline with the ball at his feet, giving the same impression of power and resolution that originally prompted the fans to bestow the nickname on Peter Hindley, the right-back of Johnny Carey’s lovely side almost 40 years ago.
I suppose this is the football equivalent of cricket journalism as instant nostalgia. I’m such a fool for it.
Three things that bring a tear, unbidden, to my eye:
1) Nostalgic sports journalism
2) Stoic silence
3) Male voice choirs
I really am so British, aren’t I?