Football in the 1970s and 80s, the Thatcher government, and a clash of classes

Football in the 1970s and 80s, the Thatcher government, and a clash of classes

In the first episode of series two of Political Football, we examine the UK in the 1970s and 80s, the tensions between football, its supporters and the establishment, and the Thatcher government. It was a time of disorder in society and football as economic and social cohesion came under pressure. What caused this and what were the effects on the game? Policing, hooliganism, tragedy and class all come under the microscope.

 

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Panellists:

Gary Thacker // @All_Blue_Daze

Stuart Horsfield // @loxleymisty44

Steven Scragg // @Scraggy_74

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