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In defence… of the Birthplace of Football

don't watch the adverts
If you watch the games, don’t watch the adverts

As an aside to our trip, but of significant consequence to it, I’d like to mention the Football Fan’s Union and their campaign to ‘Can the Commercials‘. It seems that as many as 30 English football clubs face ruin because the Football League are owed UKP178.5million by ITV Digital. So if you watch the Opening Ceremony in England, don’t watch the adverts, but do go to the site and register your support. Simple as that.

Written by on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2002

2 comments on this post

  1. Right on! If I was in England I would certainly boycott the ads – being a fan of football and especially the mighty Leyton Orient, this is a worthwhile cause.

  2. Keep an eye on their website… they have some amusing stunts planned for the near future.

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The Ball 2018 left England on 25th March 2018 and travelled to the World Cup in Russia.

The Ball 2014 kicked off from England on 9th Jan 2014 and headed to the World Cup in Brazil.

The Ball 2010 left England on 24th Jan 2010 headed to the Opening Ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Ball 2006 travelled from London to the Opening Ceremony in Munich, Germany.

The Ball 2002 was carried 7000 miles across Europe and Asia to the World Cup finals in Korea & Japan.