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Commentary on the management of over 160 English football clubs by Dr John Beech, winner of the FSF Writer of the Year Award 2009/10 Twitter: @JohnBeech Curator of Scoop.it! Football Finance

Three cheers for Manchester United!

Posted by John Beech on September 22, 2009

No, seriously!

With just the slightest touch of curmudgeon to begin though.  I’ve blogged before on how football’s culture of secrecy results in good news stories being hidden away, and this is another fine example.

Not well covered in the media, with the honourable exceptions of a report by Brian Viner in The Independent (1) and reports on Goals.com, was the Homeless World Cup, which has its own website.  Modelled on street football rather than the conventional form of the game, this year it was held in Italy, with match venues including the San Siro in Milan.

England’s team was organised by The Big Issue in the North, and Manchester United, as in many previous years, provided training facilities and support through their Football in the Community programme (2).  Not that they shout about – you have to descend several levels on their website (knowing where to go) before you find a rather short webpage (3, for some basic information).

Why the coyness, Man U?  You should be shouting about it!

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