Brighton v Leicester. Sunday 4th September.

Amex Stadium, Falmer.

“The thing about football
the important thing
about football – is that
it is not just about football.” Terry Pratchett.

A hot Sunday afternoon in September saw a resounding 5-2 win to home team Brighton. Controversial VAR aside, it was uplifting to see old and young, singles and couples and loads of families all united in enjoying the beautiful game.

Football.

I think the best place to work in football is England.

(José MourinhoPortuguese football manager)

And here are grounds from my football journey around England this year.

King Power Stadium, Leicester City FC
The Dripping Pan, Lewes FC
Riverside Park, Barrow Town FC
St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton FC
The Amex Stadium, Brighton FC

From Premier League (Southampton, Brighton and Leicester City) to the Isthmian League Division One South (Lewes) down to East Midlands Counties League (Barrow Town) football unites our country and our sense of national identity.