When was the last time you saw a major national newspaper run a piece on a non-League football club?
Well, possibly Friday September 15 2015, when the Guardian ran a half page feature on the second age of its Sport supplement favourably reporting on Clapton FC (with several namechecks for the ‘Old Spotted Dog ground’) and its most vociferous supporters – the ironically named “ultras”: Anti fascist, anti xenophobe, and anti sexist.
All values close to our hearts at the Dog Trust. So we welcome proposals from our friends at Clapton FC to do a voluntary ‘clean up’ of the Dog site before their home game on Saturday November 14. If you’re around the area about midday you’d be most welcome to join in – and maybe engage with a lunchtime refreshment in the nearby Red House (also good friends of the Dog campaign).
PS: Please keep in touch with the website for news about an upcoming fund raising gig around the middle of November 2015. Fun and good intentions guaranteed !
Credits and check-it-out notes:
Our friends next door: claptonfc.info claptonultras.org
Grovelling reference to the uk national media: theguardian.com
Photo image lifted with gratitude but no money from WSC (the “Half Way Decent Football Magazine”) an essential read for true supporters who want to read about football not glossy celeb crap: wsc.co.uk