famous teams
the fans
home and away
social context
the game

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Community, Intro

Most football clubs are indelibly linked with a particular place, a particular community. The majority of football clubs’ names reflect this:
Dundee, Brechin City, Aberdeen, Dunfermline, Cowdenbeath, Arbroath, and so on. Clubs become a major part of the local community where they are situated, giving a focus for - and at the same time gaining from - the loyalty and support of the supporters. Football clubs can be seen as a very important and defining part of their locality. Perhaps the most poignant example of this are the events leading to the Heart of Midlothian War Memorial at Haymarket, Edinburgh.

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