I've been finding myself thinking more and more about football (soccer) lately. I used to play the game a lot but stopped for various (poor, when I think back on it) reasons and my interest in the sport waned during the 80s and 90s when it all seemed so dull. But now I have small kids I find my interest in the game renewed, and reinvigorated. There's something about sharing footy with my kids which is inescapably delightful, and seeing them eagerly consume the names of players, teams, grounds, and relationships is a bizarre joy. For example, two of my boys are absolutely obsessed with Portsmouth's Benjani. I have no idea why.
So, I've decided to create a category here so I can more easily chronicle this renewed interest and how we wend our way through it.