11 July ~ Today's 25 years of WSC retrospective looks back to 2003 and an appraisal of televised football by Cameron Carter. Watching football on TV can be annoying, but in a sturdy defence of the medium from WSC 196, Carter argues that it could be worse. At least we're not watching Bar Wars, Sex in the City or Robot Wars with Craig Charles

We have heard people complaining about football on television. Occasionally I agree with them. Yes, it is true that Ray Stubbs and Mark Lawrenson act out a school play about two men arguing every Saturday lunchtime. I too feel discomfort at the spectacle of Garth Crooks constantly reaching for some higher meaning that poor, simple football and its participants cannot give him. Read the full article

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