THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

san-giovan 19 September ~ San Giovanni champion the underdog in their club badge. The little dog centre stage is Popo, mythologised in San Marino as the Dog Who Saved Humanity From Eternal Night By Journeying To The Underworld. Or Popo for short. A long time ago, before postal workers wore shorts all the time, the San Marinan gods were angered by mortals and decided to obliterate daylight. This was not as impetuous as it sounds as they had previously imposed sanctions on the public on a sliding scale – obliterating chives, bank holidays and naturally curly hair – in the hope that the mortals' behaviour might improve. Read more

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