@GNetzer: Thanks for your feedback. I am aware that our discussion here is only tangentially related to your panel discussion (at best).
I acknowledged this in my very first post (I haven’t even listened to the podcast yet), but thought that this here was as good a time and place as any to start an interesting discussion with intelligent people about football culture and its wider implications in general.
If you want us to stop, just say the word. It’s your board, after all.