Letters from Prison
"Football is the Open-Air Kingdom of Human Loyalty" - Antonio Gramsci
OK, so Gramsci was clearly writing before the Bosman ruling and big-money mercenary moves from one club to another (today's exhibit #1 - Andriy Shevchenko!), but it's still the smartest thing ever said by an Italian Communist. And it's the foundation for this occasional take on the world of football - current and historic, sporting and sociological.