There was a time not so long ago when going to a game of football was an altogether different experience to an evening at the theatre or the opera.
Queens Park Rangers fans have chosen the badge which will adorn the shirts of our heroes for generations to come.
After a public vote between a shortlist of 4 designs, 68% of Rangers fans surveyed opted for a variation on the familiar QPR badge of the 1980s.
Rangers’ new badge will now be refined before taking its place on next season’s shirts, replacing the unpopular emblem of the Flavio Briatore era.
Twenty years on from his death, Vic Buckingham’s influence upon the way we see, play and think about football resonates to this day.
Largely overlooked in his homeland, yet widely respected on the continent, Buckingham is credited with shaping the thinking of some of the game’s greatest minds and laying the foundations of the “Total Football” movement.
From Wembley, to Old Trafford, to the Emirates, every weekend, tens of thousands of fans choose to stand in front of their seats in English football’s all-seater stadiums; prompting calls for the introduction of “safe-standing” sections in Premier League and Championship stadia.
In August, the Liberal Democrats made a pledge that they would allow clubs to introduce standing sections to English stadia in their 2015 General Election manifesto. Rather than a return to the vast expanses of terracing seen in the 1980s, the party proposes the adoption of the “rail seating” system already in operation in top European leagues such as Germany’s Bundesliga.