You may have noticed that Rochdale has been in the media for not so salubrious reasons. Yesterday saw a scattering of (suspiciously) similar news articles released about Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council’s proposed Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO). These articles focused on a favourite moral panic: swearing. Here’s a selection if you missed it: The Guardian: Flocking hell: council plans to ban … More In the headlines: fines for swearing? WTF?!
The Match – the socio-spatial arrangement of a grass pitch (the stage), the terraces (seats for the audience in the round), an arrangement for the players to battle it out. The audience throw the name of the striker, defender, keeper and manager from their lips with spit and admiration. His name may be interchangeable over … More “Up the Dale!” – chanting for Rochdale