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A season of remembrance

“Sport is important because it’s not important” is the opening sentence in an article* on the sportsmen who died in the first world war. The “Footballers’ Battalion”, made up largely of professional and amateur players, lost more than 1,000 men during the war. They and many others will be remembered during this year that marks the 100th anniversary of the war to end all wars, which unfortunately didn’t end them.   Continue reading