Australian soccer historian, Ian Syson, authored The Game that Never Happened: The Vanishing History of Soccer in Australia in 2018. It is an engaging, instructive and entertaining read on soccer in Australia from the mid-nineteenth century, concluding between two world wars.

 

Syson grew up in Mount Isa, the 1970 soccer season was his first experience following a competitive sport. There were eight teams: Anglo, Blue Adriatic (Yugoslav), Concordia (German), Eiffel (French), International (Italian), Irish, Scandia (Dutch) and Scotties. Each represented an ethnic base, typical of the game at the time. However, the teams were not like silos. The ethnicities of the teams did not prevent intermingling.

 

On his popular historical soccer website, Neos Osmos, Syson writes, "I have thought a long time about writing on soccer in my home town, Mount Isa. It is where I grew to love the game and where I came in contact with what seemed to me a breadth of ethnicities."

 

This design marks a time in Syson's life when he discovered soccer, embracing its nuances. Not unlike most fans, it happened locally.

MISF 1970 T-shirt

SKU: FC0000219
$40.00Price
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    • Crew neck 
    • Mid-weight, 180 GSM
    • 100% combed cotton
    • Neck ribbing, side seamed, shoulder to shoulder tape, double needle hems, preshrunk to minimise shrinkage
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