This event is exclusive to Friends of Tortoise
Tortoise Lates: The beautiful game
An evening of conversation, ideas and entertainment, new and exclusively for Tortoise members.Â
A night to celebrate the players, the fans and the story of English football.
English football means so much to so many â€“ and the relationship England has with its national team is an emotional one. Itâ€™s been a 150 year rollercoaster of a love affair, with moments of joy, disappointment, anger, pride, heartbreak and euphoria. Over that time, the game has changed a lot â€“ and so have the fans. Recently the game has attracted more female fans than ever, and a new generation of social media-savvy players are more connected and accessible to fans than ever before â€“ while maintaining their A-list celebrity status. Who is the modern football fan, and has there ever been a better time to be one? Have initiatives to improve inclusivity on the pitch been reflected in the fanbase, and how can we make sure that big money doesnâ€™t spoil the magic of being a fan?
editor and invited experts
Football enthusiast and Head of Social, Tortoise
Football journalist and author of â€˜The Beautiful Poetry of Football Commentaryâ€™
Comedian & football fan