The Loss of the Beautiful Game
This project explores the sense of loss experienced by a cross section of football supporters from the area of Cumnock, Ayrshire, due to the negative impact caused by the global pandemic of 2020/2021. It is evident that this town steeped in a history of socialism, solidarity and a sense of community still carries these traditions. The current supporters of Cumnock Juniors’ Football Club display a form of community spirit and camaraderie, and are joined in their optimism and enthusiasm for a return to football. The football club is an essential part of community life in the town, and brings a sense of belonging to the supporters. As Jock Stein rightly said, “football without the fans is nothing”.
Miriam Ali • Laura Bowler • Robbie Boyd • Becca Burn • Craig Dalziel • Dominic Eardley • Shaun Fox • Agata Gajewska • Iain Gallacher • Sadia Iqbal • Susan Kelly • Michelle Maclean • Geraldine McClure • Paul McDade • Niamh McInally • Jemma Mitchell • Hannah Reid • Heather Rowan •