Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Socrates is coming

Socrates is a Football blogger meet up in London.

Why Socrates?
It's an opportunity for bloggers who are passionate about the beautiful game to get together, swap stories, share experiences, pass on tips and advice. Alternatively, in the event that we all end up hating each other, watch a game of football in stony uncomfortable silence.

No I understand that you plank! I meant why the name Socrates?
Oh, sorry. Well the idea was inspired by the Tuttle Club which is named after a character from the film Brazil so we thought that a name of a Brazilian footballer would be appropriate. Socrates seemed an obvious choice.

Who the Hell do you think you are?
I'm Terry Duffelen, editor of The Onion Bag who have be delivering a weekly dose of football satire into the RSS feeds of the discerning reader for over six years.

Chris Nee is the top man at the Two Footed Tackle blog and podcast. By serving the football community he is hoping to gain access to paradise despite being a PR by day.

Graham Sibley runs Fantasy Football Agent and is a writer and developer on The Onion Bag. He keeps the back end clean (phnarr).

Chris Oakley is the guy from Some People Are On The Pitch. He has been described as one of the Blogosphere's leading footballing academics by people who don't know him that well.

Gary Andrews is a Football writer and host of the Two Footed Tackle Podcast.

So I have to have a football blog to attend then?
Well you might be a blogger who is into football but doesn't blog about it that much or you could be a football journalist but yeah, the idea is for football bloggers to network.

When is it on?
The first meet up is confirmed for 9th September in the heart of swinging London and will be sponsored by Football3s who are very kindly laying on the venue plus some drinks and grub (there will be no actual swinging). Venue details are below.

If you want to attend please e-mail socrates[at]the-onion-bag[dot]com

Venue details:

"The Open Sauce"
Mint Digital
W125-127 Westminster Business Square
1 Durham Street

London SE11 5JH

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