Last Minute Listing: The Supernatural Side Of Soccer @ Old King's Head

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Last Minute Listing: The Supernatural Side Of Soccer @ Old King's Head

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It is, as some worldly sage once put it, 'a funny old game, Saint'. Football tends to attract more superstition, folklore and ritual than any other sport. This month's gathering of the South East London Folklore Society looks at the phantoms and fantasies of the beautiful game - from fan rituals to cursed and haunted London grounds (perhaps even a vampire or two). Chris Roberts has compiled a trophy cabinet of examples over many years of research. Find out why John Terry's brain resembles a London pigeon's and why Wembley is a televangelist success story. Much more tonight upstairs at the Old Queen's Head off Borough High Street from 8pm (although we expect it to be busy, so turn up early). Entry is £2.50. Image by R4vi in the Londonist Flickr pool.

Last Updated 10 September 2009