Europe

Inter Milan Were Supposed To Be Fun. What Happened?

Clubs have DNA. Not in the chemical sense but more in terms of the enduring cultural traits which are endemic to every single iteration of the team they put out onto the field.

Manchester United and their propensity for scoring late, important goals.

Barcelona and their Cruyffian pass pass pass.

Tottenham Hotspur and their glorious failure.

These are values which develop and manifest in a number of different ways. But over the course of many generations, fans will be able to witness these teams reverting to the values built into the very fabric of the club.

20 Haunting Photos Of Long-Abandoned Soccer Stadiums Around The World

Weeds and dirt and worms and flowers. Soon enough, every sinew of our being will be overloaded with the stuff. There’s no escaping it in our mortal flesh, and the corroding effect of time even conspires to destroy man’s most hallowed creations. 

Here are 20 once-great footballing grounds that have since been decimated by the ravages of old age.

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