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Posted: March 14, 2013
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Sharing The Story of Vegalta

goal_com_logoHRWe were contacted by Goal.com who caught the trailer for FTMH online and wanted to find out more. Cesare Polenghi – Managing Editor for Goal.com Asia, was Editor for Japanese football at the time of the Tohoku earthquake and reported heavily on the efforts of the JLeague teams as they tried to resume the ‘normality’ of the football season in the earthquake and tsunami struck regions. He also covered many of the charity games and fund-raising efforts throughout Asia at that time. These were all pieces that we referred to frequently as we discussed the project.

You can read a couple of Cesare’s original pieces Here, and Here.

The FTMH article was written by Dan Orlowitz – Assistant Editor at Goal.com Asia and probably one of the most dedicated lovers of JLeague football you’re ever likely to meet. We shared a very pleasant time talking about all aspects of the beautiful game and we will hopefully be meeting up at some point during filming, along with Cesare, to continue the conversation.

The interview has now been translated to their many Asian editions and has been featured in Thailand, Singapore, India, China, Indonesia and Hong Kong, to name but a few. Many thanks to everyone at Goal.com for their efforts.

You can read the full article here.


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Posted: March 14, 2013
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Sendai and Hope

the-diplomat_logo_enCatching up on a couple of great news stories run recently about FTMH, the first of which is Jonathan DeHart’s excellent piece in The Diplomat. Following on from their extensive coverage of Sendai and the rise of Vegalta after the earthquake which featured heavily in our research, Jonathan examines the wider aims of our project and our experiences with the local community. Well worth a read and an excellent publication to follow online.

You can read the full piece here.


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Posted: March 11, 2013
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March 11th 2013

Today marks two years since the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. At some point of your day, take a moment to remember if you can.

今日で東日本大震災から2年。まだまだ続く復興の中で私たち自身が前に進み続けることが大事なのだと改めて思います。自分の出来る事を日々精一杯やりたい。そんな想いの2013年3月11日。


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Posted: March 8, 2013
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Hotspur’s Coming Home

Picture-86Harry Hotspur, fine purveyors of all tidings Tottenham Hotspur (with a nice set of saucepans thrown in) have very kindly run a splendid piece on our endeavours to bring the film to life. Anyone not familiar with the site among our followers in Japan, could do worse than bookmark HH as a cut-out-and-keep guide to irreverent British football humour. It also makes a good fire lighter on the cold winter nights.

You can take a look here.



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Posted: February 28, 2013
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FTMH on TWTD… OK!

20130228-162143.jpgReally nice piece from the guys at TWTD, a great blog dedicated to the life and times of Ipswich Town Football Club. Its a club that holds a pivotal role in the story of how this film came about, and for those not acquainted with the tale, theres a few happy minutes to be spent reading Harry’s blog pieces on TWTD over a cup of coffee (See below link). We were delighted to be able to film at the club recently and look forward to going back to visit in the near future for some fun stuff that you’ll be able to read about soon!

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Posted: February 21, 2013
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we’re Live on kickstarter!

kickstarterIn a project such as this, funding is sadly one of the most important aspects of getting the film to screen – Especially given the logistics of getting the crew back and forth to Japan. We’ve met these costs ourselves so far but there is a time when you need some help. So, we’re sending word out to all football fans out there… Help us get this great film to screen by becoming part of the ‘Football, Take Me Home’ project. Help make this a real fans film, by fans, for fans.

There’s a long way to go but if we can get word out to as many friends as possible, we can make this the best film that it can be… True Vegalta style.

Follow the link below to go to our Kickstarter page and see how you can get involved – There’s even some nice things in store if you can help. We’re not unappreciative here at FTMH!

Click here to go to our Kickstarter page