Win, lose or draw then lose on penalties, a game of football doesn’t end with the final whistle.
The Euros are a reminder of the important part sport plays in our national and individual lives.
Mike Douglas is a football fanatic. During lockdown, like many of us, he alleviated boredom by having a clearout.
“When you’ve spent decades collecting mementos of something you love, you don’t think there’ll be a day when you let it all go,” he says. “But with 2020 providing us all with the opportunity to take stock and reprioritise, I knew it was time to cut 30 years of football memorabilia loose.”
But instead of chucking or donating to a charity shop, Douglas wrestled with what he calls the “beauty and burden of nostalgia” by diligently cataloguing his soccer souvenirs.
Project Restart now exists as a website (www.project-restart.co) and coffee-table book.