Green Rhino wrote: Isn't it about time we stopped languishing in false nostalgia for the second world war. This is 2015 for heaven's sake.
The Trust should concentrate on doing what it is set up to do.
Bit harsh, Rhino.
Functions need to have a theme, and a current theme at his moment in time appears to be any anniversary of what happened during the first and second world wars. Not just for football functions, but for ANY function. You've only got to look at the bbc to see the interest there is in this sort of thing.
To youngsters, probably like you, it's just a form of history, with little or no interest.
I was the same at your age, but you will learn that with age comes nostalgia. Pining for the past is one of our nations greatest assets, and a way of celebrating our better moments in our historic past.
There are people still alive that took part in these actual events, and we show our gratitude to them all by way of remembering what was achieved. Without their courage, the world would be a far worse place for the likes of you and I and many many other peoples around the world.
Do not criticise the Trust for doing what the Trust should be doing.