A Game of three halves

ThreeWest Ham supporter and architect Adam Leatherbarrow has invented a game and a stadium with three goals and three halfway lines. As part of a competition for the University of Greenwich designed the new game.

In his competition submission, he says: “Three-sided football is a modern adaptation of the “beautiful game”. In typical football games, there are two teams, with two goals and two halves, that play a fixture to determine the winner by who scores the most goals on a rectangular football pitch, where attacking is key. Three sided football is a game where there are three teams, three goals and three halves/thirds played on a hexagonal pitch. A team does not count the goals that they score, but only the goals they concede. The team with the fewest goals wins the game by having the best defence and how well you work with other teams at the same time – this is called “Philosophy football”.

Philosophy football is a concept that is slowly making an impact in many countries in the world and there has even been a world cup.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

4 comments on “A Game of three halves

  1. That’s why we moved to the Olympic stadium.
    This game will fit perfect, I always knew they must be thinking the ground is good for the future when they change the shape of the pitch.

  2. Is today April !st?

  3. I dont know if there still is but there was a league around Deptford way.

  4. A game where Allardyce and Pullis are kings.

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