UPDATE: Having won the Luther Blissett Deptford League on the crucial yellow measure in June 8 AP (2016 vulg.), Strategic Optimism Football reached the resounding culmination of its three year “amplic” phase. In doing so, it promptly entered a final, three year “chiselling” phase, set to culminate in 2019 (vulg.).

The ease with which the team achieved its sweeping successes across both domestic and international arenas and the burgeoning worldwide expansion of three-sided football across sporting, artistic, scientific, philosophical and occult circles has been pronounced. SOF’s players have as a result grown so indifferent and bored of the game’s competitive iterations they have decided to eliminate one element of their existence per day up to the team’s complete dissolution on August 30th, 2019 (vulg.). Approached for comment, SOF’s mandated instantly revocable head coach stated: “While everyone is trying to get into three-sided football, we’re doing our best to get out of it.”



Strategic Optimism Football was formed when the nomadic, autonomous university the University for Strategic Optimism used the occasion of a three-sided football match in New Cross to announce its auto-dissolution. Simultaneously the formation of a new triolectical football team was proclaimed – Strategic Optimism Football was born.

The UfSO declared that it was triolectically inverting Marcel Duchamp’s infamous gesture of “definitively abandoning” art in favour of chess. In their case, giving up politics in order to play three-sided football. However, SOF’s first game was played under the banner of an international day of action against gold mining in the Roșia Montană region of Transylvania – undermining their own futile gesture from day one. Incidentally, it is a little-known fact that it was from this very game that one of three-sided football’s key tactical dissimulations – the so-called “Rosia’s (Triple) Cross” – obtained its name.

‘The Optimists’ play in a multi-coloured kit, triolectically derived from industrial painting, occult magick and sploshing. They function as an open home team for all those with no home, where all the shirts read Blissett. They have gone on to contest the Luther Blissett Deptford League in the 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons and sent players to the 1th Triolectical Football World Cup in Silkeborg Denmark, in May 2014 as well as the 1th Triolectical Football World Cup in Kassel, Germany, in August 2017.

Click here to find out more about the arcane magicks encoded in their kit and iconography.

To contact S.O.F. – or if you fancy playing with us – follow the link and be transported into the psychogeometry of your dreams!





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