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The Football Collective Annual Conference 2017

  2017 Annual Conference of The Football Collective to be held at the University of Limerick Established in the UK in 2016 'The Football Collective' is a dedicated International network of over 200 academics and practitioners across a range of... Continue Reading →

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Positive future for football research in 2017

As we draw close to 12-months since the formal development of The Football Collective we would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every member and those supporting and engaging with football research via the platform. We are looking... Continue Reading →

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Football, Politics and Popular Culture

Join us for the Football, Politics and Popular Culture conference in Limerick 2017.

The European Game by Dan Fieldsend

Daniel Fieldsend has written his first book penned 'The European Game - An Adventure on the Continent and its Methods for Success. It will be an essential resource for fans and students of the game, offering unique insight into European... Continue Reading →

Call for abstracts: Football, Politics and Popular Culture

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Please share this across you networks and learn more about submitting an abstract here.

Talking Coach Education

Football Collective member Dr Richard Bailey of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education recently completed a contribution to The Talent Equation Podcast, a platform ran by Stuart Armstrong. Take  a listen here. There are some interesting lessons... Continue Reading →

Keynote announced: Dr Simon McKerrell

We are delighted to announce our keynote for our conference in Limerick (November, 2017), Dr Simon McKerrell of Newcastle University. Dr Simon McKerrell has interdisciplinary research interests focused upon the social semiotics and communication of music, belonging, sectarianism and cultural heritage... Continue Reading →

Keynote announced: Dr Mark Doidge

We are delighted to share some insight into our first keynote, Dr Mark Doidge of the University of Brighton, UK.  Dr. Mark Doidge is Senior Research Fellow in the School of Sport and Service Management at the University of Brighton.... Continue Reading →

Football Fans, Rivalry and Cooperation

Edited by Christian Brandt, Fabian Hertel, Sean Huddleston About the Book, which can be accessed here. Football is undoubtedly the sport with the largest following in the world, attracting billions of fans across the globe. These fans play an integral... Continue Reading →

PhD opportunity: Women in a ‘Man’s World’: A Study of Women Working in Leadership Positions in Men’s Professional Football in England

Durham University PhD Studentship in Partnership with the National Football Museum: Women in a ‘Man’s World’: A Study of Women Working in Leadership Positions in Men’s Professional Football in England. This is an excellent, fully funded PhD opportunity with Dr... Continue Reading →

Where do you find a Sporting Director?

By Dr Dan Parnell and Dr Paul Widdop Where do you find a Sporting Director in football?  We have seen a growing media lens and attention given to the Sporting Director role in football (or Director of Football, Technical Director,... Continue Reading →

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