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Conference at UL explores football and politics

Original article published here. On November 23rd and 24th, the annual conference of the Football Collective, a dedicated multidisciplinary international network of over 200 academics and sports practitioners, was held at the University of Limerick. Organized by Dr James Carr,... Continue Reading →

Call for abstracts: Football, Politics and Popular Culture

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The Sarajevo Derby: The Documentary

By Dr Joel Rookwood My latest documentary is based in Bosnia and Herzegovina, on one of the most atmospheric football derbies in Europe, contested in one of the most absorbing cities on the continent. The Sarajevo Derby is a film... Continue Reading →

Gabon 2017 – The Cup of African Nations

By Dr Joel Rookwood - @JoelRookwood The Cup of African Nations has been staged at fluctuating intervals since its inception in 1957, from an annual to quadrennial basis, across 19 different states. CAF – the Confederation of African football –... Continue Reading →

The Other World Cup – Football Across Borders

The Football Collective conference guests were fortunate to view this incredible and insightful film from Dr Joel Rookwood. This is one to watch.    The Other World Cup - Football Across Borders from joel rookwood on Vimeo. Read more about... Continue Reading →

Our Chair at the Future Football conference, Professor Jean Williams offers an insight into her research, Football by design: World Cup posters 1930-2014. The event was held at FC United’s Broadhurst Park on 30th November 2016.

‘The other World Cup: Football across borders’ film announced for Future Football conference

We are delighted to announced the Future Football: a design for life, conference will feature a new film by Dr Joel Rookwood. An overview of the film is provided below and will no-doubt be a highlight of the day and... Continue Reading →

World Cup 2022 and Qatar’s construction projects: Relational power in networks and relational responsibilities to migrant workers

By Pete Millward In “World Cup 2022 and Qatar’s construction projects: Relational power in networks and relational responsibilities to migrant workers,” Peter Millward (Liverpool John Moores University, UK) explores the relational power and responsibilities to migrant workers on physical infrastructure projects... Continue Reading →

Marseille hooliganism: Russian fans and police must share blame with English

Mark Doidge, University of Brighton Barely had the Euro 2016 championships begun and the French city of Marseille saw England fans clashing with rival Russians and police. Inevitably it brings back memories of the notorious English hooliganism in the port... Continue Reading →

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