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From the Back Page to the Front Room: Football’s Journey Through the English Media

Over the past week we have been fortunate to welcome new Football Collective member Roger Domeneghetti to the group. Roger presented at the Football, Politics and Popular Culture conference in Limerick. In this post we would like to bring you... Continue Reading →

Routledge Book Series, Critical Research in Football

We are very pleased to announce a very exciting opportunity for football scholars involved in all aspects of the game. Routledge have signed off a new book series on Critical Research in Football led by Football Collective members.  Dr Peter Millward, Dr... Continue Reading →

‘Punk Football’ in Florence – The rise of the fan*

By Leslie Crang ‘Punk football’ as noted by Keoghan (2014) is ‘to unite the collective strength of the supporters to raise as much money as they could to help the [football] club out financially.’ Although, Jim Keoghan’s book ‘Punk Football:... Continue Reading →

Funded Opportunities Sociology of Football

Funded Opportunities Sociology of Football (Deadline July 31st) Teesside University are currently recruiting up to 25 Graduate Tutor Positions These roles offer an exciting opportunity to begin a fast track academic career, undertaking PhD level research whilst also gaining experience... Continue Reading →

Elite Female Football in England: How ‘do’ they do it?

By Alexandra Culvin In this post, Alex provides an insight into her PhD research, which seeks to examine women’s experiences of working as a professional footballer in the UK. The purpose of my research is to explore how women negotiate their... Continue Reading →

PhD/Graduate Teaching Assistant: Street Football Association

Street Football Association themed PhD/Graduate Teaching Assistant position advertised at Leeds Beckett University, Carnegie School of Sport Men and women who are experiencing homelessness consistently report poor health and are amongst the most excluded groups in society and this forms... Continue Reading →

Professional football clubs and their impact off the pitch

Much attention will be focused towards the on-the-pitch performances of professional football clubs this coming weekends as Wembley is set to host the FA Cup semi-finals, yet professional football clubs are having an increasing impact off the pitch, notably for health.... Continue Reading →

PhD Opportunity: Women working in leadership positions in men’s professional football in England

We are pleased to promote a very exciting PhD opportunity on behalf of Football Collective member Dr Stacey Pope. The details of the PhD position: Women in a ‘Man’s World’: A Study of Women Working in Leadership Positions in Men’s... Continue Reading →

A multidisciplinary perspective on Football consumption

In this article newly qualified doctoral academic Alex Bond writes about his thesis, its contribution to the literature, its disciplinary (or multidisciplinary) focus, and results which shed new light on ‘The Football Consumer’. By Alex Bond The landscape of sport... Continue Reading →

Pressure? What pressure? Football referees have more support from the media than we think

Dr Tom Webb of the University of Portsmouth and of The Football Collective provides insight into his latest research.

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