The Football Collective

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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 →

New: Referee and Match Official Research Network

As a means of pulling together various strands of research that focus on the role of the referee and match official in football, as well as other sports, Dr Tom Webb has recently convened the Referee and Match Official Research... Continue Reading →

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 →

Respect? An investigation into the experience of referees in association football

We are pleased to share recently published research by Football Collective members, Dr Jamie Cleland, Dr Jimmy O'Gorman and Dr Tom Webb, in The International Review for the Sociology of Sport. This article focuses on the response by 2056 football... Continue Reading →

Women into Coaching: Are You Sure?

In this post, Dr Colin Lewis introduces a new chapter: Women into Coaching: Are You Sure? in the recently published: Sport and Discrimination Book (2017) (Routledge) Dr Colin Lewis, Dr Simon Roberts and Dr Hazel Andrews Chapter Overview Presently, there... Continue Reading →

Building social inclusion through football: The case of Diversity City FC

Dr James Carr made the trip across the Irish Sea to present his research on: Building social inclusion through football: The case of Diversity City FC. The event was held at FC United’s Broadhurst Park on 30th November 2016.

A Sociology of Football in a Global Context

'A Sociology of Football in a Global Context' by Dr Jamie Cleland, published by Routledge is now available in paperback should you feel it would have some value to your courses/modules. Here is the link to the book. About the Book Association... Continue Reading →

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