By Leslie Crang The first goal of this brave new era, though, was not scored by one of the ultra-elite. It was scored by a team whose presence among the then 22 runaways was something rather remarkable in itself and... Continue Reading →
By Dario Brentin & Andrew Hodges We are happy to announce the publication of a guest-edited Soccer & Society special issue, which focuses on fan protest, activism and struggles in South-Eastern Europe, with special emphasis on the post-Yugoslav region. It... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
'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 →
Higher standards in football refereeing have brought about an unexpected change – the end of the home advantage. According to new research, football in the UK has changed beyond recognition in the last few decades and home advantage has been steadily... Continue Reading →
By Alex Bond, Paul Widdop and Dan Parnell The recent CIES Football Observatory Monthly Report investigated the international mobility of minors in football. The findings suggest a trading or mobility network of under 18yr old male athletes. However, they do... Continue Reading →
Dr Max Mauro talks about his research in his presentation titled: The Balotelli Generation: What is means for Italian football and society. The event was held at FC United’s Broadhurst Park on 30th November 2016.
Dr Jonathan Cable of Cardiff University presents his research: The Fans are revolting: Football, fan protest movements and the press. The event was held at FC United’s Broadhurst Park on 30th November 2016.
By Dr Giambattista Rossi The business of sport agents is completely unregulated, and further, this deregulation is higher than ever before. This is the main finding of a new academic publication investigating the role of the sports agent across the... Continue Reading →