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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 Registration open - click here. Established in the UK in 2016 'The Football Collective' is a dedicated International network of over 200 academics and... Continue Reading →

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Football Broadcasting in the UK: Paywalls and Eyeballs

By Jonathan Cable, Cardiff University On the 8 March 2017 BT Sport broadcast the greatest come back in Champions League history. Barcelona versus PSG witnessed the first time a team managed to overcome a four goal deficit. In the days surrounding... Continue Reading →

Monitoring and Achieving Compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code: Learning from the Implementation of Other International Agreements

By Stacie Gray The scale of the problem that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) faces in terms of eliminating doping in sport was recently highlighted by the exposure of state-sponsored doping in Russia and the series of doping scandals within... Continue Reading →

Football Science Seminar at University of Southern Denmark, Odense

Professor Peter Krustrup recently hosted a football science seminar – surrounding Football Fitness and Elite Level Football at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense. The event was to celebrate Peters appointment as Professor of Sport and Health Sciences and Head of Football... Continue Reading →

Job Alert: Senior Researcher

Location: Manchester Salary: Up to £45,000 (D.O.E) plus excellent benefits package Hours: Full Time Contract Type: Permanent   As a leading social research company specialising in sport, community and youth sectors, Substance is seeking a new member for its successful... Continue Reading →

Inaugural Football Science seminar: Football Science – The Use of Top-Class Research in Elite Football

Professor Peter Krustrup extends an invitation to this forthcoming “Football Science Seminar – The Use of Top-Class Research in Elite Football" on 27 Jan 2017, 2pm-5:15pm at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense. Sign up is free. Alongside Peter Krustrup, you... Continue Reading →

2017 FOOTBALL EDUCATION AND PREJUDICE CONFERENCE

It is great news to see that planning for the 2017 Football, Education and Prejudice Conference is now underway. The 2016 event will be extremely hard to top with viewers from across the world accessing the highly engaging and thought-provoking event.... Continue Reading →

Dr Stacey Pope talks about the Football Collective at ‘Future Football: a Design for Life’

Leon Davis talks about the Football Collective at ‘Future Football: a Design for Life’

Sara Ward previews ‘Future Football – a design for life’

Dan Parnell previews ‘Future Football – a design for life’

Football Fandom

Alison Bambridge and Jack Bullock present their research on Football Fandom. The event was held at FC United’s Broadhurst Park on 30th November 2016.

New Chair announced for Future Football Conference

We are delighted to announce Dr Richard Bailey as a new chair for our forthcoming conference, Future Football: a design for life.  Richard Bailey is an internationally recognized authority on physical activity and human development. His academic qualifications are in... Continue Reading →

The Football Collective

We are pleased to release the new logo for The Football Collective. Let us know what you think.

New Key Note Speaker Announced

We are pleased to announce Tony Asghar as part of our keynote panel at the Future Football conference on the 30 November 2016 at FC United. Tony joins us within an informal environment for one of our keynote contributors – Owen Gibson, Rt Hon Andy... Continue Reading →

Key Note Panel Chair, Dr Peter Millward

Peter Millward is Reader in Sociology at Liverpool John Moores University (UK).  Many of his research interests lead to him exploring social, cultural and political dimensions of elite professional football in its consumption and organisation.  He has published widely, authoring... Continue Reading →

Preliminary Programme for Future Football: a design for life.

As we get closer to the conference on Wednesday 30 November at FC United, we would like to thank our colleagues for their response, contribution and support in the development, of what was a rough initial idea to create a... Continue Reading →

Research Insight Series: Final Chair Announced

We are delighted to announce that Dr Stacey Pope will chair and present as part of the Research Insight Series for one of 4 afternoon sets of presentations at our forthcoming conference on the Wednesday 30 November 2016 at FC United.... Continue Reading →

Research Insight Series: Third Chair Announced

We are delighted to announce that Dr Jamie Cleland will chair and present as part of the Research Insight Series for one of 3 afternoon sets of presentations at our forthcoming conference on the Wednesday 30 November 2016 at FC United.... Continue Reading →

Erdogan vs. Gulen: Power struggle comes full circle in Turkish soccer

By James M. Dorsey   Politics’ incestuous relationship with soccer came full circle this week with the mass resignation of executives of the Turkish football federation and the firing of scores of officials, including referees, as part of the government’s... Continue Reading →

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