‘A Sociology of Football in a Global Context’ by Dr Jamie Cleland, published by Routledge is now available in paperback should … More
Higher standards in football refereeing have brought about an unexpected change – the end of the home advantage. According to new … More
Insights from Richard Irving on his research: Supporter ownership: The way forward or a missed opportunity? The event was … More
Our Chair at the Future Football conference, Professor Jean Williams offers an insight into her research, Football by design: World … More
Dr Max Mauro talks about his research in his presentation titled: The Balotelli Generation: What is means for Italian football … More
Dr Giambattista Rossi from Birkbeck University presents Sports Agents and Labour Markets: Evidence from World Football. Giambattista’s book Sports Agents and … More
International Football History Conference, 15-16 June 2017 at MCFC’s CFA, Etihad Campus, Manchester. By Dr Gary James I’m hosting, via … More
How and why social media-based anti-brand communities build around professional football teams and how this affects the team, its sponsors, … More
We have decided to deliver a bundle of articles from the news and research surrounding key football topics. These do … More
By Dr Giambattista Rossi The business of sport agents is completely unregulated, and further, this deregulation is higher than ever … More
In this post Dr Tom Webb highlights some of his most recent published research. The research considers the organization and leadership … More
By Pete Millward In “World Cup 2022 and Qatar’s construction projects: Relational power in networks and relational responsibilities to migrant … More
Football, filmmaking and mega-events
This London derby also has an unpleasant history of antisemitic abuse directed towards Tottenham fans because of their club’s perceived ‘Jewish identity’. Ahead of the game, we are delighted to present recently published research by Dr Emma Poulton, a Senior Lecturer in the Sociology of Sport at Durham University and member of The Football Collective. Her article reflects upon antisemitic discourse in English football and in doing so, explains the different uses and meanings of ‘Yid’ in football fan culture.
Dr Tom Webb of the University of Portsmouth and of The Football Collective provides insight into his latest research.