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Book Review: Studying Football by Ellis Cashmore and Kevin Dixon

November 28, 2016
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Book Review: Studying Football by Ellis Cashmore and Kevin Dixon

“Studying Football” is something of a misnomer, because the sport itself has very little to do with the book. Having a flick through the index, it’s surprising quite how few footballers are listed and very few of them are in there for anything they do out on the turf. The book instead focuses on...

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Case Study: Fenerbahce 2-1 Manchester United 3/11/2016

November 8, 2016
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Case Study: Fenerbahce 2-1 Manchester United 3/11/2016

Failing to muster a decent run of form as title rivals pull out in front and a Champions League place up for grabs meant the Europa League had a sudden importance for Jose Mourinho. Although a Uefa cup winner with Porto, the competition became...

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Case Study: West Brom 0-4 Manchester City 29/10/2016

October 30, 2016
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Case Study: West Brom 0-4 Manchester City 29/10/2016

For years we have heard of a mythical wet and windy night in Stoke that would be the true test for Barcelona. European cups and league titles all meant nothing until the world’s best footballers had been kicked a lot on a plough-field. Many...

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Premier League 2015/16 awards

July 24, 2016
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Premier League 2015/16 awards

Wonderful story, but one you would never want to actually watch back. While Leicester’s rise is incredible, it’s worth noting that it simply wouldn’t be allowed to happen if...

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Case Study: Olympique Marseille 1-2 Paris Saint-Germain 7/2/2016

February 10, 2016
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Case Study: Olympique Marseille 1-2 Paris Saint-Germain 7/2/2016

Is French football in bad health or is it as good as health as its ever been? On one hand, Paris Saint-Germain are so far ahead in the league...

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Case Study: Manchester City 3-1 Everton 27/1/2016

January 29, 2016
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Case Study: Manchester City 3-1 Everton 27/1/2016

Although in very different situations and neither in any peril, both Manchester City and Everton aren’t particularly happy with how their seasons have gone. City once again looked to...

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