Football English

Football English

Author: Tom Challenger

Publisher: Tom Challenger

ISBN: 9783950338201

Category: English language

Page: 116

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Who is this book for? For learners of English who want to talk about football (soccer) in English. Written for football (soccer) players, football fans and football officials (referees, managers, coaches, administrators etc.) It is suitable for anyone who has at least an intermediate level of English (i.e. above B1 in reading) What topics does it cover? Football English contains exercises to help you improve your vocabulary in these areas: Kicking & Moving the Ball Positions Describing a Game Attacking Defending Tactics The Rules & The Referee The Score & Results Scoring Goals Shooting Skills & Abilities Management & Signings Chances Form Statistics Team Selection The World Cup The League Football Grounds & The Pitch Mistakes Training Calls Injuries Fans The Goal Fixtures Goalkeeping Heading Timing Who is the Author? Tom Challenger is a teacher of English as a Foreign Language. He has 10 years of experience helping people with the vocabulary and skills they need to do their particular jobs. Tom holds professional qualifications in teaching English and is a certified teacher trainer. He is also a football fan "

Who Killed English Football?

Who Killed English Football?

Author: Kpc Exall

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781434349484

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 156

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"Who Killed English Football?" is the product of personal research born out of a mixture of curiosity and frustration. This book was prompted by the inexorable decline of English football performance at European and World Cup events. Analysing the causes of such deterioration, simple but worrying truths are unearthed and laid bare. Club vs Country rivalry, a surfeit of money, a chimaera-like governance, "embedded" media and a foreign player invasion are all contributors to the slow death of the "beautiful game". There might be a glimmer of hope ... provided reality is acknowledged and palliative remedies introduced.

Racism and English Football

Racism and English Football

Author: Daniel Burdsey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000210095

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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Racism and English Football: For Club and Country analyses the contemporary manifestations, outcomes and implications of the fractious relationship between English professional football and race. Racism, we were told, had disappeared from English football. It was relegated to a distant past, and displaced onto other European countries. When its appearance could not be denied, it was said to have reappeared. This book reveals that this was not true. Racism did not go away and did not return. It was here all along. The book argues that racism is firmly embedded and historically rooted in the game’s structures, cultures and institutions, and operates as a form of systemic discrimination. It addresses the ways that racism has tainted English football, and the manner in which football has, in turn, influenced racial meanings and formations in wider society. Equally, it explores how football has facilitated forms of occupational multiculture, black player activism and progressive fan politics that resist divisive social phenomena and offer a degree of hope for an alternative future. Focusing on a diverse range of topics, in men’s and women’s football, at club and international level, Racism and English Football extends and expands our knowledge of how racism occurs and, critically, how it can be challenged. This is an essential read for scholars and students working on race, ethnicity, sport and popular culture, together with those interested in the social and organisational dynamics of English professional football more generally.

English National Identity and Football Fan Culture

English National Identity and Football Fan Culture

Author: Dr Tom Gibbons

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472423283

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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Examining football fans’ expressions of Englishness in public houses and online spaces, the author discusses the effects of globalisation, European integration and UK devolution on English society, revealing that the use of the St George’s Cross does not signal the emergence of a specifically ‘English’ national consciousness, but in fact masks a more complex, multi-layered process of national identity construction. A detailed and grounded study of identity, nationalism and globalisation amongst football fans, English National Identity and Football Fan Culture will appeal to scholars and students of politics, sociology and anthropology with interests in ethnography, the sociology of sport, fan cultures, globalisation and contemporary national identities.

British Asians and Football

British Asians and Football

Author: Daniel Burdsey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134158584

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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In spite of a great passion in the game and significant involvement at amateur level, British Asians are under-represented in professional football. This book asks how and why this situation has developed, using extensive interviews with British Asian football players to offer an insider’s assessment of the difficulties and conflicting demands faced every day. In addition, the book also critically examines the work of the anti-racist football movement, questioning the strategies and policies designed to eradicate racism and asking whether other approaches might be more effective or reflective of the views of the players themselves. Ideal for academics and students of the sociology of ethnicity, sport, youth studies or cultural studies, this innovative book will also be of interest to professionals in the field of equal opportunities.

British Football & Social Exclusion

British Football & Social Exclusion

Author: Stephen Wagg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135763930

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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This book takes stock of British football at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It is written by a range of concerned academics and writers, all of whom have an active relationship with the contemporary football world. The book assesses the changes that have occurred in many areas of football culture and the political and academic debates that have accompanied these changes. English football in particular, it seems, is 'fat city'. The Premiership, now eight years old, has, via satellite television, become a globalised phenomenon: there are Liverpool supporters in Bangladesh, Chelsea fans in sub-Saharan Africa and Manchester United followers across the globe. Grounds are full. Top class football attracts people to bars and pubs in huge numbers. Hooliganism appears a thing of the past. Everyone seems to love football and/or to support a team. The British football media are generally euphoric in their rendering of contemporary football culture. However, the contributors to this book argue that the heavily commodified, PR-driven and cartelised British football world, with which so many contemporary politicians and other public figures rush to identify themselves, has either created, exacerbated or continued to ignore serious problems of social exclusion problems of class and community, race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality and age.

Encyclopedia of British Football

Encyclopedia of British Football

Author: Richard William Cox

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0714652490

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 372

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This reference work aims to provide sports enthusiasts, journalists, librarians, students and scholars with an authorative source of information on a comprehensive range of subjects covering the history and organization of football in Britain. Over 250 entries focus on key organisations or individuals, famous clubs, major competitions, events, venues and incidents, institutions and organisations as well as key issues such as gender, racism, commercialization, professionalism and drugs, alcohol and football.

Football and European Identity

Football and European Identity

Author: Liz Crolley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134355631

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Shifting European identities, cultural loyalties and divisions are often expressed more directly through attitudes to 'the people's game' game than in any other arena. This book examines European football journalism from throughout the last century to present a unique cross-cultural analysis of changing European national and regional identities. Building on detailed research into original language sources from across Western Europe, from the early 20th century to the present day, Football and European Identity traces this fascinating evolution. The resulting cross-cultural analysis of national identity in Europe provides the basis for a unique study of the interplay between football, society, politics and the print media, in three parts: Part 1: Old Europe national identity in the football writing of England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain Part 2: Nations within a State examines the status of Corsican, Catalonian and Basque identities Part 3: New (Football) Worlds explores the response of Europe’s presses to the emergence of Africa, South East Asia and the USA as major forces in world football

Football and Migration

Football and Migration

Author: Richard Elliott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317810476

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 206

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Football is an incredibly powerful case study of globalization and an extremely useful lens through which to study and understand contemporary processes of international migration. This is the first book to focus on the increasingly complex series of migratory processes that contour the contemporary game, drawing on multi-disciplinary approaches from sociology, history, geography and anthropology to explore migration in football in established, emerging and transitional contexts. The book examines shifting migration patterns over time and across space, and analyses the sociological dynamics that drive and influence those patterns. It presents in-depth case studies of migration in elite men’s football, exploring the role of established leagues in Europe and South America as well as important emerging leagues on football's frontier in North America and Asia. The final section of the book analyses the movement of groups who have rarely been the focus of migration research before, including female professional players, elite youth players, amateur players and players’ families, drawing on important new research in Ghana, England, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Few other sports have such a global reach and therefore few other sports are such an important location for cross-cultural research and insight across the social sciences. This book is engaging reading for any student or scholar with an interest in sport, sociology, human geography, migration, international labour flows, globalization, development or post-colonial studies.

Football governance

Football governance

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0215561058

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

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Additional written evidence is contained in Volume 3, available on the Committee website at www.parliament.uk/cmscom

The Blizzard - The Football Quarterly: Issue One

The Blizzard - The Football Quarterly: Issue One

Author: Jonathan Wilson

Publisher: Blizzard Media Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 190

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The Blizzard is a quarterly publication put together by a cooperative of journalists and authors, its main aim to provide a platform for top-class writers from across the globe to enjoy the space and the freedom to write what they like about the football stories that matter to them. Contents of Issue One ------------------------- Fortunes of War ------------------------- * Stars of David, by James Montague—The astonishing story of Israel's first national team * The Collaborator, by Philippe Auclair—The treacherous life and traitor's death of Alexandre Villaplane, France's first World Cup captain ------------------------- Interview ------------------------- * Dennis Bergkamp — David Winner talks to Dennis Bergkamp about his greatest goals, the nature of genius and the importance of predicting the future ------------------------- Leeds ------------------------- * Revie-Nixon, by Dominic Sandbrook—How ignominious exits overshadow the successes of a US president and a Leeds United manager * Mind of Peace, by Anthony Clavane—David Peace discusses the inspiration behind "The Damned Utd" and why he won't apologise to John Giles * 44 Days, Later, by Lawrence Donegan—Why Jock Stein lasted no longer than Brian Clough at Elland Road ------------------------- Theory ------------------------- * The First Bilardista, by Jonathan Wilson—How Victorio Spinetto pioneered pragmatism in Argentinian football * The Brain in Spain, by Sid Lowe—Juanma Lillo, mentor to Pep Guardiola, explains his thinking on clubs, coaching and why society is sick ------------------------- Grass Roots ------------------------- * Duels on the Nile, by Paul Myers—A report from Sudan on the second championship for Africans playing their football at home * An Exile at Home, by Scott Anthony—Vasilis Hatzipanagis, Greece's greatest player, explains why he never played a competitive game for his country * Port in a Storm, by Ben Lyttleton—The extraordinary success of the academy at Le Harve * Marsh Attacks, by Simon Hooper—How a Sunday League team gives London's Romanians a sense of identity ------------------------- Denmark '92 ------------------------- * Once Upon a Time..., by Dave Farrar—The fairy story of Denmark's 1992 European Championship campaign ------------------------- Origins ------------------------- * The Sum of their Parts, by Gunnar Persson—The rise and fall of Motala and its football team * When the Kites weren't Black, by Dileep Premachandran—The lost legacy of Indian football * Man and Boy, by David Ashton—Fathers, sons and the grumbling terraces of industrial Scotland ------------------------- Polemics ------------------------- * The Pillars of the Earth, by Simon Kuper—Could it be that the Premier League boom has only just begun? * What's the Point of Football Writing?, by Tim Vickery—There's more to it than getting up late, isn't there? Isn't there? * World's Apart, by Kieron O'Connor—Fifa and the financial legacy of the South African World Cup ------------------------- Football Manager ------------------------- * The Ballad of Bobby Manager: My Autobiography, by Iain Macintosh—When somebody takes their game of Football Manager just a little too seriously... ------------------------- Greatest Games ------------------------- * Manchester United 2 Real Madrid 3, by Rob Smyth—European Cup quarter-final second-leg, Old Trafford, Manchester, 19 April 2000 ------------------------- Eight Bells ------------------------- * Pre-War Scottish Legends, by Scott Murray—A selection of eight of the early stars of the game in Scotland

Who Owns Football?

Who Owns Football?

Author: David Hassan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317996361

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

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The commercialization of sport since the 1990s has had a number of consequences. The market forces that have defined commercialization, notably pay-per-view television, whilst initially welcomed as important new sources of revenue, have also had the unanticipated consequences of de-stabilizing many sporting competitions and institutions, undermining the financial future of clubs in their traditional role as key social and cultural institutions. This has been manifested in the paradox of chronic financial loss-making amongst professional sports’ clubs in an era of exponential revenue growth, a trend exemplified by the experience of Italy’s Series A and the English Premier League – both cases examined in detail in this book. But, at the same time, some traditional sporting organizations have sought with some success, to chart a middle way, retaining traditional sporting movement objectives whilst also embracing a form of commercialism. The Gaelic Athletic Association in Ireland, the supporter-owned FC Barcelona football club, and New Zealand rugby union, offer illustrative examples of such strategies examined in detail. This book explores the background to this clash of commercial and traditional sporting objectives, and debates the consequences for wider sports governance. This book was published as a special issue of Soccer and Society.