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‘The lack of commitment from … players is frustrating: Football, community and time

Debates about the significance of community have mushroomed in recent decades both in academic, media and policy circles. Muc

Footballers are role models when it comes to being good at football. Everything else is just noise

We noted in an earlier post how the use of the term role model in relation to professional footballers had increased quite no

Athletes of influence? The role model refrain in sport

Brilliant piece by Daryl Adair on sport and role models. This was first published in The Conversation It has become a trui

The more things change …

'After supporting the team through good times and bad times, we are told to mind our own affairs' 'Surely we supporters ar

The place of football in the community

The recent obituaries for Brian Lomax, the man who drove the movement to involve football fans in the running of ‘their’

#refspect for pupils @KingEcgbertSchool

[embed]https://youtu.be/t4CAAHT1km4[/embed] Pupils getting some experience performing a post-match interview during a rese

Cuteness and Kindness: The Conflict of Christiano for Muslim teenagers – A research memo

Our first research workshop took place with a group of six girls aged between 13-16 and what a boisterous occasion it t

The value of the local

We carried out our first couple of interviews with people involved in the provision of football-related projects in Sheffield

Young People

Review of the research evidence on young people and sport - Nick Rowe, Sport England Research (March 2012) Introduction

Goal Celebrations

This section focuses on the ways in which goal celebrations have become an increasingly elaborate part of the spectacle of bo