The English Premier League

A Socio-Cultural Analysis

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Author: Richard Elliott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317265793

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

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The English Premier League (EPL) is one of the world’s most valuable and high-profile sports leagues, with millions of fans around the globe. The 2016/17 season marked the 25th anniversary of the EPL, providing a unique opportunity to reflect on how it has contributed, both positively and negatively, to key developments in football – and in sport and culture more broadly – at local, national and global levels. Drawing on central themes in the social scientific study of sport, such as globalisation, celebrity, fandom, commercialisation, gender, sexuality and race, this book is the first to assess the historical development and current significance of the EPL. With original contributions from several of the world’s leading football scholars, it provides in-depth case studies of the multifaceted role of the EPL in the contemporary world of sport, as well as offering thought-provoking predications for the future challenges that it will face. The English Premier League: A Socio-Cultural Analysis is a fascinating read for any sport studies student or scholar with a particular interest in football and the sociology of sport.

The Ball is Round

A Global History of Football

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Author: David Goldblatt

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141911549

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 992

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The definitive book about football. There may be no cultural practice more global than soccer. Rites of birth and marriage are infinitely diverse, but the rules of football are universal. No world religion can match its geographical scope. The single greatest simultaneous human collective experience is the World Cup final. In this extraordinary tour de force, David Goldblatt tells the full story of football's rise from chaotic folk ritual to the world's most popular sport-now poised to fully establish itself in the USA. Already celebrated internationally, The Ball Is Round illuminates football's role in the political and social histories of modern societies, but never loses sight of the beauty, joy, and excitement of the game itself.

The Sports Tourists' Guide to the English Premier League

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Author: Blair Morse,Brian Burden,Franklin Canterbury

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1543919561

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 580

View: 3139

The English Premier League isn’t a secret club in America any more. More and more casual fans are tuning in to the Premier League. They’re watching on TV, they’re showing up at the pub on Saturday mornings and they’re starting to plan their vacations around a trip to England. And that's why we wrote this book. What we’ve created together is a Premier League resource written from an American perspective. We walked the towns, went to the pubs and talked to the locals. And we brought back some special, in-depth tips. We want this book to be accessible to beginners, people just starting to follow the Premier League. But we also want it to be informative and entertaining for the veteran Premier League fan – the people like us, who’ve been following the league for years. If you’re thinking about traveling to England to see a Premier League game – we’ve put resources in this book to help you. We didn’t contact any of the clubs before we went. We didn't attempt to get press passes or freebies. We wanted to go through the same process as everyone else. And we wanted to share our opinions without influence. We attempted to buy tickets the same way you would, so we could spot any tricks or glitches in the process. Buying tickets in England is a lot different than here in the US. Inside, we share the best way to get tickets for all 20 current Premier League teams, individually. And that’s not all. We also put together the pertinent facts about all 20 clubs, including their history, past and present, in easy-to-understand bits. We’ll tell you who each club’s biggest rival is and how many trophies they’ve won. We hope if you read this book, you’ll walk into any stadium in the Premier League – confident that you know your stuff and you’re ready to rub shoulders with local fans. Even if you don’t plan to travel to England, we hope our longer essays on each team help you live vicariously through us, and gain deeper knowledge of these clubs, their town, and their fans.

Glory, Goals and Greed

Twenty Years of the Premier League

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Author: Joe Lovejoy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780571445

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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The FA Premier League was born 20 years ago, on 23 September 1991, and has since established itself as the most popular club competition in world football. At the start, however, there was opposition from the players' union and the Football League. Then the breakaway elite were faced with the exposure of the game's 'bungs' culture, which stained the reputations of Brian Clough and George Graham, among others. After weathering that storm, the new league was threatened again by the very real possibility of financial meltdown, which was averted only by the controversial takeover of many top clubs by predatory overseas owners. Joe Lovejoy reported on the creation of the Premier League for The Independent and revisits the story in Glory, Goals and Greed, interviewing many of the 'founding fathers'. Later, as chief football correspondent at the Sunday Times, he witnessed all the main events and has spoken again to those involved to shed new light on the best matches, best players and standout incidents of the Premier League's enthralling first 20 years.

Blackpool on This Day

History, Facts and Figures from Every Day of the Year

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Author: Peter Gillatt

Publisher: Pitch Pub

ISBN: 9781905411504

Category: Reference

Page: 184

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Officially endorsed by Blackpool FC, a collection of the key events and matches from the club's colorful history A chronicle in diary form of all the major events in the club's history. With individual entries for every day, and multiple listings for more historic and busier days, the book includes all the club's big matches, promotions, cup runs, significant events, and sensational signings.

Soccer Stories

Anecdotes, Oddities, Lore, and Amazing Feats

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Author: Donn Risolo

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803233957

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 376

View: 1503

Arguably the world's most popular sport, soccer has its own colorful lore, still little known in a nation only now beginning to give the game its due. This book offers the perfect opportunity to catch up on soccer's rich historyand to discover some of the funniest, most ironic, outlandish, and tragic stories ever to come out of the world of sports. Taking readers as far afield as the Faeroe Islands, Thailand, Madagascar, Belarus, Bhutan, and the North Pole, the selections inSoccer Storiesrange from the strange (Brazilian players paid in cattle by their cash-strapped club) to the wild (the Mexican prison warden who threw open all the cell doors in celebration of a World Cup victory) to the comical (the referee who ejected himself). Here is the plane crash that wiped out the Italian team on the eve of its fifth straight national championship; the spiteful African club that scored 149 goals against itself in one game; and the youngster who banked a shot into the goal off a passing seagull. As lively as it is informative,Soccer Storieswill engage fans of all levels.

Graphical Data Analysis with R

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Author: Antony Unwin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498786774

Category: Mathematics

Page: 310

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See How Graphics Reveal Information Graphical Data Analysis with R shows you what information you can gain from graphical displays. The book focuses on why you draw graphics to display data and which graphics to draw (and uses R to do so). All the datasets are available in R or one of its packages and the R code is available at rosuda.org/GDA. Graphical data analysis is useful for data cleaning, exploring data structure, detecting outliers and unusual groups, identifying trends and clusters, spotting local patterns, evaluating modelling output, and presenting results. This book guides you in choosing graphics and understanding what information you can glean from them. It can be used as a primary text in a graphical data analysis course or as a supplement in a statistics course. Colour graphics are used throughout.

Richer Than God: Manchester City, Modern Football and Growing Up

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Author: David Conn

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1623655773

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 449

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Richer Than God is an authoritative, emotional, provocative account of Manchester City's takeover by Sheikh Mansour, culminating in their remarkable last minute Premier League title victory in May 2012. By placing the club's extraordinary current rise in the wider context of its patchy modern history, this is also the story of English football's transformation--from the battlegrounds of the 1980s to today's moneyed, seated, global entertainment. Conn is led to question the very nature of football clubs and being a supporter, the underlying values and running of what used to be called "the people's game." A labor of love, this powerfully told account of Manchester City's fall and rise, based on meticulous research over many years, and exclusive access and interviews with key figures, is written in the gripping, revelatory style Conn has made his trademark.

Sunderland A.F.C.

The Official History, 1879-2000

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Author: Paul Days,John Hudson,P. M. Callaghan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780953698424

Category: Soccer teams

Page: 327

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Employment and Labour Relations Law in the Premier League, NBA and International Rugby Union

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Author: Leanne O'Leary

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9462651590

Category: Law

Page: 327

View: 6980

This book examines the employment arrangements of professional athletes in the Premier League football competition, the National Basketball Association competition and rugby union played at an international level. It describes the organisation and regulatory frameworks of these three professional team sports and highlights the legal, economic and regulatory factors that influence the final form of an athlete’s working conditions. It provides a comparative analysis between the sports on issues such as the role of collective bargaining, wage regulation, salary caps, nationality restrictions, eligibility, player movement and the acquisition of a player’s intellectual property. It discusses the approaches adopted in each sport for balancing the interests of labour and management, the problem of controlling private regulatory power in professional sport, and considers the extent to which legal or government intervention is required in an athlete’s employment relationship. National law can assist players in a domestic league to secure an involvement in the determination of working conditions but it has a more limited effect in a competition organised by an international governing body. This book argues that social regulation through soft law processes at an international level may benefit athletes, consumers and sport globally. It provides a useful case example for comparison with the organisation of other professional team sports in Europe, North America and Australasia. This book is important reading for scholars and practitioners in the fields of international sports law, employment law, competition law, European law and human rights law. It is also highly recommended for students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels taking modules and courses in Sports Law or Sports Business Management. Dr. Leanne O’Leary is a dual-qualified solicitor, Senior Lecturer in Law and member of the Centre for Sports Law Research at Edge Hill University in the United Kingdom. This book appears in the ASSER International Sports Law Series, under the editorship of Prof. Dr. Ben Van Rompuy and Dr. Antoine Duval.

Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2016-2017

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Author: Headline

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 9781472233943

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1056

View: 4011

The market-leading book of football statistics. 1056 fact-filled pages with everything you need to know about domestic and international football. This 46th edition of the football bible brings you all the Premier League, Football League, Champions League and Europa League stats. Plus the complete qualifying and final tournament record of the 2016 European Championships. The Yearbook never fails to deliver with unrivalled stats and information including a comprehensive season-by-season players' directory with an invaluable A-Z of all entries; the most informed stats for English and Scottish league and cup matches, and English and Scottish important dates at home and abroad for the 2016-2017 season. As ever, this is the first reference book you should turn to.

Brilliant Orange

The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football

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Author: David Winner

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408835770

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 4988

The Netherlands has been one of the world's most distinctive and sophisticated football cultures. From the birth of Total Football in the sixties, through two decades of World Cup near misses to the exiles who remade clubs like AC Milan, Barcelona, Arsenal and Chelsea in their own image, the Dutch have often been dazzlingly original and influential. The elements of their style (exquisite skills, adventurous attacking tactics, a unique blend of individual creativity and teamwork, weird patterns of self-destruction) reflect and embody the country's culture and history. This book lays bare the elegant, fractured soul of the Dutch Masters and the culture that spawned them by exploring and analysing its key ideas, institutions, personalities and history in the context of wider Dutch society.

The Association Game

A History of British Football

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Author: Matthew Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317870077

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 2363

The story of British football's journey from public school diversion to mass media entertainment is a remarkable one. The Association Game traces British football from the establishment of the earliest clubs in the nineteenth century to its place as one of the prominent and commercialised leisure industries at the beginning of the twenty first century. It covers supporters and fandom, status and culture, big business, the press and electronic media and development in playing styles, tactics and rules. This is the only up to date book on the history of British football, covering the twentieth century shift from amateur to professional and whole of the British Isles, not just England.

News of the World Football Annual 2006/2007

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Author: Stuart Barnes

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007234236

Category: Soccer

Page: 528

View: 8548

Now in its 120th edition, this pocket encyclopedia of football facts contains everything you need to know about the game – league and non-league – in Britain, Ireland and throughout Europe; plus, in World Cup year, a comprehensive review of the qualifying rounds and finals tournament in Germany.

Facts are Sacred

The Power of Data

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Author: Simon Rogers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571301614

Category: Almanacs

Page: 311

View: 8440

What is the true human cost of the war in Afghanistan? What are the real effects of the austerity measure? And how did the London riots spread so quickly?Facts are Sacred, the Guardian's award-winning datablog, publishes and analyses seemingly benign data - released under the auspices of transparency - to bring its readers astonishing revelations about the way we live now. It reveals how data has changed our world and what we can learn from it. Now, the most telling findings from the blog are brought together to give us the facts and figures behind the headlines, beautifully illustrated with extensive data visualisations. Ground-breaking and fascinating, it celebrates a resource that has pushed the boundaries of modern journalism and is a manifesto for a new way of seeing things.