The Naughty Nineties

Football's Coming Home

Author: Martin King,Martin Knight

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 178057388X

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Football has reinvented itself. As television money has poured into the game, the traditional working-class fans have poured out - not by choice, but by economic necessity. According to those in charge of the game the football hooligan has at last been eliminated from the landscape. But how true is this much-vaunted claim? Martin King, author of Hoolifan, brings his story up to date in The Naughty Nineties. Ironically, he finds that football hooligans now really are in the minority but they are far more dangerous and committed than ever before.

Football and Accelerated Culture

This Modern Sporting Life

Author: Steve Redhead

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317411544

Category: Social Science

Page: 124

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In Football and Accelerated Culture, Steve Redhead offers a new and challenging theorisation of global football culture, exploring the relationship between sport and culture in a rapidly shifting world. Incorporating cutting-edge concepts, from accelerated culture and claustropolitanism to non-postmodernity, he reflects on the demise of working class football cultures and the rapid media globalisation of ‘the people’s game’. Drawing on international empirical research and a unique and ground-breaking study of football hooligan memoirs, the book delves into a wide array of disciplines, examining fascinating topics such as the relationship between music and football; hooligans and ultras; the rise of social media and anti-modern football movements; and ultra-realist criminology. Football and Accelerated Culture offers a new way of thinking about sporting cultures that expands the boundaries of physical cultural studies. As such, it is important reading for anybody with an interest in the culture of sport and leisure, social theory, communication studies, criminology or socio-legal studies.

Tribal Play

Subcultural Journeys Through Sport

Author: Kevin Young

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 0762312939

Category: Social Science

Page: 377

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Traceable as far back as the work of the path-breaking Chicago School of Sociology in the 1920s and 1930s, subculture and counterculture have long been conceptual staples of the discipline. Implemented originally to designate and describe smaller, often deviant or delinquent, groups within larger social communities, the terms gained pace in their use in mid-twentieth century criminological research, and especially with the development of Cultural Studies in the United Kingdom in the 1970s, where they became widely used to describe processes of social class-based opposition, resistance and protest. More recently, sociologists have moved beyond a strict conformity-resistance model in accounting for the behaviour of sub-communities that coalesce around particular values, behaviours, or preferences.Indeed, contemporary sociological research has raised the possibility that the term subculture in particular may have entirely outgrown its usefulness. While the term counterculture has also languished, there is no doubt that the sorts of social groups to which these terms have historically referred are more extensive and colourful than ever. Certainly this is the case in sport. Put simply, all societies are replete with their own versions of Tribal Play which encompass and represent wider social patterns, processes, and struggles.This volume is a collection of 16 readings on aspects of sub-community life in sport that showcases the breadth and depth of sport subcultural research by a group of international scholars representing varied theoretical and methodological orientations. Some of the sport communities examined include soccer hooligans, endurance athletes, disabled athletes, environmentally conscious surfers, and X-Games participants.This fourth volume in th

The Cambridge Companion to Football

Author: Rob Steen,Jed Novick,Huw Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107014840

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 313

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Football is the world's most popular sport. It is a cultural phenomenon and a global media spectacle. For its billions of fans, it serves as a common language. But where does its enduring popularity come from? Featuring essays from prominent experts in the field, scholars and journalists, this Companion covers ground seldom attempted in a single volume about football. It examines the game's oft-disputed roots and traces its development through Europe, South America and Africa, analysing whether resistance to the game is finally beginning to erode in China, India and the United States. It dissects the cult of the manager and how David Beckham redefined sporting celebrity. It investigates the game's followers, reporters and writers, as well as its most zealous money makers and powerful administrators. A valuable resource for students, scholars and general readers, The Cambridge Companion to Football is a true and faithful companion for anyone fascinated by the people's game.

The Real Mackay

The Dave Mackay Story

Author: Dave Mackay,Martin Knight

Publisher: Mainstream

ISBN: 9781840188400

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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This book tells the story of one of football's genuine legends, a man whose presence in any team seemed to lead them on to championship-winning form: Dave Mackay. It is a refreshing, honest and action-packed biography of a man who was at the centre of many of the biggest stories of British football for almost three decades.Mackay joined Hearts in 1953, by which time he had already made his mark at junior level having been at the heart of his school team's side when they won the acclaimed Scottish Schools Cup. At the time he joined the Edinburgh club, they had not won a major honour for almost 50 years. Over the next six years, however, Hearts went on to win the Scottish Cup and League, as well as twice winning the Scottish League Cup. It is no coincidence that Mackay's arrival at Hearts marked the beginning of what is now viewed as the club's golden age. In 1959, Dave was transferred south to join Tottenham Hotspur, who were at that time languishing near the foot of the English First Division. The following season, Spurs became the first side in the twentieth century to win the Double and went on to win the FA Cup twice more, along with the European Cup-Winners' Cup. Again, Mackay was at the forefront of a team now widely recognised as one of the finest ever. In 1968, as Dave was entering his dotage as a player, he joined Derby County, who were lowly placed in the English Second Division. As captain, Dave led the team up the table and they finished as champions, and Mackay was awarded the coveted Footballer of the Year trophy - a fitting end to a remarkable playing career.

The Bonnie Prince

Charlie Cooke : My Football Life

Author: Charlie Cooke,Martin Knight

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing

ISBN: 9781845961817

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 331

View: 8878


Before Joe Cole, Dennis Wise and Frank Lebouf were 'Here, There and Every ******* Where', there was Charlie Cooke. He arrived at Chelsea in 1966 as a replacement for club favourite Terry Venables and promptly delighted the fans with his superb ball skills, his searing runs and perceptive crosses but most of all with his magical body swerve that triggered a collective mega-decibel sigh from The Shed. They called him The Magician, The Maestro and The Wizard, or just Charlie, Charlie, Charlie Cooke. Cooke became a pivotal member of the mercurial Chelsea side of the late 1960s and 1970s, playing alongside Peter Bonetti, Alan Hudson and Peter Osgood. The epic two-match 1970 FA Cup final against arch-enemies Leeds remains to this day the second most-watched television event ever in the United Kingdom. Like many of the era, Cooke finished his career in America, where he played with and against the likes of George Best and Pel . But unlike most of the other British players, Cooke stayed on in the USA, helping the country to develop as a footballing nation. Charlie Cooke: My Life is an insightful, exciting and entertaining account of a special footballer, once seen never forgotten