Category Archives: sport

Football management games

David Hill has posted some interesting reflections on football management games (and specifically the new version of championship manager which is now called football manager) on his Schizomedia blog. David points toward the amount of labour that is required to … Continue reading

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The newly launched American Journal of Cultural Sociology

The American Journal of Cultural Sociology has just been launched. Here is a link to the publishers site for the journal. It’s going to be edited by Jeffrey Alexander, Ronald Jacobs and Philip Smith. There’s also some further information on … Continue reading

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Football and capitalism

David Conn, who has written a history of Manchester City, has a piece about football and money in the LRB. The piece describes how the sport has been transformed as it has become increasingly commercially orientated and as the forces … Continue reading

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Measuring buzz around events: England at euro 2012

An Interesting article in The Guardian about social media analysts monitoring online reactions to the progress of the England Football team. There is stuff in here about the analysis of the sentiment of online content.

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The globalisation of snooker

I’ve been watching the world snooker championship over the last couple of weeks. There has been a lot of talk about the changes that have been made to professional snooker over the last two years. This has been a bit … Continue reading

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Football and statistics

I’ve been reading the weekly secret footballer in The Guardian. Last Saturday the column, which is written by an anonymous premier league footballer, described the growing use of statistics in football. The description was of a game that was being … Continue reading

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