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Taking our ball back: English football's culture wars
Thursday, 29 September 2016 14:32

Taking our ball back: English football's culture wars

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The recent exposure of greed and possible corruption at the highest levels of English football raise questions about the way sport in Britain, under tremendously strong and well-financed commercial pressures, is changing. In the first of a series of articles,¬†Martin Cloake¬†provides an introduction to some of the issues…
When Pep Met Jose: From Northern Powerhouse to Northern Bauhaus
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 13:27

When Pep Met Jose: From Northern Powerhouse to Northern Bauhaus

Written by Steve Redhead
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Professor Steve Redhead discusses the rivalry between Pep and Jose, the absurdities of the English Premier League, the popular culture of Manchester, Northern Powerhouse - and communist football. Manchester is ‘buzzin’, as the locals would say. With the arrival this summer of the two best coaches in modern world football…
Hillsborough and the policing of working class sport
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 04 May 2016 14:32

Hillsborough and the policing of working class sport

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Professor Michael Lavalette argues that the police treament of working class fans at Hillsborough, and the subsequent extensive cover ups, were typical of the way working class communities - particularly young people, black and Asian people, and striking workers at Warrington, Wapping and Orgreave - were policed in order to…
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