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Demanding more from match analysis in the women's game

As a football fan, it is hard not to get excited about a World Cup, and this Women’s World Cup has certainly been a fascinating event to follow.

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Against the Run of Play: An Investigation into Women Footballers' Negotiation of Gender

The 2019 Women’s World Cup showcases the growing interest in women’s football, with over 6 million people watching England play against Scotland and Cameroon.


Thinking sociologically when comparing women's and men's football

In the build up to any major women’s football tournament, popular debate often inevitably turns to comparative discussion of women’s abilities in the context of their male counterparts.

It’s not about flooding the market but building a pipeline: Improving gender diversity in football coaching workforces

As we celebrate this final week of the 2019 Women’s FIFA World Cup it is worth shining the spotlight on the coaches.

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 Marina McGoldrick

Three Lions roar: the mixed fortunes of England’s football anthems

Rio Goldhammer talks about football anthems and their influence.

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Jon Dart

Sport may be an opium of the people but it matters

Senior Lecturer Dr Jon Dart, from Leeds Beckett University's Carnegie School of Sport, talks about the importance sport.


Just who is responsible for Suárez?

Following the now infamous behavior of Suárez within the World Cup 2014 and the ensuing media frenzy, Dr Daniel Parnell, Senior Lecturer in Sport Business Management considers who is responsible for helping ensure that football reduces the risk of this happening again.

 Dr Dan Parnell

From protests to England’s early exit, Brazil 2014. Has anyone even mentioned the health legacy of the World Cup?

Following the exit of England in the World Cup 2014 and in the backdrop of the performance related narrative engulfing media attention, Dr Daniel Parnell, Senior Lecturer in Sport Business Management considers whether this mega-event can offer any hope for a health legacy.

 Dr Dan Parnell