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The Lady Footballers

The Lady Footballers

Struggling to Play in Victorian Britain

  • Author: James Lee
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317996771
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 141
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This book tells the story of ‘the Lady Footballers’. It covers their 1895 and 1896 tours through the eyes of the largely unsympathetic British press. It explains gender issues of the time, and the financial problems that doomed this experiment. Despite increasing opportunities in sport for British women during the late nineteenth century, virtually every segment of society opposed the idea of women playing football. In 1895, Nettie Honeyball and Florence Dixie formed the British Ladies’ Football Club (BLFC) intending to introduce the game to women and girls as a means of recreation and profit, over 10,000 spectators crowded the football ground in London to watch the BLFC in its first match. Nearly every London newspaper covered the event. These women endured public ridicule. They ignited the gender prejudice of the time, and confronted it head on wearing ‘men’s’ kit, and playing ‘men’s rules.’ Football's mystique was that it was a manly sport for men, thus these women footballers symbolized a paradox: those playing well were gender freaks; those not playing well proved it was a male game. This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

African Footballers in Sweden

African Footballers in Sweden

Race, Immigration, and Integration in the Age of Globalization

  • Author: Carl-Gustaf Scott
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137535091
  • Category: History
  • Page: 292
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This book employs men's football as a lens through which to investigate questions relating to immigration, racism, integration and national identity in present-day Sweden. Specifically, this study explores if professional football serves as a successful model of multiracialism/multiculturalism for the rest of Swedish society to emulate.

The Stupid Footballer is Dead

The Stupid Footballer is Dead

Insights into the Mind of a Professional Footballer

  • Author: Paul McVeigh
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1408193779
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 224
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'As footballers' biographies go, this is special. I can't remember reading another that seems to take the reader inside the subject, recalling his thought processes as they occurred, from boyhood to the Premier League. It's riveting stuff and comes with a message for everyone about how ambition can be fulfilled. I wish I'd read it 50 years ago!' - Patrick Barclay, football writer Professional football in the modern era is played every bit as much in the mind as on the pitch. More and more it's becoming clear that natural talent is nowhere near enough to sustain a career in the modern game. Players need to be smart; not academically but in terms of their thinking. The ones who are dedicated, with mental resilience and a winner's psychology are prospering and will continue to do so as the game evolves. The stupid footballer is dead. Ex-Premiership footballer Paul McVeigh looks back on his professional career and how he learned to play the mental game and gives a look behind-the-scenes into the approach of some of the game's highest performers. This book will appeal to sports fans and players who want to get inside the head of top professionals. And if there is one book to be read by players at all levels who want to improve their performance on the pitch then this is it - from someone who hit the heights in top-level sport and is driven to share what he learned along the way.

The Leaguers

The Leaguers

The Making of Professional Football in England, 1900-1939

  • Author: Dr. Matthew Taylor
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press
  • ISBN: 9780853236399
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 320
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Manchester United is the most recognized sports team in the world, with an audience of millions around the globe, surpassing even the New York Yankees. David Beckham's exploits—and marital woes—are known worldwide. The Football Association of England has become a multi-billion dollar industry. But how did English football become not only the defining sport of the nation but also one of the most successful sports in the world? With The Leaguers, football historian Matthew Taylor tells the story of the early days of professional football in England, revealing the distant origins of today's game. Making extensive use of archival materials from football clubs, unions, and associations, Taylor presents a compelling picture of football teams and players in the early days of the twentieth century, tracing the development of the system of professional teams from the hundreds of town, club, and school teams that dotted the countryside. The top tier of those teams comprised the Football League that by the 1920s was synonymous with the very idea of professional football in the minds of fans and sportswriters alike. The Leaguers illuminates the role played by the Football League—and by successful clubs in the League such as Arsenal and Aston Villa—as the rules, standards, and structure of the modern game were being codified. Taylor also considers the careers and influences of early players, including such well-known names as Billy Meredith, "Dixie" Dean, and Alex James. As football's popularity grew and sports media proliferated, players found themselves becoming national stars, their portraits on cigarette cards bought by fans throughout England. The first full-length history of the early days of the Football League, The Leaguers will be essential reading for football fans who want to know how their favorite sport grew from modest origins to the worldwide phenomenon that is English football today.

Official Journal of the European Communities

Official Journal of the European Communities

Debates of the European Parliament

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Soccer Tough 2

Soccer Tough 2

Advanced Psychology Techniques for Footballers

  • Author: Dan Abrahams
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781910515013
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 190
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Global soccer psychologist Dan Abrahams is back with a follow up to his groundbreaking, international bestseller "Soccer Tough." In "Soccer Tough 2: Advanced Psychology Techniques for Footballers" Dan introduces soccer players to more cutting edge tools and techniques to help them develop the game of their dreams. Soccer Tough 2 is split into four sections - Practice, Prepare, Perform, and Progress and Dan's goal is simple - to help players train better, prepare more thoroughly, perform with greater consistency and progress faster. Each section offers readers an assortment of development strategies and game philosophies that bring the psychology of soccer to life. They are techniques that have been proven on pitches and with players right across the world. Like the original Soccer Tough, this book has been designed to be readable, accessible, and no-nonsense. Every chapter is short, engaging and packed full of stories from some of the best men and women soccer players in the world today. - Develop a no limit attitude towards your potential - Create a world class improvement programme for your soccer - Ramp up your training attitude using cutting-edge motivational theories - Prepare to play with energy and confidence - Use your 'controllers' to manage your focus, your intensity, and your emotions on the pitch - Learn to play under pressure like the best footballers in the world do - Measure and build your self-belief Soccer Tough 2 has been written with one thing in mind... to make you the best footballer you can be.

Sight and Sound

Sight and Sound

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Motion pictures
  • Page: N.A
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Youth Soccer

Youth Soccer

From Science to Performance

  • Author: Gareth Stratton,Thomas Reilly,Dave Richardson,A. Mark Williams
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415286619
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 216
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Blending contemporary sports science theory with youth specific coaching practice, this book offers soccer development strategies that are tailored to the needs of young players.

The Obesity Epidemic

The Obesity Epidemic

Science, Morality and Ideology

  • Author: Michael Gard,Jan Wright
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134365640
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 232
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Increasing obesity levels are currently big news but do we think carefully enough about what this trend actually means? Everybody – including doctors, parents, teachers, sports clubs, businesses and governments – has a role to play in the ‘war on obesity’. But is talk of an obesity ‘crisis’ justified? Is it the product of measured scientific reasoning or age-old ‘habits of mind’? Why is it happening now? And are there potential risks associated with talking about obesity as an ‘epidemic’? The Obesity Epidemic proposes that obesity science and the popular media present a complex mix of ambiguous knowledge, familiar (yet unstated) moral agendas and ideological assumptions.