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Oliver Brooks’ ethnographic study of conflicting football fan cultures, Football, Fandom and Consumption (Routledge), builds on studies of three football clubs, Norwich City, MK Dons and Chelsea. The book is generously sprinkled with instructive quotes from football fans, much appreciated by our reviewer, Andy Fuller. Brooks’ study left him with a strong sense of having had his insights into contemporary UK fan cultures thoroughly enhanced.
The International Journal of the History of Sport, Volume 35, 2018, Issue 10: Americas Regional Issue
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Australian Rules football, footy, is a grassroots sport, but the AFL’s increasing corporatisation is distancing the game from the fans. The recent move towards alliances with big gambling companies, and lately with the Walt Disney Company taking the form of Marvel-isation of the game, argues Andy Fuller, may lead to fans looking elsewhere to enjoy their favorite game.
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