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‘You create your own luck, in a way’. About Norwegian footballers’ understanding of success, in a world where most fail | A summary
In this feature article, Pål Augestad, Mats Bruu and Frode Telseth summarize their recent article from Soccer & Society in which they present the results of a study trying to find out why some young and ambitious football talents succeed in their quest to become professional players while the overwhelming majority does not. Is it deliberate practice and successful talent development? Or maybe just plain luck? They asked the players that made it what they thought.
Soccer, a.k.a (association) football is the most popular mass spectator sport in the world. Soccer & Society is the first international journal devoted to the game of soccer, and aims to focus on the game in the context of a more global world. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: ‘YOU CREATE YOUR OWN LUCK, IN A WAY’ ABOUT NORWEGIAN FOOTBALLERS’ UNDERSTANDING OF SUCCESS, IN A WORLD WHERE MOST FAIL by Pål Augestad, Mats Bruu & Frode Telseth.
An examination of the Nordic model of welfare and physical culture, reviewed by someone who’s been there, done that
Edited by Mikkel B. Tin, Frode Telseth, Jan Ove Tangen & Richard Giulianotti, and published by Routledge, The Nordic Model and Physical Culture examines the relationships between the Nordic social democratic welfare system and physical culture, across the domains of sport, education, and public space. Our reviewer is Joe Piggin. He has been physically active in almost all Nordic countries – and he quite likes this book.
The considerable growth of interest in commerce, media and politics and their relationship to sport in international academia has resulted in academics in various disciplines writing about sport. Sport in Society is a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary forum for academics to discuss the growing relationship of sport to significant areas of modern life.