THE RISE OF FAN MEDIA

Tweet By Sam Stone. The digital age has seen content that football fans digest change dramatically. Fan’s experiences have developed from merely attending a game and buying a weekly program to now being involved with their club 24/7.  Forums, blogs, vlogs and podcasts, all led by fans, have added a new and rich dimension to the overall experience. Entertaining, relatable, accessible and humorous content is often produced, in contrast to the more serious mainstream media. There is a demand for information from fans. A Copa90 study found that 50% of…

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Portsmouth FC: Back from the brink

Tweet In the 132-year history of the English Football League, 34 different clubs have entered administration. Of these clubs, just six have done so on more than one occasion while playing in England’s top four divisions. Portsmouth, alone, entered administration three times in less than 15 years between 1998 and 2012.  And their financially inflicted struggles are not limited to this period. Founded in 1898, Portsmouth were admitted to the Football League in 1920 when they joined the newly formed Third Division as Southern League champions. However, by the 1970s,…

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Tackling referee abuse: the failures of the FA

Tweet Image credit: Jon Candy, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license. Headbutted, spat at, verbally abused. Dissent towards football referees has long existed in football. But with referees fearing for their safety now more than ever before, is the Football Association’s revamped Respect Campaign doing enough to stunt abuse? Matthew Watkinson investigates. The experiences of Ryan Hampson epitomise the issues that plague up and coming football referees who face weekly struggles in coping with abusive behaviour. Behaviour that, if away from the football pitch is deemed unacceptable,…

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The Seagulls Summary #4: My Favourite XI

In the fourth edition of The Seagulls Summary, Charlie Parker-Turner picks his favourite XI of past and present Brighton player’s.

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Premier League and EFL suspended until April 3

Tweet The Premier League and EFL have postponed all matches until April 3, due to coronavirus concerns following an emergency meeting Friday morning. The news comes after an emergency meeting between senior officials from each Premier League club was called following the news of Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi testing positive for the virus last night. The Premier League becomes the latest league to be suspended after Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea player Callum Hudson-Odoi test positive for the coronavirus pic.twitter.com/I1CuhhtZLQ — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport)…

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