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The Football Collective is dedicated network of people who wish to bring critical debate to football – for those interested and involved in building football for the future. Through sharp analysis and research informed original reporting, we aim to provide a platform for thought provoking critical debate in football.

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The Football Collective is dedicated network of people who wish to bring critical debate to football – for those interested and involved in building football for the future. Through sharp analysis and research informed original reporting, we aim to provide a platform for thought provoking critical debate in football.

    S3 E2 | Sarthak Mondal and Jules Alberto discuss the past, present and future of Indian Football

    S3 E2 | Sarthak Mondal and Jules Alberto discuss the past, present and future of Indian Football

    In the second episode of Season 3, Sarthak Mondal sits with former Indian international footballer, Jules Alberto to discuss more about the current situation in Indian football.

    Follow The Football Collective on Twitter: twitter.com/FB_Collective
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    Follow Sarthak Mondal on Twitter: twitter.com/sm_speaks

    • 40 min
    S3 E1 | Sarthak Mondal speaks to Laurie Shaw about the advent of Data Science in Football

    S3 E1 | Sarthak Mondal speaks to Laurie Shaw about the advent of Data Science in Football

    In the first episode of Season 3, Sarthak Mondal sits with sports data scientist, Laurie Shaw from Harvard University to discuss more about the advent of data science in sports and the so-called magic pill known as expected goals.

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    Follow Laurie Shaw on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EightyFivePoint
    Follow Sarthak Mondal on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sm_speaks

    Follow our other hosts on Twitter:
    1. Paddy Hoey: https://twitter.com/paddyhoey
    2. Danny Fitzpatrick: https://twitter.com/DFitz_Politics
    3. Josh Dean: https://twitter.com/joshbrdean

    • 24 min
    Freshers' Special: Advice for new students from the Football Collective

    Freshers' Special: Advice for new students from the Football Collective

    Thousands of students will be starting university for the first time in the next few weeks. But, for many the transition from school and college to university will be fraught with worry.

    These worries initially surround how to make first impressions with new friends and tutors in a strange new world sometimes hundreds of miles away from home but they also encompass how to build productive, respectful and meaningful relationships with these people. Also, how do you use email and online communication effectively and respectively?

    But, there are other concerns that new students worry about: how do you get a balance between work and enjoying what should be a hugely transformative period of your life? How should you behave on social media, how should you project yourself and how can you use social media as part of your studies?

    And, on a day-to-day basis, the challenges can be huge. For example, how do you approach beginning to read academic texts and integrate them into your research journey? How do you plan and complete assessments? And, the six million dollar question: how can this work be integrated into getting work experience and placements and starting your transition into the job you really want.

    In this podcast Dr Joel Rookwood, course leader in Sport Business Management at the University of Central Lancashire speaks to fellow Football Collective members Dr Alex Culvin (University of Salford), PhD researcher Connor Penfold (Ulster University), Professor Peter Millward (Liverpool John Moores University), Dr Dan Parnell (University of Liverpool) and Dr Paddy Hoey (Edge Hill University) about how to start university and how students might negotiate their way through their time in academia.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    FBC Special | Sarthak Mondal and Dr. Dan Plumley discuss the impact of Covid 19 on Football Finance

    FBC Special | Sarthak Mondal and Dr. Dan Plumley discuss the impact of Covid 19 on Football Finance

    In this special episode of the Football Collective Podcast, our host Sarthak Mondal sits down with Dr. Daniel Plumley, who is a senior lecturer in Sport Finance at Sheffield Business School, to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on football finance, and the decision by CAS on Manchester City's UEFA competitions' ban.

    NOTE: As responsible individuals of the society, the podcast was recorded over video conference maintaining the social distancing norms and avoiding in person face-to-face interaction.

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    • 19 min
    4th of July Independence Day Special: The state of soccer in the United States

    4th of July Independence Day Special: The state of soccer in the United States

    To celebrate the 4th of July, Professor David Kilpatrick brings together a panel of experts to discuss the state of soccer in the USA today. David, who is a very active member of the Collective, has brought together academics, authors and football industry professionals to do a SWOT analysis on where the beautiful game finds itself stateside - as he says, this their 2020 vision.

    Joining David for a fascinating discussion are:

    Journalist and author Bo Dure of USA Today, ESPN, the Guardian and many other outlets and the author of a number of brilliant books including 'Why the U.S. Men Will Never Win the World Cup: A Historical and Cultural Reality Check' available at all good books shops.

    Dr Tom McCabe of Rutgers University Newark is the joint producer of the really remarkable documentary 'Soccertown USA', a study of the football culture of Kearny, New Jersey. You can watch the documentary on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=havPy5C2XIU

    Maggie Ntim, a football agent and owner of the agency Trinity 3 who has worked in a number of different capacities in both the entertainment and professional sports industries in a marketing and management capacities.

    Dr Zac Smith of Penn State Harrisburg is interested in the ethnography of sport and religion, and has also written about supporter ownership in the USA. He supports Grand Rapids FC and is also, for his sins, a Leeds United fan.

    You can also follow our guests on Twitter:
    @duresport
    @TomMcCabe5
    @agentMaggieNtim
    @zsmith78

    • 57 min
    S2 E20 | Jonathan Ervine talks to Paddy Hoey about Red Star FC of Paris and French football culture

    S2 E20 | Jonathan Ervine talks to Paddy Hoey about Red Star FC of Paris and French football culture

    Dr Jonathan Ervine of Bangor University has written highly acclaimed books about French film and French comedy. He is also a stalwart member of The Football Collective and is a keen observer of football culture in France. In this podcast he talks about the origins of professional football in France and Paris, the perennial Parisian underdogs Red Star FC, the influence of Paris St Germain on the French game, Zinedine Zidane and the continuing significance of the 1998 World Cup winning side on the nation. It's a brilliant show with which to wrap up the second series of The Football Collective Podcast. Many thanks to all our loyal listeners and we will be back towards the end of the summer with Series 3. Merci bien et Allez les Bleus!

    • 42 min

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