University of Teesside - Fandom's not black and white

May 1, 2008

Football supporters do not believe they have to go to live matches to be true fans, according to research into the followers of the North East's main teams. Kevin Dixon, a senior lecturer in sports studies at the University of Teesside, found that 54 per cent of the fans he interviewed thought that attending a match was an indicator of "real fandom" and that many were choosing to watch games on TV in pubs. Most thought that ticket prices for games should be much lower than they are now.

Please login or register to read this article.

Register to continue

Get a month's unlimited access to THE content online. Just register and complete your career summary.

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Most commented

Recent controversy over the future directions of both Stanford and Melbourne university presses have raised questions about the role of in-house publishing arms in a world of commercialisation, impact agendas, alternative facts – and ever-diminishing monograph sales. Anna McKie reports

3 October


Featured jobs

SETsquared Centre Director

University Of Bristol

Lecturer in Maritime Law, Teaching only

Liverpool John Moores University

AcoRD Officer

University Of Leeds

Marketing and Communication Manager

Heriot-watt University