Now showing items 1-6 of 6
Staying ‘healthy’ to win: The training of professional footballers, 1880-1939.
Footballers are unique compared to most other workers. Their output is not only a performance but it has traditionally been condensed into 90 minutes on a Saturday afternoon. Unlike other entertainers no two performances ...
Evolution of Soccer Science
(Human Kinetics, 2016-08-07)
Metatarsals and magic sponges: English football and the development of sports medicine.
(North American Society for Sport History, 2007-05)
This article looks at the development of sports medicine within Britain using professional soccer as a case study. It explores the relationship between sport and medicine within wider society and argues that a cultural ...
Mixing Business with Leisure? The Football Club Doctor, Sports Medicine and the Voluntary Tradition
(Taylor and Francis, 2009-03)
The football club doctor has traditionally been a role fulfilled by a local general practitioner on a casual basis over a long period. Since the 1990s, due to football’s accelerated commercialization, a number of clubs ...
‘A Noble Game Became Degraded”: The rise and fall of professional football in Middlesbrough, 1889-1894
(North East History Journal, 2014)
This article examines the brief life of Middlesbrough Ironopolis Football Company Limited between its formation in 1889 and its subsequent liquidation in 1894. It was in 1889 that the membership of Middlesbrough Football ...