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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 ...
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 ...