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Title: An investigation into the changing set of relationships between football clubs, football supporters and the media
Author: Cleland, Jamie Alexander
ISNI:       0000 0001 3558 8543
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2008
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In the late nineteenth century, when football became a professional sport and a league structure was formed, a stable 'relationship triangle' consisting of football clubs, football supporters and the media was quickly created. For instance, football clubs needed the support from society, football needed publicity to maintain interest in the game and football supporters demanded news on fixtures, results and league tables. These relationships remained fairly fixed for nearly a century until the 1980s, when radical changes began to occur in the industry, such as the Taylor Report, the involvement of 'new' media and 'new' fans and alterations to the organisational structure and size of some football clubs.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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