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Mark Mason 9551

  1. 1. Football and Me By Mark Mason
  2. 2. What is Football <ul><li>Football is a very popular cultural practice amongst the majority of the British population. It is a sport which is played and observed by thousands of people in the UK alone. </li></ul><ul><li>It is encouraged in schools and is a major part of children’s lives as parent’s want their youngsters to live a healthy and active lifestyle. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The beautiful game <ul><li>Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, can be traced to as far back as the Medieval period in Britain, although similar games have also existed in the past in Asia, particularly China. The modern game of association football originates from the formation of the ‘The Football Association’ in London, England in 1863 based on multiple efforts to standardise the varying forms of the game </li></ul>
  4. 4. Has football lost it’s soul <ul><li>There is, of course, a lot wrong with football at the moment. The wages paid to players are astronomical – Derby Chief Executive Tom Glick </li></ul>
  5. 5. Has football lost it’s Soul (2) <ul><li>It is not the game I knew 10 years ago. It's changing and it's sad. There are lots of things like kick-off times, small things that make a difference. Clubs are being sold and fans are complaining about prices. &quot;Football is a tough, physical game, but you see players rolling around and players trying to get other players booked,&quot; said Roy Keane </li></ul>
  6. 6. Players wages (opinion) <ul><li>I strongly believe that players wages are extremely high and that wages these high should be paid to real heroes like members of the British armed forces </li></ul>
  7. 7. Footballers and stereotyping <ul><li>When people think of footballers, they immediately think of players like Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Lionel Messi and many other big named stars. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Aaron Mokoena <ul><li>Aaron Mokoena is a very influential football player who is the captain of both Portsmouth and his national side, South Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>Mokoena has been inspired to create his own footballing foundation and he is inspiring young people in South Africa to get involved with football to provide a better lifestyle and to mix contrasting communities together. </li></ul>
  9. 9. &quot;I launched my Foundation with the aspiration of making a real sustainable difference for young people in South Africa using the power of football&quot;
  10. 10. Stereotyping <ul><li>These players are seen to be stuck up players with astronomical wages and are assumed to be uneducated, vain and only think about themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>But these players overshadow the lesser players that are educated and are trying their hardest to help others needs rather then their own required needs. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Characteristics <ul><li>Football is a team game and I think it is a form of text that promotes an individuals set characteristics. This can be shown as the majority of players are very good communicators and that they are willing to learn from their peers around them. </li></ul>
  12. 12. What it means to be a football fan <ul><li>As time went on, watching my team push hard for that equaliser or winning goal and come head-to-head with hated rival teams like Liverpool, imbued me with something: emotion. </li></ul><ul><li>To be a fan means to stick with your team through thick and thin, and not abandoning them at the first sign of trouble. And last but not least, to be a fan means you dismiss all their obvious strengths and admire their supposed differences. For that is what makes them unique and worth supporting </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  13. 13. Football in society <ul><li>Football is a major part </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;When we asked supporters what they valued about their clubs, it was not their success on the field, nor the value of the club's shares, or whether it was in profit or not, but their importance within their family, social and community life that was paramount,&quot; explains Adam Brown, </li></ul>
  14. 14. NVC in football <ul><li>Non verbal communication is important in football </li></ul><ul><li>An example of it would be a manager making hand gestures to his player to communicate </li></ul><ul><li>Fans show their appreciation by applauding efforts </li></ul>
  15. 15. NVC to Me <ul><li>Non verbal communication is effective in my life especially during a football match. </li></ul><ul><li>I can use non-verbal communication to either show my appreciation or dissatisfaction during the game. </li></ul><ul><li>It can also help put meaning to some of the verbal communication I use especially if the message isn’t fully received. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Football and group identity <ul><li>Group identity in football is important as fans from one side combine to provide vital support for their club. Each individual football fan realise that their support and banter urges the team on and fans often portray themselves as the twelfth man. This means they are almost another player to the team and they are almost giving an advantage to the team they support. </li></ul><ul><li>Also the stereotyping of a set individual is made by the public as a large group of football fans often communicates the message of trouble to any observers. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Group Identity (hooliganism) <ul><li>Group identity has escalated so much in football over the years. Thus leading to more football related crimes and fights. Fellow fans come together in what are known as ‘firms’ to participate in fights against opposition clubs, in order to enhance their club’s group identity and reputation. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Football and my identity <ul><li>Football is a key aspect of my identity. This is because football is a major part of my life and culturally fills up plenty of my free time. Football plays a key role in my identity as it is a hobby as the clothes I wear and some of the topics I talk about are football related. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Why is football important to me <ul><li>What football means to me introduction: </li></ul><ul><li>Football is a major part of my life as I see it as a way to keep fit and active. I also believe that it is a good way to relieve any pressures of myself and take my mind of emotional circumstances in my life. I visualise football as an escape from the world and I’m a completely different person when I am out playing a competitive match. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Football days <ul><li>Football is a cultural practice which is involved in my weekly routine. I am a fond supporter of Wolverhampton Wanderers and I play for a Sunday league club called Danesmore Casuals. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Football and Value <ul><li>Football is a much adored and valued cultural practice all over the world </li></ul>
  22. 22. Wolves Matches <ul><li>The Wolves are a huge part of my life and as a season ticket holder I feel like it is my duty to attend their home matches and support the boys to some emphatic results. </li></ul><ul><li>I feel that my attitude on a match day is a lot different to that on a school day. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Language <ul><li>When I am within the terraces and around them my language changes a significant amount as it because more abusive and aggressive </li></ul>
  24. 24. Language and Theory <ul><li>I think the use of supportive and abusive language can be used in association with ‘Dimbleby and Burton’ </li></ul><ul><li>This is because this use of language that I use associated with the game is to build relationships with my fellow supporters </li></ul><ul><li>This theory relates to the reactions, comparisons and the identity within a group. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Football and My Ideal self <ul><li>Football is a very physical game and is a great source of exercise. </li></ul><ul><li>I believe football relates to my ideal self as I think the exercise helps with my fitness, health and the size and shape of my body. </li></ul><ul><li>If I am unhappy with my fitness, I automatically enhance my work-rate during matches and training sessions. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Summary <ul><li>Overall I believe football is a key aspect of society, culture and identity. It especially can be linked with my identity. Football allows people to categorise and relate to me and having peers know I’m heavily associated with football it makes it easier for them to communicate with me. </li></ul>