Buying success? An independent study into the reasons behind the changing geography of modern European football

Chevis, Mark (2006) Buying success? An independent study into the reasons behind the changing geography of modern European football. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This independent study looks deep into the implications the growth of economics in football has had on the Geography of the European game. By looking at thematic maps I have proven the existence of a changing Geography within the context of the European Cup. Then in my analysis have attempted to link this shift in Geography to indicators of economic strength, such as stadiums, attendances, transfers, wages and TV revenue, before concluding that these two factors are interlinked. I have concentrated on the nations who have been represented the most at the latter stages of the European Cup in the 2000's, and by looking at indicators of economic strength have tried to prove that the nations that are more successful are so because they are have more financial muscle. These specific countries are England, Spain, Italy, Germany and France who undoubtedly produce the most successful club sides in the modern era. This independent study looks to argue that this predictability of successfulness is not only a modern phenomenon but has undeniable links embedded within economics.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:13
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/174

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