Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Introducing The New Signings: Soccer Mad Boffins

Alex (left) and Kevin (right) signing their publishing contracts.  Photo taken by: Chris Purdham 

We are very pleased to announce that we have now signed publishing contracts to have our paper 'Beer and the Boro - a Perfect Match!' included in the forthcoming book 'Brewing, Beer and Pubs: A Global Perspective'.

Our chapter is co-authored with Fred Hutchinson (Teesside University) and the book will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in March 2016. It will include contributions from many great writers and it will be edited by a great team - Ignazio Cabras (Northumbria University, UK), Prof David Higgins (Newcastle University, UK) and Prof David Preece (Prof Emeritus, Teesside University). 

Our paper, as you might gather from the rather punning title, is about Middlesbrough Football Club and its relationship with breweries as sponsors and suppliers to its stadium.  In the paper, we place particular focus on the 1980s - and what happened before and since that time.

You can read all about the book here.

Stay tuned for more exciting news regarding publication plans for even more of our research - in particular the work we have been doing on the 1966 FIFA World Cup.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015


SOCCERMADBOFFINS are proud to announce that we will be presenting a public lecture at this year's YORNIGHT event on Friday 25th September.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the event which makes it that extra bit special.

Yornight is part of European Researchers' Night -  a mega event which takes place every year simultaneously in more than 300 cities all over Europe and beyond. It aims to show that research is fun and influences daily life for all of us.  YorNight is York’s contribution to this event, hosted by the University of York in partnership with the York Museums Trust.

European Researcher's Night is a European Commission initiative funded by the European Commission's Research and Innovation Framework Programme H2020 (2014-2020) by the Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie actions. Directorate-General for Education and Culture. European Commission under Grant Agreement No. 633344.

We will be found in:

  • The Researchers' Cafe

And we shall be doing a public lecture:

  •  'FIFA World Cup 1966: Planning for Success' 
  • King's Manor Room K/159 
  • 7.40pm - 8.00pm

See you there!