What does this mean for fandom? – can you still be a fan if there is no football? How are fans coping without live football?

Football– A starting point could be headlines ‘Premier League suspended indefinitely following Corona virus crisis meeting’

What does this mean for fandom? – can you still be a fan if there is no football? How are fans coping without live football?

The theoretical underpinnings for this are the sociology of fandom (women or men) – eg Tomlinson, or Stacey Pope

Issues around IDENTIT(IES) how has peoples identity changed with the isolation around football – going to the pub to watch the game, drinking culture, how have they adapted?

DATA COLLECTION METHODS

You can still observe some things  – for example your family’s reaction to the suspension, then the final decision etc Your story also is important. Observations from the news clips even.

Interviews  – semi-structured interviews – you still need to retain the ethics code – the consent forms and informed participant information forms – then conduct the iinterviews face to face ONLY in your household, or by Zoom or phone call – obviously get permission to record the conversation.

Coding data- into emergent themes – both from the theories and the data you have collected 

Critical analysis – remember  your findings need to be critical – the points you make linked back to the literature you have set up in your review of literature. 

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