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About TomTsportresearcher

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    Villa sign Wesley from Club Brugge for €25m

    Brighton want 30 million for him apparently, he's defiantly not worth that sort of money...I think Mings would be the better option to be honest. Yeah Phillips and Butland are looking likely, I think both would be good additions and hopefully Butland will bring some stability to our GK position, fingers crossed anyway!
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    RB Leipzig & Red Bull Research - need help please

    Again thank you for your responses It's interesting that 'Gemeinnützigkeit' has been mentioned, I have come across something similar in my research about the importance of a club as a symbol for the community and how the government actively want fans to participate in the democratic process of clubs in the BL. It's fair to say the 50 + 1 rule has been an important feature of governance within the BL to maintain this democratic process. How important do you think the 50 + 1 rule is? and do you think the incursion of RB Leipiz and to some extent 1899 Hoffenheim has put pressure on the DFL/DFB to reform or relax the rule?
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    Villa sign Wesley from Club Brugge for €25m

    Just what we needed, hopefully he can be another Benteke! @Fairy In Boots what do you make of the Lewis Dunk rumours?
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    RB Leipzig & Red Bull Research - need help please

    All great posts and very insightful, there is no wrong or right answer and it's great to see a healthy debate between @Rucksackfranzose and @SchalkeUK. Your insights certainly offer alternative perspectives. Let me ask you this, what do you both think of Red Bulls ownership of RB Leipzig? And do you think it's a good thing for football? As a researcher I'm very much a neutral on this topic haha.
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    Thanks for your help ...the thread is up and running!
  6. Hi all, I'm currently researching globalisation, commercialisation and fan culture and I'm specifically looking at Red Bull and the RB Leipzig 'project'. I would really appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to help me out. It's safe to say the RB Leipzig 'project' has been fairly successful so far, especially since the teams promotion to the Bundesliga. However, from my understanding the club is unpopular amongst fans within and outside of the Bundesliga. RB Leipzig has also recently entered into a cooperation with SC Paderborn which has been protested by SC Paderborn fans (see here https://www.dw.com/en/bundesliga-paderborn-fans-threaten-boycott-over-rb-leipzig-cooperation/a-49073501) This has got me thinking about the social, cultural and economic impacts of Red Bulls takeover of RB Leipzig. So I have decided to undertake a research project on the topic on these two questions; "What do you think of Red Bulls ownership of RB Leipzig?" and "What do you think Red Bulls impact is on football for both the Bundesliga and football more generally?" I think this is a great opportunity for us to look into the impacts and we could potentially uncover future trends within football concerning 'multi-club ownership' and corporations. Your responses will be used in my research project (I will make it available for everyone to see) and kept anonymous. But, if you'd like, I'd be more than willing to cite you. If you would like to find out more about my research please contact me! Thanks everyone!
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    Hi Tommy, Thank you for the welcome, it sounds like you have a great story tell and I look forward to finding out more!
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    Hi Nudge, Thank you for pointing me towards some posts, I will look into them! So I'm using RB Leipzig as a case study to discuss globalisation, commercialisation and fan culture - the case study helps me to manage all of this by focusing on a fairly recent 'phenomenon' of multi-club ownership. I would like to start a new topic on this (if I can) which would include a few questions to the community. As a newbie I'm still trying to navigate my way around this forum so can I ask you, which thread/area would be best suited for this topic? Thanks,
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    Hi all! I'm Tom Taylor, a Sport Sociology student at the University of Brighton. I'm currently researching globalisation, football and fan culture. My research has led me to this page, I'm interested in Red Bull and RB Leipzig. I think the Red Bull project is very interesting and it keeps on getting more interesting... I don't know if anybody has seen this article? https://www.dw.com/en/bundesliga-paderborn-fans-threaten-boycott-over-rb-leipzig-cooperation/a-49073501 I am a complete newbie, but so far it's been great to browse through some of the threads and I hope I can fully participate in some myself. In terms of football, I am a massive Aston Villa supporter and from having spent a year in South Korea I also closely follow the K-league, my 'team' is Gyeongnam fc. Looking forward to talking football with this community. Thanks, Tom T