Socio-economic impact of football in england

  • 15 марта 2011 г.
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Socio-economic impact of football

“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that.”
Bill Shankly

With no doubt, if we look back into the history of football we will not find any references of its relation to other spheres of life, as initially it was created as a mere sport. What we see nowadays is that football not only affectsthe hearts of the players and the fans, but has also interfered into all the fields of up-to- date life. In my work I will try to analyze all the spheres of the influence football bears in modern reality.
I would like to point out that football not only explicitly influences economy, but implicit impact may as well be noticed. In this case the main point is the success and popularity of theteams, but of course it may not cause a crises or a boom, but anyway the consequences of failures and victories are quite obvious. Primarily, the fans of the victorious teams bring benefits to the market of souvenirs, the articles related to these teams. In terms of important tournaments, they cause an outburst of economic development, as the country attracts investors in order to prepare itself forthis event. Also as an example of the benefits of such Championships we can point out the creation of a great number of workplaces, building of new hotels which in future may cause bigger income of tourists. In order to receive all the onlookers, the country should pay much attention to the transport system as well as the changes and modernization of airline nets, and thus road building and otherimprovements become inevitable.
Nowadays, the decision that will be made by the International Federation of Association Football upon the country for the World Cup 2018 serves as a nice example. Among the contenders we find England; the conditions that are provided by the country are quite sufficient, but the possible winning implies building and construction of a number of stadiums, although thetransport system and hotel infrastructure of the United Kingdom satisfy all the demands of the Federation. Holding of such a championship on an international scale can attract great income of people to the country, which can positively affect the development of the country despite all the costs for the event.
David Cameron is convinced that the main mission of the World Cup in England is tounite the people in their love for football and to use this passion in order to change their lives for the better. Moreover, the Prime Minister states that England strives for the victory and has a sufficient capacity of resources for the best organization of the World Cup in the history of football, as well as the creation of the prime infrastructure, that will be inherited by the future generations.In terms of current economic situation in the world, people cannot overlook the consequences and limitations the crisis imposes on football. Many of the teams (e.g. Manchester United, Liverpool) have been losing their economic strength and actually may go bankrupt in a few years. However, there is a tendency to attract foreign investors in order to save the clubs from utter ruin; in this case wecan mention Manchester City’s owner Sheikh Mansou or the owner of Chelsea who is a billionaire, second in the top list of Britain’s richest people. At the time when Roman Abramovich became the owner of Chelsea, the team was on the verge of bankruptcy, but what do we see now? Chelsea has coped with all the financial difficulties and now disposes of a number of high-class football players, thusstrengthening the position of the team.
The Prime Minister of Great Britain David Cameron admits that the English football has been able to develop thanks to the beneficial influence of Russia. Not only has Roman Abramovich changed the image of the club, helping it out to get to the high level, but also contributed the introduction of a number of good Russian players in the Premier League- Roman...
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