Your views would be HUGELY appreciated.
This is my critical research topic for media, and one of the primary research methods is using forums.
There's a few case studies that i'm likely to use, such as 'Colegate' and what has gone on with Ashley Cole over the past year in terms of his treatment in the media and has this affected his game or his club etc. Also obviously David Beckham.
'Wags' are another of my main topics to discuss, and how they, arguably, have overtaken the husband as the media focus. And also how this has affected the game and the player etc.
A few additionaly questions i will consider:
- how far are contemporary footballers valued for commercial reasons rather than sporting ability?
- to what extent do the media influence the british game within what should be non-media concerns.
All contributions are appreciated.