While much of the European media coverage of football fans has, since the late s, focused on the negative on hooliganism and violence our research reveals a much more positive side to football and its p.ionate supporters. Our work, one of the most extensive pieces of research done on European football fans . The notion of connecting a large stadium to a more p.ionate fan base has always seemed incomplete. It doesn t feel right. Yes, Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona have huge stadiums that are almost always full of fans but attendance figures show that many clubs struggle to fill of their stadium . Les p.ions de l ame On obsessive and harmonious p.ion. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, . [CrossRef], [PubMed], [Web of Science ]View all references to being a sport football fan. Three studies provided support for this dualistic conceptualization of p.ion. Study .Acknowledgements The author would like to thank the staff at the Centre for Qualitative Research, Bournemouth University, for their encouragement and advice on pursuing this methodology. In particular thanks go to Dr Fancis Biley for his encouragement, advice and knowledge. The author would also like to thank the .
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