Mcdowell, Matthew L

Dr. Matthew L. McDowell teaches at the University of Glasgow.

Cultural History of Association Football in Scotland, 1865-1902: Understanding Sports as a Way of Understanding Society
2013 0-7734-4525-0
Soccer, or football as it is called in Europe, became professionalized in the late nineteenth century. This is the story of how the sport grew in popularity, and eventually became the predominant sport in Scotland. Beyond the mere Rangers versus Celtic rivalry that has risen to epic, almost mythological proportions, this book discusses the social impact of the sport on the entire country. It shows how Scotland became a modern society and its sports and entertainment evolved along with the rest of the country, and how soccer became a national pastime.