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That Sainsbury’s Christmas ad - Fact, Fiction and Football

Posted by: Professor Gary Sheffield

“My personal view is that I don’t think it is appropriate and that I am uneasy at using the First World War to sell groceries, no matter how sensitively it is done or that it involves giving some monies to the Royal British Legion. I simply don’t like it.

“I never saw him play but we were the best of friends for years” - The pseudo-social relationships of Football Manager

Posted by: Dr Richard Medcalf and Dr Gerald Griggs

As the latest version of the ultimate football management simulation, Football Manager 2015, hits the streets two University of Wolverhampton academics share their love of the series which even led them to research the relationships gamers struck up with the virtual football world and its players.