Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Football, Domestic Violence and the Lightning Seeds

According to research conducted by Lancaster University, there is a positive correlation (not necessarily causality) between football and domestic abuse. The study focused on Lancashire (UK) analysing data from 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cups. Results show that domestic violence rises by 38% when the England team loses and by 26% when the team wins. Incidents are 11% higher the day after the team played and reach a peak at the weekend the team exits the World Cup. When England plays a match, an average of 79.3 incidents are reported versus 58.2 when they are not playing (via).

A not so little Lightning Seeds link pack:

::: Sugar Coated Iceberg: LISTEN/WATCH
::: What You Say: LISTEN/WATCH
::: Perfect: LISTEN/WATCH
::: Ghosts: LISTEN/WATCH
::: You Showed Me: LISTEN/WATCH
::: Lucky You: LISTEN/WATCH
::: Change: LISTEN/WATCH
::: Marvellous: LISTEN/WATCH
::: Ready or Not: LISTEN/WATCH
::: Sweetest Soul Sensations: LISTEN/WATCH
::: Life's Too Short: LISTEN/WATCH
::: The Life of Riley: LISTEN/WATCH
::: All I Want: LISTEN/WATCH

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  1. ha, you're on time :-)

  2. I'll duff my imaginary pet cats up today. No matter what the game's result. ;-)

  3. ...and thanks for the link pack!

  4. I kept my fingers crossed last night. As all my "Italy substitutes" exited in the past weeks, I really would have loved to see England win.
    Thanks for your comments, Kenneth, Karen, and Derek!