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Chinese Football Associate DelegatesChinese FA quiz Salford experts

25 May 2016

A delegation from the Chinese Football Association visited The University of Salford on a fact finding mission, as they try to grow the game in their country.

Aston Villa takeover: Is club merely pawn in China's quest to dominate world football?

18 May 2016

"Aston Villa's takeover by Chinese businessman Dr Tony Jiantong Xia is part of the country's bold vision to become the world's footballing super power, it has been claimed."

Prof Chris Brady has published a new book

Prof Brady's new book 'Quiet Leadership: Winning Hearts, Minds and Matches' has been published by Waterstones. 

Chadwick on China Football

"When it comes to football, China has been a perennial underachiever – with an under-performing national team and a league beset by corruption – but that could all be about to change, as Simon Chadwick writes."

Premier League predictions: Lawro v SAM the super-computer

26 December 2015

"Ian McHale, professor of sports analytics at the University of Salford, together with his colleague, Tarak Kharrat, has built SAM and one of the things it can do is predict the outcomes of football matches."

The athletics doping scandal has no quick fix - IAAF president Seb Coe must face up to a 10 year clean-up project

Professor Simon Chadwick on doping in athletics