3it is interpreted historically and socially in the future will be included in thefinal draft, as well as what the future holds for institutions dedicated to itsinterpretation.
To address a research question it is necessary to have a goodunderstanding of the history and background before attempting to analyse(Snape and Spencer 2003). Contemporary and historical literature analysishas been a primary method prior to any qualitative or quantitativeresearch.In February 2010, after only nine years in operation, The National FootballMuseum in Preston dissolved and began relocation to Manchester in orderto attract more visitors (Manchester Evening News 2009). It is questionableas to how effective this strategy will be, as when the museum was based inPreston, a relatively large town itself, visits amounted to only 40,000 ayear, rather than the projected 80,000 a year (Brabazon 2006). High profileendorsements from the FA upon its opening did little to garner interest. Themuseum is scheduled to open in Manchester in Autumn 2011 but as of yetthere fails to be any significant excitement or coverage. One question thecompleted dissertation will attempt to discuss is whether or not there is aneed for invested heritage preservation in football, as there is a notableabsence in the present day. Collins (1999) argues that spectator sportshave been a sociopolitical influence on the population of the UnitedKingdom ever since the tussle between professionalism and amateurism inthe late Victorian era. Whannel (2008) claims that it was present longbefore, but was amplified with the arrival of railways, which allowed formore travelling between towns and regulated competition. It would bereasonable to assume that such a long period of social significance wouldlead to a wealth of documentation and collections, but this does not seemto be the case. It is instead with the governance and financial stability of a