Yes, It’s Sulaiman Al-Fahim Again!

You’d have thought that even the publicity junkie that is Sulaiman Al-Fahim would keep as low a profile as possible, after his dismal, embarrassing failures at Portsmouth, but no. Having done a round of self-justificatory chats with the UK press, who didn’t balk at...

Match Of The Week: Aston Villa 2-1 Chelsea

There’s something afoot in the court of Chelsea. After a start to the season that carried on the way that last season ended (high octane football mixed with the arrogance of the club that knows that it is amongst the best in Europe), they have started to look...

Supporters Direct Arrive At The Crossroads

This year’s annual Supporters Direct conference found the organisation at something of a crossroads. The high profile failure of Supporters Trusts at Notts County and Stockport County have caused a deal of unwanted attention to be cast upon SD (even though they...

Trouble Brewing At The Wessex Stadium, Yet Again

In his 2006 book “Floodlit Dreams”, writer Ian Ridley brilliantly summed up the small town politics that drive the running of so many football clubs. He had taken the chairmanship at Weymouth Football Club with big ambitions, but a combination of...

From The Supporters Direct Annual Conference

It was as if Birmingham was doing its best to live down to my expectations. Brighton, just after noon, had been warm and sunny – a splendid Indian summer’s afternoon. By the time I alighted the train at Birmingham International railway station, however,...