A Matter Of Trust: Some Supporter-Owned Highlights From 2011


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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5 Responses

  1. Russell Edwards says:

    Surely Exeter deserved their own paragraph, with our Trust taking us from the brink of extinction in 2003 to equalling our highest ever finish 8 years later?

    Having said that, great to read about all the other success stories from fan-ownership. I hope we see many of these clubs joining Exeter and Wimbledon in the League in years to come.

  2. SW19 Womble says:

    Great article. Kudos to Exeter and Lewes – and glad to see Chester starting their rise back to their “natural” level, and Telford more-or-less reaching it. Hopefully the news about Wrexham will not prove to be another false dawn for them. I think we’ve all proven that the Supporters Trust model can work, in all different shapes and sizes. As Ian says, the important thing is bread-and-butter sustainability and not to get greedy – or indeed a rush of blood to the head, Notts County style.

  3. Nathan says:

    No-one needs to prove that the Supporters Trust model “works”.

    But it is patently clear that the majority-shareholder single supposedly-paternalistic local businessman model has driven scores of football clubs into administration and liquidation.

  4. Rise of the Hatters says:

    What about Kings Lynn Town F.C. ? Finished second in the United Counties Premier in their first full season as a supporters trust owned club.

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