Supporters Direct Arrive At The Crossroads


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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4 Responses

  1. Simon Cope says:

    One minor (pedantic) point – a CIC is a Community Interest Company, a corporate structure that can potentially be used to safeguard a club’s assets (such as their ground) much more robustly even than with an Industrial & Provident Society (the corporate body favoured by the vast majority of Supporters’ Trusts).

  2. lindsay jones says:

    Watmores performance shocked me,but then again perhaps it shouldnt have.

    I think I am right in stating that he thought the biggest challenge facing football was the fact that players are paid in euros and that the fall of the pound would affect this adversely.

    This was not a problem that most of us in the hall had to grapple with.

    Very disappointing.

  3. Martin says:

    Shame on Ian Watmore.

    He should be more disappointed that Chester City’s owners may have successfully avoided paying nearly £1m in tax.

    How does he think that makes his sport look?

  1. October 19, 2009

    […] supporters’ societies — at clubs across the country. Ian at Two Hundred Percent has a must-read take on the proceedings of the conference.  Ian believes Supporters’ Direct is at a crossroads, on “the question of whether […]

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