Posts Tagged "Football Governance"

Bernstein Backdown Evokes a Sea Breeze of Change

By on Jun 28, 2013 in Latest | 5 comments

It didn’t start too well. The Supporters ¬†Summit 2013 held at St George’s Park 22 June. Over 300 delegates¬†from clubs ranging from Chelsea to Widnes Town FC and all shades in-between attended the joint Football Supporters Federation(FSF)/Supporters Direct (SD) Annual Conference. Opening remarks by Malcolm Clark of the FSF set the tone by contrasting the...

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White Knight Syndrome Conflicts Pompey

By on Sep 19, 2012 in Latest | 3 comments

What have the following all got in common? Suliaman Al Fahim, Laurence Bassini, Balram Chainrai and Levi Kushnir? Apart from the fact they all seem intent on bringing joy to the hearts of the Fratton Faithful by throwing money at Portsmouth Football Club? For it seems there has been a virulent outbreak of ‘white knight syndrome’ among aspiring...

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New Direction for Supporters Direct?

By on Jul 11, 2012 in Latest | 1 comment

It is clear that there is a conflict of interests running throughout English football. A conflict that lies between the different ways in which fans and owners see ‘their’ clubs. It is inherent in the running of a football club as a commercial organisation as opposed to a club’s community and social function. This was a key issue of the...

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