Posts Tagged "Supporters Direct"

Hard Questions & Hard Times For Exeter City’s Supporters’ Trust

Hard Questions & Hard Times For Exeter City’s Supporters’ Trust

By on Mar 12, 2014 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 4 comments

Just over decade ago, Exeter City were struggling both on and off the pitch, battling to stave off both administration and relegation to non-league. Fast forward ten years and Exeter City are again battling to stave off relegation to non-league, punctuated with worrying messages about cash flow. But while their main issue in 2003 was the convicted fraudster at the...

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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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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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