ALTHOUGH the English Football League’s Championship is characterised by overspending, with wage bills outstripping income, the appeal of the division appears to have grown in recent years. Perhaps it is the competitive nature of the Championship or because it represents … Continue reading Ground debate: The Championship – a league with appeal
Why should non-league football be “on the rates”? (or council tax etc) when only a small percentage of people in any given town are especially interested in the local club? Some clubs have clearly benefitted from local authority assistance – Stevenage, for example, play in a council-owned stadium and in the club’s nascent years following rebirth, they were helped to a large degree by the fact their Chairman was a local counciller. It worked, because Stevenage are now an established Football League outfit watched by 3,000 people. Supporting the locals While this is great for the club concerned, if the … Continue reading Sports associations and council grounds…a better way for non-league clubs?