Ground debate: The Championship – a league with appeal

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 football away from the hubris and excesses of the Premier, but increasingly, people find the […]

Sports associations and council grounds…a better way for non-league clubs?

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 […]