Non-league can still be a stakeholder concept

THE NON-LEAGUE football world often lives within a false economy that does little to dissuade clubs from flirting dangerously with financial ruin. Some clubs live way beyond their means, paying out everything they accrue and agreeing players’ wages that are totally unrealistic when one considers the earning power of the clubs. It’s a questionable  business model – often a club is propped up by a … Continue reading Non-league can still be a stakeholder concept

Non-league and the stakeholder concept

THE NON-LEAGUE football world often lives within a false economy that does little to dissuade clubs from flirting dangerously with financial ruin. Some clubs live way beyond their means, paying out everything they accrue and agreeing players’ wages that are totally unrealistic when one considers the earning power of the clubs. It’s a questionable  business model – often a club is propped up by a … Continue reading Non-league and the stakeholder concept

Why non-league fans need to know

MODERN football, at its highest level, has become a commodity. Investment in football clubs has become an asset class to be placed alongside bonds, equities, real estate and gold. At the top, fans have little or no intimacy with their club, they are paying customers that buy into the brand like technology geeks become disciples of the latest iPhone. They keep feeding the machine and … Continue reading Why non-league fans need to know

Applaud the owners

YOU’VE probably seen their posters:  imaginative, humorous, intelligent and a little bit cheeky.  The good folk of Lewes have definitely made a splash in non-league football over the past few years, to such an extent that the club’s influence can be seen now all over the land as others “push the envelope” when it comes to the decades-old medium of fixture posters. Lewes, after something … Continue reading Applaud the owners