Non-League’s rainy day… time to crisis test and change the constitution

THE late Alan Hull of Lindisfarne once wrote a tune called “The Money Game” and sang that he could “smile when it’s a rainy day”, implying that he didn’t have to worry about cash when things were bad. Sadly, modern lifestyles and mass consumerism have left many people without a proverbial pot to pee in, […]

Non-League’s rainy day… time to crisis test and change the constitution

THE late Alan Hull of Lindisfarne once wrote a tune called “The Money Game” and sang that he could “smile when it’s a rainy day”, implying that he didn’t have to worry about cash when things were bad. Sadly, modern lifestyles and mass consumerism have left many people without a proverbial pot to pee in, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Volunteers – non-league football’s diminishing race

The recent survey conducted by website provider Pitchero demonstrated two things: that established volunteers are committed to sport but conversely, the young are reluctant to get involved in activities like non-league football. Not that volunteering, per se, is a thing of the past. Britain is still a charitable nation judging by the onslaught of tin-shakers […]

Game of the People Insights – The stakeholder concept

Game of the People is pleased to announce the publication of its first Insights paper. This inaugural paper is entitled “The Stakeholder Concept”. Many clubs talk of having stakeholders, but very few are able to weld together the people in the boardroom, the man on the terrace and the greater local public. This paper looks at one way […]