CAPITALISM demands that when you’ve made money, you have to generate more to keep the spiral going in the right direction. That’s what it is all about, continual growth and accumulation of wealth. Some aspects of capitalism are clearly unsavoury, … Continue reading The meaning of fan engagement
FOOTBALL continues to be divided over the timing of fans’ return to the stadiums. From a business perspective, no paying spectators is a disaster for most clubs, but the game still suffers from the ingrained perception that it is not … Continue reading Covid-19: It’s a political football
IT HAS been interesting to hear the criticism of players who left their club in order to move elsewhere. Some clubs and their fans take it worse than others, but ultimately, in the free market that is football, players are … Continue reading When will fans realise football is just an incredibly well-paid job?
DO YOU love football, or do you love Arsenal? Would you watch another club in order to appreciate the finer points of the game? And do you respect, admire and acknowledge great players, outstanding pieces of play and even tip … Continue reading The portfolio fan – love of the game or frightened of commitment?
YOU’VE heard the old joke that you can change your wife but you never switch your football team. It’s a wisecrack that belongs to the past, but there is some truth in it. Football commands a sense of loyalty that … Continue reading It’s not a science – the way we pick our football teams
AS IT stands, the Coronavirus may just prove to be disruptive for a short time. Once the world realises this is not “Survivors 1975” things should calm down, but with financial markets doing their customary knee-jerk reaction to crisis, and … Continue reading Coronavirus: Panic could decimate the 2019-20 football season