I have continued to fork out knowing only too well I am being taken advantage of.
Ed Smith’s Left Field column.
When the Prem began 20 years ago, and stadiums became all-seaters, with the season tickets costing a fortune, many of the working classes and twentysomething lads were excluded, unable to pay the prices.
Hunter Davies’s weekly column, The Fan.
Nonetheless, if the current proposals to include fan reps on club boards go through, it will be a significant breakthrough for the sport.
A new book by Roger Domeneghetti explores the huge pull that the game has on the mass imagination.
The FA is out to make women’s football the second most popular sport in the UK, displacing men’s cricket and rugby union. Samira Shackle explores the long history of the game, from munitions workers in 1917 to the first salaried national players just a few years ago.
Football supporters will be given the right to appoint and remove up to a quarter of a football club’s board of directors under new proposals from the Labour Party. Fans will also be given the right to buy up to 10 per cent of a club’s shares on offer during a change of ownership. We assess the proposals and get the views of Supporters Direct chief executive Robin Osterley.
The narrative of the fallen abuser is all too familiar: the ruined life that matters is the man’s rather than the woman he raped, hit or killed.
Hunter Davies’s The Fan column.