Martin Cloake is a writer and editor based in London. You can follow him on Twitter at @MartinCloake.
There are tentative signs that Premier League clubs are starting to take fan campaigns against high ticket prices more seriously.
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.
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.
It is not the job, we are told, of those who regulate football to regulate football. What?
How would you feel if the club you supported had been stolen from you, relocated, renamed, made into something entirely different?
Labour think the levy can be used to fund elite sports development as well as grass-roots sports. So, they must be hoping for a lot of gambling in order to generate the sums needed.
Until it promotes a greater diversity of interests, the FA will continue to function as the executive of an elite group.
Everything a women’s football team does is taken to represent the “quality” of the sport as a whole, while male players are allowed to be judged as individuals. We have to put an end to this sexism.
The continued endorsement of Premier League B teams being given access to Football League competitions has led to an open rebellion by teams and their owners against the executives who are supposed to represent their interests.