The London Football Exchange: It’s disruption, not ‘democracy’

The grandly titled ‘London Football Exchange’ (LFE) has launched, positioning itself even more grandly as ‘Democratising Football through the Blockchain.’ For those who don’t know (and I have a very basic understanding myself), the Blockchain ‘allows market participants to keep track of digital currency transactions without central recordkeeping.’ (If you want to read more, youContinue reading “The London Football Exchange: It’s disruption, not ‘democracy’”

Port Vale: Time to invest in the supporters (updated) 

Earlier on today I did an interview on BBC Radio Stoke, talking about how Port Vale has been put up for sale by owner Norman Smurthwaite (if you’re interested it’s 14:50 min in on Sport at Six http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04zr3d2) There’s a tendency when these things happen to talk about ‘investors’, and how the club should beContinue reading “Port Vale: Time to invest in the supporters (updated) “

Fan Engagement & why the National League’s future depends on it

It’s been a a particularly intriguing time over recent months, and particularly so for Football League (EFL) clubs and, most concerning of all, the National League (NL). This is particularly true following EFL Chief Executive Shaun Harvey proposing the biggest change to football since the early 1990s, and mid-2000s, with his 100 club ‘professional’ structure,Continue reading “Fan Engagement & why the National League’s future depends on it”