Fan Engagement interview: Duncan Drasdo, Manchester United Supporters Trust

For my latest chat, I decided to speak with Duncan Drasdo, the Chief Executive of the Manchester United Supporters Trust. I’ve known Duncan since the heady days of the Glazer takeover in 2005 (a day on which as I recall I spent several hours at Broadcasting House in London doing more than a dozen radioContinue reading “Fan Engagement interview: Duncan Drasdo, Manchester United Supporters Trust”

The Fan Engagement interview: Jay McKenna, Spirit of Shankly

Those who know me will know that my aim as someone who works in football is for clubs, fans and the authorities to understand each other better, and for them to be able to have much better and more productive dialogue, and more meaningful relationships. As part of that, I decided to carry out interviewsContinue reading “The Fan Engagement interview: Jay McKenna, Spirit of Shankly”

Walking the tightrope the Swansea City way

Swansea City Supporters Trust is often held up as an example of a supporters’ trust actively and beneficially influencing the direction of a club. They’re obviously blessed with the status of being in the Premier League, but I’m not always sure that’s such a great blessing: whilst that’s obviously of great benefit financially we should also rememberContinue reading “Walking the tightrope the Swansea City way”

Stretched to breaking point: The Football League’s response to the Price of Football

Last week I took a look at the response from The Premier League to the BBC Price of Football survey, which was as you’d expect a pretty sophisticated attempt to debunk the negatives and position the issue in their favour. Statistics aren’t as stretchy as elastic bands I thought it worth doing the same with theContinue reading “Stretched to breaking point: The Football League’s response to the Price of Football”