Arsenal & West Ham: Do the fans always know first?

NB: This article was edited on 06/09/2017 Or perhaps it should say, ‘Do the fans always know best?’ I’ve been prompted to write this article by two interesting stories and posts that I’ve seen recently. The first, about the protests being organised by West Ham supporters; and the second, a story from the Arsenal SupportersContinue reading “Arsenal & West Ham: Do the fans always know first?”

Premier League TV deals: To boycott – or not to boycott?

The Premier League, currently looking at the next set of TV contracts, have let it be known that they’re considering 11:00 kick-offs as part of an attempt to expand into Asian markets. Given that Charlie Sale reported it, there’s a very decent chance it’s got substance to it (he’s been for many years been one ofContinue reading “Premier League TV deals: To boycott – or not to boycott?”

Spirit of Shankly releases its report on supporter engagement

  The following story has just been published on the Spirit of Shankly website. As the report’s author, I now reproduce it here. You can download a copy of the report via this link. Following Liverpool Football Club’s (LFC) announcement yesterday about their ‘new supporter liaison and engagement process’ – the result of an independentContinue reading “Spirit of Shankly releases its report on supporter engagement”

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”