The Soul of a Football Club

The Soul of a Football Club

Watching the class of 92 documentary it was interesting listening to the views of long standing Salford City fans. A number of them interviewed said they were unhappy with the ex-Man Utd players takeover "as it will never be the same." Equally numerous QPR fans say they preferred QPR when the Chrysalis' records founder Chris Wright owned QPR (96-2001) over Briartore / Ecclestone / Fernandes / Bhattia / Mittal, the recent owners over the last 5 years. Mercenary footballers are not …
Glazers Out: Why Marquee Signings Won't Make A Difference

Glazers Out: Why Marquee Signings Won't Make A Difference

Reports in the press recently suggest that the Glazer's parasitic hold over Manchester United looks set to continue for at least another five years. It's no surprise, with the club attracting huge amounts of revenue from sponsorship money, and new deals being announced on an almost weekly basis. It's also no coincidence that this story has appeared during yet another period of unrest amongst supporters of the club. The recent #GlazersOut campaign on Twitter gathered huge momentum, but will it …
A Battle on Common Ground: Liverpool and Manchester, United

A Battle on Common Ground: Liverpool and Manchester, United

They’re not really used to this. During the 2013/14 season, fans of the two biggest clubs in English football have ridden a rollercoaster ride of emotions, which many of their supporters won’t have experienced before. Even the well trodden fan will have forgotten what it's like to suffer these feelings of expectation, disappointment, disbelief, or unbridled joy, as both teams ask the fans to step up to the plate in different ways. Its almost a role reversal, but not quite, …