Registered On: October 17, 2015
Fair points Cliff but the lower leagues main revenue for most clubs is the gate money and as the bigger clubs have deals in place from sugar daddys like Sky which help them considerably more then the other 72 clubs. I agree broadly with the points you make but what about the ” big football family ” that gets touted about our league structure, one big football family etc etc? The bigger clubs could do more if they got together and approached the FA with some ideas, should they?, will they? We all probably know the answer, the little guys will fold, so get your nostalgia stories ready in a few months time.
I take your point about gate money during this time, perhaps there is more help that should be given from the top table.
However, my point around self governance remains the same. Bury knew roughly their yearly turnover, yet they rode along with a madman’s spending spree when Beckford and co rolled into town. In no other walk of life would you get away from running a business so recklessly