Football, Fans and the Future of the World Game

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Abstract

This paper profiles the extraordinary financial success of the English Premier League (EPL) but, against this reality, also considers what the future role of football supporters will be within the English game. My argument is that it has been the important role played by fans that has been a contributing factor to the commercial success of the club game in England but there are signs that this recognition is not always adequately reflected in how the game is governed. It is the management of a delicate equilibrium therefore, between the incremental, of course sometimes exponential, growth of the sport in a commercial sense, with football’s undoubted wider contribution to the social and cultural balance sheet of life, that is addressed in this keynote address.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
Number of pages10
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 17 Oct 2016
EventThe 1st World Football Culture Summit - Zibo, Shandong, China
Duration: 17 Oct 2016 → …

Conference

ConferenceThe 1st World Football Culture Summit
Period17/10/16 → …

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Keywords

  • Football Governance
  • FIFA
  • Premier League
  • Supporters

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Hassan, D. (Accepted/In press). Football, Fans and the Future of the World Game. In Unknown Host Publication
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