GARCIA, B. and WELFORD, J., 2015. Whose game is it? Football governance through the eyes of the supporters [Paper #1: What is wrong with football?]. The FREE Project Football governance policy papers, 20pp.
The first paper in the FREE policy series discusses supporters’ opinions on football governance and
asks the fundamental questions that should form the basis of any policy proposals or recommendations
for supporter involvement: What do supporters actually think about current football
Any answers can then begin to form a platform upon which to build proposals for increased
supporter involvement, as it will reflect their own concerns and insights rather than being based on
assumptions. If supporters are to be more involved in the running of the game – and receive a real
say rather than a token acknowledgement – it is vital that we ask and listen to supporters
This is a report.
The FREE – Football Research in an Enlarged Europe – project has received funding from the European Union’s 7th Framework
Programme for research, technological development & demonstration under grant agreement № 290805.