Pod: Richard Irving of Football Supporters Association on Non-League Football, Post-Corona

Pod: Richard Irving of Football Supporters Association on Non-League Football, Post-Corona

A new episode of our behind-the-scenes football podcasts...

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Our John Peel talks with Richard Irving. Richard is the Football Supporters Association Network Manager for Community Owned Clubs, as well as a true Rooks fan and match day volunteer (ie, an all round hero). Richard was previously involved in the Arsenal Supporter’s Trust, and their move to the Emirates - before gravitating to Lewes FC.

(NB: the interview was recorded a few weeks back and so some of the reference points may be a little out of date ref coronavirus.)


Inside this edition you’ll find…

Why Lewes FC and non-league football is an increasingly interesting game for all kinds of football fans - versus the Premiership money-go-round

How testing a time it is right now for owner/member run and owned clubs - and why they’re more sustainable than ’normal’ clubs.

What ‘behind closed doors’ may mean for non-league football - and how and when we may return

How we need to prevent elitism within the game when making our 'restart' choices

How fragile a return to football might be in the context of repeat infection and and longer term planning

Why time out now may help us to chart a better course for the game - resetting some of the financials

Why money may need to matter less in non-league football (and why talent across all aspects of a club should mean more)

What alternative revenue streams might be available in the absence of crowds


Enjoy!


Our John Peel talks with Richard Irving. Richard is the Football Supporters Association Network Manager for Community Owned Clubs, as well as a true Rooks fan and match day volunteer (ie, an all round hero). Richard was previously involved in the Arsenal Supporter’s Trust, and their move to the Emirates - before gravitating to Lewes FC.

(NB: the interview was recorded a few weeks back and so some of the reference points may be a little out of date ref coronavirus.)


Inside this edition you’ll find…

Why Lewes FC and non-league football is an increasingly interesting game for all kinds of football fans - versus the Premiership money-go-round

How testing a time it is right now for owner/member run and owned clubs - and why they’re more sustainable than ’normal’ clubs.

What ‘behind closed doors’ may mean for non-league football - and how and when we may return

How we need to prevent elitism within the game when making our 'restart' choices

How fragile a return to football might be in the context of repeat infection and and longer term planning

Why time out now may help us to chart a better course for the game - resetting some of the financials

Why money may need to matter less in non-league football (and why talent across all aspects of a club should mean more)

What alternative revenue streams might be available in the absence of crowds


Enjoy!