The only game in town | Andrew Martin

02 April 2010 09:00
Forget about creepy plutocrats. The battle for football's soul will be fought outside stadiumsThat Gordon Brown is drawing up proposals to give fans a share in football clubs should come as no surprise. With the connections formed by trade unionism, church or social club having fallen away, support for a football club is one of the few ways left of showing communitarian endeavour and a willingness to belong.If Brown did not own shares in Raith Rovers, then any spin doctor worth his or her salt would quickly provide them. All modern politicians need a football club: the homily Ed Balls gives about his love of Norwich City establishes him – he thinks – as down to earth, a man of the people, and endearingly quixotic. Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian