Football Fans

I have no knowledge of football. This is, as far as I can tell, no bar to having an opinion on it, and anyway, this is my blog. Why is it that football fans have neither a share nor a say in their clubs? If they had, could they federate to elect the FA, cap salaries, and make soccer work for them and not Rupert Murdoch? And, if not, why don't football companies stop pretending that they have any local connections, follow the example of the Brooklyn Dodgers, and take themselves off somewhere with either a lot of space or a contempt for planning laws. Asia perhaps? Shanghai United has a nice sound to it.

Then I could get a nice flat in Chelsea, and Fulham Broadway would stop being the Constantinople Coliseum on a bad day every other week.


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