Supporters Direct, saviour of football clubs, faces own funding challenges - The Guardian
The new chief executive of Supporters Direct is no stranger to fighting seemingly lost causes and coming out on top. As one of those intimately involved in the rescue of Portsmouth from the damage done by the assorted fraudsters, spivs, invisible men and hangers-on who by 2013 had almost tipped the club into extinction, Ashley Brown peered over the precipice more than once before emerging victorious on the steps of the high court.
Still chairman of the Portsmouth Supporters’ Trust, which owns 48.5% of the club, and licking his wounds after a home first-round FA Cup exit that embodied the practicalities of the struggle that followed the romantic rescue story, Brown has taken on an equally meaty challenge as the chief executive of an organisation teetering on the brink. But Supporters Direct arguably needs to redefine its place in a modern game that is crying out for its influence as much, if not more, than ever.
Read more here https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/nov/12/supporters-direct-football-clubs-facing-funding-challenges-ashley-brown
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