Rangers FC to Rangers ST

The bigger they are the harder they fall and boy did Rangers fall. A unique case in Scottish football history which led to an entirely ridiculous situation with various votes about what the hell should happen to the club leading them to the Scottish Third Division.

I can never claim to be an expert in what happened to Rangers and the aim of this blog isn’t to pass comment on how the club ended up where it is. The aim is to highlight how the supporters of the club are mobilising to ensure that this never happens again.

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Why aren’t Supporters Trusts influencing decision making in the top leagues?

It has been a pretty big month for Supporters Trusts (STs). 20% fan-owned Swansea City beat Arsenal at the Emirates, Supporters Direct put forward their European position paper on how the game should be run throughout the continent and AFC Wimbledon took on the Franchise which stole their league placing.

With STs becoming more influential in the lower reaches of the game and more clubs becoming fan owned every month (Northwich Vics this month); I thought I would take a look at some of the clubs higher up the pyramid to see why the ST model doesn’t seem to be having the same impact. And hell, it wouldn’t be football without a rivalry so I looked specifically at the South Wales derby clubs; Cardiff City and Swansea City.

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What is a Supporters Trust?

Ever wondered but didn’t really know? Well here is a quick guide.

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Happy hundredth Barry. Barry Town 5 Cambrian & Clydach 2 – Match Report.

Barry put five past last year’s Welsh Football League Division One winners Cambrian & Clydach in a dominant display but events off the pitch are still a threat to their very existence.

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Fan Owned Northwich

In the recent vote on forming a breakaway Northwich side, 97% of fans voted in favour. A new fan owned club is born.

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The match that should never happen – MK Dons vs. AFC Wimbledon

The old gates of Plough Lane – Wimbledon’s former ground. Thanks to http://www.flickr.com/photos/chalfers/

The inevitable has happened. MK Dons will play AFC Wimbledon for the first time in the FA Cup 2nd round. Already there has been talk of the ‘Dons derby’ and how it was the fixture everyone wanted from some sections of the media, but they are the ones with short memories.

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Loving or Lovering’s Barry Town?

The Supporters run the club and it doesn’t cost the chairman a penny, what could go wrong? We find out at Barry Town FC. 

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