‘Black and whiters’: the relative powerlessness of ‘active’ supporter organization mobility at English Premier League football clubs

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/315113
Title:
‘Black and whiters’: the relative powerlessness of ‘active’ supporter organization mobility at English Premier League football clubs
Authors:
Cleland, J. (Jamie); Dixon, K. (Kevin)
Affiliation:
Teesside University. Social Futures Institute.
Citation:
Cleland, J., Dixon, K. (2015) '‘Black and whiters’: the relative powerlessness of ‘active’ supporter organization mobility at English Premier League football clubs' Soccer & Society ;16 (4): 540-554
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Soccer & Society
Issue Date:
2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/315113
DOI:
10.1080/14660970.2014.891988
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14660970.2014.891988
Abstract:
This article examines the reaction by Newcastle United supporters to the resignation of Kevin Keegan as Newcastle United manager in September 2008. Unhappy at the ownership and management structure of the club following Keegan’s departure, a series of supporter-led meetings took place that eventually led to the creation of Newcastle United Supporters’ Club and Newcastle United Supporters’ Trust. This article draws on a non-participant observation of these meetings and argues that although there are an increasing number of ‘active’ supporters throughout British football, ultimately it is the significance of ‘passive’ supporters who hamper the inclusion of supporters’ organizations at higher level clubs. The article concludes by suggesting that clubs, irrespective of wealth and success, need to recognize the long-term value of supporters. Failure to do so can result in fan alienation and ultimately decline (as seen with the recent cases of Coventry City and Portsmouth).
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1466-0970; 1743-9590
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1466-0970/ [Accessed: 25/03/2014]

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dc.contributor.authorCleland, J. (Jamie)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorDixon, K. (Kevin)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-01T16:03:43Zen
dc.date.available2014-04-01T16:03:43Zen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.citationSoccer & Society ;16 (4): 540-554en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1466-0970en
dc.identifier.issn1743-9590en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14660970.2014.891988en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/315113en
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the reaction by Newcastle United supporters to the resignation of Kevin Keegan as Newcastle United manager in September 2008. Unhappy at the ownership and management structure of the club following Keegan’s departure, a series of supporter-led meetings took place that eventually led to the creation of Newcastle United Supporters’ Club and Newcastle United Supporters’ Trust. This article draws on a non-participant observation of these meetings and argues that although there are an increasing number of ‘active’ supporters throughout British football, ultimately it is the significance of ‘passive’ supporters who hamper the inclusion of supporters’ organizations at higher level clubs. The article concludes by suggesting that clubs, irrespective of wealth and success, need to recognize the long-term value of supporters. Failure to do so can result in fan alienation and ultimately decline (as seen with the recent cases of Coventry City and Portsmouth).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14660970.2014.891988en_GB
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1466-0970/ [Accessed: 25/03/2014]en_GB
dc.title‘Black and whiters’: the relative powerlessness of ‘active’ supporter organization mobility at English Premier League football clubsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University. Social Futures Institute.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalSoccer & Societyen_GB
or.citation.harvardCleland, J., Dixon, K. (2015) '‘Black and whiters’: the relative powerlessness of ‘active’ supporter organization mobility at English Premier League football clubs' Soccer & Society ;16 (4): 540-554en
dc.date.epub2014-02-25en
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