Football clubs are attached to the communities in which they are based like no other forms of business.
Fans do not choose their clubs after comparing prices or being influenced by clever marketing, it is an emotional attachment that lasts a lifetime. Fans are the people that remain after club owners have moved on and they remain loyal through good times and bad.
With few exceptions it is the communities around the clubs that provide the bulk of the fans that pack the grounds and make our football so exciting and attractive to watch. If the grounds were empty the TV companies would not be interested in paying large sums of money to televise games and the money coming into football from TV rights would dry up.
- See more at: http://www.fsf.org.uk/blog/view/its-time-that-fans-are-heard-in-the-boardrooms-clive-efford-mp#sthash.LvATfmTd.I49KK0NA.dpuf
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