YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A COPY OF 'FOOTBALL & SUPPORTER ACTIVISM IN EUROPE - WHOSE GAME IS IT?'

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Supporters Direct are delighted to have partnered with Palgrave Macmillan to offer two lucky people the chance to win their new publication 'Football and Supporter Activism in Europe - Whose game is it?'.

This book is the first to explore and compare football governance, fandom culture and supporter engagement in Europe. With a specific focus on supporter activism and campaigning, the collection provides a comparative study of several European countries.

The authors, García and Zheng, argue that supporters, despite being the pillar or the ‘lifeblood of their club, see their role in football governance marginalised. The volume is unique in that it challenges the widely accepted assumption that membership football clubs encourage the democratic participation of supporters. Covering football fandom in both the traditional ‘big five leagues and non-‘big five countries such as Portugal, Turkey, Croatia, Poland and Czech Republic.

The book will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, history, sport management, sport governance and political science as well as supporters in the movement.

In order to enter the competition, you need to comment on this article below finishing this sentence: “To me, Supporter Activism means….”.

There will be two winners of this competition, both will receive a copy of the above publication. The competition deadline is the 9th September 2018 at midnight.

All competition rules are available to download below and if you have any questions please comment on the article and we will get back to you shortly.

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To me supporter activism is putting yourself at the forefront of grassroots football and being a committed and enthusiastic volunteer at non league level.

Thank you for entering this competition, we are sorry to say that you haven’t won the prize this time. However, if you are interested in buying a copy of the book we have a 20% discount code available here: https://supporters-direct.org/topics/supporter-involvement
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Deborah

To me supporter activism means claiming back what belongs to us, owners come and go, good and bad, but we remain the same.

Congratulations Steve! You have won our competition in partnership with Palgrave Macmillan and will be sent a copy of ‘Football and Supporter Activism in Europe. Whose game is it anyway?’.
Please contact deborah.dilworth@supporters-direct.org with your full name and preferred shipping address so your prize can be delivered.
Many Thanks,
Deborah

Finding your voice, organising, and staking your claim to be an active, participating stakeholder in your club and its future rather than a passive, subservient consumer of a product.

Congratulations Jon! You have won our competition in partnership with Palgrave Macmillan and will be sent a copy of ‘Football and Supporter Activism in Europe. Whose game is it anyway?’.
Please contact deborah.dilworth@supporters-direct.org with your full name and preferred shipping address so your prize can be delivered.
Many Thanks,
Deborah

To me, Supporter Activism is a guerilla of the people in a game ruled by fishy russians, greedy yankees and contemporary slave traders. It even grants hope in a wider society dominated by the power of money.

Thank you for entering this competition, we are sorry to say that you haven’t won the prize this time. However, if you are interested in buying a copy of the book we have a 20% discount code available here: https://supporters-direct.org/topics/supporter-involvement
Please do look out for the next competition to try your luck on. Look out for your thoughts on Supporter Activism being used on social media.
Thanks again for entering.
Deborah

To me, Supporter Activism means all pulling as one in the same direction for the good of the club and - in our case as a 100% supporter-owned community club - for the good of the local community. We never ask what our club can do for us. We ask what we can do for our club.

Thank you for entering this competition, we are sorry to say that you haven’t won the prize this time. However, if you are interested in buying a copy of the book we have a 20% discount code available here: https://supporters-direct.org/topics/supporter-involvement
Please do look out for the next competition to try your luck on. Look out for your thoughts on Supporter Activism being used on social media.
Thanks again for entering.
Deborah

“To me, Supporter Activism means taking action to effect positive change with the ultimate aim being parity of esteem between footballing authorities and supporters

Thank you for entering this competition, we are sorry to say that you haven’t won the prize this time. However, if you are interested in buying a copy of the book we have a 20% discount code available here: https://supporters-direct.org/topics/supporter-involvement
Please do look out for the next competition to try your luck on. Look out for your thoughts on Supporter Activism being used on social media.
Thanks again for entering.
Deborah

“To me, Supporter Activism is an ongoing struggle to ensure we (as stakeholders and not consumers) have meaningful involvement in the culture, direction and potential ownership of our clubs which should be run more like a community institution than a private business'

Thank you for entering this competition, we are sorry to say that you haven’t won the prize this time. However, if you are interested in buying a copy of the book we have a 20% discount code available here: https://supporters-direct.org/topics/supporter-involvement
Please do look out for the next competition to try your luck on. Look out for your thoughts on Supporter Activism being used on social media.
Thanks again for entering.
Deborah

To me Supporters Activism means providing a wholly inclusive and democratic vehicle for fans,irrespective of sex,race,creed or sexual orientation.Without unity we have nothing.

Thank you for entering this competition, we are sorry to say that you haven’t won the prize this time. However, if you are interested in buying a copy of the book we have a 20% discount code available here: https://supporters-direct.org/topics/supporter-involvement
Please do look out for the next competition to try your luck on. Look out for your thoughts on Supporter Activism being used on social media.
Thanks again for entering.
Deborah

To me, Supporter Activism is the struggle to progress from psychological ownership of a club to actual ownership.

John@Beech.net

Thank you for entering this competition, we are sorry to say that you haven’t won the prize this time. However, if you are interested in buying a copy of the book we have a 20% discount code available here: https://supporters-direct.org/topics/supporter-involvement
Please do look out for the next competition to try your luck on. Look out for your thoughts on Supporter Activism being used on social media.
Thanks again for entering.
Deborah

Make sure to leave your comments about what Supporter Activism means to you below in order to be in with a chance to win the prize.