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"If you want some accessible but informative insight into football then I suggest you couldn't do better than the Political Economy of Football website, which is not only intelligible but comes with the added bonus of being written by Addicks fan Wyn Grant."
Ben Hayes - Charlton Athletic programme

About Football Economy


This site is an expansion from Wyn Grant's original pages at Tripod which was composed of a series of articles about the government, culture and finances of Football.

The Tripod pages were themselves originally established to commemorate the flotation of Charlton Athletic Football Club on the Alternative Investment Market in March 1997. So much was also happening outside the UK that further material was amassed for a World Soccer Page.

One investment manager was quoted in the Financial Times as saying, 'The fans are more short-term than anyone in the City. If the team loses three games on the trot, they start complaining.' Different worlds indeed. These tensions have perhaps been more apparent at Newcastle than anywhere else and to read a discussion of them during 2002, click here Newcastle and the football business.

In April 2006, Professor Grant presented a paper entitled 'Is a Political Economy of Football Possible?' for presentation at the annual conference of the Political Studies Association, University of Reading.

Statistics pages and site design are by Jez Booker.

This website will be frequently updated, so please visit us regularly.

Please note that the site does not accept responsibility for, nor does it necessarily adhere to, views on linked sites.