Supporters Direct Scotland is delighted to announce that author Martin Calladine will be speaking at our annual conference at Hampden Park on June 20th. Martin is the author of ‘The Ugly Game: How Football lost its magic and what it could learn from the NFL’.
‘At its best, football is a glorious, uplifting, unifying sport. But it hasn’t been at its best for some time. Disillusioned by corruption scandals, billionaire club owners and an ever-smaller group of title challengers, Martin Calladine drifted away from the game that had defined 25 years of his life. He found solace in an unexpected place: American football. Despite the glitz and the endless ad breaks, the NFL has a curiously Corinthian purity: preventing teams buying success by sharing TV money equally, having a strict salary cap and, with the draft, letting the worst teams get the pick of the best new players. The Ugly Game is a funny, angry book of essays for football fans setting out where the game has gone wrong and showing that, perhaps surprisingly, the NFL has many of the answers.’
If you haven’t already, you can book your tickets for the event here
More details on who will be speaking at the conference on June 20th will be announced in due course