Skip to 0 minutes and 5 secondsWelcome to week six, the final week, as we look at football finances, football governance and ownership, and a peer-review exercise. We've covered a lot of information over the last five or six weeks, and in this final week, we share with you some information about the changing nature of football finances. We also ask you to consider about the question of ownership of football clubs-- in other words, the governance of football clubs-- and who should have a say? Who are the stakeholders? Should the supporters have more say in the running of local clubs? We will look at different models of club ownership. We ask you to write a short answer to why you think football is more than a game.

Skip to 1 minute and 15 secondsUse the information that you've gathered over the last five or six weeks to share with your peers why you think football is more than a game. I have certainly enjoyed working with you, the team has certainly enjoyed working with you, and the University of Edinburgh has certainly enjoyed working with you during this six-week course. But above all, I hope you will continue to think about why football is more than a game and continue to reflect upon the passion, the power, and the influence of football in the world today.

Introduction

In this video, we’ll introduce you to the key questions and topics covered in this week.

Welcome to Week 6 of this course, Football: More Than a Game. It’s been a challenging, but hopefully enjoyable five weeks; we’ve covered a lot of material and asked you to challenge your assumptions and beliefs on the game of football. As we move into this final week, be prepared to think about the following questions:

  • Who should own football clubs?

  • Consider the changing nature of football finances and governance?

  • Why is football more than a game?

Well done to you all for getting this far, but let’s not stop now. Enjoy this sixth and final week.

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Football: More than a Game

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