Dave Boyle

DAVE BOYLE: ‘In England we’ve believed club owners wouldn’t be reckless with money. As Blackadder might have said, there’s a flaw to that cunning plan. It’s bollocks.’

*** DAVE BOYLE is the chief executive of Supporters Direct, the organisation that works with supporters trusts at football clubs to help them buy shares and increase influence at their clubs. A former long-serving National Council Member of The Football Supporters’ Federation, he supports AFC Wimbledon. Rather marvelously, he was also the advisor on ‘football matters’ to series Three, Four and Five of the TV soap opera ‘Footballers’ Wives’ . 1 April 2011 We’re past the halfway point in the Select Committee inquiry into football governance, and some clear common points are emerging from the evidence to MPs so far. A desperate need for...


DAVE BOYLE: ‘If the 3pm blackout on Saturday ended, doubtless many lower league club chairmen would panic. But they could be cannier and see it as an opportunity’

* DAVE BOYLE is the chief executive of Supporters Direct, the organisation that works with supporters trusts at football clubs to help them buy shares and increase influence at their clubs. A former long-serving National Council Member of The Football Supporters’ Federation, he supports AFC Wimbledon. Rather marvelously, he was also the advisor on ‘football matters’ to series Three, Four and Five of the TV soap opera ‘Footballers’ Wives’ . . . By Dave Boyle 10 February 2011 What will be the long-term impact of the Karen Murphy case be? Assuming the European Court agree with the view of the Advocate General which was announced last week,...


Political football: how MUST changed the landscape to make Westminster listen

DAVE BOYLE is the chief executive of Supporters Direct, the organisation that works with supporters trusts at football clubs to help them buy shares and increase influence at their clubs. A former long-serving National Council Member of The Football Supporters' Federation, he supports AFC Wimbledon. Rather marvelously, he was also the advisor on 'football matters' to series Three, Four and Five of the TV soap opera 'Footballers' Wives' . . . By Dave Boyle 13 April 2010 With the publication yesterday of Labour’s election manifesto, football fans have before them the first serious attempt by a UK political party to target them as a potential electoral...