Football Travel Podcast: China and No to Modern Football

Shenhua take on Quanjian in the CSL (Credit: ChineseSuperLeagueFootball.com) and non-league fans in England’s ninth tier, the SCEFL.

We visit two opposite ends of the modern football landscape in this podcast. First up, we get the lowdown the Chinese Super League (CSL), which is turning heads with its big money approaches for Europe-based stars.

Secondly, we hear about the No to Modern Football movement, a Europe-wide fan resistance against common issues such as all-seater stadia, ticket prices, and the influence of television.

Our guests are:

Danny Brogan, ChineseSuperLeagueFootball.com (00:46): Danny co-founded a site dedicated to following the CSL, provide travel information and assistance for groundhoppers visiting China, and even help those who want to move to China to coach its up and coming players.

Mark Doidge, University of Brighton (19:24): Mark is a research fellow who researches fan movements across Europe. He discusses the measures that have led to the growth of No to Modern Football and the implications for the future of the game.

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