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Bonus: The Crisis Facing England’s Lower-League Clubs

Plus, Musa and Ryan look at how smaller clubs’ struggles reflect wider social and cultural issues

General Views of Moss Rose Ground home of Macclesfield Town Photo by Alex Livesey - Danehouse/Getty Images


In this bonus episode, Musa and Ryan focus on the news of Macclesfield Town receiving a winding-up order because of unpaid debts of over $600,000. They use the Macclesfield Town case to take a zoomed-out look at the crisis facing England’s lower-league clubs, many of which are on the brink of collapse. They also examine how football clubs are the latest example of certain institutions being ignored by parts of England, discuss poor ownership scrutiny, and look at the parallels with wider social and cultural issues, including how COVID-19 measures are hitting smaller clubs the most.

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