Football Writing Festival: Soft Power in Football

  • DATE

    3 November 2023

  • TIME

    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome



From the start of the Premier League era, the model of club ownership has changed drastically, from local businessmen and groups to multinational conglomerates, wealthy billionaires and Middle Eastern royalty. How and why has the model changed, and to what ends does club ownership serve beyond the pitch?

The National Football Museum has put together a lively panel to discuss the geopolitical and increasingly controversial implications of club ownership, and the impact it has on the game.

Join The Athletic’s Adam Crafton and Carl Anka, Sky Sports’ Sanny Rudravajhala, BBC Sports’ Simon Stone and the i’s Global Affairs Correspondent Molly Blackall for a no-holds-barred discussion from 7pm.

Please note that tickets for all Football Writing Festival events are free with a valid National Football Museum admission ticket or for City of Manchester residents.