38 episodes

A real insight into the behind the scenes workings of a football Club. Stephen Cleeve bought King's Lynn Town FC in 2016 and helped take them from the Southern League to the National League. He shares with you the trials and tribulations of running a football club and gives you some thought provoking insight into the world of football.

I Bought A Football Club - Stephen Cleeve Chairman King’s Lynn Town FC Stephen

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    • 4.8 • 82 Ratings

A real insight into the behind the scenes workings of a football Club. Stephen Cleeve bought King's Lynn Town FC in 2016 and helped take them from the Southern League to the National League. He shares with you the trials and tribulations of running a football club and gives you some thought provoking insight into the world of football.

    Episode 40 with Steve Bellis the President of Stockport County FC

    Episode 40 with Steve Bellis the President of Stockport County FC

    Great conversation with Steve Bellis who has been at Stockport County for 40 years in various roles. Lots of insight with a lot of discussion about how Stockport’s trips to China came about before they were in vogue.

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    • 56 min
    Episode 39 with Niall Couper board member of Wimbledon FC’s Trust and Fair Game spokesman.

    Episode 39 with Niall Couper board member of Wimbledon FC’s Trust and Fair Game spokesman.

    A great chat with Niall about proposals put forward to regulate and make football sustainable. We discuss Gary Neville, Ollie Palmer’s move from Wimbledon to Wrexham and how the beautiful game can be improved.

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode 38 with Martin Thacker - Vice Chairman of Chesterfield FC

    Episode 38 with Martin Thacker - Vice Chairman of Chesterfield FC

    Martin Thacker joins me this week and we discuss the truth behind the Tshimanga transfer, running a football club and the future. Lots of general stuff including what’s wrong with Gary Neville’s Football review.

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    • 57 min
    Episode 37 - Joined today by Alex Sharp, Chairman and Owner of FA Trophy Finalists Hornchurch FC

    Episode 37 - Joined today by Alex Sharp, Chairman and Owner of FA Trophy Finalists Hornchurch FC

    I speak with Alex Sharp whose team Hornchurch became by beatings Notts County last week the lowest rank side ever to appear in the FA Trophy final. I explain why the No Confidence vote in the National League board is doomed to fail, why the FA should look after the FA Cup and update you on life at The Walks

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 36 with Paul Lyon - Co-owner of Oxford City FC

    Episode 36 with Paul Lyon - Co-owner of Oxford City FC

    Our guest today is Paul Lyon who explains how he can operate Oxford City financially without fans - a fascinating listen and I update you on all things Lynn

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 35 with Jim Parmenter Chairman of Dover FC

    Episode 35 with Jim Parmenter Chairman of Dover FC

    The interview that they all wanted - Jim Parmenter explains the whole situation with Why Dover stopped playing, all the ramifications of the National League’s various positions and stances. This podcast explains all that you need to know and answers all your questions about the current situation.

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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

J boy 12 ,

Very informative

I wanted to learn more about the business of football and this is excellent and has really helped me better understand how things work and the challenges faced in lower leagues of the game. No frills, no ads - just interesting dialogue!

AC2710 ,

Raw and Honest

Would love for the Pod to return asap.

The Effective ,

Great insight into how respected non-league clubs are run

If you are looking for a highly polished, glossy podcast littered with commercials and 30% off introductory offers, you won’t find it here. This is a really interesting podcast which has a great array of guests and for us the listener, gives us a great chance to understand that the challenges at the top end of the non league pyramid are the same as the lower end. As someone who has just started their journey on steering the ship of a Step 6 club, this podcast series has given me so many ideas and concept to bring to the table. Keep up the good work.

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