In an age of austerity how can we justify paying footballers £350,000 a week?
Will VAR break the flow of football?
Will England ever win the World Cup again?!
Former FA and Man City Chairman David Bernstein explores these questions and more, in conversation with broadcaster Jonny Gould. David offers a unique insight into what’s going on behind the scenes in English football. If you are a fan of the beautiful game then this event promises to be an informative, engaging, and most likely humorous evening.
This event is being run in honour of Jonny Zucker and in partnership with the Striker Boy Campaign. Jonny was a much loved children’s author who tragically took his own life just over a year ago. His popular football thriller Striker Boy has been republished in his memory to raise money for Mind.
The price of admission for this event includes a copy of Striker Boy.
When: Monday, Feb 26th 2018, 8pm
David Bernstein CBE, a British business executive, has long been involved in the footballing world. He was the Chairman of Manchester City FC from 1998 to 2003, a period of revival and stability in the club’s 130-year history and is held in high regard by Manchester City supporters for helping to pull the club out of its nadir.
He is also President of Level Playing Field and Chair of the Centre for Access to Football in Europe. He has been Chairman of Wembley Stadium Ltd since July 2008, during which he has renegotiated the £341m loan that has ensured the stadium’s financial future would be more manageable.
Bernstein was also the FA Chairman from January 2011 until his 70th birthday in May 2013, having been selected as Lord Triesman’s replacement by the FA Council in December 2010. He said that his main priorities as chairman were reducing dissent and increasing respect in English football, establishing closer links with FIFA to gain greater influence in international football and enforcing a fairer playing field financially.
Jonny Gould is a radio and TV journalist who broadcasts on Sky News and previously at talkSPORT and BBC Radio 2. In a career spanning 30 years, Jonny also ran a sports and business network, broadcasting to 8m people weekly. He’s an Aston Villa fan, which was fine until 2010.