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Supporters Direct media briefing - 10/5/13

Below is the latest edition of Supporters Direct's media briefing, rounding up the latest news from the Trust movement, sports governance and finance, and beyond.


  SVFF follow supporters in backing Sweden's 50+1 rule  

Earlier this month, Members of Svenska Fotbollssupporterunionen (SFSU), and supporters of the game as a whole received welcome news, with confirmation that the Svenska Fotbollförbundets (Football Association) would support the retention of the ’50+1′ rule at the Sports Confederation. This follows an extended grassroots campaign from organised supporters' groups across the country. 

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  MUST and Spirit of Shankly apply to protect Old Trafford and Anfield 
MUST, the independent Manchester United Supporters’ Trust (MUST), and Spirit of Shankly (SOS), the Liverpool Supporters Union, announced today that they have both submitted separate nominations to Trafford Council and Liverpool City council for Old Trafford and Anfield respectively to be registered as ‘Assets of Community Value’ under the “Assets of Community Value Regulations of the Localism Act (2011)”.

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Sports Finance

Portsmouth Community Football Club - key questions and their answers
Pompey Trust 

Blues Trust Statement - Transparency
Supporters Direct  

Aldershot the 159th club insolvency in England   
Supporters Direct     

News from Europe

Trailer: The Real Oviedo Story

Supporters Direct Europe presents at Serie B workshop

Supporters Direct 

Hapoel Katamon win promotion  

Supporters Direct     

What's the big deal with German football?     
Supporters Direct 

Borussia Mönchengladbach set new revenue record 

Dans le football européen, des supporteurs ont (par endroit) déjà le pouvoir 
La Tribune   

Les supporters du FC Nantes veulent des actions (du club) 
La Tribune  

Trust News

Sky Blue Trust responds to judicial review application   
Supporters Direct      

Scarborough Athletic up and away! 
Supporters Direct  

NUST launch charity-supporting ale with local brewer 
Supporters Direct 

Forget Chelsea - England's first club in Europe plots bumper crowd   

Supporters become shareholders in Blackburn Rovers   
Rovers Trust  

Supporters Direct 

Supporters Summit 2013: Early Bird Window extended 
Supporters Direct 

Sports Governance

Has the evolution of the beautiful game been for better or for worse?  
BBC News  

Living within our means does not rule out success 
Exeter Express and Echo   

Statement in response to SPL announcement on league reform     
Scottish Fans  

Comments and Blogs

All's fair in Lovering's war: Barry Town struggle on 

Support the campaign to protect the word 'co-operative' 
FC United of Manchester   

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