Supporters Direct media briefing - 03/10/14
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.
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||FSF/SD meet with FA Chairman Greg Dyke’s England Commission|
A joint delegation from the two national football supporters’ organisation – the Football Supporters’ Federation and Supporters Direct – met with representatives of the Football Association Chairman’s ‘England Commission’ last week to discuss the content and recommendations of its first report. The England Commission had set out to address the issue of the lack of available, quality English players appearing regularly at the top end of English football.
||Tu Fe Nunca Decaiga announce October 12 demonstration|
Tu Fe Nunca Decaiga, the supporters’ association at Real Sporting de Gijón, have confirmed that Sunday October 12 will see a demonstration take place, aimed at highlighting supporter anger over the continued troubles of the club, which is structured as a Sociedad Anónima Deportiva (SAD, a limited company, the structure compulsory for the vast majority of Spanish clubs, which were previously members’ associations, since 1992). A translation of their statement can be read on the SD website.
Roma, Besiktas, Monaco, Liverpool, Inter probed over FFP
BVB President back Financial Fair Play and calls for stricter sanctions (in German)
Arsenal fans concerned after Stan Kroenke takes £3million out of the club
|News from Europe
Supporters Direct Europe present at UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play workshop
RB Leipzig met with 15 minutes’ silence from 20,000 Union Berlin fans
Sevilla FC board denies minority shareholders access to company information
European stakeholders further fight against match fixing
Almería reveal fears for new training complex plans
Salford City: Peter Lim joins ex-Man Utd stars at Evo-Stik club
Pompey set for sustainable future after settling legacy debts
Sir John Madejski says Samrit Bunditkitsada does not have shares in Reading FC
Sky Blue Trust comments on Wasps ‘rumours’
Kidderminster Harriers FC to support Hereford fans protest
Supporters Direct announces departure of Paul Goodwin as Head of Supporters Direct Scotland
FIFA Vice President: "Qatar will lose World Cup 2022" (in German)
Sepp Blatter says FIFA will ban third-party ownership
Serbian calls for new rules to allow private money into club ownership
Finally, Spain is getting serious about its match-fixing problem
Prince Ali adds voice to those calling for bid report to be published
Damian Collins MP wants copy of FIFA investigation into 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process
|Comments and Blogs
South Africa spent £2.4bn to host the 2010 World Cup. What happened next?
Quinton Fortune - The Guardian
Fan ownership: Pipe dream or one for the pool room?
Janek Speight - The Roar