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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.

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  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.

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Sports Finance

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
Sky sports

News from Europe

Supporters Direct Europe present at UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play workshop
Supporters Direct

RB Leipzig met with 15 minutes’ silence from 20,000 Union Berlin fans

The Guardian

Sevilla FC board denies minority shareholders access to company information
Supporters Direct

European stakeholders further fight against match fixing
Supporters Direct

Almería reveal fears for new training complex plans

United Kingdom

Salford City: Peter Lim joins ex-Man Utd stars at Evo-Stik club

Pompey set for sustainable future after settling legacy debts
Supporters Direct

Sir John Madejski says Samrit Bunditkitsada does not have shares in Reading FC
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Sky Blue Trust comments on Wasps ‘rumours’
Supporters Direct

Kidderminster Harriers FC to support Hereford fans protest
Supporters Direct

Supporters Direct 

Supporters Direct announces departure of Paul Goodwin as Head of Supporters Direct Scotland
Supporters Direct

Sports Governance

FIFA Vice President: "Qatar will lose World Cup 2022" (in German)

Sepp Blatter says FIFA will ban third-party ownership
The Guardian

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
Sky sports

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

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