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Supporters Direct media briefing - 13/2/15
2/13/2015

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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  Premier League Broadcasting Deal - SD Statement

Supporters Direct acknowledges yesterday’s Premier League broadcasting deal agreed with Sky and BT Sport, which is clearly a major achievement.

Having such a large increase in income will undoubtedly lead to calls from across the game to increase significantly the money redistributed to the grassroots, to other clubs not in receipt of parachute payments, and other levels of the game. We remain convinced that this is the right response, though there now needs to be further debate about the size, manner and mechanism of the redistribution.


  SD RL Shield falls victim to frozen pitch

The Rochdale Hornets vs Hunslet Hawks Supporters Direct shield clash due last Sunday (8th February) for the second year running, fell foul of the weather.

Due to the severe freezing weather conditions experienced over the last week and following a pitch inspection today, the decision was taken that the fixture scheduled at Spotland was cancelled due to a frozen pitch.



News from SD England and Wales

Supporter Owned Wrexham set to turn a profit

FC United to play supporter-owned Benfica in first match at Broadhurst Park


Sky Blues fans say "Time to go SISU"

News from SD Europe

CNSF meets to discuss the future of French Football

Unsere Kurve meets in Bielefeld

Supporters' Trusts showcased at DFF seminar

Football & Sports Governance & Finance News

Premier League can’t be relied on to alter inequality that defines our age


FC United's Andy Walsh 'PL Broadcasting deal presents chance to strengthen national game' 

Premier League's Richard Scudamore under fire over minimum wage paid to staff

Interview: Lars-Christer Olsson




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