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Football Fan Led Review - Have Your Say Now
Tuesday, 13th Jul 2021 22:15

Ahead of the publication of its interim report later this month, the Government’s Fan-led Review into football governance is calling on individual supporters to have their say. Read on to find out how you can make a difference to the future of football.

Football industry bodies and authorities – such as the FA, Premier League, EFL, LMA and PFA – have also had the opportunity to present to the panel.

Now the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport is asking supporters for individual submissions to the review via a new survey covering a range of the big issues affecting the game.

The survey, which takes approximately 10 minutes to complete, asks fans for their views on the current state of the regulations governing the footballing pyramid. It also seeks supporters’ views on golden shares, an independent football regulator, protections for club heritage and much more.

Fan-led Review survey: Take part now using the link below…

https://dcms.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5naM6vGayWbBJLE


How does the Fan-led Review work?

The FSA’s member organisations have led dozens of evidence-gathering sessions throughout May and June at which the advisory panel heard about their experiences and proposals for improving football governance. An interim report will be made available later this month, with the final report published in October 2021. It will cover clubs who compete in the English pyramid system.

The advisory panel will offer specialist advice to the chair of the fan-led review (Tracey Crouch MP) but it will not write the report. In past reviews the involvement of the football authorities gave them a veto on proposals – this review is not structured in that manner. The chair alone will write the report.

The panel features the FSA’s chief executive Kevin Miles

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underweststand added 09:48 - Jul 18
This is a complex and (most likely) insoluble issue.
At Prem. level, we are looking at (theoretically) the top 20 sides in the land who benefit, in varying degrees, from a huge pot of gold through TV advertising / media.
The top half clubs are owned by (mainly male) owners who can spend millions on young / talented players without a second thought, and will compete against rivals - for fun.

The remainder look to survival as their measure of success and have limited resources available to compete with the top sides, who (like Saints) are forced to sell their best players to the highest bidder(s) in order to balance the books.
Whilst this may provide some financial stability to smaller clubs it also weakens their ability to compete at the highest level, when they must find suitable replacements for players who have been sold.
Those billionaires who are willing to plough hundreds of millions into their "hobby clubs" mean that the chances of smaller clubs improving their lot radically diminishes.

Whilst many fans were angered by the idea of rich clubs departing into a " Euro Super League" it might have made the Prem. "playing field" far more level that it has been.
The idea of a "wage cap" on salaries " might benefit smaller clubs, there can be no guarantee that "other funds" might find their way into a top player's bank account.

Whatever " genius ideas" may come out of such an enquiry, one can be sure it won't be to the benefit of "ordinary clubs" or the grass-root supporters of the many clubs lower down in the pile who often supply the talent for the "top end " clubs to buy up cheaply.

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