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Reports in press suggests that the Government are looking at radical proposals to give fans a right-to-buy their clubs and enabling them to take a 25% stake in the club. They also say that the government wants to see the powers of the football authorities beefed up to give them more power to veto takeovers of clubs which are not in the club's interests nor that of the supporters nor the wider game.

Governments plan to fix football - give clubs back to fans

Gordon Brown is in Toon with real Football fans

NUST's response to this is

"Newcastle United Supporters Trust welcomes any move that empowers supporters and gives them a way forward to true representation within the game. NUST has had and continues to have positive discussions with Supporters Direct and other trusts about strengthening the role of supporters within the game. We will continue our drive towards true fan representation and ownership within the game and any legislation that will ensure the voice of the fans can no longer be ignored or brushed aside with lip service alone can only be good for the game as a whole. Of course we here at Newcastle United Supporters Trust have already obtained cross party political support to the principle of supporter ownership"

A Supporters Direct Press release says

Meanwhile The Guardian and Daily Mail both quote Conservative Shadow Sports Minister Hugh Robertson saying that there are other ways in which supporters can be guaranteed representation without needing ownership stakes, whilst Don Foster for the Liberal Democrats dismisses the idea of supporter-ownership as a ‘pipedream’ (I wonder if he’s bothered to note the Co-operatives UK/You Gov opinion poll saying exactly the opposite) – but does agree with us that ownership is not a panacea, making the point that football “urgently need(s) a radical overhaul of the FA to better represent supporters and act in the interests of the game.”

Supporters Direct Chief Executive Dave Boyle said:

"The two parties - one of which will form the basis of the next government - both agree fans should have a stake in the clubs they support and are pledged to work to make it happen. That's great news for the trust movement and long-overdue recognition that clubs aren't businesses like any other.

"We look forward to the next government - whoever it is - putting fans at the heart of the game and we will work with them to make it happen"

Now football's genuinely on the political agenda, maybe you should consider writing or emailing your Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (PPC's) standing in your constituency, to see if they agree with either Labour, the Conservative or the Liberal Democrats - or if you're in Wales, Plaid Cymru - and their policies on football. You could even get your members to do the same.

And Michel Platini, UEFA’s President, has now weighed in supporting the proposals, ‘saying that supporters were the only people who had a genuine "identity" with clubs.’

Labour Plans for fan ownership a great idea - Michel Platini

North of the Border, the Rangers Supporters Trust are reportedly discussing the possibility of a buyout of the debt ridden Scottish club in partnership with other, wealthy fans.

Interesting days indeed.

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30th March 2010 02:02 PM
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Jinkyjim Offline

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Hehehe..

What they ganna dee, nationalise, NUFC..??
30th March 2010 05:11 PM
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Well, they nationalised our sponsors Smile

Personally I wouldn't trust this, or any, but particularly this government to not make a complete balls of the legislation. Total stunt, you'd think there was an election coming.
30th March 2010 06:21 PM
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Good old NUTS - as deluded as the politicians.

Venegoor Wrote:Total stunt,

I think you'll find that it's spelt C U N T S.
30th March 2010 06:25 PM
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guff Wrote:Good old NUTS - as deluded as the politicians.



I think you'll find that it's spelt C U N T S.

Wink Smile
30th March 2010 06:28 PM
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