The fan groups of the six leading Premier League clubs widely reported to be behind the instigation of ‘Project Big Picture’ have united to denounce the plans, saying they are “totally opposed” to the concentration of power in the hands of six billionaire owners, and attacking the proposals for their lack of consultation.
Football is in crisis, many clubs desperately need financial support to help them survive, and the game’s wealth has to be shared more fairly – but the ‘Project Big Picture’ plans are not the answer and they would be an absolute disaster for our game.
Over recent weeks we’ve been looking in more detail at one of our Sustain The Game! key principles and this week it’s financial controls – fans want rules with real teeth which are independently enforced as clubs and leagues can’t be left to regulate themselves.
The Premier League, EFL, FA, Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship have released a joint open letter to supporters reaffirming their commitment to getting fans back into stadiums – and doing it safely.
Every week we’ll be looking in more detail at one of our Sustain The Game! key principles and this week it’s “Protect our clubs” – we believe football clubs are community assets and an important expression of individual and local identity, they deserve legal protection and urgent support to secure their future.
Sustain The Game! is the FSA’s campaign to persuade the football authorities to take measures to protect the existence of our clubs – and it’s more important than ever with so many under threat because of the financial strains caused by COVID-19.
Every week we’ll be looking in more detail at one of our Sustain The Game! key principles and this week it’s transparency. We believe everyone has a right to know who owns their club, and how clubs and the authorities operate. Owners are custodians of clubs on behalf of all of us.
Every week we’ll be looking in more detail at one of our Sustain The Game! key principles and this week it’s supporter engagement. We believe fans are the lifeblood of the game, they need a voice in their clubs and on all issues that affect them and their communities.
On Friday we launched our Sustain The Game! campaign and since then it has been endorsed by supporters and high-profile figures across the game – here Portsmouth chief executive Mark Catlin argues that regulation must be strengthened but there are no easy answers or “one size fits all” solutions…
Supporters’ groups from across the country have joined forces with politicians and pundits to launch “Sustain The Game!” – a new campaign which calls for urgent action from the authorities to protect the existence of clubs throughout the game.