Twenty’s Plenty: Weekend of Action (19th and 20th March)
Posted on 25th February 2016
It’s a big month for the Twenty’s Plenty campaign with Premier League clubs set to meet on Wednesday 23rd March for one of their regular shareholder meetings. Away ticket prices will be on the agenda and we need to make them act now to reduce costs ahead of 2016/17.
At the last Premier League shareholders meeting it was reported that 12 or 13 clubs were in favour of an away cap. If 14 or more clubs vote in favour of a cap it becomes Premier League policy. Let’s turn up the heat and make it happen.
Weekend of action – Saturday 19th March and Sunday 20th March: Fan groups across the Premier League will hold a weekend of action on 19th and 20th March (echoing what took place in October 2015 – see below). To make this happen we need individual fans who are willing to engage in matchday actions. Get involved! We can put you in touch with fans at your club who are leading these actions. Do your bit to help make football more affordable. Email [email protected].
Member of a fan group or run a fanzine/blog? Get in touch: FSF-affiliated fan organisations from top-flight clubs are preparing to lobby PL CEOs ahead of the next shareholder meeting. Plans are in motion. We want to hear from fan groups, fanzines, and blogs who would like to get involved. If you have loads of time to give, there’s plenty to do, but even small actions can help. Email [email protected].
In the coming weeks further actions will be announced as we build up towards the Weekend of Action. We’re thinking more social media activity and targeting of Premier League and club-specific sponsors by the FSF and our affiliated supporters organisations. Watch this space.
Highlights below from October’s #TwentysPlenty Weekend of Action which flooded Twitter timelines securing coverage in The Guardian, BBC, and Talksport among others. Sky Sports’ Martin Tyler took time out during Arsenal vs Manchester United to discuss the issue.