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MP Welcomes Football Club Plans

Friday November 14 2014

Michael Dugher MP Michael Dugher MP

A BARNSLEY MP has backed plans to give football fans a voice in their boardroom and buy a significant slice of the shares when the ownership of their club changes.

The proposals would see the biggest legislative shake-up in the governance of English and Welsh football clubs since the advent of the game.

The plans, drawn up in consultation with 95 football supporters’ organisations, would require supporters to come together to form a single accredited trust, like the Barnsley FC Supporters Trust.

This would ensure those running clubs share information, power and responsibility with supporters.

The proposals mean fans could hold the owners of their club to account on all issues on and off the field including ticket prices, shirt sponsorship, ground naming rights, and changing the colour of the strip or the name.

Michael Dugher, MP for Barnsley East, said: "This is a welcome move to put fans at the heart of their football clubs.

"Football clubs are part of people’s identity and sense of belonging. Barnsley FC is great club and I have seen for myself the excellent work they do in the community."

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Reply Posted by R u sure Dugher on Friday November 14 2014 at 22:24
Keep your comments to politics no one wants your comments on football clown

Reply Posted by rainbow on Saturday November 15 2014 at 09:46
Dugher never misses an opportunity to get publicity for himself..

Reply Posted by VVedge on Saturday November 15 2014 at 14:28
Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Saturday November 15 2014 at 19:25
Come on you reds

Reply Posted by whitey68 on Sunday November 16 2014 at 20:39
Just look at Germany been doing this for years.