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A leading football fans’ group in England have apparently called for greater transparency to ensure supporters know exactly who owns their club. Uhh, talk about a manifesto.. or a revolution! Don’t you just love it?

The Supporters Direct – as they’re called – have the aim of “reforming English football” and their 10-point plan underlines just what they’re looking for. After all, football would be nothing without the fans, right? Let’s just hope it goes to the right hands… speaking of which, when will this be coming to Asia?

Supporters Direct’s 10-point plan
  • Address the issue of reform of the FA
  • Ensure name(s) of the individuals who own and control clubs are made public
  • Implement an effective licensing system for clubs to enshrine the rights of fans
  • Professional clubs must have plan for engagement and consultation with fans
  • Support the Expert Working Group on Supporter Ownership and Engagement
  • Give fans a chance to bid for control of their club if there is a change of ownership
  • Implement Supporters Direct proposal for Community Owned Sports Clubs
  • Remove barriers to fan ownership
  • Implement a tighter and more effective Owners and Directors Test
  • Develop Code of Governance as robust as that operating in wider business