Supporters Direct media briefing 20 May 2016

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Here’s the latest news round-up from Supporters Direct.

Welcome to the Supporters Direct weekly media briefing, rounding up the latest news from the network, SD, sports governance and finance, and beyond.

 

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Supporters Direct Statement regarding Football League restructure proposals

Statement HERE.

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Supporters Summit & SD Members Day

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This years Supporters Summit will be held on 16th July with our SD Members Day and AGM held on the 17th July at Wembley Stadium.

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Football League wants new five-league 100-club system

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BBC Sport

 

FIFA appoints a woman, Fatma Samoura as Secretary General

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New York Times

 

News from the network

Bradford City fans praised as “phenomenal” as Burns Research Unit appeal smashes through target

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Telegraph and Argus

 

Premier League reveal new sleeve badge design for 2016/17 season

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Evening Standard

 

Football fans becoming more accepting of homosexuality 

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The Guardian

Jimmy McFarlane praises everybody associated with Hornchurch after club confirm they are free of debt

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Romford Recorder

 

RFL hopeful for magic attendance

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Love Rugby League

 

RFL confirms Four Nations to be staged at Anfield for first time

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The Guardian

 

Dundee United trouble continues

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Daily Record

 

Fan-owned Crusaders crowned champions at Seaview after beating Coleraine

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BBC Sport 

 

Richard Scudamore to fight ‘European Super League’ plan

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Telegraph

 

Chester FC and fellow National League clubs to discuss planned Football League shake up

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Chester Chronicle

 

Finance

Leeds United: Football League set to lift Cellino ban

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Yorkshire Evening Post

 

Coventry City enter talks to relocate from the Ricoh Arena

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Football League World

 

Governance

Football League plan – More questions than answers

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BBC

 

Prime Minister launches new charter for Sports Governance

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UK Sport

 

Salford Owner seeking vote of no confidence in RFL

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The Guardian

 

Rugby League player given four year ban by UK Anti Doping for steroid violation

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BBC

 

Ban on Russian athletes set to stay for Rio

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The Times

 

Rugby Players Association backs Beaumont’s plans for Six Nations move

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Inside The Games

 

Muirfield loses chance to host Open as it keeps ban on women

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The Times

 

News from SD

Nominations are now being sought in the annual election to the Board of Directors’ of Supporters Direct

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SD

 

SD looking for Company Secretary

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SD

 

Wrexham AFC do  ‘Live Stream’ broadcast to supporters from the boardroom

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Wrexham AFC

 

 

James Gordon joins SD Rugby League Council

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JDG Media

 

Grays Athletic Update

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Grays Athletic

 

Comments & Blogs

Sign up to Men’s Heath Week 2016

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Mens Health Forum

 

Talking points: The Football League Proposals

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Against League 3

 

Businesses and government must play the part of an activist investor to clean up corruption in sport

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City AM

 

Mental Health Awareness Week – Rugby helped me fight homophobia 

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BBC

 

FA Cup must remain football’s hollow crown to maintain its magic

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The Guardian

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