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Supporters Direct media briefing - 6/6/14

Below is the latest edition of Supporters Direct's media briefing, rounding up the latest news from the Trust movement, sports governance and finance, and beyond.

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  Football League set to reject FA’s B league proposals

Football League clubs are expected to reject Greg Dyke’s controversial B league proposals at their summer meeting in Portugal on Thursday.

Dyke, the FA chairman, has proposed a new division be created between the Conference and League Two which would include a number of Premier League clubs’ B teams. The plan emerged from his England commission, which aims to increase the number of English players in the top flight, and Dyke says it would give young players more experience of competitive football.

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  UEFA's latest reports on social responsibility
UEFA has issued two social responsibility reports that highlight its work at UEFA EURO 2012 and during season 2012/13, showing its commitment to addressing social issues.

The report considers all the social responsibility work carried out by UEFA in 2012/13 – ranging from offering under-privileged children the experience of a lifetime at the UEFA Europa League final, to the fruitful dialogue with supporters’ groups – the lifeblood of the game; and the work on nurturing inclusion in football – a game which must be open to everyone regardless of race, age, gender, religion or disability; the support given to the Cross Cultures’ Open Fun Football Schools that united people torn apart in areas of conflict.

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Sports Finance

Financial Fair Play FAQ: everything you need to know

UEFA FFP sanctions on nine clubs

European Commission to reject challenge to FFP

Annual review of football finance

Premier League TV bonanza sees players' wages rise to £2bn (£2.5m per season, per man)

English Championship club accounts: profit, loss and wage bill
The Guardian

News from Europe

Valencia takeover completed by Peter Lim
The Guardian

Italian Football Association (FIGC) stadia management / SLO training workshop (in Italian)

25 Greek Football League (2nd tier) clubs denied a license - only three accepted ! (in Greek)
Hellenic Football Federation

Supporters of Italian club Barletta launch "I Biancorossi" project
Supporters Direct

Unsere Kurve at the hearing of the Interior and Sports Committee (in German)
Unsere Kurve

Aarhus GF supporters to discuss trust formation
Supporters Direct

Trust News

Enfield Town launch community share offer
Supporters Direct

FA respond to Cardiff City FC trust over rebranding

Motherwell set ownership ultimatum

Birmingham holding company unwilling to sell whole club

Chelsea Supporters Trust proposes official ticket exchange
We aint got no history

Supporters Direct 

Football League: "Let B-teams into JPT" - Send us your view
Supporters Direct

Supporters Direct response to Deloitte annual review of football finance
Supporters Direct

Supporters Direct and FSF Supporters Summit registrations open!
Supporters Summit

Sports Governance

Supporters have a major role in sporting events, French government says (in French)
French Ministry of Sport

UEFA and Europol sign match-fixing MoU

Qatar WC vote must be re-run if corruption is proved

UEFA tells members it opposes Blatter's presidency bid

Atlético not a model club

Comments and Blogs

Rovers and Cork proof that fans can run the show
Neal Horgan - Irish Examiner

Punk Football: how the rise of fan ownership could save the sport
Martin Cloake - New Statesman

Survival of the fittest: club-by-club guide to Championship Finances
David Conn - The Guardian

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