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Supporters Direct media briefing - 18/07/14

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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  Just one week left for the Supporters Summit!

Supporters Direct and the Football Supporters’ Federation will host the joint annual Supporters Summit in London at Wembley Stadium on 26th July, 2014.

The event brings fans together from across the UK and Europe from clubs and supporter organisations to debate the issues at the heart of the game.

The AGM’s of both organisations will be held the evening of Friday 25th July.

Save the Date…

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  Serie B clubs discuss SLO implementation
The role of the supporter liaison officer (SLO) was one of the topics on the agenda at the Lega Serie B general assembly held in Milan on 9 July. Federico Smanio, head of marketing and SLO coordinator for Lega Serie B, gave a general presentation on the SLO project, explaining its current status in Italy and analysing the role of an SLO and the direct and indirect benefits to the clubs and Italian football as a whole.

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Sports Finance

Turnover of the Irish Football Association falls for second year

Nike and Manchester United sponsorship deal for a record of £60m per year

RC Lens promotion in jeopardy after suspension upheld
The Guardian

PSG's hope for Di Maria halted by FFP

World Cup injects more than R$30bn in Brazilian economy, says Economic Research Institute (in Portuguese)
Folha de S. Paulo

News from Europe

Supporters Direct Europe at UEFA's Social Reponsibility workshop
Supporters Direct

Conseil National des Supporters de Football meet with stakeholders in Paris

Supporters Direct

UEFA probe match-fixing claims over Aberdeen match

Trust News

Swindon Town: Power and McCrory ownership battle is settled

Leyton Orient club sale raises questions for local fans' trust
Leyton Orient Fans' Trust

Hereford United: 95% say "yes to boycott" of broken club

Supporters granted the right to buy Posh stadium

Peterborough Today

Exeter City: The Day We Played Brazil
Exeter Northcott

Keta Soccerhub Pledge

Supporters Direct 

Is it time for a change? The ball's in your court...
Supporters Direct

BT announced as the title sponsor of the Supporters Summit

Supporters Direct

AFC Rushden & Diamonds and Hinckley AFC to compete for the SD Shield
Supporters Direct

Sports Governance

David Crausby MP relaunches campaign to save grassroots football
When Saturday Comes

Laurence Robertson Tory MP calls for UK football team
Herald Scotland

Nigeria Soccer team gets FIFA ban for government interference

FIFA gave €5m to the FAI to quell the storm after NT was thrown out of the WC 2010 by Henry's handball
The Sun

Comments and Blogs

Question remains for FIFA as Russia World Cup becomes centre of attention
Owen Gibson - The Guardian

Motherwell FC and the concept of Community ownership
Graeme Donnelly - Scottishfans

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