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Supporters Direct media briefing - 22/8/14

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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  Supporters Direct responds to BDO report showing 'grave concern' at football finance

“There’s a significant statistic in the BDO report; that 21% of Premier League owners seeking to sell up in part or full in the next 12-18 months. Let’s not forget that these are the people who write the rules, and in the end bear a great deal of responsibility for the game being in the state it is.

Yet nearly a quarter of them are deciding on things that in a year they might have no interest in. That’s the kind of short-term thinking that has got football into the financial state it is. Our own ICM Research recently showed that only 18% of fans believed that football clubs are financially well run, and that nearly 50% wanted The FA to intervene to ‘fix a broken game’ ".

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  Sogno Cavese start first supporter-owned club in Italy
This week saw confirmation of a milestone for the Italian supporters’ trust, with the news that members of the Sogno Cavese trust from Cava de’ Tirreni have re-formed their club under a supporter-owned, democratic structure. SCSD Cava United FC is 100% owned by its members who will to play a fundamental role in the running of the club and participate directly in the decision making process.

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Sports Finance

Borussia Dortmund will bring investors on board (in German)
Deutsche Welle

Borussia Dortmund issues millions of new shares (in English)
Deutsche Welle

Hibernian: Consortium make bid for Sir Tom Farmer's shareholding

News from Europe

Spanish communit clubs and FASFE agree joint manifesto
Supporters Direct

Associação de Adeptos Sportinguistas press release on investment fund

Bundesliga chief says Premier League prices not an option in Germany
The Guardian

Trust News

Football Supporters Federation: Affordable Football for all

Selling off Newcastle United's future - Press release
Newcastle United Supporters Trust

Ramstrust list stadium as ACV
Supporters Direct

Hereford United's CVA rejected
Supporters Direct

Sky Blue Trust: Don't let us down again

Sky Blue Trust

Newspaper donates £15,000 to football supporters trust
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Supporters Direct 

SD Cup/SD Shield 2014
Supporters Direct

Supporters Direct responds to BDO report showing 'grave concern' at football finances

Supporters Direct

Sports Governance

FA Chairman Greg Dyke's plans to reduce foreign players denounced by leading think thank

Crimean cup teams could cost Russia the right to host 2018 World Cup
The Guardian

Blatter puts faith in technology and renews call for video challenges
Inside World Football

LFP suspends start of second division season

Barça brand FIFA ruling "an affront" to La Masia 

Comments and Blogs

Simon Chadwick - Hard evidence: How much is the Premier League worth?

David Owen - Splashing the cash in the glory game
Inside World Football

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