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Supporters Direct media briefing - 5/9/14

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 Scotland to launch HIBS supporter consultation

Supporters Direct Scotland (SDS) has confirmed it is to begin consultation with Hibernian supporters.

This follows contact from various groups, including Forever Hibernian and many individual fans regarding the possibility of community ownership for their club.

The initial consultation will be through an online survey that will ascertain the views of the Hibernian supporters on the long term aspirations they have for their club and to ascertain if there is an appetite to explore community ownership models.

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  We’re Back - A Victory for Fan Power and Common Sense
"The statement that a deal has finally been done for Coventry City to return to their true home at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, is welcome news for all Sky Blues supporters. The situation of playing “home" matches 35 miles from Coventry, in front of minute crowds, was untenable, heart breaking and divisive.

The Sky Blue Trust congratulate both sides on their hard work in getting a deal done but most of all we thank all those who have supported the Sky Blue Trust’s efforts in helping to get the situation resolved. The thousands who joined the march in July, all those who joined in the various actions throughout the year, culminating in last weeks successful protest at the Cardiff match: each and every one deserves congratulations. Not to mention the hard effort and long hours put in by those who worked, in a less public way, to keep communication channels open between the parties involved, challenged the entrenched views that were held and kept our club’s and our supporter’s plight in focus..

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Sports Finance

Barca spill beans on €157m spree

Gazprom line up €132m Red Star Belgrade buy
Inside World Football

Crystal Palace right to put finance over Tony Pulis
When Saturday Comes

Falcao and the Monaco exodus: what’s going on at last year’s big spenders?
The Guardian

News from Europe

Hapoel Rubi Shapira: By the fans, for the fans
Supporters Direct

Beitar Nordia (re)born in Jerusalem
Supporters Direct

Supporter owned SKK Polonia Warszawa prepare for new season
Supporters Direct

Introducing San Francisco City FC - a supporter owned club

Lega Pro channel and 'split calendar'

Supporters in Campo

Trust News

AVST join parliamentary debate on empowering fans and football governance

New signings for Wrexham as first team all become co-owners of the club
Calon FM

Supporters Direct 

Save the date: Voice of the fans
Supporters Direct

Sports Governance

Is multiple ownership a strategy to avoid Financial Fair Play?

President Michel Platini commits future to UEFA

Agents protest to European Commission over FIFA crackdown plans
Inside World Football

Strife-torn Libya withdraw as 2017 CAN hosts
Gol TV

Jaiyah Saelua - the world's first transgender international footballer

Comments and Blogs

True power in football belongs to the fans
Mitchell Grima - The Roar

Less supporters, less violence, more repression (In German)

Coventry City back at Ricoh Arena for Gillingham game but malady lingers
David Conn - The Guardian

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