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Petition - The Government must introduce an independent regulator for football.

By BlackpoolSupportersTrust in

Blackpool FC


7 months ago
RE: Petition - The Government must introduce an independent regulator for football.
By BlackpoolSupportersTrust 7 months ago
The Government must introduce an independent regulator for English football

We urge the Government to introduce an independent regulator for English football, charged with ensuring the highest possible standards of governance for all clubs



Please sign the petition.





https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/213108
RE: Petition - The Government must introduce an independent regulator for football.
By seasider 7 months ago
Pretty much being discussed and signed in this thread.



http://www.backhenrystreet.co.uk/thread-33749.html#.WpA-LmeSh6U
RE: Petition - The Government must introduce an independent regulator for football.
By Bentent 7 months ago
I was tempted to merge but thought better of it didn't want to lose the opportunity for people to sign
RE: Petition - The Government must introduce an independent regulator for football.
By Windridge 7 months ago
A good petition - very well intended, but do you trust the powers-that-be when it comes to regulation/arbitration etc?



The last thing they would wish to do is break up the 'cosy club' arrangements.



Will still sign though.
RE: Petition - The Government must introduce an independent regulator for football.
By Magic147 7 months ago
Like many initiatives over the last few years, if we don't try we'll never know.
RE: Petition - The Government must introduce an independent regulator for football.
By Windridge 7 months ago
Magic147 wrote:

Like many initiatives over the last few years, if we don't try we'll never know.





There is that.



The whole system is rotten, and urgently needs a shake up.
RE: Petition - The Government must introduce an independent regulator for football.
By Magic147 7 months ago
If they don't take any notice, we could always extend the NAPM campaign to the whole of English football.
RE: Petition - The Government must introduce an independent regulator for football.
By Windridge 7 months ago
Magic147 wrote:

If they don't take any notice, we could always extend the NAPM campaign to the whole of English football.





Now THAT would make them sit up and take notice.
RE: Petition - The Government must introduce an independent regulator for football.
By Leesthedaddy 7 months ago
Rimm-BFC wrote:

Just posted the following on hereford footy forum;



all that changed was the club got some new sprinklers!!







I wonder how many people around the country will read that & think what a stupid exaggeration of the situation?
RE: Petition - The Government must introduce an independent regulator for football.
By seasider 7 months ago
Only the clubs suffering will take note. Blackpool, Coventry, Hartlepool, etc.
RE: Petition - The Government must introduce an independent regulator for football.
By Windridge 7 months ago
Whilst the following is not going to 'pull up any trees', it could make a difference and if it gets reported on in the media it could unsettle certain club owners:



July 2018 - Pre-Season Fans Tournament at Squires Gate/AFC Blackpool involving:



Blackpool Fans, Newcastle United Fans, Charlton Athletic Fans, Coventry City Fans, Morecambe Fans, Oldham Athletic Fans, Swansea City Fans and Leeds United Fans.



Eight team round robin tournament, proceeds to Trinity Hospice (in memory of Sir Jimmy Armfield) and other causes to be decided (NSPCC/Rape Crisis/Age UK/Parkinson's UK etc.)



I am sure this event would get a lot of attention on social media, and who doesn't love a trip to Blackpool in the summer?



Could do the draw thus:



Blackpool Fans v Swansea City Fans (Squires Gate)

Coventry City Fans v Morecambe Fans (AFC Blackpool)

Oldham Athletic Fans v Charlton Athletic Fans (Squires Gate)

Newcastle United Fans v Leeds United Fans (AFC Blackpool)



Winner 1 v Winner 2 (Squires Gate)

Winner 3 v Winner 4 (AFC Blackpool)



Semi-Final Winner 1 v Semi-Final Winner 2 (Squires Gate)



'The FACO Cup - Fans Against Corrupt Owners'.
RE: Petition - The Government must introduce an independent regulator for football.
By Bally 7 months ago
Windridge wrote:

Whilst the following is not going to 'pull up any trees', it could make a difference and if it gets reported on in the media it could unsettle certain club owners:



July 2018 - Pre-Season Fans Tournament at Squires Gate/AFC Blackpool involving:



Blackpool Fans, Newcastle United Fans, Charlton Athletic Fans, Coventry City Fans, Morecambe Fans, Oldham Athletic Fans, Swansea City Fans and Leeds United Fans.



Eight team round robin tournament, proceeds to Trinity Hospice (in memory of Sir Jimmy Armfield) and other causes to be decided (NSPCC/Rape Crisis/Age UK/Parkinson's UK etc.)



I am sure this event would get a lot of attention on social media, and who doesn't love a trip to Blackpool in the summer?



Could do the draw thus:



Blackpool Fans v Swansea City Fans (Squires Gate)

Coventry City Fans v Morecambe Fans (AFC Blackpool)

Oldham Athletic Fans v Charlton Athletic Fans (Squires Gate)

Newcastle United Fans v Leeds United Fans (AFC Blackpool)



Winner 1 v Winner 2 (Squires Gate)

Winner 3 v Winner 4 (AFC Blackpool)



Semi-Final Winner 1 v Semi-Final Winner 2 (Squires Gate)



'The FACO Cup - Fans Against Corrupt Owners'.





You live in a fantasy world. No one other than a few footy nerds gives a fuck . Stop posting shite you have imagined to be reallity
RE: Petition - The Government must introduce an independent regulator for football.
By Windridge 7 months ago
Bally wrote:



You live in a fantasy world. No one other than a few footy nerds gives a fuck . Stop posting shite you have imagined to be reallity





Haha, my daily laugh at Mr. Tourettes.



Bawly, you are comedy gold. If laughter is the best medicine, your face must be curing the world.
RE: Petition - The Government must introduce an independent regulator for football.
By CheshireSeasider 7 months ago
With the link being the OP I reckon this should be the Sticky.
RE: Petition - The Government must introduce an independent regulator for football.
By Pompey Lasher 7 months ago
Just signed the petition. Still way short of the 10000 needed for government to take notice.

Everyone on here signed? Has someone informed other fans - Orient, BRFC, Cov, Leeds?
RE: Petition - The Government must introduce an independent regulator for football.
By seasider 7 months ago
CheshireSeasider wrote:

With the link being the OP I reckon this should be the Sticky.





Agreed. This thread has a direct link in the OP. Swapped them around.
RE: Petition - The Government must introduce an independent regulator for football.
By Leesthedaddy 7 months ago
# 2,933
RE: Petition - The Government must introduce an independent regulator for football.
By seasider 7 months ago
It will never reach 100,000 but certainly worth trying!
RE: Petition - The Government must introduce an independent regulator for football.
By Leesthedaddy 7 months ago
seasider wrote:

It will never reach 100,000 but certainly worth trying!





Sadly, I agree.
RE: Petition - The Government must introduce an independent regulator for football.
By Rimm-BFC 7 months ago
Will it even reach the first milestone of 10k?
RE: Petition - The Government must introduce an independent regulator for football.
By Magic147 7 months ago
If not, then the old - people get the ... they deserve rule once again kicks in.



In this case, football governance.
RE: Petition - The Government must introduce an independent regulator for football.
By TheSteed 6 months ago
At the end of the day, it's just Football. We don't take it, or any other sport, seriously in this country rightly or wrongly. Most people don't care enough as a whole to sign a petition because a couple of clubs they don't support are suffering.
RE: Petition - The Government must introduce an independent regulator for football.
By 4quidin 6 months ago
It's piss poor .

If even a 3rd of the pool fans at the prem play off signed then the 10000 review would already be in motion.

Fucking scabs .

How many have seen or know about the petition ? I reckon half the attendees at Wembley.

Even me mam has signed and she's in a home with dementia fer fucks sake.
RE: Petition - The Government must introduce an independent regulator for football.
By TheSuffolkSeasider 6 months ago
Might be worth those of us on Twitter sending it to The Last Leg as an 'is it ok' question.
RE: Petition - The Government must introduce an independent regulator for football.
By Windridge 6 months ago
Have asked around, down here, and one of the Cardiff City Forum Moderators has said he'd look to include a story on Blackpool FC on there.



They're a club who've also had bad owners over the years, so should hopefully be sympathetic - even if we are their 'bogey' team.
RE: Petition - The Government must introduce an independent regulator for football.
By Rimm-BFC 6 months ago
Had quite a number of signatures from LUFC's marching on together forum, which I posted to today.



We need awareness on ALL football fans forums in order to get the message across and garner engagement and support from fellow football fans.



Now at 7,820 signatures
RE: Petition - The Government must introduce an independent regulator for football.
By TwelveAngryMen 6 months ago
Good stuff

We need more of this

Gam Jam is working on something

Hit the first 10k and then refocus

We need the other clubs to engage
RE: Petition - The Government must introduce an independent regulator for football.
By Rimm-BFC 6 months ago
One of the Mods at Marching On together (LUFC fans forum) has also created a blog as well to publicise the petition.



http://www.motforum.com/article.php?page=35607



Some really good support from a club with a massive fan base - and good banter as well :thumbsup:



Also had loads of sigs from Hull fans too - tremendous effort on their part
RE: Petition - The Government must introduce an independent regulator for football.
By Rimm-BFC 6 months ago
Just posted the following on AVFTT;



I think it would be useful to have another thread containing links to where the petition has been placed for a couple of reasons;

1. so we don't try to put a petition where one already exists and get accused of spamming

2. so we can see the comments from posters, whether they be positive or negative.



Thoughts?
RE: Petition - The Government must introduce an independent regulator for football.
By Bentent 6 months ago
8668 nearly there

Good effort from those promoting it
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