The fans led review of football governance in England and Wales has now reported. Prompted by the breakaway European super league it is also intended to address the misuse/abuse of lower league clubs like Oldham, Bury etc. Not perfect I’m sure but I wouldn’t knock back some of its recommendations given the current Accies situation. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/5940608What is being recommended?
The report makes 47 recommendations, which are summed up in 10 major points:
* The government should create a new independent regulator (IREF)
* IREF should oversee financial regulation in football
* IREF should establish new owners' and directors' tests
* A new corporate governance code should be set up
* Equality, diversity and inclusion plans should be mandatory for all clubs
* Supporters should be consulted on all key off-field decisions through a 'shadow board'
* Key items of club heritage should be protected by a 'golden share' for fans
* There should be more support from the Premier League to the pyramid through a solidarity transfer levy, paid by Premier League clubs on buying players from overseas or other top-flight clubs
* Women's football should be treated equally and given its own review
* Stakeholders should work to increase protection of welfare of players leaving the game