“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’ ”
Read the Supporters Direct response here.