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Diritti TV Regno Unito, le organizzazioni dei tifosi chiedono prezzi più bassi e investimenti trasversali

_78537615_liverpoolfansatanfieldA seguito dell’annuncio dei nuovi contratti miliardari, 5,1 miliardi di sterline, che la Premier League ha siglato per lo sfruttamento dei diritti TV a partire dal 2016/17, le organizzazioni dei tifosi coinvolte a livello nazionale si sono espresse collettivamente per una redistribuzione delle future risorse che sia indirizzata a sostenere aspetti del calcio inglese spesso troppo trascurati.

I nuovi accordi con Sky Sport e BT Sport porteranno alla massima lega professionistica inglese quasi 7 miliardi di euro su tre anni e i collettivi della Football Supporters’ Federation(FSF) e di Supporters Direct UK auspicano che i nuovi proventi vengano destinati ad implementare politiche di prezzi dei biglietti e abbonamenti più accessibili, che parte sia distribuita verso le leghe inferiori e negli investimenti nel calcio giovanile di base e locale.

La FSF e SD UK vedono nel nuovo accordo una grande possibilità per poter sviluppare questi aspetti al centro dell’attenzione e delle rivendicazioni dei tifosi nel corso degli ultimi anni nel Regno Unito, ribadite anche la scorsa estate nel corso dell’annuale incontro del Supporters Summit 2014(qui dettagli).

Di seguito la comunicazione(da supporters-direct.org) di Supporters Direct UK che coordina e assiste le associazioni di tifosi(Supporters Trust) del Regno Unito, che attualmente conta oltre 140 gruppi affiliati e collabora con il Governo inglese nell’ambito del gruppo di lavoro ”Supporter Ownership and Engagement Expert Group”(qui dettagli):

Supporters Direct acknowledges yesterday’s Premier League broadcasting deal agreed with Sky and BT Sport, which is clearly a major achievement.

Having such a large increase in income will undoubtedly lead to calls from across the game to increase significantly the money redistributed to the grassroots, to other clubs not in receipt of parachute payments, and other levels of the game. We remain convinced that this is the right response, though there now needs to be further debate about the size, manner and mechanism of the redistribution.

There are also plenty of opportunities to redistribute money within the competition itself, for example to lower ticket prices. Our member supporters’ trusts in the Premier League have been campaigning strongly and vociferously for lower ticket prices – particularly given the effect that these broadcasting deals are having on kick-off times. We back their calls and those of the Football Supporters Federation (FSF) on that issue.

We are very pleased and encouraged by the commitment the Premier League has shown to the current Government Expert Working Group on Supporter Ownership and Engagement. We believe that this broadcasting deal presents a further opportunity to demonstrate and reinforce that commitment to the role and importance of supporters.

This a chance for the Premier League to work in partnership with their colleagues in football to ensure that the clubs at the top of the pyramid appropriately share their great wealth with those below, whether clubs, supporters, or those who deliver at the grassroots level and develop what is, collectively, our national game. It is of course also important that the Fans Fund, which funds SD, FSF, Kick it Out, Level Playing Field, and other vital supporter-related initiatives in the game, sees a direct benefit from the increase in wealth at the top.”

 

Di seguito la petizione(da fsf.org.uk) lanciata dalla Football Supporters’ Federation(FSF), network che coordina oltre 200.000 tra tifosi e gruppi organizzati in attività di sensibilizzazione sulle tematiche più rilevanti del mondo del calcio inglese:

The Premier League has signed a new TV mega-deal worth £5.14bn, and that’s just for UK rights. 

The increase from the last domestic deal alone equates to £40+ for every fan, at every game; top-flight clubs have to bring down ticket prices and support lower-league/grassroots football. There are five billion reasons why clubs should #shareTVwealth!
Fans demand that clubs:

Drop prices for home fans;

  • Commit to the FSF’s Twenty’s Plenty away price cap;
  • Redistribute more wealth to support lower-league and grassroots football.

Important! Please make sure to SELECT A CLUB below. This triggers an email to them and the relevant league outlining your support for lower prices/redistribution of TV wealth throughout the pyramid. It’s a vital step in this campaign as the PL and FL always insist that clubs hold the power.

Can I do more? Yes. This petition is only the first step in the FSF’s campaign to force top-flight clubs to #shareTVwealth. In the coming days we’ll announce more via www.fsf.org.uk.

See more at: http://fsf.org.uk/petitions/share-tv-wealth/#sthash.3zsy1MtZ.dpuf

About Stefano Pagnozzi

Stefano Pagnozzi

Stefano Pagnozzi è da anni impegnato nella raccolta di informazioni relative ai Supporters Trust in Italia e in Europa. E’ il curatore del blog www.infoazionariatopopolarecalcio.blogspot.it e fa parte della redazione di Supporters In Campo.

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