The Football Supporters’ Federation campaign to secure a safe choice to
sit or stand at Premier League, Football League Championship and other
all-seated grounds in England & Wales has moved on to a new stage with a
number of clubs, amongst them Aston Villa, Derby County, Hull City,
Crystal Palace and Peterborough United now publicly backing a call for
pilot trials of safe standing areas.
It’s simple. If supporters want this choice they’re going to have to
work for it. Hard. The Premier League and the FA are implacably opposed.
They have the advantage of the status quo.
WE NEED SUPPORTERS AND TRUSTS TO:
1) LOBBY YOUR CONSTITUENCY MPs to support a new Early Day Motion in the
House of Commons calling for pilot trials of safe standing areas:
All the information you need to do this, including an automated system
that identifies your constituency MP when you enter your postcode and
generates an email message to customise and send can be found here:
Let us know how you get on or send any questions, responses or offers of
help with the campaign to: email@example.com
2) SIGN THE FSF ON-LINE PETITION:
3) GET EVERY FOOTBALL SUPPORTER YOU KNOW TO SIGN THE PETITION
4) PUBLICISE THE PETITION THROUGH YOUR TRUST
5) BLOG, TWEET AND POST ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN use the link to the FSF
website campaign page
There’s no guarantee that that if we all do all these things that we’ll
get the choice that every survey shows that supporters want.
I will give you one guarantee though. If we don’t all get off our rear
ends and DO SOMETHING there won’t be any safe standing. It really is
that simple. Decisions are made by those who show up. Enough of the
public house talk. ACTION NOW.
Director of Policy
Football Supporters’ Federation