"The major inclusions to ensure the safeguarding of football club’s future and financial security will be an independent regulator, within which a proper and suitable test for would-be owners.
Other recommendations include ‘shadow boards’ consisting of supporters to allow a greater fan input and a ‘golden share’ for fan groups for a say on key decisions. Town supporter liaison officer Davis believes the review – which was borne out of the failed European Super League plot – is a major step forward.
“The independent regulator for football will be a big thing because it will take the power out of the hands of bigger clubs,” said Davis.
“There are discussions about transfer levies, money handed down the pyramid to smaller clubs, it’s a major step forward to football. It’s come around after the Super League debacle, a lot ties in with Fair Game – more money handed down from Premier League clubs, which would be a huge step forward.
“Football League clubs have always been at the beck and call of the Premier League clubs, who get things pushed through."