FSF March Premier League Office

Overseas competitive games? Premier League at it again

On the 8th October, it was widely reported (e.g. The Times, BBC), the Premier League is exploring the possibility of holding competitive matches overseas.

The FSF issued a statement as follows: “Once again the idea of potentially huge changes to the game has arisen without consultation with one of the groups who matters most – the fans. If the reaction to previous incarnations of ‘Game 39′ and the idea of matches abroad is anything to go by, we expect this proposal to be met with the strongest possible opposition from supporters.

The potential impact on the value of season tickets, which would see fans of half the Premier League clubs missing out a home match, could be enormous. Inevitably some of the fixtures to be moved will be either local derbies or other high-profile fixtures.

The FSF is against the proposals as they have been reported, and will be consulting with Premier League fans’ groups and individuals to formulate an appropriate response.”

AVST have been contacted by the FSF and we have stated that like Game 39, we would expect to be against the proposal (subject to membership approval).

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Our fellow Premier League Trusts have issued the following statements:

Chelsea Supporters’ Trust

Crystal Palace Supporters’ Trust

Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust