This letter was sent to the Trust by Neal Widdows
“I am an aspiring sports writer who has come up with a book idea that I would be very grateful for your help and support with.
The draft title of the book is ‘A blueprint for football’ and the idea is that the book will act almost like a manifesto from football supporters across England’s four senior divisions, illustrating precisely what the people who really care about the game want from English football.
The idea is to come up with a list of topic areas decided upon by fans, and then we use those opinions to create a survey where fans then vote on what changes they want to see in the English game.
Listed below is some topics I have come up with so far:
Finance: FFP, Wage Caps
Tickets: Prices, away allocations, away prices, cost of away travel, categoristion
Technology and Refereeing Standards
How to help the national team
League Structure: League 3 etc
Supporter Experience: Concourses, Food, Disabled Access etc
Television: Sky or terrestrial, PPV etc
Governance: Premier League, FA
Merchandise: Kit Prices, Frequency of new kits etc
What I am doing right now is carrying out research on what other topics fans want to see in the book. Therefore, I am contacting supporters’ trust of all 92 clubs to ask for their opinions on what they want to discuss.
Therefore, I would be extremely grateful if you could share this with the members of your club or trust so that we can reach as many fans around England and ensure that we create a book that captures the thoughts of the great English football fan. ”
Anyone interested in contacting Neal with regards to the book should email me at firstname.lastname@example.org