Chair Sue Watson will today present a motion at the Football Supporters Association AGM against Socios that both our counterparts at other clubs and FSA individual members will vote on. The Manchester United Supporters Trust, one of the powerhouses of the movement, will second the proposal.
Our motion reads: “This Association calls upon West Ham and Socios to suspend the launch of the Socios app pending an inquiry by the PL into this form of monetisation of supporter engagement. The default position is that fans should not pay for the right to express their views on matters of legitimate interest regarding the club they support.”
We feel this is a real return to campaigning form for WHUISA and a pointer to the hard work and focus of the new committee formed only a matter of weeks ago.
Also up for discussion at the meeting being held at the Royal National Hotel in London is the European Competition Reform, with an implication for domestic leagues from 2024-2025.
The meeting will also be updated about the Regulatory reform of Professional Football Clubs as presented to Parliament by Chris Matheson MP in his 10 minute bill.
This follows extensive work from the FSA. The meeting will endorse the policies and proposals for strengthening the regulation and governance of clubs.