Sunday 2nd December 2012

AS the debate on the future of Scottish football intensifies, the National Football Survey gives you, the fans, the chance to have your say on the major issues affecting the national game.

The National Football Survey is a collaborative effort by the Scottish FA, Scottish Premier League, Scottish Football League and Supporters Direct Scotland to seek meaningful feedback from the lifeblood of the game. Issues such as league reconstruction, national team performance, rules and regulations, and the matchday experience are all covered in the most comprehensive survey ever carried out in Scottish football.

The survey represents another significant step forward in improving Scottish football and is in keeping with the recommendations of the Henry McLeish Review of Scottish Football commissioned by the Scottish FA in 2010.

Whether you are a Scotland supporter, a fan of an SPL side, SFL side or simply an armchair spectator, the National Football Survey ensures your voice will be heard.

Stewart Regan, Scottish FA Chief Executive: “The National Football Survey is essential in canvassing the views of supporters across the country, regardless of what level of team they follow. The Scottish FA has undergone significant modernisation with the implementation of a new Performance Strategy, Compliance Unit and the rolling out of a new board structure, including the formation of the Professional Game and Non Professional Game Boards.

“None the less, we are committed to continuing that programme of change as laid out in the McLeish Review of Scottish Football. The global economic crisis has had a considerable impact in the financial health of the game in this country and with league reconstruction at the top of the agenda, it is important we listen to the people who make Scottish football the unique, passionate and proud national sport that it is – the supporters.”

Neil Doncaster, Scottish Premier League Chief Executive: “Scottish football has approached a watershed and through the National Football Survey supporters have a great opportunity to share their views and make an impact on all areas of the game. It is the platform to tell us exactly what the game means to you and your family, what you most enjoy, and where you would most like to see improvements.”

“The events of the summer proved how powerful the voice of the supporters is. We are keen to hear their views on all areas of the game and the survey provides the platform to express their views.”

David Longmuir, Scottish Football League Chief Executive: “The input of the supporters has arguably never been more valued or important than it is now. Scottish football needs to be rejuvenated and the only way this can be done successfully is with the support of our fans.

“The age of social media has given all supporters a voice like never before and that voice must be listened to. The National Football Survey will enable all of us to hear that voice and move forward with a product that is exciting to existing fans and a new generation of supporters.”

Paul Goodwin, Supporters Direct Scotland Chief Executive: “Already I have been hugely encouraged by the openness of the three bodies who collectively lead Scottish football. This year in particular has reinforced the need for football to listen to its most important constituency, the supporters.

“Already SDS has held a series of positive roadshows and with the help of the Scottish FA, SPL and SFL, these will become more important as the discussions on league reconstruction develop. Through SDS, the supporters have a voice at the top table of the game. Through the National Football Survey, the fans have the opportunity to have a meaningful input into the future of our national game.”

The National Football Survey will be open until Friday, December 21. Have your say on the future of Scottish football for the chance to win one of the following great prizes:

•A pair of tickets for ALL remaining Scotland home World Cup Qualifiers (versus Wales, Croatia and Belgium) (1 winner)
•Two pairs of tickets for each Scotland home World Cup Qualifier (2 winners per match)
•One of four signed footballs
•One of four Scottish Supporters Club memberships
•One of four Scottish Football Museum tours

So what are you waiting for? Follow the link below to participate in the survey!

National Football Survey

Alan Findlay

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