Championship clubs put pressure on League
In a front-page exclusive The Independent has revealed that 21 out of 22 Championship clubs present at a Football League meeting in February 2013 voted in favour of the League supporting trials of safe standing.
In a letter sent to Championship clubs in April the League's chief operating officer, Andy Williamson, wrote "it was agreed that the League should not advocate rail seating/safe standing. The matter will not be progressed by the League but if a club wishes to pursue this initiative then that is a matter for them".
It is a response described as a "complete cop-out" by a Championship chief executive who was at the meeting."
Despite this temporary knock-back, the 21-1 vote is clearly a major step forward for the campaign and it is to be hoped that the Football League board will adopt a more democratic approach if the motion is debated and passed at a meeting of all 72 League clubs this summer.
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A supplemental piece run alongside the main story can be read here: Why clubs are keen to take a stand.
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