Red Caf's participation in promoting this would be much appreciated: Hundreds of Reds have already done this. To play your part just click the following link, put your postcode in the box in the top right corner on this page and it'll create a message for your own MP. The Government has this week received the response from the football authorities (the FA, Premier League and Football League) to the DCMS Select Committee's report on Football Governance (published in July), and the Government's subsequent response (published in October). As such, the coming days and weeks will be crucial in the ongoing drive to implement lasting reform to the way our game is governed. Supporters Direct have, with the help of organisations like MUST, lobbied hard for their proposals for a far-reaching club licensing system to be adopted by those in charge of football. It is vital that the Government understands the support amongst football fans for such a system – regardless of what the authorities have offered in their response. Proper reform and an effective club licensing system could lead to huge benefits for supporters and clubs: [*]Debt based takeovers like the Glazers’ at United could be outlawed [*]Abusive ownership prevented – the Glazers have now taken more than £500 million pounds out of Manchester United – read more in The Guardian [*]Supporter ownership could be encouraged also with possible right to buy [*]Rights of supporters to be consulted and informed could be enshrined These and other major reforms would only be possible with a proper independent FA and a proper independent licensing system. It was reported yesterday in the Daily Telegraph and a similar article in The Guardian that the vested interests (clubs and leagues) are resisting change and so we need to make sure Government does not let them off the hook. We only have a few days to make an impact at this crucial point - but we know that this really works We know from feedback from MPs that previous lobbying has been incredibly effective through this SpeakOut mechanism. You just have to put your postcode in the box in the top right corner on this page and it will find your MP and automatically create a message for you to send. Add your address (essential to prove that you are a genuine constituent), click send, and you're done. Then just ask your friends and family to do the same.