Dr Dan: Fan advisory board will create pressure on Everton
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Everton will be under pressure to deliver changes after committing to set up a Fan Advisory Board in December 2021.
That’s according to Dr Dan Plumley, who claims that the Toffees could benefit from this positive development.
The club released an official statement which claimed that the board members met with Everton Stakeholder Steering Group (ESSG) to discuss how fan representation on strategic matters could help take the club forward.
The aim is to form a Fan Advisory Board in 2022 and give fans a say in the important administrative decisions.
Discussing the importance of this, the Sheffield Hallam University expert said, “I think all clubs have seen the importance.
“Everton have had a lot of success with their community. Good connection with men’s and women’s teams.
“Fan advisory boards will creature pressure on all clubs including Everton but it is a positive change.
“A lot of fans are striving for a bit of transparency. Given the success they’ve had in the past it is possible for them to do it.
“They can look to that moving forward as well.” Fan advisory boards. Self-styled people’s club.“
Everton held an internal survey in August 2021 and saw 91 per cent of fans back the idea of this change.
There are also plans to have supporters being part of their board meetings which could happen later this year.