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By Matt Slater

“You must never run a football club based on what somebody might shout at you from the stands.”

Given the nonsense I sometimes spout about the “size” of my club (and therefore what division we should be playing in) this advice was possibly the most important message to come out of last week’s slightly subdued Supporters Direct Annual Conference.

I say subdued because delegates from the 150+ supporters’ trusts active in the UK assembled in Birmingham eager to trumpet how far the fan-ownership movement in football (and more recently rugby league) has come but mindful that the last year has witnessed a few bum notes.

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