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Chief Executive Gives Reaction to Fan Survey

21 September 2016

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Chief executive Chris Turner has responded to the results after Spireites fans were asked to give their views on the EFL's proposed Whole Game Solution.

The proposals include altering the EFL into four teams of 20 teams, scrapping FA Cup replays and the introduction of a winter break, with more information on the proposals here.

The results, which can be viewed here,  of the survey have also been made available on the website this morning, with well over 500 fans taking part to put their views across.

The proposals will be decided on next June at the EFL's annual conference, but the clubs will meet this week for an update on the proposals - and Turner will attend ready to put the Spireites fans' views across.

He said: "I must say that on every question I agree and I'll be going to the meeting on Thursday armed with these results. I know from talking to other football clubs that their views are very similar to mine and those of our supporters.

"The most important people in football are the supporters, without the supporters there is no football. The EFL have got to listen to the supporters because they're the people who support the club, pay through the gates and they're an essential voice for any changes in the game.

"I cannot see where the EFL board are going to get their required 75% for the Whole Game Solution to be passed.

"The only thing that might give it a chance of being passed is money from the Premier League. If they throw money in some shape or form at some of the proposals then that does change the minds of non-football people in the game.

"From speaking to clubs over the recent months since these proposals were put on the table I've not heard of one club who has actually supported any of these proposals.

"I'm all for change if it enhances football, but I also want everyone to be happy with the game we've got."

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