Time and date confirmed for EFL's meeting with Blackpool fans

Blackpool supporters protested outside the EFL's headquarters on Friday
Blackpool supporters protested outside the EFL's headquarters on Friday

A time and date has been confirmed for the EFL’s meeting with Blackpool supporters.

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Blackpool supporters protested outside the EFL's headquarters on Friday

Blackpool supporters protested outside the EFL's headquarters on Friday

As reported last week, the EFL is to host a meeting with concerned supporters to discuss the ongoing situation at Blackpool Football Club.

The EFL, governing body of the 72 professional Football League clubs, has faced criticism from Blackpool supporters who are frustrated at what they consider a lack of action.

Meeting with The Gazette last Wednesday, EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey acknowledged that communication has been an issue and said that convening a meeting was the right way to be open and honest.

The EFL has now confirmed the meeting will take place at 7pm on Tuesday, March 20.

A venue is still to be confirmed but invites are due to be issued later this week.

Invitations will be extended to representatives from the Blackpool Supporters’ Trust (BST), Tangerine Knights, A View From The Tower message board, Back Henry Street message board, local MPs and The Gazette.

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard has already committed to attending the talks.

BST have been in regular contact with the EFL in recent months but were left frustrated by the talks, prompting them to launch a petition calling for an independent regulator to be set up.

A protest also took place outside the EFL’s headquarters in Preston on Friday.