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Tranmere Rovers among top 10 in ground-breaking assessment of England’s best-run clubs

17 July 2023

Club News

Tranmere Rovers among top 10 in ground-breaking assessment of England’s best-run clubs

17 July 2023

Tranmere would be £10 million better off under new model for football’s financial flow.

Tranmere are delighted to be among England’s best-run clubs, according to the Fair Game Index, a first-of-its-kind comprehensive survey of football governance.  The Fair Game Index rates each club for financial sustainability, good governance, equality standards and fan engagement – all measures set to come under the remit of football’s new Independent Regulator in 2025.

Tranmere achieved an overall score of 63.66, which was good enough for ninth among the 92 clubs and placed third within League Two.  We were one of only 10 clubs to be awarded the prestigious silver standard in the Index.  We scored particularly highly for Good Governance where we placed sixth.  It’s a great result which shows we’re ready for the introduction of the independent regulator, which could transform football for the better.

Crucially, Fair Game wants the new Independent Regulator to use the Index to put an end to football’s unfair financial flow.  Clubs would receive a greater portion of the vast pie of television revenue the better they performed in the Index.  Well-run clubs would be rewarded for upholding the values fans demand of their clubs - values which, as a Fair Game club, we hold close to our hearts.

Based on our placement in the Index, Tranmere would receive £10 million more annually which would be transformative for our club.  Not only that, but 92% of clubs throughout the Football League would be better off under the Fair Game model.

Niall Couper, CEO of Fair Game, added:

“There will be a new regulator. There will be a new state of play survey for football. There will be new financial flow.

“The Fair Game Index paints a realistic picture of what our game could look like, a future where football chooses to reward well-run clubs.

“Fair Game are working hard with communities, experts, football interest groups, fans, clubs and politicians to transform this picture into reality.

“For the first time, the building blocks are in place."

Fans can view the full results of the Index and see how the Fair Game Index could transform football in 2025 by clicking here.

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