There is too much legislation and treating football fans as children, which is based on historical attitudes and views. In Scotland, I think, that the view of the football fan hasn't moved on since 1980 and we are seen as the pitch invading special brew drinking underclass. The charge to sanitise the game since then has seen fans replaced as consumers. A disposable data capture number, not someone whose views matter or should be cared about.
The SLO program has worked at my club but this season with a massive increase in season ticket sales has seen views of the fans groups ignored and harder to get meetings. Over the last 3 seasons this hasn't been a problem when attendance were dwindling but now the golden goose is back we are at the back of the queue again.
Recently it was leaked that we were looking to change the way our away allocations are distributed. This caused a massive rumpus but the excuse given was an increase in season ticket holders wishing to go to away games. The truth was that the club are fed up with the behaviour of an element of the away support and wanted to change the make up of this. Our club should have been truthful about this. They weren't and caused splits between new and old fans.
I attend a lot of games and see the same problems. Over indulgence of alcohol and blatant drug taking. This is not just a football problem, it is any city centre on a saturday night but I feel that football lends itself to this behaviour simply because it encourages binge drinking and gives the air to those attending that they cant be trusted so they behave that way.
The more clubs attempts to sanitise the game to one demographic - the family - then the more others kick back against this.
We require more choice, more freedom and louder voices.